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Chanel

The first Chanel shop was opened 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, her 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. Over the next six decades, Coco Chanel would become 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.

However, 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.

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CHANEL New Medium Chevron Boy Bag Nude Calfskin with Silver Hardware 2016
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL New Medium Chevron Boy Bag Nude Calfskin with Silver Hardware 2016. This stunning bag is still in excellent condition, the bag still holds its original shape and the hardware...
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2010s 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 Trendy CC Top Handle Bag Medium Grey Lambskin with Gold Hardware 2018
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Trendy CC Top Handle Bag Medium Grey Chevron Lambskin with Light Gold Hardware 2018. This stunning bag is in never worn condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL New Medium Chevron Boy Bag Dark Red Embroidered Calfskin Gunmetal HW 2014
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL New Medium Chevron Boy Bag Dark Red Embroidered Thin Chains Calfskin with Light Gunmetal Hardware 2014. This stunning bag is still in very good condition; it still keeps its ...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Lambskin with Silver Hardware 2015
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Classic Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Lambskin with Silver Hardware 2015. This stunning bag is in excellent condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the hardware ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Graffiti Watercolor Limited Edition Tote Turquoise Nylon Beach Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Graffiti Watercolor Limited Edition Tote Turquoise Nylon Beach Bag Year: 2011 Silver hardware Removable brown double leather strap Double interwoven chain CC logo CC turnlock...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL CC Chic Flap Bag Black and Gold Lambskin with Brushed Gold Hardware 2019
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
Authentic CHANEL CC Chic Flap Bag Black and Gold Lambskin with Brushed Gold Hardware 2019. This stunning bag is in mint condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the ha...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Trendy CC Flap Bag Light Beige Lambskin with Gold Hardware 2015
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Trendy CC Flap Shoulder Bag Light Beige Quilted Lambskin with Light Gold Hardware 2015. This stunning bag is in pristine- never worn condition, the bag still holds its origin...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Caviar with Silver Hardware 2014
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Classic Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Caviar with Silver Hardware 2014. This stunning bag is in excellent condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the hardware is...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Caviar with Silver Hardware 2017
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Classic Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Caviar with Silver Hardware 2017. This stunning bag is in very good condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the hardware is...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Pouch Burgundy Caviar Iridescent with Brushed Gold Hardware 2018
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
Authentic CHANEL Pouch Burgundy Caviar Iridescent with Brushed Gold Hardware 2018. This stunning pouch is in Pristine-brand new condition. Extremely difficult to find, and completel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL So Black Chevron Classic Medium Double Flap Bag Black Lambskin Black HW
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL So Black Chevron Classic Medium Double Flap Bag Black Lambskin with Black Hardware 2015 Limited Edition. This stunning bag is still in excellent condition, the bag still hold...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Trendy CC Bag Medium Pink Lambskin with Light Gold Hardware 2020
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Trendy CC Top Handle Bag Medium Pink Quilted Lambskin with Light Gold Hardware 2020. This stunning bag is in as-new condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Cuba Backpack Small Black Multicolour Lambskin with Silver Hardware 2017
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Cuba Collection Backpack Small Black Multicolour Quilted Lambskin with Silver Hardware 2017. This stunning backpack is in excellent condition. - Exterior Condition: Excellen...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Grand Shopping Tote (GST) Beige Caviar with Gold Hardware 2011
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Grand Shopping Tote (GST) Beige Caviar with Gold Hardware 2011. This bag is in excellent condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the hardware is still very shi...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Double Flap Jumbo Bag Red Caviar with Silver Hardware 2011
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Classic Double Flap Jumbo Bag Red Caviar with Silver Hardware 2011. This stunning bag is in pristine condition, the bag still holds its shape well, and the hardware is still ...
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2010s Chanel

NEW Chanel Black Classic Shorts Bermuda Pants
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
Beautiful CHANEL shorts A timeless classic piece Deep black color 5 pocket design Stretchy fabric A true CHANEL signature item that will last you for many years Opens with a zip & b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Haute Couture Vintage 2pc Purple Wool Jacket & Skirt Suit W Braided Belt
By Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This outstanding vintage celebrity owned Chanel Couture jacket top and skirt suit is in a sublime magenta and plum purple chevron lightweight wool challis with a braided leather belt...
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1980s Chanel

CHANEL Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Iridescent Caviar with Gunmetal Hardware 2018
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Classic Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Iridescent Caviar with Light Gunmetal Hardware 2018 Super Rare! This stunning bag is in mint condition, the bag still holds its original s...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Cloth Sandals in Black
By Chanel
Located in Carnate, IT
Chanel Cloth Sandals in Black Chanel sandal in black canvas, with a lace around the ankle in white leather. Where there is the lacing, there is a pendant with the logo of the design...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel sheepskin scarf
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel sheepskin scarf cc white logo measurements 140 x 14 cm
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Timeless Medium double flap Shoulder bag in Red quilted leather, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Gorgeous Chanel Timeless Medium Bag with double flap in bright red quilted lambskin leather, gold-tone metal hardware, gold-tone metal chain intertwined with red leather for shoulder...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Rabbit Fur & Bouclé Ankle Boots
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Chanel ankle boots in off-white rubbit fur, black bouclé and quilted leather heel featuring a black croco embossed leather tip. Rubber sole with silver-tone signature chain detail a...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Mini Caviar Runway Professional Clutch Black White Leather Portfolio
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Spring 2014 RTW Runway Two Tone Professional Clutch Portfolio Year: 2014 Off white and black caviar leather Silver hardware CC Magnetic charm Bow detail Magnetic closure Mad...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Grey Cashmere CC Coco Mark Button Shawl Collar Long Knit Cardigan
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Gorgeous thick buttery soft grey pure cashmere cardi coat from CHANEL 2008 Autumn collection. Pewter CC logo buttons. I Lightly worn condition with only very minor pilling. Sz.38
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Black Perforated Leather Drill Accordion Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product Details: Black Chanel Perforated Leather Drill Accordion Bag. This bag features a leather body, silver-tone and gold-tone hardware, a leather and chain-link strap, and a turn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Classic shoulder bag in Navy blue quilted lambskin leather, SHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Splendid and Rare Chanel Classic 25cm in navy blue quilted lambskin leather, silver metal hardware, silver metal chain interwoven with navy blue leather Flap closure, silver CC symbo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Classic Double Flap Jumbo Bag Red Soft Caviar with Silver Hardware 2011
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Classic Double Flap Jumbo Bag Red in Soft Caviar with Silver Hardware 2011. This stunning bag is in very good condition, the bag still holds its shape well, and the hardware ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Vintage Oversized Glasses
By Chanel
Located in Bilbao, ES
Chanel Tortoiseshell Vintage Sunglasses Mark Chanel Model 5170 c. 501/3C Lens material PASTA With polarized lens Yes Other features With UV protection : Yes Gender : Female Descript...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel 2001 Magenta Purple Metallic Cropped Jacket w Asymmetrical Zipper
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This incredible S/S 2001 vintage Chanel jacket is made from a woven magenta purple cotton blend fabric with a metallic sheen. The jacket and sleeves are slightly cropped and there is...
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Early 2000s Chanel

90s Chanel black velvet slim clothes hanger
By Chanel
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Chanel black velvet slim clothes hanger and gold-tone metal front logo. Measurements Lenght: 37 cm Bust: 1,5 cm Product code: A5315 Composition: Plastic - Metal Condition: Very g...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel cashmere scarf, blue and gray CC logo
By Chanel
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Chanel cashmere scarf, blue and gray CC logo print on the front. Dimensions 75x204 cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Pearl Crush Wallet on Chain Quilted Velvet with Crystal Detail
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear on exterior, balding on flap and exterior edges. Indentations underneath flap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Authenti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Black Lambskin Diag Gold Tassel Evening Small Camera Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1996 Collection Lambskin Leather Gold Tone Hardware Measures 9" W x 6.75" H x 2.75" D Strap Drop 20.5" 100% Authenticity Guaranteed by NEWFOUND LUXURY
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Late 20th Century Chanel

Chanel Quilted Leather Cambon Tote
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
From the 2004-2005 Cambon Collection, this pre-owned Chanel tote bag is crafted from white quilted leather and displays a bold interlocking black CC logo. It features an exterior bac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Cambon Ligne Card Holder Wallet case 820cas8
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 9294033 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 4.2" Width: .1" Height: 3" OVERALL GOOD minus CONDITION ( 6.75/10 or B- ) Accessories: Box, Care Booklet, ...
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20th Century Chanel

Chanel Flat Crossbody Bag Leather Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Creasing, wear and heavy scuffs on exterior and underneath flap, creasing and wear on strap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag, Box Mea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Embossed Patent Charm Zippy Wallet Long Zip Around 862355
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
VERY GOOD CONDITION (7.5/10 or B+) (Outside) partially rubs on the bottom (Outside) minor stains on the whole parts (Inside) minor scratches in the note compartments partially ru...
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20th Century Chanel

Chanel Monochrome CC Logo Intarsia Cashmere Knit Cardigan Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
Beautiful Chanel cashmere cardigan In monochrome color With CC logo print CC logo buttons Perfect for a chalet weekend Combine it with Jeans and boots for the perfect casual look or ...
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Early 2000s Chanel

vintage CHANEL Sport 2002 orange blue CC emboss jacquard terry towel tank FR40
By Chanel
Located in Hong Kong, NT
vintage CHANEL Sport 2002 orange blue CC emboss jacquard terry towel tank FR40 Reference: GIYG/A00068 Brand: Chanel Designer: Karl Lagerfeld Material: Polyester Color: Blue Pattern: ...
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Early 2000s Chanel

New Chanel Oversize Camellia Silk Cotton Shawl Scarf
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
New Chanel Oversize Camellia Silk Cotton Shawl Scarf 72" x 52" Dry Clean Only
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Vintage Black Patent CC Duffle Boston Bag 1996
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
A classic Bowler bag made in the bold and statement black patent leather, this Chanel bag is everything that is highly functional and also extremely stylish. With a gold-tone top zip...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Vintage CC Flap Chain Backpack Lambskin Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Moderate wear, scuffs and creasing on exterior and underneath flap. Minor wear in interior, scratches, tarnish and discoloration on hardware. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

2000s Chanel Black Nylon Travel East West Bag
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Super chic Chanel Travel East-West bag from the early 2000s. Black quilted nylon with the interlocking CC logo trademark print throughout the nylon. Black leather surrounding the twi...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Vintage Chanel Haute Couture Purple Wool Boucle Cape w Scarf
By Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This is a very rare vintage Chanel Haute Couture wool boucle cape coat from the 1980's in a variety of shades of purple. This cape has pleating along the front and back, giving it a ...
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1980s Chanel

Chanel Beige & White Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Trapeze Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Beige & White Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Trapeze Classic Single Flap Bag with Pouch Xupes Reference: HB4089 Serial Number: 1521910 Age (Circa): 1990 Accompanied By: Chanel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Caviar Leather CC Zip Pouch Cosmetic Case 861909
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 7067345 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 4.75" Width: 1.5" Height: 4.5" OVERALL VERY GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION ( 7.25/10 or B+ ) Accessories: Bag, Au...
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20th Century Chanel

Chanel Taupe Cc Button Line Long Bifold 11cz1005 Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 8511296 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 7.5" Width: 0.5" Height: 4" OVERALL GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION ( 6/10 or C ) Includes Serial Seal Sticker Si...
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20th Century Chanel

Chanel Square Frame Tortoiseshell Aceate Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
These sunglasses by Chanel have been handmade from naturally flexible brown tortoishell acetate, and feature a square-frame silhouette and finished with the brand’s signature silver-...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Classic Full Flap shoulder bag in Taupe quilted leather and gold hardware
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Lovely Chanel Classic Mini Full Flap bag in taupe quilted lambskin leather, gold-tone metal hardware, taupe leather interlocking gold-tone metal chain for hand, shoulder or shoulder ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black & Silver Gingham Tweed Skirt
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Black and silver gingham tweed mini skirt by Chanel. Zip and CC button closure at center front. Designer size 38. 26" waist, 34" hips, 17.5" length. Condition: Pre-o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Chocolate Brown Lambskin Leather Small Kelly Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1991 Collection Lambskin Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 9" W x 6.75" H x 3" D Shoulder Strap Drop 21" 100% Authenticity Guarantee...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Light Pink & Multicolor 2002 Button-Up Top
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Light pink and multicolor striped button-up top by Chanel. From the Spring 2002 Collection. Pointed collar. CC button closures at center front. Designer size 42. 40"...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Dark Brown Metallic Wool Turtleneck Sweater
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Dark brown metallic wool turtleneck sweater by Chanel. Circa 2001. Long sleeves. Designer size 42. 30" bust, 23" shoulder width, 20" length. Condition: Pre-owned. Ex...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Red Quilted Lambskin Envelope Pochette Clutch Bag 189ca83
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 1018519 Made In: France Measurements: Length: 7.2" Width: .5" Height: 4" OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION ( 7.5/10 or B+ ) Accessories: Authentication Card,...
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20th Century Chanel

Chanel Women Shoulder bags Timeless Black Leather
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Vintage Chanel Medium So Black-From 1996-1997 Collection The Timeless bag is Karl Lagerfeld's modern interpretation of the iconic 2.55 Chanel. This version featu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Vintage Early 2000s Chanel Yellow Patent “CC” Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Mint condition vintage early 2000s Chanel yellow patent leather with “CC” handbag. - Kiss lock closure. -Full package with card, sticker and booklet -Brown silk interior wit...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Light Blue Suede Cork Heel Open Toe Pumps Size 36
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
An epitome of grace and poise, these pumps add a feminine style to your look. These pumps made by the House of Chanel strike a perfect balance between luxury and simplicity with thei...
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2010s Chanel

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Questions About Chanel
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    A classic Chanel bag ranges from $3,500 to $6,000. A vintage classic Chanel flap bag can cost as much as $20,000 if it’s in good condition. Though Chanel offers the flap bags in a range of materials and designs in each collection, the ultimate classic flap bag is a quilted lambskin one.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Yes, Chanel is one of the most desirable luxury brands in the world. This top-class designer brand creates their products from quality raw materials and high production methods while employing some of the best-known talent in the fashion world. Find many Chanel accessories and apparel on 1stDibs.