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CHANEL (EST. 1910)

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 collarless jacket and 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. 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 the addition of 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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Iconic Vintage Chanel Architectural Colorful Bead Statement Necklace
By Chanel
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Iconic massive vintage Coco Chanel runway beaded statement necklace, comprised out of large architectural acrylic beads. The beads vary in shape, size, and color (taupe, Moonglow blu...
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1990s Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Fingerless Gloves - Black Suede Shearling Diamonte
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
These beautiful fingerless gloves by Chanel are just wonderful. Purchased and stored – never used. These gloves have a chic, timeless style only from Chanel. BRAND Chanel FEATURE...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

2014 Chanel Black Shearling & Quilted Lambskin Patchwork Shearling Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Shearling & Quilted Lambskin Patchwork Shearling Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3673 Serial Number: 20292707 Age (Circa): 2014 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authenticity...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Vintage Chanel Gilt Green AB Door Knocker Earrings
By Chanel
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Vintage Chanel clip-on earrings comprised out of gilt metal "metal dore" in a Byzantine door knocker manner adorned by large green ab stones. The earrings highlight the brilliant col...
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1970s Byzantine Vintage Chanel

Chanel Greige Aged Lambskin Quilted 2.55 Reissue Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Aged Lambskin Quilted 2.55 Reissue Shoulder Bag Chanel bags are some of the most desirable bags in the world. This classic and versatile style can be worn with any look and c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black & White Boucle Textured Tailored Longline Jacket - Size US 12
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Black & White Boucle Textured Blazer Jacket -Made of a soft velvet like fabric -Beautiful boucle texture -Gorgeous black and white pattern -Classic single breasted cut -Bran...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Beige Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Paris Limited Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Beige Quilted Lambskin Vintage Medium Paris Limited Double Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3707 Serial Number: 7451330 Age (Circa): 2001 Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Ma...
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Early 2000s Chanel

CHANEL Earrings Vintage 1970s Clip On
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel 1970s vintage CC clip on earrings Beautiful and timeless earrings from the house of chanel, still the most desirable fashion brand in the world. Detail -Made in France in t...
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1970s Vintage Chanel

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Gold Plate

Chanel Beige Matte Python Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Beige Matte Python Classic Double Flap Bag One of the most desirable bags in the world the Chanel classic flap is a super versatile style that can be worn with any look and c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Bracelet Vintage 1990s
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Vintage 1990s Runway Cuff Bracelet Incredible and rare collector unsigned runway piece from the most desirable fashion label in the world Detail -Made in France in the earl...
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1990s Chanel

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Gold Plate

Chanel Vintage Bible Book Motif Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 2004 Book Motif Clutch designed in 2004 raven black/gold-tone suede book motif diamond quilt signature CC patch tassel detail internal logo patch foldover top with a ...
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Early 2000s Chanel

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

Chanel Chevron Lambskin Black Stitched Chain Top Handle Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Chevron Lambskin Black Stitched Chain Top Handle Bag Chanel bags are some of the most desirable bags in the world. This classic and versatile style can be worn with any look ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Grand Shopping Tote GST
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Caviar Leather Grand Shopping Tote GST Xupes Reference: HB3724 Serial Number: 16080662 Age (Circa): 2012 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag Authenticity Details: ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel 2.55 Reissue XXL Airlines Flap Travel Maxi Quilted Maxi Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Reissue XXL Airlines Flap Travel Maxi Bag Grey Quilted Maxi Stylish Chanel Reissue extra large travel flap bag featuring diamond stitch quilted grey denim canvas in a classic...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Fall 1999 Vintage Long Chanel Coat in Cream Brown & Blue Lesage Tweed
By Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This lovely vintage Autumn 1999 Chanel Lesage fantasy tweed coat is in a Wool - Mohair blend and is labeled a French size 36. The coat is a beautiful cream, brown,ivory and soft blue...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Gabrielle Handbag- Black
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Gorgeous Chanel Gabrielle handbag for sale in aged calfskin leather. A preloved bag in excellent condition. Do have a look at the photos as the front bottom of the bag has small inde...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black CC Perforated Caviar Leather Vintage Timeless Bucket Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black CC Perforated Caviar Leather Vintage Timeless Bucket Bag Xupes Reference: HB3741 Serial Number: 318**** (Hard to read) Age (Circa): 1993 Accompanied By: Interior Pouc...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Cambon Quilted Lambskin Camellia No. 5 Flap Black Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
CC Chanel Camelia 5 Black on Black Lambskin Flap 2005 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Silver hardware Magnetic tab flap closure Patent leather piping and CC logo detail Black camelia flower Inte...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Red Caviar Leather Vintage Boston 50
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Red Caviar Leather Vintage Boston 50 Xupes Reference: HB3759 Serial Number: 3323006 Age (Circa): 1999 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card, Strap, Padlock, K...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Beige Quilted Caviar Leather Medallion Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Beige Quilted Caviar Leather Medallion Tote Xupes Reference: HB3730 Serial Number: 10382574 Age (Circa): 2005 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card, Care Bookle...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Aged Calfskin Leather Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Aged Calfskin Leather Classic Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3714 Serial Number: 11084887 Age (Circa): 2006 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authentic...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Medallion Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Medallion Tote Xupes Reference: HB3725 Serial Number: 6126553 Age (Circa): 2000 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card, Care...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel In The Classic Flap Vintage Large Business Shoulder Briefcase Black Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel So Black Vintage Caviar Large Business Travel Bag Year: 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware CC turn lock logo at front Crossbody Strap Leather black interior Two main inte...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Black Chevron Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Fringe Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Chevron Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Fringe Tote Xupes Reference: HB3761 Serial Number: 969152 Age (Circa): 2004 Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Made in It...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Vintage 90's Mini Timeless Tote Id Bracelet Black Patent Leather Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage mid 90s Chanel handbag crafted in black quilted patent leather, featuring interlocking 'CC' applique on front flap and finished with silver-tone metal ID Bracelet top handle....
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1990s Chanel

