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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
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Designer: Chanel
Chanel Classic Flap Gabrielle Brasserie Menu Burgundy & Black Lambskin Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Brasserie Gabrielle Menu Classic Flap Clutch is sold out everywhere. A beautiful and elegant piece for a Chanel collector.
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2010s Chanel

Red CC Terry Cotton Beach Bag & Towel Set
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Red CC Terry Cotton Beach Bag & Towel Set - Playful cotton terry toweling beach set rendered in vibrant cherry red, featuring a whimsical accessories print - Set comprises...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Timeless 23 cm double flap shoulder bag in beige quilted lambskin, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
The coveted Chanel Timeless 23 cm bag with double flap in beige quilted leather, gold-tone hardware, a gold-tone metal chain handle interlaced with beige leather for shoulder and sho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Twisted Chain Knotted Limited Edition Rare Black Lambskin Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Medium Chanel sized soft lambskin leather clutch with magnetic closure and four interior compartments. Year: 2008 Black leather Silver hardware Braided interwoven chain detail Mini ...
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Early 2000s Chanel

F/W 1993 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Runway Velvet Boned Corset Flare Silk Dress
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a stunning boned corset Chanel dress, designed by Karl Lagerfeld. From the Fall/Winter 1993 collection, this dress debuted on the season's runway modeled by Est...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Classic Black Caviar Wallet On Chain WOC Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This classic wallet on a chain bag is made of grained calfskin leather n black with diamond stitched quilting. The bag features a polished gold chain and leather cross body strap, a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Timeless Shopping XL Transparent Vintage See Through Dark Navy Blue Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Transparent Clear Vintage PVC See Through XL Tote Shopping Tote Year: 1990's {VINTAGE 25+ Years} Gold hardware Dark navy blue diamond quilted calfskin Clear sides made of t...
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1990s Chanel

CHANEL Old Medium Boy Bag Rainbow Cuba Caviar with Shiny Silver Hardware 2017
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Old Medium Boy Bag Rainbow Cuba Caviar with Shiny Silver Hardware 2017. This stunning bag is still in excellent condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the har...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel 19 Large Flap Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag White (2019)
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Chanel Shoulder Bag. Neutrals Leather. Multitonal Hardware. Chain-Link Handle & Chain-Link Shoulder Strap. Single Exterior Pocket. Nylon Lining & Single Interior Pocket. Turn-Lock Cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel large blue soft lambskin flap with extra thick chunky chain
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel large blue soft lambskin flap with extra thick chunky chain Year: 2006 Silver hardware Classsic CC turnlockclosure Soft blue lambskin Interior center zippered pocket 8”H x 1...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Runway Brasserie Calfskin Gabrielle Shoulder Flap Bag and Clutch, 2015
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Green calfskin and quilted diamond stitch Chanel Menu clutch flap Year: 2015 Gold hardware Classic interlocking cc clasp Interior large pocket Two additional interior pockets Interw...
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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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1990s Chanel

Chanel 2018 Coco Neige Shearling Trimmed Quilted Suede Backpack
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Made in Italy, this beautiful 2018 Chanel ‘Coco Neige’ backpack has been made from cream shearling trimmed quilted tan suede exterior and matching interior with one zip leather pouch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Red Leather Espadrilles
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Red Leather Espadrilles - Supple leather upper with CC logo stitching - Jute midsole with rubber-coated base Materials: Leather Jute Made in Spain 9.5 excell...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Black Clutch Flap Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Small Chain Shoulder Bag Clutch Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is...
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1990s 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 Metallic Multicolor Long Classic Flap Wallet L-Gusset 94cz68s
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 31706174 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 7.6" Width: 1.1" Height: 4.1" OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION ( 8/10 or AB ) Accessories: Serial Sticker Signs ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel 2006 Luxe Ligne Large Metallic Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Made in Italy, this beautiful 2006 Chanel ‘Luxe Ligne' shoulder bag has been made from gold grained leather exterior, this piece is decorated with a large embroidered CC on the front...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Black Quilted & Grey Smooth Calfskin Leather Vintage Large Cambon
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted & Grey Smooth Calfskin Leather Vintage Large Cambon Xupes Reference: CB721 Serial Number: 9803162 Age (Circa): 2000 Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Made ...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Aged Calfskin Reissue Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Aged Calfskin Reissue Shopping Tote SKU: 122167 MSRP: 4000.00 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Con...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Moscow Extra Large Tote BRONZE
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
This Chanel Distressed Calfskin Leather Moscow Extra Large Tote Bag is stunning. This bag is made from gorgeous distressed calfskin leather and has chain straps. So soft that it mou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Printed CC Blue Denim Large Graffiti Flap Bag (2022)
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This flap bag is made from blue denim. The bag features a crossbody canvas threaded aged gold chain shoulder strap. It also features a graffiti CC motif, and an aged gold Chanel CC t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL 2.55 Double Flap 10" Chain Shoulder Bag Lambskin Black
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL 2.55 Classic Double Flap 10" 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 Paris-salzburg Mountain Limited Edition Black Shearlng & Leather Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
CHANEL Paris-Salzburg backpack in exact size and color as seen on Kylie Jenner. Features black calfskin and white (slightly beige) shearling. This model has been sold out and highl...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Calfskin Mesh Hidden Sequin CC Black Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
This super-chic limited edition Chanel tote bag is from 2009 and is crafted of hidden silver sequin-enclosed black mesh fabric and leather. The bag features the archetypical black le...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel CC Studded Leather Espadrilles
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel's classic espadrilles in beige leather, featuring the brand's trademark interlocking CC logo on the front in a gold-tone camellia studded design, they have a thick jute sole a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Spring 2007 Limited Edition Charm Rare Black Leather Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Amazing clutch from Chanel 2007 Runway. Has been seen on many celebs including Penelope Cruz and Victoria Beckham. Chanel has come out with several similar pieces this past year how...
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Early 2000s Chanel

