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The first Chanel shop was opened in 1910 in Paris on rue Cambon by the young milliner Gabrielle Chanel (1883–1971), who had picked up the nickname “Coco” while working as a club singer. The boutique drew the attention of the Parisian fashion elite who popularized her wide-brimmed Chanel Modes hats. Soon she added a sportswear store in the Normandy resort town of Deauville, where Coco set the tone for her defining sense of style — traditionally masculine garments reimagined for feminine shapes, made from simple jersey fabric.

Effortless and elegant, her designs promoted comfort and grace in women’s wear that had been dominated in the previous century by complicated layers of fabric and cumbersome corsets. She followed this success with a couture house, opened in 1915 in Biarritz. Over the next six decades, Coco Chanel would become a pivotal designer of both fashionable casual wear and Paris haute couture as well as an icon and arbiter of 20th-century style with her bob haircut and pearls.

However, Chanel was not born into a life of glamour. Following the death of her mother, her father left her in an orphanage where she lived until the age of 18. It was there that she learned to sew as well as appreciate the classic pairing of black and white as worn by the nuns. In 1926, she introduced her first little black dress, reclaiming a color that had once been reserved for mourning and working-class women. That same decade, she debuted her perfume, Chanel No. 5, as well as the Chanel suit with a fitted skirt, inspired by the boxy lines of men’s clothing and employing a sporty tweed. 

Chanel closed her fashion operations during World War II, then returned to the industry in 1954 to design for the functional needs of modern women. Structure and wearability endured in all of Chanel’s clothing and accessories, like the quilted leather 2.55 handbag introduced in 1955 with its gold-chain shoulder strap that freed up a woman’s hands. Chanel's collarless jacket reacted against the constricting styles of Christian Dior's New Look, replacing them with a design that was timeless, an instant classic. The 1957 two-tone slingback pumps had a practical heel height while offering a bold statement in the black tip of the shoes.

After Coco Chanel died in 1971, the brand underwent several changes in leadership, including fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who took over as artistic director in 1983. Over the years, the company has continued to innovate, such as expanding into ready-to-wear fashion in 1978 and, in 2002, establishing a subsidiary company — Paraffection — dedicated to preserving the heritage skills of fashion artisan workshops. The House of Chanel still operates its flagship on rue Cambon in Paris, where it all began.

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Chanel Small Boy Bag Limited Edition 2019
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Gorgeous Chanel 2019 Limited Edition Egyptian Small Boy bag for sale. Made from Black and Gold leather in a chevron pattern – just exquisite. This bag is in as new condition. BRAND ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

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 Chanel

Vintage 1981 Chanel Haute Couture Light Blue Floral Beaded Chiffon Gown & Cape
By Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chanel is known to be one of the most luxurious and decadent fashion houses in the world. This breathtaking powder blue gown with matching full-length cape from their 1981 Spring-Sum...
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1980s Chanel

2017 Chanel Cream Lesage Tweed Robot Collection Skirt w Metallic Gold & Silver
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This beautifully made Spring 2017 Chanel skirt is in a gorgeous cream Lesage tweed with metallic silver and gold geometric threads through the fabric that form an abstract grid patte...
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2010s Chanel

1994s Chanel Collector Catwalk Beige and Red Wicker Basket Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
1994s Chanel collector wicker basket bag featuring chain embellished, a red bandana scarf lining cotton detail. See attached 1994s catwalk images. Osier Willow 100%, Straw 100%, Leat...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Iliad Large Tote Bag Canvas Leather 2018 Cruise Collection Greece Modern
By Chanel
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Authentic, preowned Chanel Iliad Large Tote Bag from the 2018 Cruise Collection, featuring Greece antiquities and modernity. Made from canvas with leather top handles and removable ...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Brooch Vintage 1990s
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel 1990s Vintage Turnlock Brooch Iconic piece made for the Autumn Winter 1996 Collection Detail -Made in France in 1996 for the Autumn Winter Collection -Crafted from gold plate...
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1990s Chanel

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Gold Plate

Chanel Red Gripoix Gold Clip Earrings With Original Box.
By Chanel
Located in Buchanan, MI
Chanel red poured glass, gripoix, and gold cc metal clip on earrings. They come with original box. Stones have internal inclusions to appear to be natural stones.
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20th Century Classical Roman Chanel

