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Chanel Ephemera

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.

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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 Ephemera

Chanel Runway Rare Vintage Black x White Suspenders 14cz510s
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Made In: France Measurements: Length: 23" Width: 1.4" Height: 23" Length: 23"-42.5" OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION ( 8/10 or AB ) Accessories: Box Signs of Wear: Exterior: Very M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Rare Runway Black CC Logo Suspenders Braces 0CC1224
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Chanel Rare Runway Black CC Logo Suspenders Braces 0CC1224 Made In: France Measurements: Length: 43.5" Width: 1.75" Height: 43.5" Shortest to Longest Strap Length: 28"-43.5" OVER...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel 21B Soft Headband Winter Ski Snowboard 209ca84
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Made In: Great Britain Measurements: Length: 9.5" Width: .3" Height: 3.5" Circumference: 19.5" OVERALL NEW CONDITION ( 10/10 or N ) Accessories: Tag Signs of Wear: Exterior: New...
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20th Century Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Black Directors Cc Clap Board Bag Charm Mobile 3cc531
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Excellent Condition (9/10 or A) Minor marks
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20th Century Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Black CC Logo Suspenders Braces 106c6
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Made In: France Measurements: Length: 43.5" Width: 1.75" Height: 43.5" Shortest to Longest Strap Length: 28"-43.5" OVERALL VERY GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION ( 7.5/10 or B+ ) Accessori...
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20th Century Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Parfums Huge N°5 Perfume Bottle Snow Dome
By Chanel
Located in Nice, FR
CHANEL Parfums VIP gift huge N°5 perfume bottle snow dome. Shake it to make it snow. Indicative measurements : height approx. 16.5 cm (6.50 inches) / base diameter approx. 11.3 cm ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

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 Ephemera

Chanel 04p Black x Grey CC Sports Logo Basketball 18c216s
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 04 P Made In: France Measurements: Length: 8.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 8.5" OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION ( 8/10 or AB ) Signs of Wear: Exterior Ball: Ver...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Limited Edition Light Gold Vanity Case Rare Home Decor Jewelry Box
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Pearl Lambskin Quilted Leather Rare Jewelry Box Vanity Case Home Decor Gold hardware Quilted Lambskin leather CC studded pearl drawer knob Features removable ...
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Micro Mini Black Quilted Patent Leather Jewelry Box Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Micro Mini Black Quilted Patent Leather Jewelry Box Crossbody Bag Patent leather Black Leather interwoven chain strap Top lid opening with magnetic snap closure Gold tone har...
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

90s Chanel black logoed clothing hanger
By Chanel
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Chanel black clothing hanger with white printed logo. Full-length zip fastening. Measurements Height: 123 cm Width: 56 cm Product code: A5968 Composition: Polyurethane Condition:...
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1990s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel quilted leather datebook 2009 unused
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Chanel quilted leather datebook 2009 unused...Together with a Chanel paper note book...Chocolate brown soft quilted leather with double pockets (lined in brown faille) on the inside ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Micro Mini Gold Quilted Lambskin Leather Jewelry Box Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Micro Mini Gold Quilted Lambskin Leather Jewelry Box Crossbody Bag Lambskin leather Gold Leather interwoven chain strap Top lid opening with magnetic snap closure Gold tone h...
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Black (Ultra Rare) Cc Sports Logo Football 232309
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
OVERALL LIKE NEW CONDITION ( 9.9/10 or SA ) YOU WILL NOT FIND ANOTHER ONE FOR SALE, DO NOT MISS OUT Includes Mesh Cover
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20th Century Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Vintage 1988 Quilted Black Lambskin Train Case Leather Home Decor Trunk
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 1988 Quilted Black Lambskin Train Case Leather Home Decor Trunk Authentic vintage 1988 Chanel oval vanity large cosmetic bag in black quilted leather. Top is secured ...
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1980s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Quilted Trunk Pearl Limited Edition Rare Home Decor Cosmetic Jewelry Box
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Quilted Trunk Pearl Limited Edition Rare Home Decor Cosmetic Jewelry Box Gold hardware Quilted Lambskin leather CC studded pearl drawer knob Features removable top tray and ...
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Runway Supermarket Grocery Basket Chain Tote Minaudière
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel classic silver interwoven chain in the form of a rectangle sized grocery shopping basket Fall 2014 Silver hardware Classic interwoven chain CC Silver Charm Can be used for hi...
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel White Cc Mini Phone Case Tote Holder Pouch 23c613
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
2.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches Good Condition (7/10 or B) Some marks and rubbing
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20th Century Chanel Ephemera

