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CHANEL (FRANCE)

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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RARE Chanel Guitar Case Runway Piece
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Rare Chanel white leather guitar case. excellent condition from spring 2009 runway show. cream quilted leather exterior with silver hardware and matching adjustable shoulder strap. f...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Black Leather 2.55 Limited Edition Bag
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Chanel bag signed 2.55 double-flap model in limited edition. Made of black python leather with fuchsia central stripe and black hardware. The product is equipped with an interlocking...
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2010s Chanel

2003 Chanel Cream Wool Boucle Cropped Zip Front Jacket W /Patchwork Beading
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
2003 Chanel cream wool boucle cropped jacket with zip front and abstract patchwork beaded and sequined design on both sides of front. Banded black velvet collar, fully lined with tra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Lambskin with Silver Hardware 2015
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Classic Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Lambskin with Silver Hardware 2015. This stunning bag is in excellent condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the hardware ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Pink Caviar Nubuck Classic Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bangkok, TH
2013 Medium Chanel pink nubuck caviar classic flap bag. Made in France. Serial 18xxxxxx. Comes with Box Authentication Card Booklet Dustbag. Condition: Outside: Minor marks on cavi...
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2010s Chanel

2005 Chanel Peach Quilted Lambskin Leather Vintage Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Peach Quilted Lambskin Leather Vintage Mini Flap Bag Xupes Reference: CB294 Serial Number: 9615720 Age (Circa): 2005 Accompanied By: Chanel Dust Bag, Box, Authenticity Card,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Leather Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Chanel bag signed model Boy mini size made of black leather with golden hardware. Closure with interlocking logo, internally roomy for the essentials. Equipped with a sliding leather...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Triple Compartment Classic Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Triple Compartment Classic Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: HB3988 Serial Number: 15353997 Age (Circa): 2011 Accompanied By: Chanel Box, Authe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Lambskin with Gold Hardware 2014
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
CHANEL Classic Double Flap Jumbo Bag Black Lambskin with Gold Hardware 2014. This stunning bag is in excellent condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the hardware is...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Runway Black Strapless Waffle Weave Pearl Button Back Dress, Spring 2013
By Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Chanel, Spring-Summer 2013, runway, look 10, black strapless dress featuring tonal waffle cone pattern throughout, faux pearl button accents at back and concealed zip closure at side...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

CHANEL Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Clutch Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bangkok, TH
Authentic Chanel Clutch in dark navy quilted Lambskin. Interior fully refurbished by Chanel store. Original tags preserved but serial sticker removed. Comes with original Chanel box....
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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 Gripoix CC Monogram Pendant Necklace Authentic in Original Box w/ Tag
By Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This is a gorgeous Fall 2012 Chanel CC Pendant Necklace with its original box and tag. The back of the CC logo is a sparkle maroon and the front has the same maroon with the second ...
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2010s Chanel

Chanel Limited Edition Light Gold Vanity Case Rare Home Decor 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 Black Metallic Linen Boat Neck Top With CC Logo Monogram Buttons
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This is a stunning Chanel metallic linen black top with marked Chanel buttons down the back. We love the way the light reflects off of the top as well as the way it fits! The top ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Shimmer Quilted Canvas Le Marais Tote
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful Chanel Black Shimmer Quilted Canvas Le Marais Tote in very good condition. Black soft quilted shimmery quilted canvas exterior trimmed with silver hardware and two handles....
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