Chanel Timeless Metallic Leather Wallet on Chain Shoulder Clutch Bag, 2008.
By Chanel
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Chanel Timeless Metallic Leather Wallet on Chain Shoulder Clutch Bag with Palladium Hardware. Exceptionally made, this highly sought after and popular piece was produced between 2008...
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Early 2000s Chanel

CHANEL Earrings Vintage 1970s
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Vintage 1970s CC Earrings Beautifully timeless clip on earrings from Chanel - still the most desirable fashion house in the world Detail -Crafted from 24 Karat gold plated ...
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1970s Vintage Chanel

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Gold Plate

Chanel Micro Mini Red Quilted Patent Leather Jewelry Box Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Micro Mini Red Quilted Patent Leather Jewelry Box Crossbody Bag Patent leather Red Leather interwoven chain strap Top lid opening with magnetic snap closure Gold tone hardwar...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Micro Mini Black Quilted Patent Leather Jewelry Box Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Micro Mini Black Quilted Patent Leather Jewelry Box Crossbody Bag Patent leather Black Leather interwoven chain strap Top lid opening with magnetic snap closure Gold tone har...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Pastel Abstract Logo CC Print Silk Chiffon Dress With Pleated Skirt
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
We think this is the perfect Spring Summer dress! This Chanel 2001 Cruise collection dress is in a beautiful silk abstract logo print in soft muted shades of lime green, light brown,...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Spring 2000 Green Boucle Jacket With Camellia Flower Silk CC Monogram Top
By Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This colorful Spring Green Chanel jacket is in a beautiful bouclé and is lined with a floral silk chiffon. We are also including the floral silk top from the same collection that mat...
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Early 2000s Chanel

1970s Chanel Vintage Cream Black Tulip Print Silk Day Dress
By Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This is a lovely 1970's vintage Chanel silk dress is in a pretty black and light cream tulip floral print. This Chanel Créations long sleeve day dress has an attached scarf at the ne...
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1970s Chanel

Chanel Cream Bracelet with 'CC' Logo and Jewel Star
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chanel Cream Bracelet with Rhinestone Jeweled 'CC' Logo and Star on reverse side. RARE (Sold 'AS IS') Please look at all pictures for full details of missing stones: one jewel ba...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Micro Mini Gold Quilted Lambskin Leather Jewelry Box Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Micro Mini Gold Quilted Lambskin Leather Jewelry Box Crossbody Bag Lambskin leather Gold Leather interwoven chain strap Top lid opening with magnetic snap closure Gold tone h...
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2010s Chanel

8 Large Vintage Chanel Buttons in Gold W CC Monogram in twisted rope design
By Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This is a set of large vintage Chanel gold metal buttons. There are 8 gold Chanel buttons and they are in a classic twisted rope design with the CC logo monogram in the center of the...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Black Vanity Case Limited Edition Rare Home Decor Cosmetic Jewelry Box
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Pearl Lambskin Quilted Leather Rare Jewelry Box Vanity Case Home Decor Gold hardware Quilted Lambskin leather CC studded pearl drawer knob Features removable ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel 2010 Shanghai Collection Black Silk Wool Blend Holographic Sequins Jacket
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This is a fabulous double breasted Chanel pre-fall 2010 black silk wool blend jacket with sequins. This runway collection was shown in Shanghai where Lagerfeld paid homage to its hi...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Gold Chain Pink Tweed Locket CC Belt
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Gold Chain Pink Tweed Locket CC Belt -Gold tone hardware chain -Pink and white tweed detailing on locket -Iconic CC logo charm -Lobster clasp enclosure -Gold tone CC detailin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Brown Lambskin Leather Quilted Single Flap Jumbo Classic Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Brown Lambskin Leather Quilted Single Flap Jumbo Classic Bag **PLEASE NOTE, this bag is a Press sample and has a PRESS stamp stitched to the inside pocket** Made In: France ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

1990s Chanel Beige Miniskirt
By Chanel
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage - ITALY Chanel beige wool miniskirt with black braided ribbon. High-waisted model with decorative pleats. Front welt pockets and back fastening with zip and hook...
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1990s Chanel

