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Chanel

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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, Chanel 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 — a 1955 update of a 1920s-era design — with its gold-chain shoulder strap that freed up a woman’s hands. Her 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.

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Designer: Chanel
Purple leather top-stitched bag with rhinestone on one side Chanel Numbered
By Chanel
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Purple leather top-stitched bag with rhinestone on one side. Strap mix metal and leather. 2 compartments with 2 flaps ( like two bag back to back) pocket with zip in one compartment ...
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Early 2000s Italian Chanel

Chanel Resort Summer Denim Diamond Stitch Fringe Beach Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Beach Shopping Tote Bag Pool Resort Fringe Large Travel Shoulder Bag Canvas diamond stitch exterior with fringe detail CC embroidery...
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2010s Italian Chanel

Iconic Chanel Vintage S/S1994 Navy Blue White Trims 94P Jacket Skirt Suit
By Chanel
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Introducing a timeless piece from the Chanel Spring/Summer 1994 collection: the navy wool suit. This ensemble, featured in various magazines and worn by fashion icons like Christy Tu...
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1990s French Chanel

Chanel Double Flap Patent Leather Shoulder Bag Black
By Chanel
Located in Salt Lake Cty, UT
Authentic, pre-loved Chanel black CC double flap bag in patent leather. Features black patent leather, this luxurious, runway-ready bag features a woven-in chain strap, exterior back...
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2010s Chanel

Iconic Chanel Vintage Spring/Summer 1993 Runway Pink Fantasy Tweed 93P Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Jersey City, NJ
This exceedingly rare pink tweed jacket, part of Chanel's 1993 Spring/Summer collection, is a true artifact of fashion history. Worn by none other than Naomi Campbell, it epitomizes ...
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1990s French Chanel

Chanel 9K$ Iconic CC Gripoix Buttons Lesage Tweed Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Iconic Chanel bugundy lesage tweed jacket with masterpiece jewel CC Gripoix buttons, as seen on mane celebs incl. Miroslava Duma! Boutique price over 9,000$ Size mark 44 FR. Never wo...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Lambskin Quilted Top Handle Vanity Case White
By Chanel
Located in Salt Lake Cty, UT
Authentic, pre-loved Chanel white quilted lambskin leather vanity case shoulder bag. Features quilted leather with antique silver hardware, a long woven silver chain strap, top handl...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Iconic Coco Brasserie Icon Quilted Jacket Dress
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Most recognisable item of the Collection! Boutique price ca. 8,000$ Iconic Chanel pastel pink quilted jacket / dress from Ad Campaign of COCO Brasserie Collection by Mr Karl Lagerfe...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Paris / Edinburgh Jewel Gripoix Buttons Tweed Coat
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Gorgeous, collectible Chanel lesage tweed coat from Runway of Paris / EDINBURGH Collection, 2013 metiers d'Art Boutique price over 10,000$. Size mark 36 FR. Never has been worn. - ma...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel New CC Logo La Riviera Collection Runway Jeans
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
New stunning Chanel washed blue jeans from Runway of FRENCH RIVIERA Colelction. Retail price 2,200€ Size mark 34 fr. Never worn. - Stunning floral embroidery throughout, CC at back p...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Extremely Rare Runway Paris / Dallas Cashmere Coat
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Iconic and rare Chanel pure cashmere coat from Runway of Paris / DALLAS Collection, 2014 Metiers d'Art, 14A Boutique price around 9,000$ - made of 100% cashmere (!) - front leather c...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel 8K$ New Iconic Coco Brasserie Quilted Jacket Dress
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Super famous and rare Chanel jacket /dress from ''Coco Brasserie'' 2015 Fall collection, Retail price 7,800$. Seen in Chanel Ad Campaign, in many magazines. Iconic and recognizable. ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Caviar Leather Mini Wallet On A Chain Quilted Front Flap
By Chanel
Located in Salt Lake Cty, UT
Authentic, pre-owned Chanel tan caviar leather wallet on a chain. This bag is gorgeous! Extremely popular due to its versatility, the Wallet on a Chain (or WOC) is always in high de...
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Early 2000s French Chanel

