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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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WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Watercolour Pochette Flap
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
What a stunning beauty..! This Limited Edition Chanel Watercolour flap bag in multi-colour satin is exquisite. A preloved, used bag in excellent condition. BRAND Chanel ACCESSORIES...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Handbags and Purses

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Peace Sign Victory Extra Mini Flap
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
This Chanel Victory Extra Mini Flap Bag is just stunning. It is the perfect extra small size. It also features two crystal-embellished ‘peace sign’ hands or also known as the victory...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Black Quilted Patent Leather Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Quilted Patent Leather Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag SKU: 110207 MSRP: USD 7,400.00 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Faint marks to...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Deep Marine Patent Leather Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Chanel Deep Marine Patent Leather Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag, 2010 - 2011. The iconic Chanel bag was originally issued by Coco Chanel in February 1955 which became the very first ...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Jersey Multicolour Medium Flap
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
What a stunning beauty..! This Limited Edition Chanel Medium Jersey Knit flap bag in multi-colour with gold hardware is exquisite. A preloved, used bag in excellent condition. BRAND ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Quilted Caviar Leather Long Bi-Fold Lavender Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Chanel Quilted Caviar Leather Long Bi-Fold Lavender Wallet. Exceptionally made, this highly sought after and popular piece was produced between 2005 - 2006 under the direction of Kar...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

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 Handbags and Purses

Chanel Grey Quilted Nylon Travel Accessories Cosmetic Pouch
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Grey Quilted Nylon Travel Accessories Cosmetic Pouch in excellent condition. Grey quilted nylon soft puffy exterior trimmed with silver hardware and grey leather. Front zipper...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Gold Distressed Leather 2.55 Reissue 227 Double Flap Classic
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Gold Distressed Leather 2.55 Reissue 227 Double Flap Classic in excellent condition. Metallic gold quilted distressed leather exterior trimmed with gold hardware. Back side sl...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Yellow Wallet On Chain Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Yellow Wallet On Chain Bag. Gold hardware. Rare color and chevron pattern. Mint condition like new. Authenticity card and dust cover included. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Handbags and Purses

Amazing Chanel Wallet on Chain (WOC) shoulder bag in black quilted leather, SHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Lovely Chanel Wallet on Chain (WOC) shoulder bag in black quilted leather, silver metal hardware, a silver metal chain handle intertwined with black leather allowing a shoulder or sh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Classic double Flap shoulder bag in Black quilted lambskin and GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Very original Chanel Classique bag with double flap and 2 compartments in black quilted lambskin leather, gold metal hardware, gold metal chain intertwined with black leather for a s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Handbags and Purses

Vintage CHANEL Clutch Bag in Black Lambskin Leather and Pearl
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
70's! Vintage CHANEL clutch bag in black lambskin leather. The jewelry is in gild metal with a clasp closure set with a half pearl. On the side a tassel of 12 rows of pearls and rhin...
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1970s Chanel Handbags and Purses

CHANEL Vintage Crossbody Mini Bag in Black Lambskin Leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
CHANEL vintage crossbody mini bag in black lambskin leather. It is in good condition. The jewelry is in gilt metal. Dimensions: 20x15x6.5cm Shoulder strap: 112cm the hologram is deta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Handbags and Purses

Mini CHANEL Timeless Bag in Tricolor Pink and Red Lambskin Leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Mini Timeless CHANEL bag in tricolor, powder pink, pink and red lambskin. The jewelry is in silver metal. The shoulder strap is interwoven with red leather and small hanging charms, ...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

CHANEL Mini Timeless Bag in Beige Caviar Leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
CHANEL mini Timeless bag in beige caviar grained leather with aged silver metal jewelry. Condition: Never worn. Made in France Dimensions: 19.5 x 13 x 6.5 cm Chain length: 121 cm Hol...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Black Leather Keyboard Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel brings you this quirky yet elegant clutch. Crafted from leather and designed in a keyboard style, the front features the label's logo and detail for a signature finish. The zi...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

CHANEL Satchel in Black Lamb Leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
CHANEL Satchel in black lamb leather. In very good condition. You can wear it crossbody or on the shoulder. Made in Italy. Dimensions: 32 x 26 x 12 cm Shoulder strap length: 112cm Wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Maxi Black Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Black Maxi Leather Bag. Vintage Maxi with gold hardware. Good condition. Gorgeous bigger CC clasp. Vintage lambskin leather. Collector's piece. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Handbags and Purses

