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In the years following the opening of her modest millinery shop, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel became a pivotal designer of both fashionable casual wear and Paris haute couture as well as an icon and arbiter of 20th-century style with her bob haircut and pearls. Today vintage Chanel handbags, jackets and evening dresses are among the most sought-after clothing and accessories for fashion lovers all over the world.

The first Chanel shop was established in 1910 in Paris on rue Cambon by the young milliner Gabrielle Chanel (1883–1971), who had picked up the nickname “Coco” while working as a club singer. The boutique drew the attention of the Parisian fashion elite who popularized her wide-brimmed Chanel Modes hats. Soon she added a sportswear store in the Normandy resort town of Deauville, where Coco set the tone for her defining sense of style — traditionally masculine garments reimagined for feminine shapes, made from simple jersey fabric.

Effortless and elegant, Chanel's designs promoted comfort and grace in women’s wear that had been dominated in the previous century by complicated layers of fabric and cumbersome corsets. She followed this success with a couture house, opened in 1915 in Biarritz.

But Chanel was not born into a life of glamour. Following the death of her mother, her father left her in an orphanage where she lived until the age of 18. It was there that she learned to sew as well as appreciate the classic pairing of black and white as worn by the nuns. In 1926, she introduced her first little black dress, reclaiming a color that had once been reserved for mourning and working-class women. That same decade, she debuted her perfume, Chanel No. 5, as well as the Chanel suit with a fitted skirt, inspired by the boxy lines of men’s clothing and employing a sporty tweed. 

Chanel closed her fashion operations during World War II, then returned to the industry in 1954 to design for the functional needs of modern women. Structure and wearability endured in all of Chanel’s clothing and accessories, like the quilted leather 2.55 handbag introduced in 1955 with its gold-chain shoulder strap that freed up a woman’s hands. Chanel's collarless jacket reacted against the constricting styles of Christian Dior's New Look, replacing them with a design that was timeless, an instant classic. The 1957 two-tone slingback pumps had a practical heel height while offering a bold statement in the black tip of the shoes.

After Coco Chanel died in 1971, the brand underwent several changes in leadership, including fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who took over as artistic director in 1983. Over the years, the company has continued to innovate, such as expanding into ready-to-wear fashion in 1978 and, in 2002, establishing a subsidiary company — Paraffection — dedicated to preserving the heritage skills of fashion artisan workshops. The House of Chanel still operates its flagship on rue Cambon in Paris, where it all began.

Browse vintage Chanel bags, evening dresses, shoes, jewelry and other clothing and accessories on 1stDibs.

Iconic Designs from Chanel
Explore timeless pieces that have earned their place in history.
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Designer: Chanel
CHANEL Electric Blue Quilted Lambskin Vintage XL Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Electric Blue Quilted Lambskin Vintage XL Mini Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB4529 Serial Number: 1055559 Age (Circa): 1989 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authenticity Ca...
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1980s Chanel

1990s Chanel White and Green Leather Camellia Pin
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Lovely 1990s Chanel camellia pin in white and green leather. This iconic style pin can be attached to coats and sweaters as well as handbags and scarves. In very good condition, with...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Vintage Rare Handbag Clutch Exotic Tote & Metallic Bronze Hobo Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Metallic Bronze Python Shoulder Bag Brown & Metallic Python Interlocking CC Logo Silver-Tone Hardware Chain-Link Handle Satin Lining & Three Interior Pockets Turn-Lock Closur...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Dress and Bolero - Karl Lagerfeld Spring Summer 2013 Collection
By Chanel
Located in Toulon, FR
Spring Summer 2013 Collection France Dress and bolero set in wide white fishnet from the ready-to-wear 2013 collection of the designer House Chanel - Karl Lagerfeld. Retro bolero wi...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL 22 RUNWAY HEART BAG Lambskin Coral Pink
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Brand New 100% authentic guaranteed Chanel . CHANEL Pink Lambskin Gold-Tone Heart Handbag NEW With Tags Largest size in this style . Please check measurements . Approx. dimensions 6....
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Beige Painted Canvas Medium Graffiti Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Beige Painted Canvas Medium Graffiti Backpack Xupes Reference: HB4552 Serial Number: 19445572 Age (Circa): 2014 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Luggage Tag Authenticity Det...
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2010s Chanel

Vintage Chanel Fall 1997 Navy Blue & Red Jacket & Skirt Suit Documented Ad
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
We are obsessed with this vintage 1997 Chanel navy bouclé wool blend jacket with red embroidered trim and a matching pleated mini skirt. This iconic suit was designed by Karl Lagerfe...
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1990s Chanel

CHANEL Single Flap Maxi Bag Black Caviar with Silver Hardware 2010
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Classic Single Flap Maxi Bag Black Caviar with Silver Hardware 2010. This stunning bag is in pristine condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the hardware is s...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Diana Chain Flap Shoulder Crossbody Bag Black Quilted Lamb
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Diana Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Crossbody Black Quilted Lamb. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vintage / Clas...
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1980s Chanel