Chanel Icon 2020 Victoria Ceretti Ad Campaign Tweed Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
As seen on Victoria Ceretti in Ad Campaign! One of the most recognisable jackets from Chanel 2020 Cruise COCO EXPRESS Collection, 20C - CC logo buttons - iconic 4-pockets silhouette ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel New Runway CC Logo Cashmere Maxi Dress And Giant Scarf
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
New stunning Chanel 100% cashmere ensemble (dress and 2,7 meters scarf) with CC Logo pattern - from Runway of Paris / EDINBURGH Collection, 2013 Metiers d'Art, 13A Boutique price for...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel New Kaia Gerber Style Runway Dress
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Runway Chanel navy chunky knit dress with anchor from Paris / HAMBURG Collection, 2018 Metiers d'Art - As seen on Kaia Gerber on Catwalk! - CC logo charm at side Size mark 38 FR. Kep...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Fall Winter 2011 Black and White Bouclette Knit Maxi Dress
By Chanel
Located in Krakow, PL
Beautiful piece from the Chanel Fall Winter 2011 Collection. Classic cut from the front and quite contemporary from the back. Made from a bouclette knit in the CC iconic black an...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Extremely Rare Chain Accents Jacket from Ad Campaign
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Impossible to find anywhere! Extremely rare Chanel tweed jacket with chain embellishment from Ad Campaign of 2007 Spring Collection, 07...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel New 14K$ Black Ribbon Tweed Jacket Rare
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Luxurious Chanel jacket made of most expensive ribbon lesage tweed : from Runway of Paris / DUBAI 2015 Cruise Collection, 15C Boutique price was over 14,000$ - CC logo jewel buttons ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Skirt Multicolor Cotton Blend Tweed Pencil Style 02A Collection Size 40
By Chanel
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Authentic, preowned and vintage skirt, made by CHANEL for their 02A collection. Made from a gorgeous supple tweed with multicolor thread woven against a black background, it features...
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Early 2000s French Chanel

New Vintage Chanel Spring Summer 1993 Camelia Sunglasses Made In Italy
By Chanel
Located in Baleares, Baleares
New Rare Vintage Chanel Spring Summer 1993 sunglasses. A seldom and unique piece in this new, never displayed or worn condition. This pair of Chanel sunglasses is an absolute shows...
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1990s French Chanel

Chanel Rose Quilted Caviar Vanity O-Phone Holder With Chain
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This chic bag is crafted of luxurious diamond quilted leather in bubble gum pink. It features a leather threaded gold chain link shoulder strap and a gold CC logo on the front. The t...
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2010s Italian Chanel

Rare Vintage Chanel Mini Maroon Silk Wriset Evening Bag
By Chanel
Located in Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Very rare mini satin evening bag with wristlet in maroon with gold hardware. Beautiful and unique design in luxurious dark maroon color. Faint rubbings on the corners as shown on pic...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel New Paris / Cuba Lesage Tweed Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
New stunning Chanel lesage tweed jacket from 2017 Cruise Paris / CUBA Collection by Karl Lagerfeld. Boutique price over 8,600$ Size mark 36 FR. Never worn. - CC logo quilted buttons ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel New Paris / Cuba Black Tweed Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
not negotiable Timeless Chanel black tweed jacket in interpretation of Paris / CUBA Cruise Collection by Karl Lagerfeld, 2017 Cruise As seen on many celebs! Size mark 38 FR. Never wo...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel 12K$ Work Of Art Couture Black Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
A gem for true connoisseurs! A work of art Chanel jacket -- couture piece from Runway of Paris / SALZBURG Collection, 2015 Metiers d'Art by Karl Lagerfeld! boutique price over 12,000...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel 8K$ New Paris / Edinburgh Runway Cashmere Coat
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Boutique price 7,680$. Not megotiable New stunning Chanel cashmere coat from Runway of Paris / EDINBURGH Collection, 2013 Metiers d'Art by Karl Lagerfeld. - black suede closures with...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Georgia Jagger Style Ad Campaign Tweed Dress
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
Famous Chanel navy tweed dress with lace ''camellias' insert from SAINT-TROPEZ 2011 Cruise Collection : as seen on Georgia Jagger in Ad Campaign! Size mark 36 FR. Pristine condition.
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Charlotte Groeneveld New Black Lesage Tweed Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
New Chanel black lesage tweed jacket with intricate shimmer -- as seen on fashion blogger Charlotte Groenveld! - CC logo jewel charm at waist - logo zip closure - black silk lining...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel New CC Camellia Buttons Black Tweed Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
New timeless Chanel black tweed jacket with brand's signature bows at sleeves. Comes with tags attached, size mark 34 FR. - CC logo 'camellia' buttons - black silk lining, chain link...
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2010s Chanel

Vintage Chanel Black Lambskin Trapezoid Reissue Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Beautiful trapezoid vintage shoulder bag in black lambskin leather. Overall in good condition, with faint nail marks and scratches. Minor touch ups has been done to lightly cover the...
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1990s Chanel

Vintage Chanel Dark Brown Suede Quilted Small Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Beautiful vintage rare brown suede classic flap in small size with 24K plated gold hardware. Overall still in very good vintage condition with visible rubbing and marks on the suede ...
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1990s Chanel

Vintage Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Lucite Trim Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Beautiful vintage lambskin bag with chain inside lucite trim. Buttery lambskin leather. Minor on the side of the lucite, missing one of the gold cc hardware on the side. Faint scuffs...
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1990s Chanel

Rare Chanel Black Hanger Reissue Medium Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Very rare reissue hanger bag from 2017. Item is overall still in very good condition. Minor scuffing on the leather and on the lining. Comes with its holo, card and dust bag.
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Black Satin Quilted Evening Bag
By Chanel
Located in Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Item is overall in very good condition. Beautiful quilting of camellia and logo on the satin. Silk lining. Interlock frame closure. Series 10. Comes with its holo and card.
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Early 2000s Chanel

Rare Vintage Off White Caviar Vertical Quilted Jumbo Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Rare chanel vintage jumbo vertical quilted bag in off white caviar leather with 24k gold hardware. In worn condition, with faint dirt marks on the leather surface. Corners shows visi...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Vintage Black Satin Camellia Camelia Flower Bow Hair Clip
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
Lovely vintage Chanel barrette hair clip. Black satin Camellia flower with black satin bow. 'Made in France' engraved on the back of the clip. 'Chanel CC Made in France' oval tab on ...
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1990s French Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Rectangular Mini Full Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Rectangular Mini Full Flap Bag Brand- Chanel Model- Rectangular Mini Full Flap Bag Product Type- Crossbody, Shoulder Serial Number- 12***** Age...
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1980s French Chanel

Vintage 1973 Chanel Haute Couture Documented Pink Wool Jacket Blouse Skirt Suit
By Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A highly coveted and instantly recognizable Chanel haute couture custom commissioned pink wool three piece suit from fall-winter 1973. This gorgeous baby pink color is such a rarity!...
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1970s French Chanel

Fall 97 Chanel Navy Paris Chenille Pom Bouclé Wool Piping Trim Tweed Coat
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Chanel navy blue Paris Chenille pom bouclé wool tweed coat from fall 1997 collection. - "CC" hardware front zip closure - Piping multi-color, chenille pom detail with velve...
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1990s French Chanel

Chanel Blush Caviar Leather Wallet-On-Chain WOC
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Chanel Blush Caviar Leather Wallet-On-Chain WOC Brand- Chanel Model- Wallet-on-Chain Product Type- Crossbody, Shoulder Serial Number- 13****** Age- Circa 2010 Accompanied By- Chanel...
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2010s French Chanel

Chanel Limited Edition Votez Coco Gold Clutch
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel limited edition Votez Coco cracked gold leather clutch, zipped with credit card compartments. Brand new in box with hologram, ID card, booklet, velve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Chanel

Chanel 2015 Red Edelweiss Reissue Wool Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Beautiful reissue bag in wool from the 2015 collection. Overall in great used condition. Series #21. Comes with its hologram sticker and dust bag.
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2010s Chanel

Chanel SS18 Ruffled Organza Maxi Skirt
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in London, GB
Stunning Chanel ruffled maxi skirt from the Spring 2018 Collection - Look 29 on the runway. New with tag/fabric swatch. I have the matching blouse listed also. Made from pastel check...
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2010s French Chanel

Rare! Chanel & Karl Lagerfeld 1993-1994 Cruise Collection jacket CC logo buttons
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Алматинский Почтамт, KZ
Rare! Chanel & Karl Lagerfeld 1993-1994 Cruise Collection jacket CC logo buttons Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Collection: 1993-1994 Cruise Collection ...
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1990s French Chanel

Rare 1980's Chanel Collectible Round Glasses
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Late 1980s Chanel black and white round sunglasses. Comes with original Chanel box and cloth case. Minor scratches on frame and lenses.
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1980s Italian Chanel

Pristine Chanel Black 225 Reissue Small 2.55 Flap Bag GHW 67274
By Chanel
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Store item: 67274 Chanel collectors know how hard it is to find reissue flaps in pristine condition, with sleek panels and no creasing. Established 20 years ago, Boutique Patina has ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel White Leather And Mesh CC Logo Lace Up Colourblock Trainers Size IT 37
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very good. Minimal wear to shoes is evident. Minimal wear to right side of both shoes, as well as the left-side of the right shoe and the heel of the left with discolour...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Chanel

Vintage Chanel Black Wool High Waisted 90s Bodycon Pencil Skirt Gold CC Buttons
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in San Diego, CA
Classic vintage 1990s CHANEL by KARL LAGERFELD, high waist black virgin wool skirt! Bodcon fit hugs the body in all the right places. Super soft virgin wool, and completely line in b...
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1990s French Chanel

CHANEL black quilted leather 2020 20C FLAP Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Chanel quilted flap clutch in black lambskin leather featuring light gold-tone CC turn-lock closure. Lined in black calfskin with one zipper pocket against the back. H...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Chanel

Chanel Quilted Matelasse CC Logo Caviar Leather
By Chanel
Located in Salt Lake Cty, UT
Authentic, pre-loved Chanel quilted Matelasse CC Logo Caviar shoulder bag in black. Features black quilted caviar leather, this luxurious, runway-ready bag features a woven-in leathe...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel 2004 Sakura Pink Caviar Medium Classic Double Flap Bag SHW 67868
By Chanel
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Store item: 67868 The Chanel 2004 Sakura Pink Caviar Medium Classic Double Flap Bag SHW is arguably one of the most famous pinks released by Chanel in Lagerfeld's history, and harde...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel No.5 Chain Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is a gorgeous and spirited Small Chanel tote. Rendered in taupe and ivory canvas, this Chanel No.5 CC tote bag has gunmetal hardware, a dual cha...
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2010s French Chanel

White jersey jacquard tank top Chanel
By Chanel
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
White jersey jacquard tank top . Fabric composition: 92% polyamide, 8% spandex SIZE 44 but fit M
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Early 2000s French Chanel

Chanel 80s vintage large shoulder pads black & white cotton signed buttons dress
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Antwerp, BE
Chanel dress in white & black cotton, round neck with golden buttons, short sleeves, front pleats, and pleated pockets with flap and button. The dress's large shoulder pads have been...
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1980s French Chanel

NEW Chanel Metallic Fantasy Tweed Dress with Braid Details 40
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
Stunning CHANEL signature tweed dress Beautiful hand-braided details Finest fantasy tweed fabric exclusively produced for Chanel by Maison Lesage Fully lined with Chanel CC logo silk...
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2010s French Chanel

Chanel F/W 2001 Runway Sequin Embellished Tweed Dress
By Chanel
Located in Naples, FL
CHANEL RUNWAY F/W 2001 COLLECTION EMBELLISHED TWEED DRESS Ivory and tan Chanel tweed sleeveless evening dress with sequin embellishments at front, scoop neck, interlocking CC belt a...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Gold Chain Me Tote
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel Calfskin Quilted Small Chain Me Tote in black with an intertwined leather gold shoulder strap. The bag features Chanel CC logo. Interior has one zipper pocket and patch pocket...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

