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Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Leather Tortoise Medium Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Irvine, CA
Black quilted lambskin vintage Chanel Medium Flap Bag with brown tortoise shell resin chain-link and leather shoulder strap, exterior patch pocket, burgundy leather lining, dual inte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear and discoloration on base corners, flap edges and strap, moderate creasing and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap. Wear in interior, scratches on hardware. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Timeless Flap Backpack Caviar Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Minor wear, creasing and scuffs on exterior, handle and strap. Glue stain on opening side wax edge, wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Pochette Me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in absolute awe of this Vintage Classic Flap bag from Chanel as it is simply appealing. With a leather body that is detailed in their signature quilt, the black bag brings for...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Full Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate scuffs, wear and indentations on exterior and underneath flap, scuffs and minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Full Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate wear, scuffs, creasing and indentations on exterior, underneath flap and in interior, wear on strap, scratches and slight discoloration on hardware. Ac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Full Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Damaged closure hardware. Moderate creasing, indentations and scuffs on exterior, underneath flap and in interior. Wear on strap, scratches on hardware. Accessori...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Diana Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Moderate wear, loss of luster, creasing and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap. Wear on strap and in interior, peeling on strap base, scratches and discoloration...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Diana Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy creasing, scuffs and wear on exterior and underneath flap, moderate discoloration on exterior, flap edges and strap. Small marks underneath flap and in interio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Flap Backpack Quilted Velvet Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear and discoloration on exterior edges and straps, creasing and indentations underneath flap. Scuffs in interior, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Accessori...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

1996 Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Double Sided Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Double Sided Classic Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3861 Serial Number: 3944014 Age (Circa): 1996 Accompanied By: Chanel Box, Dust Bag, Au...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

1990 Chanel Black Quilted Vintage Lambskin Medium Tall Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Vintage Lambskin Medium Tall Classic Double Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3528 Serial Number: (Unreadable) Age (Circa): 1990 Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic iconic Medium Lambskin Vintage Flap bag black with Gold hardware
By Chanel, Chanel Boutique
Located in Montreal, Quebec
We guarantee this is an authentic CHANEL Lambskin Medium Double Flap Bag Black or 100% of your money back. This vintage Chanel flap handbag is constructed out of soft and supple blac...
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Early 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Heavy wear, discoloration, creasing, scuffs and indentations on exterior and underneath flap. Moderate wear and discoloration on strap, slight oil slick discoloratio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear, scuffs, creasing, indentations and discoloration on exterior and underneath flap. Wear on strap, minor scuffs and wear in interior, scratches on hardw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear, scuffs, creasing and indentations on exterior, interior flap, underneath flaps and in interior front pocket, wear on strap and in interior, scratches on hardwa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Square CC Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear, scuffs, creasing and moderate discoloration on exterior and underneath flap. Wear on strap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing, moderate wear and scuffs on exterior and in interior, small indentations on base and rear. Bubbling underneath flap, scratches and slight tarnish on h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on base corners, flap edges and strap, creasing and scuffs on exterior and underneath flap. Indentations on interior flap, scuffs and wear in interior, scr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage CC Chain Flap Bag Vertical Quilt Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate wear, scuffs, discoloration and creasing on exterior and underneath flap, wear on strap. Scuffs in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Acc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Resin Chain CC Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate, creasing, scuffs and indentations on exterior, underneath flap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Hei...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Resin Chain CC Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Wear, creasing, scuffs and small indentations on exterior and underneath flap. Minor wear on strap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Medium Camera Lambskin Leather Gold Charm Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Chanel Vintage Medium Camera Lambskin Leather Gold Charm Flap Bag Lambskin leather Gold tone hardware Date code 3714656 Made in France Shoulder strap drop 17"...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Vintage Lambskin Leather Medium Double Classic Flap Bag rt $5,600
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Vintage Lambskin Leather Medium Double 10" Classic Flap Bag rt $5,600 Made In: France Year of Production: 1997-1999 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone hardware Materials: ...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Vintage Medium Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Black Leather Vintage Classic Flap- excellent plus condition The timeless style is a must have for any sophisticated wardrobe. Black leather is quilted in signature Chanel d...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Classic Medium Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Vintage Black Classic Double Flap Medium 10'" size. Gold Hardware with leather in chain and CC closure. Classic style with adjustable straps. Buttery soft lambskin leather. Be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag This CHANEL Medium Classic Double Flap Bag is in Excellent Pre-Owned Condition accompanied by Chanel Dust Bag, A...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Vintage Square Classic Double Flap Medium Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel vintage square classic double flap bag in quilted lambskin leather. Beautiful black color with woven-in leather gold chain strap. Can be worn with straps doubled or worn with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3804 Serial Number: 1498874 Age (Circa): 1991 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authenticity ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