2017 Chanel Grey Quilted Lambskin Medium Le Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Grey Quilted Lambskin Medium Le Boy Bag Xupes Reference: HB3890 Serial Number: 23446368 Age (Circa): 2017 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Care Booklet, Protective Felt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

2000s Chanel long Sleeves T-shirt
By Chanel
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage - ITALY Chanel multicolored striped cotton blend t-shirt. Round neck, long sleeves and front patch pockets with logoed button. Years: 2009 Made in France Siz...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Reissue 226 Metallic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Sundbyberg, SE
ARETROTALE is an entrusted online retailer based in Stockholm, which specializes in luxury vintage and second-hand accessories from exclusive fashion brands such as Chanel, Louis Vui...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Black Patent Leather Quilted Single Flap Maxi Classic Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Black Patent Leather Quilted Single Flap Maxi Classic Bag **PLEASE NOTE, this bag is a Press sample and has a PRESS stamp stitched to the inside pocket** Made In: France Yea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel COCO Neige Shearling Mini Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel COCO Neige Shearling Mini Backpack is in excellent condition. Whimsically designed, it’s a must have for collectors. Quilted ivory shearling with black and w...
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2010s Chanel

1994 Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Timeless Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Caviar Leather Vintage Timeless Fringe Camera Bag Xupes Reference: HB3783 Serial Number: 2444824 Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card Authentici...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Caviar Small Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Sundbyberg, SE
ARETROTALE is an entrusted online retailer based in Stockholm, which specializes in luxury vintage and second-hand accessories from exclusive fashion brands such as Chanel, Louis Vui...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Lambskin Data Center Wallet on a Chain
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Lambskin Data Center Wallet on a Chain is in excellent condition. A distinctive take on the beloved WOC, it is a limited edition and considered collectib...
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2010s Chanel

1994 Chanel Fuchsia Vertical Quilted Velvet Satin Small Classic Diana
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Fuchsia Vertical Quilted Velvet Satin Small Classic Diana Xupes Reference: HB3717 Serial Number: 2300689 Age (Circa): 1994 Accompanied By: Chanel Box Authenticity Details: ...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Black Patent Leather Crystal CC Wallet on a Chain
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Patent Leather Crystal CC Wallet on a Chain is in pristine condition. A distinctive take on the beloved WOC, it is a limited edition from the 2010 collec...
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2010s Chanel

2017 Chanel Burgundy Quilted Caviar Leather Timeless Shoulder Tote
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Burgundy Quilted Caviar Leather Timeless Shoulder Tote Xupes Reference: HB3887 Serial Number: 23219583 Age (Circa): 2017 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Protective Fel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Blue Lambskin Tote
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Blue Lambskin Tote is in excellent condition. A classic style, this pretty blue version is certain to hold its value. Denim blue lambskin is quilted in signatu...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Gold Leather CC Cap Toe Slip On Flats Size 37.5
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A common sight in the closets of fashionistas is a pair of Chanel ballet flats. They are perfect to wear on busy days and just stylish enough to assist one's style. These are crafted...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Green Striated Quilted Patent Leather Classic Jumbo Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We're bringing Chanel's iconic Classic Flap bag to your closet with this creation. Exquisitely crafted from patent leather in their quilt design, it bears the signature label inside ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Emerald Green Alligator Medium Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Emerald Green Alligator Medium Classic is in pristine condition. The Timeless Classic is elevated to new heights in this rare exotic version. Deep emerald gree...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Double Flap Maxi Bag Black Caviar with Gold Hardware 2018
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Classic Double Flap Maxi Bag Black Caviar with Gold Hardware 2018. This stunning bag is in excellent condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the hardware is st...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Black Wool Blend Knit Sleeveless Dress - Size US 8
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Black Wool Blend Knit Sleeveless Dress -Soft, wool blend material -Classic black hue -Gorgeous faux pearl detailing -Iconic CC logo detail on front pocket -Two front pockets ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Cream/Black Leather CC Cap Toe Ballet Flats Size 40
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A pair of chic ballet flats for you to elevate your style! These Chanel flats come crafted from cream and black leather and feature cap toes with the iconic CC logo and delicate bows...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Black Leather and Canvas CC Pearl Embellished Pointed Toe Pumps Size 38.5
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The perfect blend of luxury and elegance, these pumps from Chanel come crafted from black leather and canvas. Designed with pointed toes and durable soles, the pumps flaunt the perfe...
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2010s Chanel