The Coveted Chanel Timeless 23cm Shoulder bag in black quilted lambskin and GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Lovely Chanel Classic Bag 23cm with flap in black quilted lambskin leather, white leather hardware, gold metal hardware, gold metal chain interwoven with black leather. Flap closure,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Classic 22cm shoulder bag in Black quilted lambskin and gold hardware
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Splendid Chanel Classique shoulder bag in black quilted leather, gold-tone metal hardware, a gold-tone metal chain handle intertwined with black leather for shoulder support . Gilde...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Classic 22cm shoulder bag in Black quilted lambskin and gold hardware
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Splendid Chanel Classique 22cm shoulder bag in black quilted leather, gold-tone metal hardware, a gold-tone metal chain handle intertwined with black leather for shoulder support . ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Multicolor Lesage Tweed Jewel Encrusted Reissue 2.55 Classic 228 Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
An eye-catching, posh and elegant bag coming from Chanel. You’ll love to flaunt at your parties. Crafted from Lesage tweed, adorned with jewel encrusted embellishment. This bag featu...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Tan Quilted Caviar Leather Maxi Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from caviar leather in a quilt design, it bears their signature label on the...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Grey Quilted Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation deserves to be etched with honor in the history of fashion as they carry irreplaceable style. Like this stunner of a Boy Flap that has been exquisitely crafted ...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Red Caviar Leather CC Zip-Around Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This wallet is from the house of Chanel. Designed to perfection and crafted from fine quality Caviar leather, this wallet can be your go-to accessory. Characterized by a striking red...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