New Chanel Wool Cashmere Blend Blanket with Box
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel blanket crafted from a blend of merino wool and cashmere, 2014. In new condition with dust cover, box, and ribbon.
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Micro Mini Red Quilted Patent Leather Jewelry Box Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Micro Mini Red Quilted Patent Leather Jewelry Box Crossbody Bag Patent leather Red Leather interwoven chain strap Top lid opening with magnetic snap closure Gold tone hardwar...
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Rare Limited Edition Black Quilted Lambskin Collectors Decor Jewelry Box
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Limited Edition Black Quilted Lambskin Collectors Decor Jewelry Box Brand New with Tags and Box Black Gold Metal 22 Series Key x2 Quilted Lambskin Gold Hardware Mad...
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Black Double Cc Charm Pearl Rabbit Fur Scarf 231526
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Made In: Belgium Measurements: Length: 21" Height: 5" 100% Rabbit fur collar OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION ( 9/10 or A ) Signs of Wear: light tarnishing on the hardware.
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20th Century Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Quilted Trunk Pearl Limited Edition Rare Home Decor Cosmetic Jewelry Box
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Quilted Trunk Pearl Limited Edition Rare Home Decor Cosmetic Jewelry Box Gold hardware Quilted Lambskin leather CC studded pearl drawer knob Features removable top tray and ...
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Light Pink CC Mini Pearl Pierce Earrings Pierced 1217c4
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Chanel Light Pink CC Mini Pearl Pierce Earrings Pierced 1217c4 Date Code/Serial Number: 05 P Made In: France Measurements: Length: .75" Width: .1" Height: 1.1" OVERALL EXCELLENT...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Black Lambskin Chain Net Collectors Basketball
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
All-black designer basketball is regulation size, with silver Chanel and CC lettering, and includes a lambskin chain net with a strap.
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

New Chanel Blue Checkers Beach Towel
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel brand new unisex checkers beach towel, navy and blue combination. Original care tag attached.
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Limited edition 1995 Football
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
A limited edition 100% leather Chanel black and white football. Features the iconic interlocking CC. Just for kicks. Colour: Black/ White Composition: 100% Leather Measurements: C...
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1990s Chanel Ephemera

Grey & Black CC Shearling & Cashmere Pillow
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Grey & Black CC Shearling & Cashmere Pillow - Shearling front with CC logo in grey and black hues - Soft cashmere felt back - Concealed top zip and removable cushion pad Mat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Black Vanity Case Limited Edition Rare Home Decor Cosmetic Jewelry Box
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Pearl Lambskin Quilted Leather Rare Jewelry Box Vanity Case Home Decor Gold hardware Quilted Lambskin leather CC studded pearl drawer knob Features removable ...
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel 01a CC Logos Deer Motif Brooch Pin Corsage Pink 92ck310s
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Chanel 01a CC Logos Deer Motif Brooch Pin Corsage Pink 92ck310s Date Code/Serial Number: 01 A Made In: France Measurements: Length: 2" Width: .1" Height: 2" OVERALL GOOD CONDITI...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Swim Set with Pareo
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
If you can't get enough of Chanel, then look no further. This swim set by Chanel contains a 100% cotton beach towel, printed pareo both presented in the convenient yet gorgeous cotto...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Vintage Basketball
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel vintage basketball 1990's {VINTAGE 20+ Years} Made in France Condition: Very good vintage condition
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1990s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel 31 Rue Cambon Cuff Bracelet
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel 31 Rue Cambon Cuff Circa 1990s {VINTAGE 20 Years} Gold plated 31 Rue Cambon Address & Telex Engraved Pin closure 7.75" x 1.25" Made in France
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1990s Chanel Ephemera

CHANEL x Monster Black Plastic Lambskin Men's Beats Travel Music Headphones
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 2014 Collection Plastic Lambskin Leather Nylon Includes Storage Case, 3.5mm Audio Cable and USB Charging Cable 100% Authenticity Guaranteed by NEWFOU...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel 22P Black Interlaced Leather x Gold Chain Jumbo CC Necklace 49ck32s
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Chanel 22P Black Interlaced Leather x Gold Chain Jumbo CC Necklace 49ck32s Date Code/Serial Number: A22 P Made In: France Measurements: Length: 19.75" Width: 2" Height: 11.2" OV...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Rare Collector's Runway Supermarket Grocery Basket Chain Tote Minaudière
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel classic silver interwoven chain in the form of a large sized grocery shopping basket Spring 2014 Silver hardware Classic interwoven chain CC Silver Charm Can be used for high...
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Rugby Football Ball
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rugby Football Ball 2007 {VINTAGE 15 Years} Very good condition
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1990s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Doll
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Paying homage to Chanel's first creative designer and founder, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld designed this truly unique and rare piece for the re-opening of the New York So...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Leather Rugby Ball
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Limited Edition Rugby ball from 2007, crafted from charcoal black synthetic rubber, this limited edition rugby ball from Chanel showcases the brand's iconic interlocking CC logo in t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel 04P Record Chain Necklace s210ck63
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Chanel 04P Record Chain Necklace s210ck63 Date Code/Serial Number: 04 P Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 16.5" Width: .1" Height: 9.75" OVERALL EXCELLENT minus CONDITION ( 8...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Double 'CC Gold Logo Mother of Pearl Faux Necklace CC-0814N-0003
By Chanel
Located in Downey, CA
Chanel Double 'cc Gold Logo Mother of Pearl Faux Necklace CC-0814N-0003 This necklace from Chanel is a classic pearl necklace with double CC logos to spice it up. Perfect to wear fo...
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

CHANEL Gray and White Beach Towel
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Splendid Chanel beach towel in gray and white colors. The acronym 'CC' is in the center. Will be delivered in a dustbag Valois Vintage Paris
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

New Chanel Pink Lucite Cat Face Keychain
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel pink-and-gold Lucite cat keychain. Cruise 2017 collection. New with box and ribbon. Pendant: Length 2" - Width 1,75
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel FW21 CC Sports Mountaineer Helmet Bicycle Ski Shield Mask 88c27s
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Chanel FW21 CC Sports Mountaineer Helmet Bicycle Ski Shield Mask 88c27s Made In: Germany Measurements: Length: 10.3" Width: 8.5" Height: 6" OVERALL NEW VINTAGE CONDITION ( 9.75/1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Snow Globe Paperweight Holiday Gift 2C1117
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Measurements: Length: 2.25" Width: 2.25" Height: 3" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Signs of Wear: Water has some aging. Exterior: Very Minor Scratching on Base Interior: ...
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20th Century Chanel Ephemera

CHANEL Black BasketBall with its Chain in Leather and Metal
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Superb Chanel black basketball and its chain interlaced with black leather bag. Collector's item from the Paris-New York 2019 Métiers d'Arts collection. Will be delivered in its Cha...
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE 2021 Advent Calendar with 27 Gifts 1220c51
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Chanel SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE 2021 Advent Calendar with 27 Gifts 1220c51 Chanel Advent Calendar 2021 Sold out everywhere limited edition 27 compartments Includes Invoice and Box
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Micro Mini Red Quilted Patent Leather Jewelry Box Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Micro Mini Red Quilted Patent Leather Jewelry Box Crossbody Bag Patent leather Red Leather interwoven chain strap Top lid opening with magnetic snap closure Gold tone hardwar...
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

CHANEL Beach Towel in Black Cotton with a Camellia
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
CHANEL beach/bath towel, never used in black cotton, with a logo that represents a CHANEL camellia with the CC. The dimensions of the towel are: width 117cm x height 187cm. State: N...
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

Vintage CHANEL Light Decor
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Chanel light in working condition Approximate length 13" Came from store that used to sell Chanel cosmetics Not too heavy, border frame seam to be some light aluminum and mid...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

90s Chanel black nylon logoed clothing hanger
By Chanel
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Chanel black nylon clothing hanger with white printed logo. Full-length zip fastening and strings. Measurements Height: 128 cm Width: 59 cm Depth: 10 cm Product code: A5967 Notes:...
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1990s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Silver Leather Chain Charm Lunch Wire Satchel Grocery Box Top Handle Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Limited Edition Silver Leather Chain Charm Vanity Cosmetic Jewelry Box Evening Top Handle Bag Metal Leather Silver tone hardware Date code present Made in France Handle drop...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

CHANEL Black White Medicom Bearbrick Novelty Toy Doll Figurine Sculpture in Box
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 2006 Collection Painted Cast PVC Plastic One of 1,000 Created Numbered Inscription on Backside Overall Length 25.5" Includes Box 100% Authenticity Gu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Black Medium Ring Agenda Mm Caviar Cc Diary Notebook Cover 872906
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Measurements Base Length: 5 in Height: 7.25 in Width: 1.25 in VERY GOOD CONDITION (7.5/10 or B+) Minor wear. Slight weakness at ring binding
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20th Century Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Silver 2022 Ultra Rare Cc Logo Yo-yo Toy Game 31c33
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Measurements: Length: 2.6" Width: 1" Height: 2.6" OVERALL NEW CONDITION ( 10/10 or N ) Accessories: Bag, Receipt, Box, Dust Bag Signs of Wear: Exterior: New Edges: New Hardwar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Coco Mademoiselle Chanel 3 Doll's Designed By Karl Lagerfeld 2010
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
100% Authentic guaranteed 3 Chanel dolls designed by Karl Lagerfeld in 2010. Each doll has slightly different face because they where all handmade in France. Chanel Mademoiselle dol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

90s Chanel black velvet large clothes hanger
By Chanel
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Chanel black velvet large clothes hanger. Frontal golden metal logo. Measurements Lenght: 40 cm Bust: 2 cm Product code: X5037 Composition: Plastic - Metal Made in: France Condi...
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1990s Chanel Ephemera

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