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Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

More than a mere tastemaker, Karl Lagerfeld devoted himself to the continual pursuit of chic. “My life and my job,” the designer once said, “is to forget myself.” From his first collection at Chanel — after joining the brand in the early 1980s — he injected the venerable house with a frisson of modernity. Vintage Karl Lagerfeld designs for Chanel handbags, evening dresses, coats, jewelry and other clothing and accessories riffed on its iconography — tweed skirt suits, pearls, camellias — accenting a lexicon of Chanel-isms with tastes of the moment.

During his five-decade career as a designer for Chanel, Fendi, Chloé and many others, Lagerfeld was a quintessential chameleon, ever evolving to embody the times. An outsize, instantly recognizable personality — his ponytail powdered like an 18th-century viscount, his eyes perpetually shielded by dark glasses, wearing fistfuls of chunky silver jewels — Lagerfeld was, above all, an avatar of style.

Born in Hamburg (in 1933, ’35, or ’38 by varying accounts), Karl Lagerfeld packed his bags for Paris in 1954. His design for a coat won him the International Wool Secretariat and landed him a job with the celebrated couturier Pierre Balmain. He went on to become the designer of Jean Patou, eventually realizing that his seemingly endless ideas could fuel a career as a designer-for-hire. As such, Lagerfeld lent his vision to everyone from Loewe and Max Mara to Krizia and Charles Jourdan, nimbly moving among a diverse range of styles. It was an unprecedented way of working in the days when freelance was still a dirty word. During the late ’60s and ’70s, he refashioned Chloé to reflect the free spirit of the day and, beginning in 1965, joined forces with the Fendi family, taking it from sleepy furrier to fashion’s haute-est stratum.

Because of his track record for reviving and reimagining brands that had grown stagnant, in 1984 Lagerfeld was handed the reins at Chanel, which had been gathering dust since its founder’s heyday. Lagerfeld’s collections for the brand displayed his knack for synthesizing old and new, high and low. From Watteau (Spring/Summer 1985 couture) and Serge Roche (Spring/Summer 1990 ready-to-wear) to hip-hop fly girls (Fall/Winter 1991 ready-to-wear), surfers (Spring/Summer 2003 ready-to-wear) and ancient Egypt (Pre-Fall 2019), Lagerfeld used each season’s inspiration to conceive Chanel’s signatures anew. And despite producing eight collections a year for Chanel, as well as four to five for Fendi, Lagerfeld never faltered in proposing new ideas each time he put pencil to paper.

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Designer: Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Chanel Classic Quilted Lambskin Double Medium Flap
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This elegant shoulder bag is crafted of luxurious Lambskin leather in black. The bag features a leather threaded silver-tone chain-link shoulder strap, a rear patch pocket, and a cro...
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Early 2000s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

CHANEL Plaid Purse with Faux Fur
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Brand New . Never worn Chanel Plaid Purse with Fur come with Box and ID from 2010. Measurement: 13” wide / 3” deep
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Early 2000s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

2004 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Baby Blue Quilted Leather Top Handle Mini Bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a mini baby blue quilted top handle Chanel bag, designed by Karl Lagerfeld. From 2004, this fabulous and classically Chanel bag prominently features a gold-tone...
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Early 2000s Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

2004 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Beige Quilted Leather Top Handle Mini Bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a light beige quilted top handle Chanel bag, designed by Karl Lagerfeld. From 2004, this fabulous and classically Chanel bag prominently features a gold-tone in...
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Early 2000s Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel evening bag made of black jacquard fabric, woven Chanel chain and logo!
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Stuttgart, DE
About Black Chanel evening bag of black Jacquard fabric with woven Chanel chains and CC log. CC lock and chain in silver metal. Measurement Bag length 25cm Bag height 14 cm B...
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Early 2000s Italian Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Metallic Patent Calfskin Quilted Medium Boy Bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This stylish shoulder bag in the larger size is crafted of glossy patent leather in gold framed by a linear quilting. The bag features a polished gold tone chain link shoulder strap ...
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2010s Italian Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

HERMÉS KELLY 20 bordeaux Calfskin Leather, gold hardware, small shoulder bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Hermès
Located in Stuttgart, DE
About Very beautiful Mini Hermès Sellier shoulder bag, bordeaux , Box calf, Z in 1995 Features: - Inside Pocket 1 - Size " Width 7,9 inches x H 5,7 inches x 3.7 inches - Size cm: W...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Vintage Velour Camellia Handle Bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This stunning top handle bag is crafted of off-white velvet with multicolor Camellia Accent Flower Print. The handbag features black acrylic top handles and a black CC medallion zipp...
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Early 2000s Italian Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