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    Depending on the bag's material, a vintage Chanel can be quite expensive. For instance, a vintage crocodile top handle bag costs around $130,000. The classic quilted leather bag is around $10,000.
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    A Chanel tote's price can vary on the second depending on size, model, condition, and age. New Chanel small clutches start at around $1,900 while totes and other purses fetch $4,000-$5,000.
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    Although some Chanel jewelry contains real freshwater pearls, much of their costume jewelry is made from coated glass, though they are still high quality.
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    Chanel doesn't usually make men's clothing. The brand has never offered a full menswear line. However, Chanel does have partnerships with designers that occasionally yield items for men such as suits or neckties.
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    All of Chanel's fine jewelry is made with 18K Gold (both yellow and white) and platinum and all of the diamonds used have very high clarity and color with a perfect set, resulting in some of the highest quality jewelry.
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    To remove creases from Chanel can be done with care, of course. Use a clean cloth and dry cleaning solution but stay away from any chemicals on the bag as they can damage it permanently. On 1stDibs, find vintage and modern Chanel pieces.
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    You can make Chanel jacket trims feathery, flat or embellished ribbons and stitched on wool bindings are worth all the effort with a seamstress. You'll find a vast collection of authentic Chanel twill jackets from some of the world's top sellers on 1stDibs.
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    Although costume jewelry is usually more affordable because many Chanel costume pieces have a timeless style as well as good craftsmanship, they hold their value and so can be sold at an expensive price.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 4, 2022
    Chanel is a luxury French fashion house founded by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in 1910. Focused on women’s ready-to-wear clothing and haute couture, Chanel is most famous for the 1921 perfume Chanel No. 5, the 1925 Chanel Suit and the iconic 1926 little black dress, which remains a staple in women’s closets around the world to this day. Shop a collection of vintage and designer Chanel pieces from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    Chanel Matelasse is a quilted Chanel bag. It's an emblem of the Chanel brand. Chanel Matelasse bags and other Chanel bags can be found on 1stDibs.
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    Chanel No. 5 smells like a subtle mix of florals, including rose, ylang-ylang, jasmine, lily of the valley and iris, sandalwood, and a hint of vanilla. Chanel No. 5 is one of the most popular scents in the world.
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    Coco Chanel is most famous for founding the luxury French fashion house Chanel in 1910. In addition, she is known for creating the first-ever handbag to feature a shoulder strap, the 2.55 Flap Bag, in 1955. Chanel also created the little black dress in 1926. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Chanel apparel, bags, shoes and accessories.
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    Chanel recommends storing your boy bags by wrapping the chains or straps in tissue paper and storing them upright in the original pouch. Other sources suggest stuffing the bag with acid-free tissue paper to support its shape and make sure the chain or strap is well-padded so it doesn’t imprint the bag. Shop a collection of expertly vetted vintage and new Chanel bags from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    You can buy a Chanel Mini Flap bag directly from Chanel’s website or one of Chanel’s boutiques. Additionally, you may find a Chanel Mini Flap bag in one of Chanel’s retail partners’ stores. Shop a collection of authentic Chanel Mini Flap bags from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 4, 2022
    Coco Chanel, born Gabrielle Chanel in France in 1883, was a fashion designer who got her nickname during her short-lived career as a cabaret singer. In 1910, she opened a boutique in Paris to sell her hats, which were beloved by the popular French actresses of the era. Her success with hats led her to open the first Chanel Couture House five years later, where she designed and sold women’s sportswear made of jersey — which until then was used to make men’s underwear. Her revolutionary style catapulted her to fame, and in the decades that followed, Coco Chanel remained on the cutting edge of fashion, creating modern, timeless clothing, perfumes and accessories — and, of course, her iconic bags, which are revered to this day. Shop a collection of Chanel from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
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    The Chanel brand is owned by brothers Alain and Gerard Wertheimer. The Wertheimer brothers, whose grandfather acquired Chanel with his brother in 1924, are very private, known as the fashion industry’s “quietest billionaires.” The brand’s founder, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, saw the purchase by French brothers Pierre and Paul Wertheimer as an opportunity to reach more customers, but she tried unsuccessfully to regain control of the house in 1941. Shop our Chanel collection of vintage and new bags, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.

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