2010s Chanel No 5 Tote Chain bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Unusual Chanel No 5 Tote bag, made from Navy blue canvas and leather with silver-tone shoulder chains and an open top, with a metallic silver interior and an inside zipped pocket Co...
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2010s Chanel

2003 Chanel Jacket Black Wool Blazer W Satin Stripes in Size 38
By Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This is a beautiful Chanel Autumn 2003 black wool blazer with double breasted cc Logo buttons up the front, decorative pockets and functional slit zip front pockets. There is a wid...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Diamond Black Leather Belt Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel black leather quilted belt bag featuring diamond quilting, adjustable waist strap, front zip-fastening compartment, two front patch pockets, internal logo stamp, silver-tone h...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Navy Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Navy Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3760 Serial Number: 1062929 Age (Circa): 1991 Authenticity Details: Serial Sticker (Made in Italy)...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Transparent and Lambskin White Naked XXXL Extra Large Clear Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Clear transparent naked diamond stitch quilted Chanel vintage tote in an oversized XXXL featuring white lambskin leather logo and silver hardware. Good vintage condition with minor ...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Ombre Shopping Pop Art Gradient 2014 Runway Large Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Quilted metallic leather with resin details Includes: Box and authenticity card 2014 Interwoven retractable chain straps Single zip closure Microfiber interior lining One interior ma...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Vintage Timeless Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3758 Serial Number: 1104950 Age (Circa): 1991 Accompanied By: Authenticty Card, Box Authenticity...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Timeless XL Quilted Carry-on Tote Royal Blue Patent Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Royal Blue Patent Leather XL Quilted Carry-On Travel Bag Tote Spring/Summer 2015 Silver hardware Royal blue patent leather Royal blue calfskin leather trims Dual-rolled lea...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Small Sized Beige Tweed Fringe Organic Crochet Crossbody Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel small sized beige tweed crochet flap 2009 Antique gold hardware Large CC logo Magnetic clasp closure Interior beige canvas lining Interior center zippered pocket Flat bottom ...
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Early 2000s Chanel

CHANEL Bracelet Vintage 1990s Spring 1998 Collection
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Vintage 1990s Bracelet Incredibly rare and cool statement piece from the most desirable fashion label in the world Detail -Made in France in 1998 for the Spring Collection ...
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1990s Chanel

