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WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Medium Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Gorgeous Chanel Medium Boy bag in black lambskin leather with ruthenium hardware – just a classic. This bag has been used and is in very good condition and the price has been reflect...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Medium Boy Bag
  • WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Medium Boy Bag
  • WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Medium Boy Bag
  • WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Medium Boy Bag
H 15 in. W 9 in. L 25 in.
Chanel Medium Boy Bag - Emerald Green
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Fantastic Medium Boy Bag from Chanel in green Leather with ruthenium hardware. Such a beautiful colour and next to the ruthenium hardware, it just looks exquisite. A preloved bag in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Medium Boy Bag - Emerald Green
  • Chanel Medium Boy Bag - Emerald Green
  • Chanel Medium Boy Bag - Emerald Green
  • Chanel Medium Boy Bag - Emerald Green
H 5.91 in. W 9.85 in. D 3.55 in.
Chanel Gold Boy Bag Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chanel "Le Boy" Bag Medium in perforated gold leather with a thick gold chain strap. This is the "old" medium size Boy bag. Great condition. A luxe, roomy bag with great structure t...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Blue Quilted Leather Medium Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Blue quilted Chanel Medium Boy bag with antiqued silver-tone hardware, convertible chain-link and leather shoulder strap, tonal grosgrain lining, single interior slit pocket and CC p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

CHANEL "Medium Boy" Brown Leather Sheared Rabbit Fur Flap Bag Cross Body Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Thiensville, WI
DESCRIPTION: CHANEL "Medium Boy" Brown Calfskin Leather & Rabbit Flap Top Cross Body Handbag Brand / Manufacturer: Chanel Designer: Karl Lagerfeld Manufacturer Style Name: Boy Sty...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Chained Tote Quilted Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing, minor wear and scuffs on exterior, handles and shoulder pads. Light splitting on front handle base wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Medium Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Lambskin Quilted Medium Boy Bag SKU: 108902 MSRP: USD 5,300.00 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Light scuffing to corners. Scratc...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Pink Caviar Quilted Medium Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Pink Caviar Quilted Medium Boy Bag SKU: 109695 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Light scuffing to corners. Scratching and...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Chained Tote Quilted Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on base corners, creasing and minor scuffs on the exterior and handle. Small stains in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dus...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Boy Medium Calfskin Chain Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
From Pre Fall 2013. Chanel Boy bag - medium model In black smooth calf leather - ruthenium fittings To wear as single or lined-shoulder / crossbody Black canvas interior with 2 compa...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Sundbyberg, SE
Black and Beige leather embroidered Chanel New Medium Boy bag with – Silver-tone hardware – Convertible chain-link shoulder strap with leather shoulder guard – Embroidered trim thr...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black New Medium Boy Shoulder Bag
H 6.3 in. W 10.63 in. D 2.37 in.
Chanel Ecru Galuchat Medium Size Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel boy bag medium size in ecru galuchat, exceptional piece. Borders in ecru dipped lambskin leather. Chain and clasp in silver metal. Inner lining in gray fabric. Flat pocket zi...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Ecru Galuchat Medium Size Boy Bag
  • Chanel Ecru Galuchat Medium Size Boy Bag
  • Chanel Ecru Galuchat Medium Size Boy Bag
  • Chanel Ecru Galuchat Medium Size Boy Bag
H 5.91 in. D 2.56 in. L 9.85 in.
Chanel Paris-Seoul Iridescent Medium Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
From the Cruise 2016 Collection. Bronze metallic quilted leather Chanel Paris-Seoul Medium Boy bag with iridescent hardware, single chain-link shoulder strap with shoulder guard, bla...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel silver metallic medium size boy bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel silver metallic medium size boy bag Year: 2017 Patent Leather in silver Silver aged hardware Interior lined silver lambskin Boy bag clasp closure 5" H x 10" W x 3" D Made in...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Chevron Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear and darkening on base corners, strap, opening and flap edges, slight creasing on exterior and underneath flap. Wear in interior, scratches on hardware. A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Bicolor Boy Flap Bag Calfskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on exterior, strap and underneath flap, scuffs and creasing on front and underneath flap. Wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Access...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Reverso Boy Flap Bag Patent Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light wear on exterior, strap, underneath flap and in interior, slight creasing on strap and underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Chevron Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light scuffs on exterior and underneath flap, minor wear on base and flap corners and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Chevron Caviar Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear, creasing and discoloration on exterior and underneath flap, small marks on flap. Light wear and small glue stain in interior, scratches on hardware....
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Caviar New Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear and darkening on base and flap corners, creasing on exterior, wear and discoloration on strap and underneath flap. Wear and marks in interior, scratches on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing, scuffs and wear on exterior and underneath flap, discoloration and moderate wear on flap corner. Light marks and wear in interior, scratches on hardwa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Patent Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear on base and flap corners, moderate cracking on flap opening corners, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Measurements: Handle Drop 12", Height...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Reverso Boy Flap Bag Calfskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy loss of shape on exterior. Wear and darkening on exterior edges and shoulder pad, scuffs on exterior, creasing underneath flap. Darkening, wear, marks and smal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy wear on exterior trims. Creasing, moderate wear and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap, indentations underneath shoulder pad. Small stains in interior, scr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate wear on base corners, flap edges and shoulder pad, indentations on flap. Slight creasing underneath flap, minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Chevron Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Creasing, scuffs and stains on exterior and underneath flap, wear on exterior, flap edges and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Minor wear and marks on exterior, and in interior, light scuffs and creasing underneath flap. Darkening on strap bases and interior opening trim, s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Slit on rear base corner. Moderate wear on base, flap corners and shoulder pad, wear, scuffs and small indentations on exterior and underneath flap, scratches on har...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Calfskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing on sides and underneath flap, discoloration and wear on base corners and flap edges. Moderate scuffs, wear and indentations underneath flap, scratches on ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Woven Leather Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on base, minor wear on base corners, small scuff on base, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Handle Drop 11...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Reverso Boy Flap Bag Calfskin New Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Loss of shape on exterior, moderate wear and discoloration on exterior corners and flap edges. Minor wear on strap, creasing and indentations underneath flap, w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Darkening and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap, wear on strap and in interior, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Mea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Braided Sheepskin New Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear on base and flap corners, creasing on exterior, small indentation on rear trim. Creasing, bubbling, scuffs and bubbling underneath flap, light wear i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel White Leather Medium Boy Braided 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 Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel White Leather Medium Boy Braided Flap Bag
  • Chanel White Leather Medium Boy Braided Flap Bag
  • Chanel White Leather Medium Boy Braided Flap Bag
  • Chanel White Leather Medium Boy Braided Flap Bag
H 5.52 in. W 3.15 in. L 9.85 in.
Chanel Turquoise Patent Leather Medium Plexiglas Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation deserves to be etched with honor in the history of fashion as it carries an irreplaceable style. Like this stunner of a Boy Flap that has been exquisitely craft...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Boy Perforated Medium Red Leather
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Red perforated lambskin leather trimmed with shining silver hardware. Adjustable chain and leather shoulder shoulder strap. Front pinch style single flap closure opens to a beige ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Caviar Leather Medium Reverso Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Black caviar leather Chanel Medium Reverso Boy bag with antiqued silver-tone hardware, single convertible chain-link shoulder strap with leather shoulder guard, tonal grosgrain linin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel New Medium Boy Bag - Pink blush/Nude
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Gorgeous Chanel New Medium-sized Boy bag for sale. Made from pink blush lambskin leather in a quilted pattern – just exquisite. This bag is in preloved, very good condition. Do look ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Grey Caviar Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation deserves to be etched with honour 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 Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Grey Caviar Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Grey Caviar Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Grey Caviar Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Grey Caviar Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
H 5.52 in. W 3.15 in. L 9.85 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation deserves to be etched with honour 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 Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
H 5.52 in. W 3.15 in. L 9.85 in.
Chanel Boy Flap Bag Chevron Calfskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Chanel Boy Flap Bag Chevron Calfskin Old Medium combines classic Chanel craftsmanship with definitive style fit for the contemporary fashionista. Crafted from red oran...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Medium Beige Suede Caviar Leather Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Oneof a kind and very rare Chanel boy in suede caviar. The leather feels like silk. The handbag comes dustbag only. This is the medium size. 25*15 cm Condition is very good. Th...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Medium Black Suede Caviar Leather Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Oneof a kind and very rare Chanel boy in suede caviar. The leather feels like silk. The handbag comes dustbag only. This is the medium size. 25*15 cm Condition is good. For bu...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin New Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on exterior trims, creasing underneath flap. Light wear and small marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Meas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Pearl Patent Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation deserves to be etched with honour 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 Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Pearl Patent Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Pearl Patent Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Pearl Patent Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Pearl Patent Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
H 5.52 in. W 3.15 in. L 9.85 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Leather New Medium Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation deserves to be etched with honour in the history of fashion as they carry irreplaceable style. Chanel's Boy flap bag is made from black leather and has the ever...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather New Medium Boy Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather New Medium Boy Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather New Medium Boy Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather New Medium Boy Bag
H 7.09 in. W 2.96 in. L 11.03 in.
Chanel Boy New Medium Grey Leather Patent Leather
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
CHANEL Medium Quilted Boy Bag Dark Grey Leather with Ruthenium Hardware. Patent leather around. Limited Edition. This stunning bag is still in excellent condition, the bag still hold...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Boy New Medium Grey Leather Patent Leather
  • Chanel Boy New Medium Grey Leather Patent Leather
  • Chanel Boy New Medium Grey Leather Patent Leather
  • Chanel Boy New Medium Grey Leather Patent Leather
H 7.09 in. D 3.55 in. L 11.03 in.
Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation deserves to be etched with honour 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 Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
H 5.52 in. W 3.15 in. L 9.85 in.
Chanel Blue Denim Medium Boy Bag W/ Silvertone Hardware
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Blue Denim Medium Boy Bag W/ Silvertone Hardware Made In: Italy Year of Production: 2012-2013 Color: Blue, silver Hardware: Antiqued silvertone Materials: Distressed denim, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Pearl Patent Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation deserves to be etched with honour 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 Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Pearl Patent Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Pearl Patent Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Pearl Patent Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
  • Chanel Pearl Patent Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
H 5.52 in. W 3.15 in. L 9.85 in.
Chanel Orange Quilted Leather Medium Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Every Chanel creation deserves to be etched with honour 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 Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Caviar Leather Medium Reverso Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Black caviar leather Chanel Medium Reverso Boy bag with antiqued silver-tone hardware, single convertible chain-link shoulder strap with leather shoulder guard, tonal grosgrain linin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel New Medium Size Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Gorgeous Chanel New Medium-sized Boy bag for sale. Made from navy blue lambskin leather in a quilted pattern – just exquisite. This bag is in preloved, excellent condition. Do look a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Dark Beige Chevron Quilted Caviar Medium Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Chanel Dark Beige Chevron Quilted Caviar Medium Boy Bag SKU: 108917 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Light scuffing to corners. ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Perforated Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Wear on base and flap corners, indentation underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 11", Height 6"...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Reverso Boy Flap Bag Glazed Calfskin New Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Small indentations and scuffs on exterior, peeling and loss of luster on base and flap corners. Creasing and wear on strap, heavy scuffs underneath flap, light wear ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Shearling with Leather Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing, moderate wear, scuffs and small marks on leather trims, shoulder pad and underneath flap. Heavy wear on base corners, scratches on hardware. Accessories: B...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Bicolor Boy Flap Bag Quilted Calfskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Repainted exterior, strap and underneath flap. Creasing and minor scuffs on exterior, shoulder pad and underneath flap, indentations on front underneath flap. Sma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reverso Boy Flap Bag Woven Calfskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy loss of shape and wear on exterior, wear and creasing on strap, scuffs and creasing underneath flap. Moderate stains and wear in interior, scratches on hardwar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reverso Boy Flap Bag Glazed Calfskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Wear on base corners, light scuffs and small indentations on exterior and underneath flap. Creasing and marks on strap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Ba...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

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Chanel Medium Boy For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary chanel medium boy you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. If you’re looking for an option in Black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Red, Gray and protectString (more). Finding a chanel medium boy for sale for women should be easy, but there are 6 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Chanel Medium Boy?

On average, a chanel medium boy on 1stDibs sells for $4,831, while they’re typically $3,063 on the low end and $7,081 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Chanel Biography and Important Works

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.

Browse vintage Chanel evening dresses, jackets and more on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Handbags Purses Bags for You

An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, handbag lovers are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classic bags still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bag — Birkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.