Chanel Ivory Shearling CC Logo Earmuffs
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Ivory Shearling CC Logo Earmuffs - Crafted from soft ivory shearling with CC logo rendered in black Materials: Shearling Made in Italy PLEASE NOTE, THESE ITE...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL 2.55 Double Flap Medium Chain Shoulder Bag Lambskin Black
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL 2.55 Classic Double Flap Medium Chain Shoulder Bag Black made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This i...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Waist Sport Pouch Fanny Pack Very Rare Vintage White Nylon Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Belt Bag From the 2003 Collection by Karl Lagerfeld White Graphic Print Silver-Tone Hardware Single Adjustable Shoulder Strap Four Exterior Pockets Nylon Lining Zip Closure a...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel White Caviar Maxi Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel excellent condition maxi flap in white caviar leather and silver tone hardware. Collection 15. Shoulder drop 11”/19” Comes with hologram and original box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Caviar Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Minor wear on base corners, indentations on interior flap, scuffs underneath interior flap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel BLACK & MULTICOLOUR JEWELED SILK VINTAGE CC SCARF
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel BLACK & MULTICOLOUR JEWELED SILK VINTAGE CC SCARF CONDITION NOTES The exterior is in excellent condition with minimal signs of use. Overall this item is in excellent pre-owne...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing, wear, scuffs and indentations on exterior, shoulder pad and underneath flap. Wear on base and flap corners, small marks on shoulder pad, scratches on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black & Silver 1999 Cami Top
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product Details: Vintage black and silver metallic cami top by Chanel. Circa 1999. Scoop neckline. Narrow straps. 28" bust, 20" length. Condition: Pre-owned. Very good. Little to no ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Vintage Mademoiselle Lock Accordion Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Med
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Odor in interior. Creasing, moderate wear and scuffs on exterior and handle, small mark on front pocket, peeling and loose stitches on handle ropes. Wear in interior...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL 2.55 Double Flap 9" Chain Shoulder Bag Lambskin Black
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL 2.55 Classic Double Flap 9" Chain Shoulder Bag Black made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item ...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld ivory silk embellished evening pant suit, ss 1996
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in London, GB
▪ Chanel ivory silk evening pantsuit ▪ Designed by Karl Lagerfeld ▪ Short sleeve jacket with front zip fastening ▪ Embellished trim with yellow and pink sequined florals ▪ Matching s...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Blue Denim Shearling Hieroglyph Coco Tote
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Blue Denim Shearling Hieroglyph Coco Tote SKU: 119899 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Never Worn Brand: Chanel Model: Blue Denim Shearling Hierog...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Grey Python Leather Wallet-on-Chain WOC
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Grey Python Leather Wallet-on-Chain WOC Xupes Reference: CB584 Serial Number: 18631709 Age (Circa): 2014 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Authenticity Detai...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Black Camellia Embossed WOC Wallet On Chain Shoulder Bag SV
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Black Camellia Embossed Wallet On Chain WOC Shoulder Bag Silver. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Embossed. This item is Contem...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Jacket in Grey Tweed Size 40fr
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
CHANEL jacket in Grey Tweed Size 40fr. Monogram gray silk lining. You will have a chain along the jacket and pockets. In very good condition Size: 40fr Collection Spring 2006. Dimens...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Light Blue Denim & Black Medium Perfume Bottle Embroidery Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Light Blue Denim & Black Medium Perfume Bottle Embroidery Flap Bag SKU: 117807 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Hot Pink Quilted Caviar Wallet On Chain
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Hot Pink Quilted Caviar Wallet On Chain SKU: 119482 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Never Worn Brand: Chanel Model: Pink Quilted Caviar Wallet On...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Wool Mock Neck Sweater Vest
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product Details: Black wool mock neck sweatere dress by Chanel. Long sleeves. Optional waist belt. Button closures at back hem vent. Designer size 38. 32" bust, 29" waist, 48.5" leng...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Pine Green Crushed Velvet Mini Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Pine Green Crushed Velvet Mini Boy Bag SKU: 118996 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Scratches on interior. Brand: Ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Gray Quilted Lambskin 3 Accordion Maxi Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Gray Quilted Lambskin 3 Accordion Maxi Flap Bag SKU: 119670 MSRP: 3600.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Never Worn Brand: Chanel Model: Chanel ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Boy Lambskin Black WOC Wallet On Chain W Zip Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Boy Black made of black Lambskin Wallet On Chain WOC W Zip Shoulder Bag. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is C...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Gold & Copper Ombré Sequin Medium Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Gold & Copper Ombré Sequin Medium Single Flap Bag SKU: 120006 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black x Red Vinyl Record Motif LP Disc Chain Clutch Bag 274ca37
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 8955052 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 6.8" Width: .75" Height: 6.8" Handle Drop: 9" OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION ( 8/10 or AB ) Accessories: Dust...
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20th Century Chanel

Chanel Gold 95p CC Clover Keychain Bag Charm 101c6
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 95 P Made In: France Measurements: Length: 1.5" Width: .1" Height: 5" OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION ( 7.5/10 or B+ ) Includes 95P Engraving Signs of Wear...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Python Pondicherry Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Python Pondicherry Flap Bag SKU: 119207 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Never Worn Condition Comments: Please note: this item can not be sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Jumbo Classic Single Flap Bag SKU: 119034 MSRP: 9500.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Scratc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Vermillion Shiny Alligator WOC
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Vermillion Shiny Alligator WOC SKU: 118033 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Scratches on interior. Watermarks on ext...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Green Stingray HandBag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Can you even believe this?! No one can tell me that there is a better green color! And to pair with a classic Chanel Stingray style, there is no better pair. Drift from your neutral ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Aged Calfskin Reissue 2.55 224
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Aged Calfskin Reissue 2.55 224 SKU: 118587 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. No visible sign...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL ivory & gold 2018 GREECE LUREX SEMI SHEER Top Shirt 38 S
By Chanel
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Chanel 2018 Greece semi sheer lurex embellished top in beige and gold paper (80%), nylon (18%) and polyester (2%). Features 7/8 raglan sleeves (sleeve measurements tak...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel 2.55 Black Patent Leather 90’
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Chanel signed bag, model 2.55, year of production 1994-1996, made of black patent leather with gold hardware. It has two front flaps, one with a twist lock and one inside with a but...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Timeless Classic Valentine Medium Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
A Timeless Classic Chanel Valentine 2014 Medium Flap handbag. The exterior of this medium Timeless Classic is crafted with a beautiful dusty rose lambskin leather with gold tone hard...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Tweed Limited Edition Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
A mini Chanel Boy Bag but make it Rock & Roll! Mixing red and black leather will never fail to make you feel like your most confident self. The graphic print and deep textures of thi...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Summer CC Camo Bucket Hat (2021)
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
COLOR: Pastel multicolour MATERIAL: 100% cotton CIRCUMFERENCE: 8.5" SIZE: Large COMES WITH: Hat box, dust bag and ribbon, copy of receipt CONDITION: Pristine like new Made in Italy
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Chocolate Brown Silk Satin Logo Pocket Blouse
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Chanel chocolate brown silk satin blouse with logo embroidered pocket. Long sleeve button front blouse with dropped shoulder yoke at front and back, wing collar, single left front br...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Blue Caviar Quilted Chevron Small Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Blue Caviar Quilted Chevron Small Classic Double Flap Bag SKU: 117761 MSRP: 8200.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Never Worn Brand: Chanel Mode...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL blue 4017 CC Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Chanel Vintage 4017 CC logo embellished frameless sunglasses with blue gradient lenses. Have been worn and are in excellent condition. Measurements Model 4017 Width ...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Retro 90's Classic Sleeveless CC Lambskin Gold Button Leather Vest SZ 50
By Chanel
Located in Downey, CA
Chanel Retro 90's Classic Sleeveless CC Lambskin Gold Button Leather Vest SZ 50 Descriotion: This sleeveless retro vest features a v-neckline, a silk lining, a high low hemline and ...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Grey Chevron Quilted Lambskin Chain Around Mini Rectangular Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Grey Chevron Quilted Lambskin Chain Around Mini Rectangular Flap Bag Xupes Reference: CB573 Serial Number: 25301129 Age (Circa): 2018 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Au...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Tricolor Valentine Crystal Hearts Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Moderate loss of shape, darkening, creasing on exterior, base corners, strap, and in interior and pocket. Creasing, scuffs underneath flap, glue stain on opening edg...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Timeless 23cm double flap Shoulder bag in red quilted lambskin, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
The coveted Chanel Timeless 23 cm double flap shoulder bag in garnet red quilted leather, gold metal hardware, gold metal chain interwoven with red leather for a shoulder and crossbo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel White Quilted Lambskin Bubble Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel White Quilted Lambskin Bubble Flap Bag SKU: 118317 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. Plastic on some hardw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Metallic Rose Gold Ombré Classic Rectangular Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Metallic Rose Gold Ombré Classic Rectangular Mini Flap Bag SKU: 116649 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Never Worn Brand: Chanel Model: Chanel Min...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Chevron Quilted Classic Jumbo Double Flap
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Chevron Quilted Classic Jumbo Double Flap SKU: 118785 MSRP: 9500.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Never Worn Brand: Chanel Origin Country...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Timeless Soft Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Timeless Soft Shopping Tote SKU: 114848 MSRP: 3300.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Goo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Vintage Lambskin Round Tassel Crossbody Bag Black (Circa 1990)
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This small evening bag circa 1989-1991 is made of black lambskin leather. The bag features a long leather shoulder strap and a polished gold tassel zipper closure. This opens to a bl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Gray Caviar Quilted Small Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Gray Caviar Quilted Small Boy Bag SKU: 117570 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Condition. No visible signs of wear. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Jumbo 11" Large Chain Shoulder Bag Flap Lambskin Black
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Jumbo 11" Large Chain Shoulder Bag Flap Black made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Cont...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Small Classic Top Handle Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Small Classic Top Handle Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB4426 Serial Number: 29970067 Age (Circa): 2021 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authentici...
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2010s Chanel

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