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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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1995 Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Small Classic Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB4174 Serial Number: 3272619 Age (Circa): 1996 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card, Care Booklet ...
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1990s Chanel

2011 Chanel Red Quilted Lambskin Classic Clutch-on-Chain COC
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Red Quilted Lambskin Classic Clutch-on-Chain COC Xupes Reference: HB4177 Serial Number: 14300422 Age (Circa): 2011 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authenticity Card Aut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Multi-Chain Belt with CC Logo Charm Gold Metal NWT NOS 07P
By Chanel
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Authentic, NWT/NOS Chanel Multi-Chain Belt with CC Charm, from the 07P collection. Made from gold metal, one can wear this w/the clasp & CC logo charm facing front, back or wear the ...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Orange Neo Executive Tote
By Chanel
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Iconic and beautiful Chanel bag Neo Executive tote Amazing orange color Year 2017 Internal serial n. 23450963 Leather Double handle but can be used crossbody too (removable belt) Gol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Vintage Dallas Studded Saddle Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
fabulous RARE Chanel Vintage Dallas Studded Saddle Bag in excellent condition. Black leather exterior trimmed with soft black mink fur and antiqued silver hardware. Buckled chain a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

RARE Chanel Black Embroidered Python 2.55 Classic Flap Reissue 226
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Black Embroidered Python 2.55 Classic Flap Reissue 226 in excellent condition. Black python snakeskin exterior embroidered with tan wool, black lace, and black paillette sequi...
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2010s Chanel

Rare Chanel Pink Vintage '95 Weekend Duffel Overnight Tote NEW With Tags
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Rare Pink Vintage 1995 Weekend Duffel Overnight Duffle Tote This kind of vintage bags are impossible to find in this new with tags condition and color in person is very like...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

1996 Chanel Black Lambskin Vintage Timeless Long Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Lambskin Vintage Timeless Long Wallet Xupes Reference: HB4167 Serial Number: 4001786 Age (Circa): 1996 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authenticity Details: Authentic...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Pumps Heels Black Leather and Patent Cap Toe CC Logo Size 39.5 with Box
By Chanel
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Here's a pair of chic high heel pumps from Chanel. Made from black leather, they feature CC logos at the outer heel, patent leather cap toes and a silver metallic detailing at the h...
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Early 2000s Chanel

2019 Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Classic Long Zipped Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Classic Long Zipped Wallet Xupes Reference: HB4171 Serial Number: 28086793 Age (Circa): 2019 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authenticity Card, C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Pair of Chanel gloves in leather with chains and pearls
By Chanel
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Pair of Chanel gloves in leather with chains and pearls
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

2017 Chanel Black Quilted Calfskin Leather Medium Frame in Chain Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Calfskin Leather Medium Frame in Chain Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB4157 Serial Number: 23252981 Age (Circa): 2017 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authenticity ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

vintage CHANEL Sport 2002 orange blue CC emboss jacquard terry towel tank FR40
By Chanel
Located in Hong Kong, NT
vintage CHANEL Sport 2002 orange blue CC emboss jacquard terry towel tank FR40 Reference: GIYG/A00068 Brand: Chanel Designer: Karl Lagerfeld Material: Polyester Color: Blue Pattern: ...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Green & Black Lambskin Cap Toe CC Ballerina Flats sz 39
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Green & Black Lambskin Cap Toe CC Ballerina Flat sz 39 Made In: Italy Color: Green and black Materials: Lambskin leather Closure/Opening: Slip on Overall Condition: Very good...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel White Black Quilted Sleevless Vest Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
From the Fall 2010 Collection. White and black Chanel quilted puffer vest with contrast trim throughout, dual welt pockets featuring interlocking CC snap closures and snap closures a...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Black Patent Leather Wrap Chain Gold Maxi Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1996 Collection Patent Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 13.5" W x 8.75" H x 4" D Shoulder Strap Drop 24.5" Includes Authenticity C...
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Late 20th Century Chanel

vintage CHANEL Sport 2002 blue CC emboss jacquard terry towel blazer jacket
By Chanel
Located in Hong Kong, NT
vintage CHANEL Sport 2002 blue CC emboss jacquard terry towel blazer jacket FR40 Reference: GIYG/A00067 Brand: Chanel Designer: Karl Lagerfeld Material: Polyester Color: Blue Pattern...
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Early 2000s Chanel

CHANEL Ivory Cream Caviar Leather Brown Tortoise Plastic Jumbo Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 2001 Collection Caviar Leather Tortoise Plastic Leather Lining Measures 11.75" W x 8.75" H x 3.5" D Shoulder Strap Drop 17" Includes Authenticity Car...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

NEW Chanel Black Classic Shorts Bermuda Pants
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
Beautiful CHANEL shorts A timeless classic piece Deep black color 5 pocket design Stretchy fabric A true CHANEL signature item that will last you for many years Opens with a zip & b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Leather Pearl CC Ankle Strap Sandals Size 37
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These black sandals from Chanel have been designed to lift your style. They flaunt leather straps to frame your feet and are elevated on 14 cm heels. They have pearl detailing on the...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Cocktail Dress Flapper Style Layered Black Silk Chiffon Size 6 Rare 1970s
By Chanel
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This little black dress was designed during the mid 1970s, after Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel passed away and before Karl Lagerfeld was brought in. It's made from tons of tiered sheer bl...
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1970s Chanel

Chanel Black Gold Grafiti Leather Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Chanel leather jacketcollection Chanel Icon 2019-20 AW. Unworn. No tags. Sz.38 Hanger is not included. For buyers from EU we can provide shipping from Poland. Please demand if you n...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Grey Cashmere CC Coco Mark Button Shawl Collar Long Knit Cardigan
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Gorgeous thick buttery soft grey pure cashmere cardi coat from CHANEL 2008 Autumn collection. Pewter CC logo buttons. I Lightly worn condition with only very minor pilling. Sz.38
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Early 2000s Chanel

1990s Chanel Gold Toned Chain Belt Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Bangkok, TH
1990s Chanel gold toned chain belt featuring a gold toned Byzantine styled coin. It can be worn as a belt or a wrap around necklace. Stamped 98P made in France. Adjustable hook faste...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Quilted Leather Hair Tie Black
By Chanel
Located in Flushing, NY
Condition: Brand New Accompanied by: This item comes with all accessories
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Vintage Oversized Glasses
By Chanel
Located in Bilbao, ES
Chanel Tortoiseshell Vintage Sunglasses Mark Chanel Model 5170 c. 501/3C Lens material PASTA With polarized lens Yes Other features With UV protection : Yes Gender : Female Descript...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Black & Multicolor Tweed Blazer
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Black and multicolor tweed blazer by Chanel. Notched lapel. Dual hip pockets. Single button closure at front. Designer size 36. 35" bust, 14.5" shoulder width, 24.5"...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Coral Chevron Patent Leather Jumbo Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Crafted from glossy patent leather, this Chanel bag is a classic beauty. Its coral exterior is designed with chevron quilting and is accented with silver-tone hardware. It features a...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL, Diana Vintage in black leather
By Chanel
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CHANEL - Model: Diana Vintage - Condition: Good condition. Scratches on the clasp, Minor sign of wear on base corners, Few scratches - Accessories: Dustbag - Measurements...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel CC Double Chain Waist Bag Quilted Patent Mini
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor scuffs on exterior, slight creasing underneath flaps and on strap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Box Measurements: Height 4", Width 4.5", Dept...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black 16ck0110 Quilted Snap Compact Cc Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 2524058 Made In: France Measurements(inches): Length: 4.4 Width: 0.7 Height: 4 GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION (6.5/10 or BC) Includes: authenticity card and ...
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20th Century Chanel

Chanel Black Vintage Medium Double Flap Classic Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Black Vintage Double Classic Bag. Medium size. Lambskin leather. 24 kt gold plated vintage chain and CC closure. The most classsic Chanel bag. Burgundy leather interior. Guara...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Haute Couture Vintage 2pc Purple Wool Jacket & Skirt Suit W Braided Belt
By Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This outstanding vintage celebrity owned Chanel Couture jacket top and skirt suit is in a sublime magenta and plum purple chevron lightweight wool challis with a braided leather belt...
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1980s Chanel

Chanel cashmere scarf, blue and gray CC logo
By Chanel
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Chanel cashmere scarf, blue and gray CC logo print on the front. Dimensions 75x204 cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

90s Chanel black velvet slim clothes hanger
By Chanel
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Chanel black velvet slim clothes hanger and gold-tone metal front logo. Measurements Lenght: 37 cm Bust: 1,5 cm Product code: A5315 Composition: Plastic - Metal Condition: Very g...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Timeless double flap Medium Shoulder bag in beige quilted leather, GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Beautiful Chanel Timeless Medium handbag with double flap in beige quilted lambskin leather, gold metal hardware, a golden metal chain handle intertwined with beige leather allowing ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Pearl Crush Wallet on Chain Quilted Velvet with Crystal Detail
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear on exterior, balding on flap and exterior edges. Indentations underneath flap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Authenti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Leather Cap Toe Platform Size 40
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Black Leather Cap Toe Platform - 40 Take each step with style in these beautifully crafted platforms from Chanel. Crafted from leather, they carry a classic design of glossy c...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Quilted Leather Cambon Tote
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
From the 2004-2005 Cambon Collection, this pre-owned Chanel tote bag is crafted from white quilted leather and displays a bold interlocking black CC logo. It features an exterior bac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Embossed Patent Charm Zippy Wallet Long Zip Around 862355
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
VERY GOOD CONDITION (7.5/10 or B+) (Outside) partially rubs on the bottom (Outside) minor stains on the whole parts (Inside) minor scratches in the note compartments partially ru...
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20th Century Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Cambon Ligne Card Holder Wallet case 820cas8
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 9294033 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 4.2" Width: .1" Height: 3" OVERALL GOOD minus CONDITION ( 6.75/10 or B- ) Accessories: Box, Care Booklet, ...
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20th Century Chanel

Chanel Red Quilted Lambskin Envelope Pochette Clutch Bag 189ca83
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 1018519 Made In: France Measurements: Length: 7.2" Width: .5" Height: 4" OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION ( 7.5/10 or B+ ) Accessories: Authentication Card,...
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20th Century Chanel

Chanel Vintage Black Patent CC Duffle Boston Bag 1996
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
A classic Bowler bag made in the bold and statement black patent leather, this Chanel bag is everything that is highly functional and also extremely stylish. With a gold-tone top zip...
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1990s Chanel

2000s Chanel Black Nylon Travel East West Bag
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Super chic Chanel Travel East-West bag from the early 2000s. Black quilted nylon with the interlocking CC logo trademark print throughout the nylon. Black leather surrounding the twi...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Taupe Cc Button Line Long Bifold 11cz1005 Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: 8511296 Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 7.5" Width: 0.5" Height: 4" OVERALL GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION ( 6/10 or C ) Includes Serial Seal Sticker Si...
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20th Century Chanel

Chanel Beige & White Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Trapeze Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Beige & White Quilted Lambskin Vintage Mini Trapeze Classic Single Flap Bag with Pouch Xupes Reference: HB4089 Serial Number: 1521910 Age (Circa): 1990 Accompanied By: Chanel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Boy Black Caviar WOC Wallet On Chain Zipper Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Boy Black Caviar Wallet On Chain WOC Zipper Shoulder Bag. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary. Th...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Square Frame Tortoiseshell Aceate Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
These sunglasses by Chanel have been handmade from naturally flexible brown tortoishell acetate, and feature a square-frame silhouette and finished with the brand’s signature silver-...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Classic Full Flap shoulder bag in Taupe quilted leather and gold hardware
By Chanel
Located in Paris, IDF
Lovely Chanel Classic Mini Full Flap bag in taupe quilted lambskin leather, gold-tone metal hardware, taupe leather interlocking gold-tone metal chain for hand, shoulder or shoulder ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel New White Graffiti Beach Set
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel brand new oversize graffiti beach set. White with multicolor pattern, lined in white cotton. Terry cloth towel 70" x 48". Sometimes imperfections in the print might be visible.
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Beige/Black Leather CC Cap Toe Quilted Platform Pumps Size 40
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These stylish pumps by Chanel are great for a host of occasions. Crafted from quality leather, they come in classic shades of black & beige. They have quilted platforms, cap toes, CC...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Black & Silver Gingham Tweed Skirt
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Black and silver gingham tweed mini skirt by Chanel. Zip and CC button closure at center front. Designer size 38. 26" waist, 34" hips, 17.5" length. Condition: Pre-o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Chocolate Brown Lambskin Leather Small Kelly Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1991 Collection Lambskin Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 9" W x 6.75" H x 3" D Shoulder Strap Drop 21" 100% Authenticity Guarantee...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Light Pink & Multicolor 2002 Button-Up Top
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Light pink and multicolor striped button-up top by Chanel. From the Spring 2002 Collection. Pointed collar. CC button closures at center front. Designer size 42. 40"...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Dark Brown Metallic Wool Turtleneck Sweater
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Dark brown metallic wool turtleneck sweater by Chanel. Circa 2001. Long sleeves. Designer size 42. 30" bust, 23" shoulder width, 20" length. Condition: Pre-owned. Ex...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Light Blue Suede Cork Heel Open Toe Pumps Size 36
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
An epitome of grace and poise, these pumps add a feminine style to your look. These pumps made by the House of Chanel strike a perfect balance between luxury and simplicity with thei...
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2010s Chanel

Vintage Early 2000s Chanel Yellow Patent “CC” Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Mint condition vintage early 2000s Chanel yellow patent leather with “CC” handbag. - Kiss lock closure. -Full package with card, sticker and booklet -Brown silk interior wit...
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Early 2000s Chanel

CHANEL black & gold PEARL HEEL Pumps Shoes 39
By Chanel
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Chanel pumps in black and gold-tone printed suede featuring black patent leather tip and faux pearl embellished heel. Brand new. Measurements Imprinted Size 39 Shoe ...
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1980s Chanel

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Questions About Chanel
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Depending on the bag's material, a vintage Chanel can be quite expensive. For instance, a vintage crocodile top handle bag costs around $130,000. The classic quilted leather bag is around $10,000.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Chanel Matelasse is a quilted Chanel bag. It's an emblem of the Chanel brand. Chanel Matelasse bags and other Chanel bags can be found on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A Chanel tote's price can vary on the second depending on size, model, condition, and age. New Chanel small clutches start at around $1,900 while totes and other purses fetch $4,000-$5,000.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    A classic Chanel bag ranges from $3,500 to $6,000. A vintage classic Chanel flap bag can cost as much as $20,000 if it’s in good condition. Though Chanel offers the flap bags in a range of materials and designs in each collection, the ultimate classic flap bag is a quilted lambskin one.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Yes, Chanel is one of the most desirable luxury brands in the world. This top-class designer brand creates their products from quality raw materials and high production methods while employing some of the best-known talent in the fashion world. Find many Chanel accessories and apparel on 1stDibs.