A RUNWAY PROTOTYPE of a CHANEL Jumbo denim bag with CHANEL Icons 2007-2008A
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Stuttgart, DE
A totally unusual and unique Chanel bag made of black denim, adorned with many Chanel Icons and jewels from Chanel. It is a prototype Autumn 2007-2008 and was only produced once. IT...
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Early 2000s Italian Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

CHANEL bag in black calfskin leather with black glossy shearling, 2017.
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Stuttgart, DE
A beautiful black small Chanel bag made of black quilted calfskin. The front and back of the bag are made of shiny black shearling. The bag has a small handle and the typical long Ch...
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Early 2000s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel leather distressed silver Reissure 2,55 maxi double flap bag 2000s
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Stuttgart, DE
About Limited edition maxi Reissure double flap Chanel bag in silver metallic-distressed leather and with thick silver chains. Double chain 62 cm, long with one chain 100 cm. Meas...
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2010s Italian Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Rare Red Navy Denim Canvas Chain Tote Bag
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Milano, IT
Superb bag designed by the great Coco Chanel in the 1980s, fine French craftsmanship. ORIGINAL LABEL AND MARK. The bag is half red leather and half soft blue punched fabric, very bea...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel 1990 red lambskin and canvas crossbody bag, iconic leather chain, France
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Stuttgart, DE
Iconic vintage Chanel shoulder bag made of red lamb leather and natural colored quilted canvas. The long carrying chain is passed through 12 large gold-plated rings at the top and th...
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1990s Italian Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Accordion Shopping Lambskin Medium Tote
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
From the 2016 Collection by Karl Lagerfeld. This Chanel Accordion Shopping Tote is crafted of smooth Lambskin leather with quilted sides and trim. It features leather woven chain str...
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2010s Italian Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Vintage classic CHANEL shoulder bag calf skin black/white 1990/95
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Stuttgart, DE
This classic black - white shoulder bag comes with 7 digits ID card Nr. 6884197, this is around 1995. The whole bag is black and white, the 2 adjustable (short and long) straps, the...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Vintage CHANEL quilted double flap bag, lambskin leather, medium in pink, 1995
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Stuttgart, DE
Vintage CHANEL bag, Modell 2,55 medium, double flap quilted lambskin, ID Code 6437921, great color inside also lined with leather of the same color. Great used condition with slight ...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Vintage Chanel quilted lambskin bag, red, 1985 and Carte E'Authenticite
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel Boutique
Located in Stuttgart, DE
Iconic Chanel bag, lambskin in red with a very early 6 digit ID number. 0672501 and ID card. The CARTE E'AUTHENTICITE was started in 1984 with the 6-digit number! Measurements: Hight...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Enchained Blue Tweed Medium Boy Bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Antwerp, BE
Chanel Enchained Blue Tweed Medium Boy Bag We can't get over this Chanel Boy Bag... What a real eye-catcher! The combination of its edgyness and sophistication makes this bag an unm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

1990 Chanel Spring/Summer Canvas Tote Bag w/ Colorful Leather Camellia Applique
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
1990s Chanel Spring/Summer Collection black cotton canvas tote bag with colorful leather appliques of camellia, clover and "CC" logo. Cotton fishnet back pouch pocket, buckskin leath...
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1990s Italian Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Chainmail Belt Bag SS1999
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Waist Bag Belt Spring / Summer 1999 Ready-to-Wear Made in France Silver chainmail Two open flap pockets attached to the belt Pockets have blue bead deta...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Ice Cream Sundae Handbag Iconic Print
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Adorable Chanel bag perfect for all your days out! Circa 2003-2004, this canvas top handle features an ice cream sundae motif with Chanel umbrellas. Buckle style top handle stamped C...
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Early 2000s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Vintage Chanel backpack black quiltet patent leather, 1990, France
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Stuttgart, DE
Very nice and well-preserved backpack in quilted black patent leather - including the inside! Nice long shoulder straps - the backpack can also easily be carried over one should The ...
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1980s Italian Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Vintage 90s Chanel Classic Black Quilted Patent Handbag
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel classic black quilted patent leather handbag. - Kiss lock closure. - Interior zip closure. - One interior slip pocket. - Silver Hardware. - Measurement...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Black Patent Leather Paris-Shanghai Expandable Tote GST
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
MSRP: $3500 Designer: Chanel Material: Patent Leather Lining: Nylon Hardware: Silver Origin: Italy Serial Number: 13525260 Year: 2009-2010 Dimensions: 13"L x 12”H x 6"W (e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Pink Boston Style Handbag.
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Chanel pink boston style handbag from year 2004 to 2005. - Leather handle. - Two compartments zip closure. - “CC” silver hardware. - Measurements: Length: 30cm. ...
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Early 2000s Italian Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Business Flap Patent Single Flap Maxi Size Bag (Circa 2010)
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This business flap maxi shoulder bag is made of large diamond shaped quilted patent leather. The bag features silver chain link shoulder straps threaded with leather and a silver Cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Jumbo nylon shopper Tot bag with Lip Heart + Coco Grafitti 1985's
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Stuttgart, DE
Chanel Jumbo Nylon Shopper Tot bag with lips, hearts Coco and CC's graffiti all over the bag. The front is quilted with large CC. The inside of the bag is filled with a light-colored...
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1980s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

CHANEL Studded Calfskin Lambskin Paris Dallas Flap Black
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This unique classic handbag is beautifully crafted of diamond quilted calfskin leather on the bottom and a lambskin CC studded flap. The bag features ruthenium chain link straps wit...
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Vintage Chanel 28cm Navy Lambskin Triple CC Camera Shoulder Bag
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Chanel 28cm navy lambskin triple "CC" camera shoulder bag from 1994 to 1996. - These bag is rare in navy lambskin leather interior and exterior. - It comes with authent...
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1990s Italian Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Black Caviar "CC" Hand Tote Bag
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Chanel black caviar "CC" interlock hand tote bag from year 1997 to 1999. - Hardware: Gold - "CHANEL" zip closure. - Two side slip pockets. - Measurements: Length: 2...
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1990s Italian Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Black Calfskin Tassel Handbag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Chanel black calfskin tassel handbag from 2003 to 2004 collection. - Silver Hardware zips closure. - Length: 34cm. Height: 34cm. Width: 14cm. Hand Drop: 20cm.
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Early 2000s Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel beige chevron shoulder bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Chanel beige chevron shoulder bag. - Front slip pockets in both sides. - Interior pocket zip closure and interior slip pocket. - Measurements: 28cm x 19cm x 9cm. Drop...
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1980s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Vintage 90s Chanel Black Patent Leather Shoulder Flap Bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel black patent leather shoulder flap bag. - Hardware: Black metal. - Measurements: Length: 28cm. Height: 17cm. Width: 8cm. Strap Drop: 51cm.
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1990s Unknown Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Vintage Chanel Clutch 1990s 'JUST A DROP OF NR. 5'
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Stuttgart, DE
A very original clutch made of black patent leather, lined inside with black leather and has a side pocket. COCO CHANEL is shown on the front, it is a Vinyl hologram 'JUST A DROP OF ...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Beige Caviar Double Chain Handbag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 90s Chanel beige caviar double chain handbag. - Gold toned “CC” ball zip closure and front pocket with turn lock. - Compartments interior and zip closure. - Measureme...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Gold Medium Double Flap Bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in London, GB
Crafted from black lambskin, this vintage 11.12 bag from 1996-1997 features a double-flap design. Adorned with this iconic 'CC’ turn-lock detailing and diamond quilting, a small exte...
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Late 20th Century Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Gold Small Double Flap Bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in London, GB
This timeless Chanel 9" double flap bag from 1989-1991 has been crafted from diamond-quilted black lambskin with a double-flap design. The front flap features the iconic CC logo with...
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Mid-20th Century Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Small Double Flap Bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in London, GB
This timeless Chanel 9" bag from 1991-1994 has been crafted from diamond-quilted black lambskin and features a double-flap design and back pocket. The front flap features the Maisons...
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Late 20th Century Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Green “CC” Silver hardware Stitching Shoulder Bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Chanel green “CC” silver hardware shoulder bag. - White stitching from front to back. - Silver chain strap. - “CC” silver hardware flap closure. - Chanel nylon lining. - ...
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Early 2000s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Black and White Patent Leather Shoulder Strap bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
Length: 23cm Height: 20cm Width: 7cm Double Straps: 25cm Single Strap: 47cm Year: 2000 to 2002. Condition: Good with vintage imperfections.
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Early 2000s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Handbags and Purses

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