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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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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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 Rugby Football Ball
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rugby Football Ball 2007 {VINTAGE 14 Years} Very good condition
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1990s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Beaute Black Square Handheld CC Mirror w/ Case
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Beaute Black Square Handheld Mirror with Case Color: Black Materials: Resin Overall Condition: Excellent pre-owned condition Includes: Chanel Beaute case Measurements: 5"W ...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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 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 Cashmere Blanket
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
This Chanel blanket is crafted from luxurious cashmere in two gorgeous and warm shades of red, featuring the Chanel lettering across. Cosy and soft, yet a rare home piece. Colour: R...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Beaute Black Square Handheld CC Mirror
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Beaute Black Square Handheld Mirror with Case Color: Black Materials: Resin Overall Condition: Excellent pre-owned condition Measurements: 5"W x 9.25"H x .25"D
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

CHANEL Coco Gabrielle Doll
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Extremely rare. Authentic. Iconic collector's item. The doll is dressed in a classic Chanel suit with CC buttons. She has a beautiful brooch, a pearl necklace, pearly earrings. Thi...
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2010s 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 Black Quilted Leather Vintage Vanity Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Chanel Vanity case is crafted from black leather. The top handle is designed to be conveniently carried by hand. The bag opens to a roomy interior that features an open pocket.
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2010s 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 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

8 Large Vintage Chanel Buttons in Gold W CC Monogram in twisted rope design
By Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This is a set of large vintage Chanel gold metal buttons. There are 8 gold Chanel buttons and they are in a classic twisted rope design with the CC logo monogram in the center of the...
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1990s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Two White Blue CC Logo Sports Game Novelty Tennis Rackets in Case W/Balls
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Carbon Measures 11" W x 37" L x 1" D Includes two tennis rackets, storage case and four tennis balls 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxury fashion dea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

New Chanel Collectible Bocce Ball Set W/ Box
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel rare and collectible bocce ball set with original box. The metal balls are in mint condition, never been played. Same for the wood boccino and the leather holder
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel x Medicom Kubrick Limited Edition Black White Decorative Bear Toy Figure
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Extremely rare and limited edition, this Chanel x Medicom Bearbrick was never sold in stores. Produced by Medicom and designed by Karl Lagerfeld, it was made exclusively available to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

New Rare Chanel Shearling Gray Black Ear Muffs
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
These super rare Chanel ear muffs will keep your ears warm when you're on the slopes. They're made of shearling and colored in grey. But sides show a big double black CC logo. The pi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

1980s Chanel Camellia Denim Hair Clip
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
1980s Chanel denim bow hair clip topped with a white camellia flower. Mint condition. Comes with original box.
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1980s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Blue Tan Beige Nude Cashmere Wool Blend Bed Couch Chair Throw Pillow
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Merino Wool Cashmere Made in France Measures 20" W x 20" H Includes pillow cushion insert and dust bag 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxury fashion dea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel 78.5" Orylag Rabbit Fur & CC Cashmere Stole/Throw Blanket
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Orylag Rabbit Fur & Cashmere Stole/Throw Made In: Italy Color: Grey & black Materials: Rabbit fur & cashmere Overall Condition: Excellent Measurements: 18.5”W x 78.5”H
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Black Leather Carryall Business Top Handle Travel Brief Briefcase Bag II
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Caviar leather Gold tone hardware Turnlock closure Handle drop 4" Made in France Measures 14.5" W x 11" H x 3" D 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxury...
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Late 20th Century Chanel Ephemera

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

Chanel Boomerang
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
This Boomerang is part of the Limited Edition Sports range from Chanel. This highly collectible and rare item from Chanel is crafted from plastic in luxe off-white. Colour: White C...
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21st Century and Contemporary 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 Snow Globe Parfum n°5
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Snow globe CHANEL Parfum n°5 It is the XXL decoration object for Chanel collectors. This snow globe is electric and will be delivered with its usb charger. It is new and the plastic ...
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Orylag Rabbit Fur Neck Pillow
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel's soft cozy orylag (rabbit) fur neck pillow is adorned with a CC logo at front on the left side and suede underside, it fastens with navy ties at the front, it will make an el...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Tennis Ping Pong Carbon Fiber Paddles Racket set with rubber ball.
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
CHANEL Tennis Ping Pong Carbon Fiber Paddles Racket set with rubber ball. CHANEL Ping Pong/Paddle ball set. These are such a staple for the luxury connoisseur and an amazing conver...
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Snow Dome
By Chanel
Located in Nice, FR
CHANEL VIP gift snow dome. Indicative measurements : height approx. 11 cm (4.33 inches) / base diameter approx. 7.5 cm (2.95 inches). Comes with original packaging (used condition)...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Black And White Soccer Ball
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Rare. Only a few balls were published for the Soccer World Cup in 1998. In good condition with signs of wear. "Guaranteed hand-stitched by adults" is written on the ball to prevent ...
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Early 2000s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather iPhone Pouch
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Why just stop at owning a Chanel bag when you can also carry your darling iPhone in a lovely leather pouch with the brand's signature quilt! This creation from Chanel is truly one te...
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

Limited Edition Chanel Basketball
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Collectible, limited edition Chanel basketball. Diameter 23.5 cm. Made in France. Previously used but in good condition. See signs of wear on the pictures. Will need to be re-inflate...
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Early 2000s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel NEW White Black CC Logo Sports Game Novelty Tennis Balls Four (4)
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel NEW White Black CC Logo Sports Game Novelty Tennis Balls Four (4) Wool Nylon blend Diameter 2.5" Includes four (4) balls 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Off White Black CC Logo Sports Game Novelty Tennis Ball - A Pair (2)
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Wool Nylon blend Diameter 2.5" Includes two (2) balls 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxury fashion dealer on the 1stDibs platform. Since 2015, NEWFOUN...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Blue Striped Knit Silk Blend Stole
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's stole is crafted in a cotton and silk combination that feels so soft against your skin. It features a striped pattern along with a blue shade and is complete with neatly hem...
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Limited Edition Basketball
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Crafted in 2004 from charcoal black synthetic rubber, this limited edition basketball from Chanel showcases the brand's iconic interlocking CC logo in the centre, contrasting off-whi...
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20th Century Chanel Ephemera

Chanel CC Embellished Gripoix Glass Keychain
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Crafted in France from antique gold plated metal, this elegant keychain boasts a cable-link chain, an engraved finish and a green gripoix glass stone embellishment which hangs decora...
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20th Century Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Snow Globe Dome
By Chanel
Located in Saint-ouen, FR
This magnificent globe was made in 2013 as a special edition for limited Chanel VIP customers. It features a white Christmas tree and Chanel gift bags. Many very mobile snow flakes. ...
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2010s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel NEW Black White Brown Wood Men's Women's Novelty Game Boomerang in Box
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Plastic Wood Made in Great Britain Measures 13.75" W x 11" H Includes dust bag and box 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxury fashion dealer on the 1st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Black And White Rugby Ball
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Rare. Only a few balls were published for the Rugby World Cup in France in 2007. There have only been around 50 distributed worldwide. In very good condition. Tiny marks on the Chane...
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Early 2000s Chanel Ephemera

Chanel NEW Limited Edition Black Leather Gold Chain Water Bottle in Box
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Lambskin leather Aluminum Gold-tone hardware Shoulder strap drop 20" Bottle measures 9" H x 3.25" D Includes authenticity card, dust bag and box 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWF...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Black Leather Carryall Business Top Handle Travel Brief Briefcase Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Caviar leather Gold tone hardware Turnlock closure Handle drop 4" Made in France Measures 14.5" W x 11" H x 3" D 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxury...
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Late 20th Century Chanel Ephemera

Vintage CHANEL Iconic Charm Lucite Ball Keychain
By Chanel
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage CHANEL Iconic Charm Lucite Ball Keychain Measurements: Height: 1.42 inches (3.6 cm) Circumference: 4.33 inches (11 cm) Features: - 100% Authentic CHANEL. - Lucite ball with...
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20th Century Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Red Leather Gold Travel Train Cosmetic Vanity Jewelry Case Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Red Leather Gold Travel Train Cosmetic Vanity Jewelry Case Bag Caviar leather Gold tone hardware Vinyl lining Zipper closure Handle drop 1.5" Made in Italy Measures 6" W x 3...
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Late 20th Century Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Black Gray Collectible Novelty Toy Game Sport Men's Women's Basketball
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Black Gray Novelty Toy Game Sport Men's Women's Basketball Diameter 14.5"
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Caviar Leather Gold Men's Women's Cosmetic Vanity Train Travel Bag in Box
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Caviar Leather Gold Men's Women's Cosmetic Jewelry Vanity Train Case Travel Bag in Box Caviar Gold tone hardware Zipper closure Vinyl lining Date code present Made in Italy ...
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Late 20th Century 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

Chanel 2017 Orylag Rabbit Fur CC Travel Neck Pillow w. Dust Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel 2017 Orylag Rabbit Fur CC Travel Neck Pillow W/ DB Made In: France Year of Production: 2017 Color: Black Hardware: Antiqued silvertone Materials: 100% Orylag rabbit Lining: 7...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Purple XL CC Cotton Beach Towel
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Purple XL CC Cotton Beach Towel Color: Purple Materials: Cotton terrycloth (no composition tag) Overall Condition: Very good pre-owned condition with exception of some pulls...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Rare Red Leather Top Handle Travel Jewelry Carry on Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Rare Red Leather Top Handle Travel Cosmetic Vanity Jewelry Carry on Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Flip lock closure Made in France Handle drop 1" Measures 10"...
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Late 20th Century Chanel Ephemera

Super Rare Chanel Doll Designed By Karl Lagerfeld For Pop-Up Shop Colette
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Super rare doll designed by Karl Lagerfeld specially for Chanel Pop-up Shop at world famous store Colette Paris .Dressed up in signature "Colette" blue dot print shirt ,tweed skirt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera

Chanel Black Gray CC Bucket Top Handle Travel Slingback Backpack Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Black Gray CC Men's Women's Bucket Top Handle Travel Slingback Backpack Shoulder Bag Terry cloth Woven lining Drawstring closure Made in Italy Adjustable shoulder strap drop ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Ephemera