CHANEL 2WAY shoulder bag Deauville stats chain tote Womens tote bag Navy x gold
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL 2WAY shoulder bag Deauville stats chain tote Womens tote bag Navy x gold . The color is Navy x gold hardware. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Deau...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel White Leather Rock and Chain Hobo
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
From the Spring/Summer 2007 collection, this Chanel Rock and Chain hobo is gorgeous. It is characterized by a spacious hobo silhouette and the bold interweaved handles. While the CC ...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Brown Quilted Leather and Caviar Leather Paris Bombay Mini Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We love anything Chanel and currently, this Back To School mini bag has left us smitten! It boasts of fabulous style and outstanding details. It flaunts a brown leather exterior with...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Beige Quilted Leather Tassel Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This impressive bag is from the house of Chanel. Crafted from leather, this stylish creation features a beige hue. The creation comes with a tassel-detailed zip closure and dual hand...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Beige Quilted Patent Leather Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this double flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from patent leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature l...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Lime Green Leather Kiss Lock CC Brooch Chain Clutch Crossbody
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Chanel Lime Green Leather Kiss Lock Clutch Crossbody Embellished by CC brooch. Chain around. Very rare item. Condition is very good. Comes with dust bag. For buyers from EU we can pr...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Navy Blue Sequins CC Half Moon Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Why just stop at owning a Chanel bag when you can also carry your essentials in a lovely clutch bearing the signature quilt on a spread of sequins! This Half Moon creation from Chane...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Beige Leather Chocolate Bar Camellia Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A bag to delight both Chanel lovers and handbag admirers is this one. It is made from leather and features the chocolate bar quilt on the exterior. The bag has a Camellia applique an...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Rose Fonce Quilted Leather Small Reissue 2.55 Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Introduce Chanel's irreplaceable style to your closet with this Reissue 2.55 Camera bag. Crafted using leather, the bag has a signature quilted exterior, the Mademoiselle lock on the...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Cream Leather CC Punk Timeless Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A stylish clutch is a closet staple for all fashionistas! This CC Punk Timeless clutch from the house of Chanel is crafted from cream leather and covered in quilting and CC logos. Th...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Metallic Quilted Aged Leather Clams Wallet on Chain
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Meticulously designed, this WOC bag is a creation by Chanel. It has been wonderfully crafted from metallic gold leather and carries the signature quilt. The interior is lined with le...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel 2000s CC Wood Chain Hobo Bag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Show off your CC's! Circa 2001-2003, this mini hobo style Chanel bag is crafted from durable black Caviar and features the CC stitched in black on the front face with an acrylic wood...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Organic Rope Woven Quilted Nature Beige Tweed Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
This Chanel Nature Tote Quilted Tweed, crafted from beige quitled tweed, features diamond quilted top trims, dual woven-in leather chain straps, inverted pleats details, and matte go...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Large Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation deserves to be etched with honor in the history of fashion as they carry irreplaceable style. Like this stunner of a Boy Flap that has been exquisitely crafted ...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Pink Quilted Caviar Leather Maxi Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from caviar leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Vintage 2004 CC Pink Caviar Top Handle Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 2004 CC Pink Caviar Top Handle Clutch circa 2004 petal pink caviar leather gold-tone hardware signature interlocking CC stitch internal logo stamp all-around zip fast...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Rare Limited Edition Cruise Yacht Nautical Beach Black Coated Canvas Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Limited Edition Cruise Yacht Nautical Beach Black Coated Canvas Tote Year 2008 {VINTAGE 13 Years} This gorgeous rare Chanel Cruise Tote is made of black coated canvas, ...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Vintage 90's Runway Collector COCO CHANEL Gold Letters Belt Necklace Rare
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 90's Runway Collector COCO CHANEL Gold Letters Belt Necklace Rare Vintage Chanel belt from 1993 featured in gold with black leather intertwined. Belt spells out "COCO...
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Early 1900s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Logo Magenta Neon Pink Nylon Mesh CC Waist Fanny Pack Belt Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Soldout Logo Magenta Neon Pink Nylon Mesh CC Waist Fanny Pack Belt Bag From the 2019 Collection. Magenta nylon Chanel waist bag with silver-tone hardware, ad...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel 1991 Ultra Rare Vintage Waist Belt Bag Fanny Pack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel 1991 VERY RARE VINTAGE Waist Belt Bag Fanny Pack Year: 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold Hardware Quilted leather Thick chain belt Made in Italy
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1990s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Cc Beach Medium Pink Terry Cloth Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
This Chanel CC Beach Tote Terry Cloth Medium, crafted in pink Terry cloth, features dual terry cloth handles, printed CC logo, and silver-tone hardware. It opens to a pink terry clot...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Limited Edition Medium Boy Classic Grand Shopping Tote Travel Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Medium Boy Classic Grand Shopping Tote Travel Bag Year: 2011 Aged gold-tone hardware Black glazed calfskin leather Chain-link straps with leather pads Boy p...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Tweed Limited Edition Collector’s Novelty Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Tweed Limited Edition Collector’s Novelty Tote This handbag features a wool body, metal handle, silver-tone chain, open top, and interior zip and slip pocket. Featuring two d...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Mini Two Tone Double Flap Mademoiselle Reissue Satchel
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Mini Two Tone Double Flap Mademoiselle Reissue Satchel This stylish clutch is crafted of beige and black lambskin leather. The clutch features a black rolled leather handle ...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Vintage Black Chevron Quilted Calfskin Leather Small Chain Evening Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Calfskin Quilted Small Chain Evening Black Tote This unique evening bag is crafted of soft diamond and chevron quilted calfskin leather in black. The bag, designed in chevro...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Limited Edition Soho Glazed Calfskin Quilted Tweed Flight Travel Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Soho Glazed Calfskin Quilted Tweed Flight Travel Tote Bag This is a limited edition bag with "SOHO 2010" engraved on the special plaque to commemorate the ope...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Vintage 90’s Runway Rhinestone Double Strand CC Diamond Belt
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Multicolor Rhinestone Belt This stunning belt is a creation of small gold link settings each securing a rhinestone with a prism of color. The front of the belt features a do...
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1990s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Vintage 90’s Runway Rhinestone CC Diamond Belt
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Logo Rhinestone Belt Gold plated brass logo rhinestone belt from Chanel Vintage featuring a logo to the front Made in France
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1990s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Classic Flap Navy Vintage Resort Blue White Tweed Nautical Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Classic Flap Navy Vintage Resort Blue White Tweed Nautical Flap Bag Year: 2008 {VINTAGE 13 Years} Gold hardware Two interior pockets Navy blue lambskin lined interior Gold bi...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Vintage Black Caviar Triple CC Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Caviar CC Shoulder Bag Black This stunning classic shoulder bag circa 1996-1997 is crafted of luxurious caviar leather. The bag features six quilted Chanel CC logos at the b...
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1990s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Jumbo Maxi Lambskin Leather Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel maxi single flap in black lambskin with silver tone hardware. Made in Italy
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Medium 90's Vintage Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Black quilted lambskin backpack with interwoven chain straps 1994 {VINTAGE 27 Years} Gold hardware Double CC turnlock closure Small front pocket Interior black lambskin linin...
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1990s Chanel Handbags and Purses