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

CHANEL 2.55 Double Flap 10" Chain Shoulder Bag Lambskin Black
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL 2.55 Classic Double Flap 10" 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 Navy Knit Sleeveless Dress - Size US 12
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Navy Knit Sleeveless Dress - Elastic waist dress and elastic bottom - Great for the day time All measurements are taken seam to seam: Waist: 37cm 60% Viscose, 25% Cotton,...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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 2.55 Double Flap 10" Chain Shoulder Bag Lambskin Black
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL 2.55 Classic Double Flap 10" 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 Mini Python CC Box Camera Case Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Mini Python CC Box Camera Case Bag has been hand-finished by skilled artisans in the label's workshop. Boasting a soft neon-pink python-leather exterior silver-tone hardware e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Multi-Coloured Tweed Short
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Chanel multi-coloured tweed short from spring 1998 collection. - Two front slip pockets - Four “CC” buttons closure on each side. - Size 40. - 98% cotton, 2% nylon.
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Wool Knit Mini Tweed Backpack Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel wool woven tweed backpack. Black and pink woven thread detail. Chanel Tweed Twist backpack with antiqued gold-tone hardware, black lambskin leather zip, leather straps, dual a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Metallic Gold Lambskin 19 Wallet On Chain WOC
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This stylish shoulder bag is crafted of diamond-quilted lambskin leather in metallic gold. The refined bag features a Chanel CC embellishment on the flap and a leather threaded aged ...
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2010s 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 Vint...
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1990s Chanel

Vintage pale pink Coco love heart print swimsuit
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel vintage pale pink Coco love heart print swimsuit - Playful heart printed swimsuit with scoop neck and cut-out back - High cut leg - Tie back fastening - Fully lined ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Light Blue Quilted Caviar Chanel Top Handle Vanity Case
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Light Blue Quilted Caviar Chanel Top Handle Vanity Case SKU: 120219 MSRP: 5200.00 Condition: Pre-owned Handbag Condition: Mint Condition Comments: Mint Conditi...
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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 Grey Washed Out Denim Jeans Pants with Zip Size 38 FR
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
Chanel grey washed out denim jeans. It features belt loops, button and zip closure on the front and skinny design. Designed button. Composition: 98% cotton, 2% elastane. Size 38 FR (...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

2019 Chanel Pink Calfskin Leather Logo Eyelets Shopping Tote with Tweed Pouch
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Pink Calfskin Leather Logo Eyelets Shopping Tote with Tweed Pouch Xupes Reference: HB3628 Serial Number: 27356326 Age (Circa): 2019 Accompanied By: Tweed Pouch Authenticity D...
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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

Vintage Chanel Buckle Bag Red Matelasse Leather with Chain Strap F/W 1992 Rare
By Chanel
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Authentic, preowned, vintage Chanel Buckle Bag with chain strap in red matelasse leather, circa the 90s. Incredibly rare bag in an equally hard to find color. If you search old vid...
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1990s 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 Black Quilted Caviar Small Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Small Classic Double Flap Bag SKU: 119481 MSRP: 8200.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Minor ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Blue Quilted Calfskin Leather Urban Allure Hobo Bag 2017
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
From the 2017 collection, this gorgeous bag is perfect for everyday wear. This bag is made with soft quilted calfskin leather with a slouching shape. The bag features a long flat lea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

2019 Coco Chanel Cruise Resort Collection Black, Navy Cotton Jacket Size 40
By Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: Featuring black/ dark navy 90% cotton and 10% cashmere, double silk lining, 3/4 sleeves 19.5", collar, four pockets with buttons on the front and three buttons on th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Iridescent Pink Quilted Caviar Leather Mini Coco Top Handle
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Iridescent Pink Quilted Caviar Leather Mini Coco Top Handle Xupes Reference: HB4503 Serial Number: UTKTHPE6 Age (Circa): 2021 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Protective...
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2010s Chanel

Vintage 90s Chanel White Lambskin CC Tortoiseshell Sandal Heels
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel white lambskin leather CC logo made in tortoiseshell sandal heels. - Size 38. - Made in Italy
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Cannage Leather Boot (39 C EU)
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
COLOR: Black MATERIAL: Leather SIZE: 39 C EU / 8 US CONDITION: Very good - like new boots are pristine. Made in Italy
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21st Century and Contemporary 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 Lambskin Purple Quilted Heart Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
COLOR: Purple MATERIAL: Lambskin CODE: JL4NG4CO MEASURES: H 6.5” x L 7” x D 2” DROP: 21” COMES WITH: Dust bag, box and plastic protector CONDITION: New Made in France
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Pale Pink Canvas Mini Deauville Tote
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Pale Pink Canvas Mini Deauville Tote SKU: 121375 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Excellent Condition Comments: Excellent Condition. Minor discolo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel 22S Gold x Pearl CC Crystal Earrings 26cz510s
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: I22 S Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: .5" Width: .5" Height: .5" OVERALL NEW CONDITION ( 10/10 or N ) Accessories: Box, Tag Signs of Wear: Exter...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Pink Quilted Goatskin Medium Chanel 19 Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Pink Quilted Goatskin Medium Chanel 19 Bag SKU: 120102 MSRP: 5700.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Never Worn Brand: Chanel Origin Country: Fra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Maxi Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Maxi Classic Double Flap Bag SKU: 121420 MSRP: 10000.00 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very G...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Classic Kelly
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Classic Kelly Xupes Reference: HB4544 Serial Number: 11207116 Age (Circa): 2006 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card, Care Booklet Authen...
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Early 2000s Chanel

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