1998 Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Xupes Reference: HB3118 Serial Number: 5263060 Age (Circa): 1998 Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Made in Fran...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

1994 Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Xupes Reference: HB3130 Serial Number: 3049313 Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authenticity...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

1991 Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Xupes Reference: HB3119 Serial Number: 1612593 Age (Circa): 1991 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authenticity De...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Unmistakably designed in France from Chanel’s signature black quilted leather, this classic double flap bag presents a vintage touch to one’s evening silhouette. Adorned with an adju...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this flap bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from leather in their quilt design, it bears their signature label on the le...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag This CHANEL Medium Classic Double Flap Bag is in Very Good Pre-Owned Condition. Circa 1997. Primarily made from...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

1996 Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Xupes Reference: HB3117 Serial Number: 4981233 Age (Circa): 1996 Accompanied By: Chanel Box Authenticity Details: ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

1994 Chanel Black Quilted Medium Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Medium Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag Reference: HB1848 Serial Number: 3490705 Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card, Care Boo...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Medium Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in absolute awe of this Vintage Classic Flap bag from Chanel as it is simply appealing. With a leather body that is detailed in their signature quilt, the black bag brings for...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Reference: HB2369 Serial Number: 1927127 Age (Circa): 1990 Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Made in France)...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Reference: HB2365 Serial Number: 5027452 Age (Circa): 1996 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authenticity Details:...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3802 Serial Number: 2582498 Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authent...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Reference: HB2364 Serial Number: 5024585 Age (Circa): 1996 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card, C...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Reference: HB2366 Serial Number: 3068548 Age (Circa): 1995 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authenticity Details:...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag This CHANEL Medium Classic Double Flap Bag is in Very Good Pre-Owned Condition. Circa 1994. Primarily made from ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Reference: HB2368 Serial Number: 4086249 Age (Circa): 1996 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authenticity Detail...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

1997 Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Kelly Flap
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Kelly Flap Bag Reference: HB1699 Serial Number: 5038905 Age (Circa): 1997 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card, C...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag This CHANEL Medium Classic Double Flap Bag is in Very Good Pre-Owned Condition accompanied by Chanel Dust Bag, ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag This CHANEL Medium Classic Double Flap Bag is in Excellent Pre-Owned Condition accompanied by Authenticity Card....
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3212 Serial Number: 1804017 Age (Circa): 1991 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authenticity ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3210 Serial Number: 5065529 Age (Circa): 1998 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box Authentici...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3217 Serial Number: 1509398 Age (Circa): 1991 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authentic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

1997 Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Kelly Flap
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Kelly Flap This CHANEL Medium Classic Kelly Flap Bag is in Excellent Pre-Owned Condition accompanied by Chanel Dust Bag, Authe...
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19th Century Top Handle Bags

1994 Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3594 Serial Number: 2855412 Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

1991 Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Classic Double Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3803 Serial Number: 1931969 Age (Circa): 1991 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authenticit...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

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Chanel Vintage Black Medium Flap For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary chanel vintage black medium flap you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find protectString (more) options on these pages. Making the right choice when shopping for a chanel vintage black medium flap may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. Finding a chanel vintage black medium flap for sale for women should be easy, but there are 4 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Chanel Vintage Black Medium Flap?

Prices for a chanel vintage black medium flap can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $3,100 and can go as high as $6,541, while, on average they fetch $4,692.

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.