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 Wallet on Chain Quilted Lambskin
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Moderate creasing and wear on exterior and underneath flap, scuffs and small indentations underneath flap. Glue stains near interior opening, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy odor in interior. Moderate creasing, scuffs and wear on exterior, underneath flap and in interior, peeling, splitting and wear on strap. Indentations on exteri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Sport Line Backpack Quilted Nylon Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear and marks on exterior and in interior, scuffs on leather trims. Minor splitting on zipper pull wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Mea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Timeless CC Charm Tote Quilted Caviar Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing and wear on exterior, wear and discoloration on handles, strap and opening edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 4",...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Logo Plate Wallet on Chain Quilted Shiny Aged Calfskin
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear on base corners, strap and in interior, ceasing on exterior, creasing, scuffs and indentations underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: B...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Deauville Tote Glazed Calfskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear, scuffs and heavy creasing on exterior, wear on handles, discoloration on interior pocket edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Round Clutch with Chain CC Studded Canvas
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light wear on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Authenticity Card Measurements: Height 5", Width 5", Depth 2", Strap Drop 23" Designer: Ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Round Clutch with Chain and Coin Purse Quilted Tweed with Shearlin
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
These are professional pictures of the actual item offered by Rebag. Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Wear on exterior, minor wear and slight darkening on strap, scratches on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

NEW Chanel Metallic Fantasy Tweed Dress with Braid Details
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
Stunning CHANEL signature tweed dress Designed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Beautiful hand-braided details Finest fantasy tweed fabric exclusively produced for Chanel by Maison Lesag...
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2010s Chanel

UNWORN Chanel Signature Monochrome Braided Tweed Dress
By Chanel
Located in Switzerland, CH
Amazing dress by Chanel Made of exquisite tweed fabric produced by Maison Lesage for Chanel Dress features a round neck and wide skirt with pleats Two hidden pockets Decorative back ...
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2010s Chanel

CHANEL grey cotton 2019 PRINTED DENIM SKINNY Jeans Pants 42 L
By Chanel
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Chanel skinny jeans in gray printed cotton (98%) and elastane (2%). Slit pockets in the front and back. Opens with zipper and a button with CC logo on the front. Have ...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Chesterfield Backpack Iridescent Calfskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light wear on exterior, minor wear on flap edges and handle, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Handle Drop 4", Height 13", Width 9", ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Soho Tassel Flap Bag Python Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing on exterior and underneath flap, pen marks and wear underneath flap. Minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Orange 1995 Cropped Cardigan Top
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 1995 Chanel orange cropped cardigan top. - “CC” buttons closure. - 100% cotton. - Size 44.
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Urban Spirit Backpack Quilted Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear and darkening on base, opening edges and straps, creasing on exterior, wear on drawstring. Minor scuffs, indentations and creasing underneath flap. Wea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Colorama Flap Bag Quilted Watercolor Canvas Jumbo
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Unraveling and glue stains on exterior and flap edges, creasing near base. Darkening on rear, wear and large glue stains on strap. Moderate discoloration on interior...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Paris-Moscow Cells Accordion Tote Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior, minor scuffs on rear and underneath flap. Wear on base corners and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dus...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel CC Mania Backpack Tweed with Lambskin Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear, small marks and stains on base, flap and opening leather trims, discoloration on strap bases, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Faux Pearl And Bevel Crystal Wrap Necklace Vintage
By Chanel
Located in North Miami, FL
This versatile and classic signed vintage Chanel faux pearl and bevel set crystal long necklace can be wrapped twice over and even three times to make more of a wrap choker necklace....
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1980s Modern Vintage Chanel

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Chanel Vintage Black Patent Leather Double Flap Envelope Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Patent Leather Double Envelope Bag is in excellent vintage condition from the late 1980's- early 1990's. The elegant silhouette is a true classic and a g...
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Late 20th Century Chanel

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Top Handle Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Top Handle Bag is in excellent condition from the early 2000's. Perfectly scaled, this ladylike silhouette is able to transition easily fr...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Grey & Red 2019 Low-Top Fabric Sneakers
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Grey and red fabric low-top sneakers by Chanel. Circa 2019. Leather and suede trim throughout. Rubber soles. Lace-up tie closures at tops. Designer size 39.5. 1" hee...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Blue Lizard Vintage Double Flap Envelope Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Blue Lizard Double Flap Envelope Bag is in excellent vintage condition from the late 1980's- early 1990's. The elegant silhouette is a true classic and a great...
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Late 20th Century Chanel

Chanel Light Blue Sequin Quilted Medium 19 Flap
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This shoulder bag is made of light blue circular sequins on a base of light blue fabric. The bag features blue leather threaded silver, ruthenium, and an aged gold chain link shoulde...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Fuchsia Pink Lambskin Classic Small Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
A Timeless Chanel Classic Small Flap Handbag. The exterior of this classic small flap is in vibrant pink lambskin leather with silver tone hardware. It features a front flap with a s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Gold Patent Leather Chocolate Bar Quilted Kiss Lock Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Gold Patent Leather Chocolate Bar Quilted Kiss Lock Bag is in excellent condition from the early 2000's. Uniquely designed with square quilting and a framed si...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Ivory Jersey Evening Bag with Mirrored Pyramid Studs
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Ivory Mirrored Fabric Evening Bag is in excellent condition. Silver mirrored adornment paired with winter white jersey is a beautiful combination that stands o...
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Early 2000s Chanel

Chanel Women Shoulder bags 2.55 Gold Leather
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
From 2011 Collection Introduced in February 1955 by Coco Chanel, this handbag instantly changed the way accessories were designed for women. A great deal of research went into the c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Old Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear on base and flap corners, moderate scuffs on exterior, strap and underneath flap. Marks underneath flap, light wear in interior, scratches on hardware....
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel CC Chocolate Bar Chain Clutch Quilted Satin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Moderate wear and balding on base and flap corners, creasing on exterior. Wear, small marks and glitter in interior, scratches on hardware. Ac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Tweed Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Wear on exterior and strap, creasing, oil slick discoloration, moderate. wear, scuffs and indentations underneath flap. Splitting on flap opening corner, minor scuff...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Vintage Classic Double Flap Bag Quilted Patent Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Minor scuffs on exterior, indentations, scuffs, oil slick discoloration and wear underneath flap. Moderate wear in interior, scratches on hard...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Women Pumps Black Leather EU 39.5
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Shoe, leather, solid color, embossed logo, suede, silver-tone hardware, round toe, block heel, low and flat heel. Includes: - Dust bag Product Condition: Very Good Sole: visible si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Timeless/Classic shoulder bag in black quilted lambskin and gold hardware
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Beautiful Chanel Timeless/Classique 27cm handbag with double flap in black quilted lambskin leather, gold metal hardware, a Mademoiselle chain handle in gold metal allowing a hand or...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Caviar Large Vanity Case
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Caviar Large Vanity Case is a vintage piece in excellent condition form the mid 1990's. Durable black textured caviar leather with gold tone interlockin...
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1990s Chanel

Chanel Boy Flap Bag Quilted Patent Small
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Marks on rear, strap and underneath flap, discoloration and moderate wear on base and flap corners. Creasing, peeling and wear underneath flap and interior opening t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Timeless shoulder bag in black quilted leather with its wallet with GHW
By Chanel
Located in Paris, Paris
Ravissant & Rare Chanel Timeless/Classique bag in black leather with matching wallet. * Black quilted leather with gold metal hardware. * With his black leather wallet. * Hologram. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Valentine Crystal Hearts Flap Bag Quilted Lambskin Medium
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear on exterior corners, rear pocket, flap edges and strap, creasing on front near base. Minor wear and scuffs underneath flap and in interior, scratches o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Vintage Chanel Red Silk Scarf w Gold Monogram CC Medallion Chain Print
By Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This is an iconic vintage Chanel scarf in a red jacquard silk with gold CC monogram medallions on a gold link chain. This beautiful hand rolled silk scarf is marked Chanel in the co...
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1980s Chanel

Chanel Vintage Timeless Boston Bag Caviar Large
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Repainted base corners. Creasing and scuffs on exterior, cracking on handle wax edges, darkening on shoulder pad, stains in interior, scratches and tarnish on hardwa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel

Chanel Black Calfskin Shopper Tote
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Calfskin Shopper is in pristine condition with the tag attached. Truly classic, this chic silhouette is a wardrobe staple and will hold its value. Blac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel