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CHANEL (FRANCE)

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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NEW Chanel CC Logo Signature Double Face Terry Cloth Beach Pool Sport Towel
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
Stunning beach towel by Chanel Signature CC Logo Softest terry cloth cotton Stunning colors Double Face One size Brandnew with Chanel CC pouch
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Swimwear

UNWORN Chanel Black Neckholder Swimsuit with Coco No 5 Logo Coin Details
By Chanel, Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Swimwear

NEW Chanel One-Piece Logo Swimsuit Bodysuit Swimwear Beachwear
By Chanel, Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Swimwear

NEW Chanel CC Logo Signature Double Face Terry Cloth Beach Pool Sport Towel
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Located in Switzerland, CH
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Swimwear

NEW Chanel Signature Bikini Swimsuit Set
By Chanel, Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
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2010s Chanel Swimwear

Chanel 2009 Swim Cover Up Black Petal Textured Spaghetti Strap Mini Dress
By Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Chanel black sleeveless dress with tiers of petal shaped fabric at front. From the Cruise 2009 collection. Metal CC logo at back top. Lightweight fabric, great as a beach or pool cov...
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Early 2000s Chanel Swimwear

NEW Chanel Black One-Piece Camellia Signature Swimsuit CC Logo Plate
By Chanel, Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
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2010s Chanel Swimwear

Chanel Black & White Polka Dot One-Piece Swimsuit
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage black and white one-piece swimsuit by Chanel. Polka dot print throughout. Single strap. Designer size 40. 23" bust, 25" length. Condition: Pre-owned. Excelle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Swimwear

NEW Chanel Signature 2-Piece Bikini Swimsuit Swimwear
By Chanel, Chanel
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2010s Chanel Swimwear

Vintage 2001 CHANEL Belted Logo Halter Swim Top
By Chanel
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CHANEL Belted Logo Halter Swim Top TAILLE 38 ; Buste 30 cm ; Taille 33 cm ; Ceinture Longueur 76 cm ; Réglable de 71 cm à 74 cm Measurements taken laid flat, please double b...
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Early 2000s Chanel Swimwear

Chanel Camellia CC Logo Print Top Hot Pants Bikini Swimsuit Beach Set Ensemble
By Chanel, Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
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1990s Chanel Swimwear

Chanel Logo Print Swimsuit and Cover Up Pareo Set Ensemble
By Chanel, Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Swimwear

Vintage CHANEL Logo Transparent Pouch Candy Pink Bathing Suit Swimsuit Bodysuit
By Chanel
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CHANEL Logo Transparent Pouch Candy Pink Bathing Suit Swimsuit Bodysuit Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust, waist and hips: Bust: inches (34 cm) Waist: 13 inch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Swimwear

CHANEL Beach Towel Large Model
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful gray and white CHANEL beach towel. The acronym "CC" is in the center in a circle surrounded by white stripes. It has never been used. Easy to wash. The dimensions are lengt...
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2010s Chanel Swimwear

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Logo Print Shorts Top Hot Pants Swim Suit Set Ensemble
By Chanel, Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
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1990s Chanel Swimwear

CHANEL navy blue beach towel
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
CHANEL navy blue beach towel EXTRA LARGE State: Never used Material: 100% cotton Color: Navy Blue Made in Italy Dimensions: 120x190cm
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2010s Chanel Swimwear

Vintage Chanel Turquoise Blue Ruched One Piece Swimsuit
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Chanel turquoise blue mesh racer back one piece swimsuit, featuring a ruffle neckline, ruched side detail, and embroidered Chanel logo patch at center back. Excellent Vintag...
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Late 20th Century Chanel Swimwear

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Vintage Chanel Black Floral One Piece Halter Swimsuit
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Chanel black, red, and yellow floral printed one piece swimsuit featuring tie back halter and sweetheart neckline. Excellent Vintage Condition. Size 38
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1990s Chanel Swimwear

NWT S/S 1996 Chanel White Logo Monogram Lipstick Print Romper Jumpsuit
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1996 Chanel Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Unworn with tags COUNTRY MADE: France FABRIC: Nylon & Spandex SIZE: F- 34- has a lot of s...
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1990s Chanel Swimwear

CHANEL Vintage Black ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT w/ CC LOGO Size 38
By Chanel
Located in Rome, Rome
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1990s Chanel Swimwear

NWT Cruise 1998 Chanel Logo Print Strapless High Waist Pin-Up Bikini Swimwear
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Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: Cruise 1998 Chanel Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: New and unworn! FABRIC: Nylon & Spandex COUNTRY MADE: France SIZE: 40 MEASUREMENTS; p...
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1990s Chanel Swimwear

Vintage Chanel Turquoise Blue Asymmetrical One Piece Swimsuit 1984
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Chanel blue mesh asymmetrical one piece swimsuit, featuring ruffles, ruching at sides, and Chanel logo patch. Collection 1984. Excellent Vintage Condition. Size 36
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Vintage Chanel Multicolor Floral Print Tie String Bikini
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
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Chanel CC Logo Terrycloth Terry Towel Bath Robe Pool Beach Swim Cover Up
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
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Chanel 2009 Swim Cover Up Black Petal Textured Spaghetti Strap Mini Dress
By Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
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Early 2000s Chanel Swimwear

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By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Swimwear

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2010s Chanel Swimwear

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By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in London, GB
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