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Chanel Bronze Metallic Lambskin Reissue 226 Double Flap SHW Bag, Circa 2006
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Bronze Metallic Lambskin 2.55 Double Flap - SHW - 226 size This beautiful reissue bag has the mademoiselle lock and chain in SHW. It is a spectacular metallic bronze lambskin....
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Early 2000s Handbags and Purses

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Handbag Chevron Sheepskin 225
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Chanel Reissue 2.55 Handbag Chevron Sheepskin 225 mixes classic luxury with cool-girl edge perfect for the modern woman. Crafted from supple blue sheepskin leather, th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Beije Reissue Bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel Beije Reissue Bag gold tone with nude leather shoulder chain
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue Black Bag GHW
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Reissue Black Bag. Gold hardware. Medium size. Excellent condition. Can be worn 2 ways. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Grey Reissue Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel Grey Reissue Shoulder Bag totally made in france still with box dust bag and card 25.5 x 12 cm depth 5
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Calfskin Reissue Pocket Tote
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Calfskin Reissue Pocket Tote is in excellent condition. Ultra chic details make this a true standout in any collection. Intentionally distressed black cal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Silver Quilted Leather Reissue Chain Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap Bags are iconic and noteworthy in the history of fashion. Hence, this Reissue is a buy that is worth every bit of your splurge. Exquisitely crafted from silver leather,...
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2010s Clutches

Chanel Silver Leather Roll Handle Reissue Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Silver Leather Rolled Handle Reissue Clutch- PRISTINE From the 2012 collection, this unique hand-held style is particularly desirable due to the hybrid nature of the metallic....
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2010s Clutches

Chanel Patent Reissue Black Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This reissue collection shoulder bag from Chanel comes in classic patent black with a golden chain. Mix of gold and ruthenium hardware. The shoulder drop is 12 inches and the bag can...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Patent Reissue Black Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Patent Reissue Black Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Patent Reissue Black Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Patent Reissue Black Shoulder Bag
H 7.5 in. W 4.5 in. L 11.5 in.
Chanel Navy Blue Reissue Patent Leather 2.55 Classic Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company - Chanel Model - Reissue 2.55 Classic Color - Blue Date Code - 14582353 Material - Patent Leather Measurements - 11" x 6" x 3.5" Strap - Silver Chain Outside - No stains, rip...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Metallic Lavender Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel lavender metallic accordian reissue flap. Shoulder drop 11"/20". Comes with hologram.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Silver Quilted Leather Reissue Chain Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Crafted with precision from leather, and touched with a silver shade, this Reissue chain clutch from Chanel cannot get any luxurious than it already is! This piece comes in a slantin...
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2010s Clutches

Chanel Metallic Reissue Jumbo Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel dark gold metallic reissue jumbo flap with ruthenium hardware. Very good condition. Shoulder drop 11'/20". Chanel collection 2006/2008. Comes with hologram and original box
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Metallic Bronze Jumbo Reissue Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel Bronze Metallic, 2.55 reissue classic flap bag in excellent condition. Ruthenium hardware. Gorgeous jumbo classic with aged wrinkly metallic leather. Shoulder drop 9/5"/19". C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Silver Jumbo Reissue Double Flap
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel jumbo reissue silver double flap. Metallic silver leather and silver metal. Can be worn cross body. Shoulder drop 11"/20". Comes with hologram and original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Metallic Bronze Jumbo Reissue Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel bronze metallic 2.55 reissue jumbo classic flap bag. Ruthenium hardware. Shoulder drop, 9.5"/19"L. Can be carried on the shoulder, elbow, or cross body. Comes with hologram, i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Distressed Reissue Jumbo Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel black distressed metallic reissue jumbo classic flap bag. Gold tone hardware. Shoulder drop, 9.5"/19"L. Can be carried on the shoulder, elbow, or cross body. Comes with hologr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Silver Quilted Leather Reissue Chain Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Crafted with precision from leather, and touched with a silver shade, this Reissue chain clutch from Chanel cannot get any luxurious than it already is! This piece comes in a slantin...
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2010s Clutches

Chanel Silver Quilted Leather Reissue Chain Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Crafted with precision from leather, and touched with a silver shade, this Reissue chain clutch from Chanel cannot get any luxurious than it already is! This piece comes in a slantin...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Chanel Black Leather Roll Handle Reissue Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Leather Rolled Handle Reissue Clutch is in excellent condition. From the 2012 collection, this unique hand-held style combines the Chanel classic silhoue...
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2010s Clutches

Chanel Black Leather Reissue Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Black leather Reissue tote bag by Chanel. Dual shoulder straps. Front twist-lock close front compartment. Double magnetic snap close center compartment. Lined i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Handbag - Black Alligator Quilted Silk Gold Chain Reissue Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Rare CHANEL mini reissue shoulder bag comes in an alligator texture quilted silk satin and features yellow gold tone hardware, double chain shoulder strap, double flap closure, and b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel 2.55 Reissue Jumbo Double Flap Chevron Gold Leather Handbag
By Chanel
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company-Chanel Model-2.55 Reissue Jumbo Double Flap Chevron Color-Gold Date Code-19171061 Material-Leather Measurements-11" x 3.14" x 6.69" Strap-20" Outside-Normal wear - No rips ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue Tote Quilted Aged Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Slight creasing on exterior, moderate wear and small stains in interior, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Height 9...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Light Bronze Reissue Jumbo Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This Chanel 2.55 Reissue Size 227 bag comes in a metallic light bronze tone. The classic chain has a shoulder drop of 11 inches. The bag comes with the inventory card, booklet and Ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Light Bronze Reissue Jumbo Flap Bag
  • Chanel Light Bronze Reissue Jumbo Flap Bag
  • Chanel Light Bronze Reissue Jumbo Flap Bag
  • Chanel Light Bronze Reissue Jumbo Flap Bag
H 7.5 in. W 3.5 in. L 12.5 in.
Chanel Silver Quilted Leather Reissue Chain Cluth
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Crafted with precision from leather, and touched with a silver shade, this Reissue chain clutch from Chanel cannot get any luxurious than it already is! This piece comes in a slantin...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Silver Quilted Leather Reissue Chain Cluth
  • Chanel Silver Quilted Leather Reissue Chain Cluth
  • Chanel Silver Quilted Leather Reissue Chain Cluth
  • Chanel Silver Quilted Leather Reissue Chain Cluth
H 4.73 in. W 2.17 in. L 12.41 in.
Chanel Black Velvet Reissue Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Chanel Reissue is a buy that is worth every bit of your splurge. Exquisitely crafted from black velvet into an adorable shape, it carries the iconic Mademoiselle lock on the fla...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Velvet Reissue Flap Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black Velvet Reissue Flap Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black Velvet Reissue Flap Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black Velvet Reissue Flap Shoulder Bag
H 5.52 in. W 1.19 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Rare Degrade' Pink Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel rare pink degrade' reissue medium flap with silver tone hardware. Shoulder drop 17"/34". Comes with original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Silver Sequin Reissue Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel striped black and silver reissue sequins shoulder bag. Shoulder drop 10"/17". Comes with booklet, id card, hologram and original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Argent Fonce' Reissue Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel argent fonce' metallic reissue double flap. Excellent condition. Ruthenium hardware. Shoulder drop 10"/19". Comes with hologram, id card, booklet and box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Aged Leather Reissue Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Exquisitely crafted from aged leather, this Reissue tote from Chanel bears their label on the fabric interior and a stylish mademoiselle lock on top. It is covered in the signature q...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Aged Leather Reissue Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Aged Leather Reissue Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Aged Leather Reissue Tote
  • Chanel Black Quilted Aged Leather Reissue Tote
H 10.24 in. W 5.12 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Black Jersey Reissue 2.55 Reissue 225 Double Flap Bag with Box
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Jersey Reissue 2.55 Reissue 225 Double Flap Bag Features reissue twist lock at front and mademoiselle chain link strap Made In: France Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue 224 Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Sundbyberg, SE
Black tweed Chanel Reissue 224 Flap Bag with - Silver hardware - Single flat leather shoulder strap - single slit pocket at exterior back - Tonal textile lining - Dual slit pockets ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel Reissue 224 Flap Bag
  • Chanel Reissue 224 Flap Bag
  • Chanel Reissue 224 Flap Bag
  • Chanel Reissue 224 Flap Bag
H 5 in. W 9 in. D 2 in.
Chanel Accordion Reissue Flap Bag Quilted Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Scuffs and creasing on exterior and underneath flap, small marks underneath flap, minor scuffs in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card Me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Reissue Tote Quilted Aged Calfskin East West
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Minor wear and loss of shape on exterior, small indentation on front, light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessori...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather 2.55 Reissue Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
100% Authentic Chanel Quilted Leather Clutch. Features goldtone re-issue rectangular twist lock with CHANEL engraved. Black quilted leather with flap top, black textile lining and on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Reissue Accordion Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Black lambskin leather Chanel Reissue Accordion Flap Bag with silver-tone and gold-tone hardware, convertible chain-link with leather shoulder straps, beige woven lining, zip pocket ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Black Distressed Leather Quilted Reissue 2.55 226 Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
CHANEL Black Distressed Leather Quilted Reissue 2.55 226 Flap Bag W. SHW c.2010 RT. $4900 Age: 2010 Made in France Materials: distressed leather, antique silver hardware, burgundy...
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21st Century and Contemporary Handbags and Purses

Chanel Reissue 228 Double Flap Metallic Bag Purple
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Description This Chanel Metallic reissue bag is crafted with diamond quilted aged calfskin leather in metallic purple. The bag features a long cross- body strap in silver chain, whic...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black/Silver Stripe Sequins Reissue Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Charm your way through every gathering by swinging this Reissue bag from Chanel. Crafted from black/silver sequins in a stripe pattern, it comes with a turn lock closure that opens t...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Reissue Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Charm your way through every gathering by swinging this Reissue shoulder bag from Chanel. Crafted from leather, the bag has a black exterior that features the signature quilted patte...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black/Silver Stripe Sequins Reissue Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Charm your way through every gathering by swinging this Reissue bag from Chanel. Crafted from black/silver sequins in a stripe pattern, it comes with a turn lock closure that opens t...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Giant Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
All of Chanel's designs are made with high attention to style and craftsmanship. This Reissue flap bag has been created with the same spirit from quilted nylon and held by a shoulder...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Giant Reissue Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Giant Reissue Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Giant Reissue Flap Bag
  • Chanel Black Quilted Nylon Giant Reissue Flap Bag
H 5.52 in. W 1.58 in. L 11.03 in.
Chanel 2.55 Reissue Black Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel 2.55 reissue black double flap bag. Large. Features quilted black outer leather with maroon leather interior. Adjustable gold metal chain straps and rectangular gold twist c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Reissue Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Charm your way through every gathering by swinging this Reissue shoulder bag from Chanel. Crafted from leather, the bag has a black exterior that features the signature quilted patte...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Leather Giant Reissue Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
All of Chanel's designs are made with high attention to style and craftsmanship. This Reissue flap bag has been created with the same spirit from leather and strung by an interwoven ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Reissue Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Charm your way through every gathering by swinging this Reissue shoulder bag from Chanel. Crafted from leather, the bag has a black exterior that features the signature quilted patte...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Reissue Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Charm your way through every gathering by swinging this Reissue shoulder bag from Chanel. Crafted from leather, the bag has a black exterior that features the signature quilted patte...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Brown Quilted Caviar Leather Reissue Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel's Flap Bags are iconic and monumental in the history of fashion. This Reissue shoulder bag is a buy that is worth every bit of your splurge. Exquisitely crafted from brown Cav...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Beige/Black Quilted Leather Reissue Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Charm your way through every gathering by swinging this Reissue shoulder bag from Chanel. Crafted from leather, the bag has a beige exterior that features black trimmings and the sig...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Grey Quilted Leather Large Reissue Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Chanel bags are coveted around the world for their timeless design. This camera case bag is no different. Crafted in France, it is made of leather and it carries a quilted exterior. ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Leather 2.55 Reissue Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Black lambskin leather 2.55 Reissue shoulder bag by Chanel. Dual chain shoulder straps. Front flap. Twist-lock closure. Leather interior with inner zip pocket. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Leather Giant Reissue Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
All of Chanel's designs are made with high attention to style and craftsmanship. This Reissue flap bag has been created with the same spirit from leather and strung by an interwoven ...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Maroon Quilted Leather Accordion Reissue Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Charm your way through every gathering by swinging this Reissue Accordion flap bag from Chanel. Crafted from leather, the bag has a maroon exterior that features the signature quilte...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Leather Giant Reissue Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
All of Chanel's designs are made with high attention to style and craftsmanship. This Reissue flap bag has been created with the same spirit from leather and strung by an interwoven ...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black/Silver Stripe Sequins Reissue Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Charm your way through every gathering by swinging this Reissue bag from Chanel. Crafted from black/silver sequins in a stripe pattern, it comes with a turn lock closure that opens t...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Coral Orange Quilted Leather Reissue Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Make a spectacular appearance by adorning this grand and high-class Reissue Camera bag from Chanel. Crafted from leather the bag features a quilted exterior and a slip pocket on the ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel 2.55 Reissue 227 handbag in blue quilted denim with bronze hardware
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Splendid handbag Chanel 2.55 Reissue 227 in blue quilted denim, silver metal hardware, a Mademoiselle chain in silver metal allowing a hand or shoulder strap. Mademoiselle closure ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Chanel Anthracite Python 2.55 Reissue Double Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Kiev, UA
Crafted with precision from exotic python skin this Reissue Flap bag from Chanel cannot get any luxurious than it already is! As is the design with almost all the Reissue pieces, thi...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Gold Lambskin Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Gold Lambskin Reissue Flap Bag is in excellent plus condition. Perfect for day or evening, the 227 size is roomy without being oversized. Metallic gold lambs...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

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Chanel Reissue Handbag For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary chanel reissue handbag for your needs in our varied inventory. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Black, Brown, Silver and protectString (more) in stock now. You’re likely to find the perfect chanel reissue handbag among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Chanel Reissue Handbag?

The price for a chanel reissue handbag starts at $709 and tops out at $14,920, and on average, selling for $3,727.

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.