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Silver Plate

Chanel Belt Rare Vintage Waist Bum Fanny Pack Black Calfskin Leather Fanny Pack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Vintage Waist Bum Belt Bag Fanny Pack Year: 2004 {VINTAGE 17 Years} Silver hardware Adjustable fit Top zip closure Main internal compartment Internal logo stamp Diamond...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Long Rare Vintage Patent Leather Classic Flap Bag Bijoux Chain
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Small Chanel patent leather quilted flap 2005 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Gold hardware Bijoux chain Two small interior pockets Strap Drop: Single 14.5” Double 8” 4.5” H x 9” W x 2.5” D Mad...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Graffiti Watercolor Limited Edition Tote Turquoise Nylon Beach Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Graffiti Watercolor Limited Edition Tote Turquoise Nylon Beach Bag Year: 2011 Silver hardware Removable brown double leather strap Double interwoven chain CC logo CC turnlock...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Medallion Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Medallion Tote Xupes Reference: HB3726 Serial Number: 8918739 Age (Circa): 2003 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Authenticity Card, Care...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel New Tweed Space Flight Handle Logo Rare Limited Edition Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
New Chanel Tweed Space Flight Handle Logo Rare Limited Edition Backpack Fall Spring 2016 Blue navy tweed Top Handle Front pocket Decorative patches Firm caviar base Satin blue inter...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Quilted Vintage 1994 Micro Mini Rucksack Black Lambskin Leather Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Quilted Lambskin Vintage 1994 Micro Mini Backpack Rucksack Production Year: 1994, {Vintage 27 Years} Black quilted lambskin leather One small exterior flap pocket with gold C...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel White Rare 1993 Spring Summer Runway Vintage Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare 1993 Spring Summer Runway Vintage White Sunglases White sunglasses with gold accent CC logo on both sides Chanel Paris written all around each lens Height: 2.5, Width:...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Bowling Bag Exotic Bowler Paris NY Grey Crocodile Skin Leather Satchel
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Grey Crocodile bowler from the Paris-NY collection 2005 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Antique silver hardware 4 bottom feet Cc zipper charm Hanging cc plate Grey satin interior lining Small in...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Rare Black Vintage 90's CC Paris Sunglasses
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Black Vintage 90's CC Paris Sunglasses Year: 1993 Spring/Summer Collection Lens: Solid Black Frame Color: White Style: Round Measurements: Height: 2.12 inches (5.4 cm) Fr...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel 2.55 Reissue Transparent Classic Heart Flap Vintage White Grey Clear Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Transparent Classic 2.55 Heart Flap Vintage Grey Tone Clear and White Chanel transparent classic flap in clear and white hues. With a transparent design, this piece is punctu...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Vintage 90's Caviar Perforated CC Black Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Caviar Perforated CC Black Tote Bag Year: 1998 This is a distinctively structured tote that is beautifully crafted of stylish black caviar leather. The bag also features two t...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Limited Edition Vintage Duffel Tote Black and White Leather Weekend Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Oversized Chanel quilted logo letters duffel bag leather travel tote. 1992 {VINTAGE 29 Years} White lamb "CHANEL" lettering stitched on both sides Quilted supple black lambskin Tw...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Vintage Quilted Super Model Shopper Black Lambskin Leather Weekend/Travel
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
CHANEL Vintage Quilted Lambskin XL Weekender Bag Black This ultra-chic vintage travel tote is crafted of luxury lambskin. The bag features leather shoulder straps with gold chain li...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Flap Vintage 90s Mini Wicker Straw Classic Black Rattan Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Vintage 90s Mini Wicker Straw Rattan Classic Flap Bag 1990's {VINTAGE 20+ Years} Gold hardware Classic interwoven chain The bag features a long gold chain link shoulde...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel XL Oversized Fanny Pack Sling Gym Sport Black Nylon Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Waist XL Sport Fanny Pack Banana Beige Nylon Cross Body Bag Measurements: 0.25"L x 21"W x 12"H Black Nylon CC Rubber Logo Adjustable Strap Made in Italy
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Classic Flap Clutch Vintage 80's Gold Cc Closure Black Crocodile Skin Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 1989 Crocodile Flap Bag Clutch Gold CC Closure The vintage Chanel octagon black crocodile 8 sided flap with classic cc closure and attached interwoven chain 1989 {V...
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1980s Chanel

Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Quilted Medallion Fanny Pack Waist Belt Bag Rare
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Chanel black lambskin quilted medallion fanny pack 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware Lambskin lined Adjustable clasp belt with max 40" 4” H x 9” W x 3” D Made in France
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Classic Flap Limited Edition 2005 Black & White Grey Tweed Fur Lizard Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Black fur Chanel multi color tweed and Lizard flap with CC logo clasp Fall/Winter 2005 Silver hardware Interior flap black lambskin lining Soft black graffiti interior lining Class...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Classic Flap Two Tone Limited Edition Black & White Lambskin Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Two Tone Black and White Flap Bag Rare Limited Edition 2006 {VINTAGE 15 Years} Gold tone hardware Resin shoulder chain Mademoiselle re-issue oversized turnlock Lambskin quil...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Black Crocodile Vintage Mini Teeny Tiny Kelly Clutch Alligator Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Black Chanel Crocodile mini top handle flap with classic CC closure 1997 {VINTAGE 24 Years} Gold Hardware Interior zipper pocket Black Lambskin interior lining 8.5” H x 7” W x 2.5”...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Rare Vintage Iridescent Champagne Pearl Mini Belt Bum Bag Fanny Pack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Vintage Iridescent Pearl Lambskin Quilted Mini Belt Waist Bum Bag Fanny Pack 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware CC Turnlock closure Foldover flap 6.1" W x 4.7" H x 1....
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Coco Cabas Cabas Overnight Tote Black Microfiber Nylon Weekend Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Travel Weekend Overnight Microfiber Tote Bag Year: 2010 Silver Hardware Black texturized nylon Patent leather CC stitched logo Classic interwoven patent chain strap Grey thi...
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2010s Chanel