NEW Chanel Coral Sequin Terrycloth Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
Beautiful CHANEL sequin & terrycloth jacket A true CHANEL signature item that will last you for many years Shiny, transparent sequins Jacket closes in front with zip, engraved with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Leather And Patent CC Cap Toe Bow Ballet Flats Size 39.5
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These black ballet flats will be your first choice when you are out for long hours because they provide excellent comfort. They are crafted from leather and designed with patent cap ...
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2010s Chanel

Stunning Chanel Signature Monochrome Sequin Fantasy Tweed Jacket
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
Chanel signature jacket Designed by Karl Lagerfeld Classic Chanel monochrome signature style that never goes out of style Stunning ivory tweed produced by Maison Lesage exclusively f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Iconic Chanel Watercolors Corset Silk Ensemble Set as Dress
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
One of the most famous Chanel pieces of this decade Created by genius Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel This ensemble is a must have for any Chanel collector Beautiful multicolor printed sil...
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2010s Chanel

UNWORN Chanel Black Neckholder Swimsuit with Coco No 5 Logo Coin Details
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
Classic CHANEL signature one-piece bodysuit Can also be worn as swimsuit Beautiful cut with open back Looks like bikini from back Coin details on straps and in front...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Vintage Chanel Gold Sunburst CC Logo Chain Necklace 1980s Iconic
By Chanel
Located in Wilmslow, GB
An utterly iconic Vintage Chanel Sunburst Necklace. Crafted in gold plated metal. In very good vintage condition. Signed. Approx. 58cms chain. A classically captivating piece from th...
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1980s Vintage Chanel

CHANEL New Medium Chevron Boy Bag Black Calfskin with Ruthenium Hardware 2014
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL New Medium Chevron Boy Bag Black Calfskin with Ruthenium Hardware 2014. This stunning bag is still in excellent condition, the bag still holds its original shape and the hard...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL New Medium Chevron Boy Bag Dark Red Embroidered Calfskin with Gunmetal HW
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL New Medium Chevron Boy Bag Dark Red Embroidered Thin Chains Calfskin with Light Gunmetal Hardware 2014. This stunning bag is still in very good condition; it still keeps its ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Red Quilted Caviar Leather Maxi Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We are in utter awe of this bag from Chanel as it is appealing in a surreal way. Exquisitely crafted from quilted caviar leather in a red shade, it bears the label's signature CC tur...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Multicolor Leather And Mesh CC Low Top Sneakers Size 37.5
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Look your stylish best every time you step out wearing these low-top Chanel sneakers. Crafted from quality fabric, suede, and leather, these sneakers feature lace-ups and the iconic ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Black Wool Jacket w/ 4 Pockets & Button Down Skirt 2PC Circa 1990s
By Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chanel Black Wool Jacket w/ 4 Pockets & Button Down Skirt 2PC Circa 1990s Spring. New with tags. Measurements- Jacket Size: 40 Skirt Size: 38 Skirt Length: 34 Inches
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Beige Leather CC Peep Toe Platform Slingback Sandals Size 41
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Combining comfort with elegance, these Chanel slingback sandals are a wardrobe essential. Crafted in beige leather, the open toe features a platform design. The sandals have the sign...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL New Medium Chevron Boy Bag Nude Calfskin with Silver Hardware 2016
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL New Medium Chevron Boy Bag Nude Calfskin with Silver Hardware 2016. This stunning bag is still in excellent condition, the bag still holds its original shape and the hardware...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Caviar with Gold Hardware 2016
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Classic Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Caviar with Gold Hardware 2016. This stunning bag is in mint condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the hardware is still ...
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2010s Chanel

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Large Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
This Chanel large tote bag is in absolutely stunning. So soft and luscious that it will mould to any body shape. The chain detail on the side is exquisite. This bag is preloved in ex...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Classic Clutch with Chain
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
A wonderful Chanel Jumbo-sized Classic Clutch bag with a chain strap for sale. Made from black caviar leather with silver hardware. A preloved bag for sale in used, very good conditi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel