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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 Single Flap Bag Vintage Medium Classic
By Chanel
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of Savineti we offer this Chanel Single Flap Bag: - Brand: Chanel - Model: Single Flap - Year: 1970-1980 - Condition: Good - Materials: Calfskin Leather - Extras...
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1970s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Timeless Mini in pink leather
By Chanel
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CHANEL - Model: Mini Timeless - Condition: Very good condition. Scratches on the clasp, Minor sign of wear on Leather - Accessories: Dustbag, Authenticity Card - Measurem...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Tan Tweed & Sequin Woven Hammock Hobo Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Tan Tweed & Sequin Woven Hammock Hobo Shoulder Bag. Various woven stripes of tweed, holographic sequins and shimmering threads give this piece a pop sparkle while remaining n...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Black Patent Square Quilt Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Black Patent Square Quilt Clutch in very good condition. Hard, black square quilted patent leather exterior with silver CC logo lift closure. Black satin lined interior with o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Handbags and Purses

1990 Chanel Black and Beige Quilted Leather Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel beige and black quilted leather tote bag featuring a beige chevron quilted, black leather top handles, gold-tone hardware, inside pockets, a gold tone round logo detail at z...
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1990s Chanel Handbags and Purses

1999 Chanel Black Quilted Patent Leather Vintage SO Black Classic Single Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Black Quilted Patent Leather Vintage SO Black Classic Single Flap Bag Xupes Reference: CWAHF-HB002 Serial Number: 5141799 Age (Circa): 1999 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card ...
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1990s Chanel Handbags and Purses

2000 Chanel Beige Chocolate Bar Quilted Suede Vintage Jumbo 2.55 Reissue Bag
By Chanel
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHANEL Beige Chocolate Bar Quilted Suede Vintage Jumbo 2.55 Reissue Flap Bag Xupes Reference: CWAHF-HB001 Serial Number: 5900449 Age (Circa): 2000 Accompanied By: Chanel Box Authent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Handbags and Purses

2000s Chanel Black Leather Openwork Bag
By Chanel
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Black Chanel bag in lambskin with decorative holes. Two handles with brown plastic and leather chain, logo applied on the front, magnetic button closure and four feet at the base. M...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather CC Top Handle Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
One would possibly trade any other bag for this Trendy CC bag from Chanel. The iconic CC turn-lock in silver-tone hardware lies beautifully on the black quilted exterior crafted from...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Trendy CC Blue Denim Top Handle Bag
By Chanel
Located in Geneva, CH
Aboslutely stunning pre-owned Trendy CC Top Handle Bag from the house of Chanel. Part of the Métiers d'Art Collection 2017, this is a very rare piece. Crafted from blue quilted denim...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Black Quilted Caviar Leather Classic Trifold Flap Wallet
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Accessorizing gets a new avatar with this gorgeous wallet from Chanel. Designed to perfection and crafted from caviar leather, this quilted wallet can be your go-to accessory. Featur...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Black Quilted Velvet Small Wild Stitch Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Boy flap bag is an icon of Chanel's. This here is a version in black quilted velvet. It brings leather trims, the signature label within the fabric interior, and the iconic CC pu...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Beige Quilted Caviar Leather Grand Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Featuring top handles with chain trim and the CC logo on a quilted pattern, this Chanel beige Caviar leather tote exudes just the right amount of sophistication. The bag features an ...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Beige/Black Quilted Leather Gabrielle Hobo
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Get yourself this beautiful Gabrielle bag from the iconic house of Chanel. It exudes style and will always deliver sophistication. Crafted in Italy and made from quality leather, it ...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Black Crystal Embellished Tweed Jumbo Classic Single 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 tweed fabric with crystal embellishments on the front, it bears the sig...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Brown Quilted Leather Small Stitch Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Boy flap bag is an icon of Chanel's. This here is a version in brown quilted leather. It brings the signature label within the fabric interior and the iconic CC push lock on the ...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Brown Leather Large Diamond Stitch Tote
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This investment-worthy Chanel tote is crafted from brown leather and it has the diamond stitch design all over. It features the CC logo at the front and two shoulder handles in leath...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Deauville Bag Limited Edition Cruise Beige Coated Canvas Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
This gorgeous rare Chanel Cruise Tote is made of beige coated canvas, braided handles, an open top design, a main internal compartment with zipped pockets, a diamond quilted finish, ...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

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 Handbags and Purses

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 Handbags and Purses

Chanel Rare Pink Vintage 1990 Weekend Duffel Overnight Duffle Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Pink Vintage 1990 Weekend Duffel Overnight Duffle Tote 1992 {VINTAGE 29 Years} White lamb "CHANEL" lettering stitched on both sides Quilted supple pink lambskin-like vin...
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1990s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Rare Purple Vintage 1990 Weekend Duffel Overnight Duffle Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Purple Vintage 1990 Weekend Duffel Overnight Duffle Tote 1992 {VINTAGE 29 Years} White lamb "CHANEL" lettering stitched on both sides Quilted supple purple lambskin-like...
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1990s Chanel Handbags and Purses

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 Handbags and Purses

Chanel Classic Flap Quilted Microfiber Acqua Blue Nylon Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Soft Chanel microfiber acqua flap Year: 2012 Silver hardware Interwoven chain Interlocking CC clasp Interior zipper closure Interior center zippered pocket Strap drop: Single 19" Do...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

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 Handbags and Purses

Chanel Timeless Tweed Iconic Camelia Flower Bicolor Black & White Leather Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel clutch designed with patent leather, lambskin and tweed opens to a three-fold clutch 2000 {VINTAGE 21 Years} Gold hardware Interior center zippered pocket 4 card slots Interi...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Paris-salzburg Mountain Limited Edition Black Shearlng & Leather Backpack
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
CHANEL Paris-Salzburg backpack in exact size and color as seen on Kylie Jenner. Features black calfskin and white (slightly beige) shearling. This model has been sold out and highl...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Bag XL Taupe Fringe Limited Edition Beige Tweed Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Large Chanel taupe and tweed calfskin tote Year: 2009 Silver hardware Double tweed and ribbon interwoven chain Interior tweed lining Interior flap CC interlocking clasp Interior cen...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Dubai Resort Swarovski Studded Classic Charm Reissue Flap
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Dubai Resort Swarovski Studded Classic Charm Reissue Flap Year: 2015 Silver hardware Gold lambskin perforated leather Swarovski charm crystals details Classic interwoven chai...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Long Rare Vintage Patent Leather Classic Flap Bag Bijoux Chain Bag
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 Handbags and Purses

Chanel Transparent Clear Ombre PVC Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel ombre smoke effect faded black and clear transparent vinyl flap with lamb leather. Larger than a medium flap bag, featuring silver hardware and classic interwoven lambskin ch...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Bright Red Micro Mini Patent Leather Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Small Chanel red patent leather quilted sparkle flap. 2005 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Gold hardware Bijoux chain Red lambskin lined interior One small interior pocket Strap Drop: Single 7” ...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Mini Vintage Lambskin Crossbody Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Mini Vintage Lambskin Crossbody Classic Flap Bag 1989 {VINTAGE 32 Years} Gold hardware Black lambskin diamond stitch Red lambskin interior lining Classic interwoven long cha...
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1990s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Medium Classic Vintage Striped Red and Beige Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Red beige and white Chanel lambskin fabric double flap with interlocking cc clasp 2005 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Gold hardware Interior flap CC logo Interior zipper flap pocket Interior la...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Red Lambskin Stripe Diana Medium Vintage Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel red Lady Diana Medium Classic Bag 1993 {VINTAGE 28 Years} Vintage red lambskin leather with gold hardware and classic cc interlocking clasp closure Beige lambskin interior li...
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1990s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Striped Classic Flap Velour Velvet Black and White Crossbody Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel velour black and white striped flap 2006 {VINTAGE 15 Years} Silver Hardware Classic interwoven lambskin chain Three pearl charm detail on strap CC turnlock closure Black lamb...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Modern Thick Chunky Chain Soft Lamb Hobo Slouchy Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel soft lambskin leather hobo with chunky chain handle. 2007 {VINTAGE 14 Years} Silver hardware Soft supple lambskin leather Thick chunky chain detail 17" L x 15" H x 3" D Handl...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Classic Flap Naked Beauty Lock Clear Transparent PVC Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Classic Flap Naked Beauty Lock Clear Transparent PVC Crossbody Bag Year 2017 Lambskin leather lining Transparent diamond stitch PVC Silver hardware CHANEL engraved beauty ...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel 1980s Two Tone Black and White Vintage Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Two Tone Black and White Vintage Flap Bag 1989 {VINTAGE 32 Years} Lamsbkin leather Classic back pocket Gold hardware Interwoven classic chain Red lambskin interior lining CC ...
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1980s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Boating Python Large Classic Shopper Zippered Expandable Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Boating Python Large Classic Shopper Zippered Expandable Tote Year: 2010 Medium zip around boating tote Silver hardware Rubberized CC logo Glazed boat rope handle Canvas inte...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Dallas Metiers D'art 2014 Beaded Fringe Rare Tweed Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Dallas Metiers D'Art 2014 Tweed Fringe Rare Classic Flap Year: 2014 A unique classic flap bag in black and white tweed adorned with a multi-color seed bead fringe. The bag ...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

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 Handbags and Purses

Chanel Limited Edition Large CC Pearl Lambskin Tote Iridescent Blue Pearls
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Large Chanel lambskin leather tote with iridescent blue pearl detail 2008 {Vintage 13 Years} Silver hardware Removable interwoven chains Large CC pearl logo Flat bottom Five bottom ...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Modern Thick Chunky Chain Exotic Python Metallic Blue Hobo Slouchy Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel metallic blue exotic python hobo with chunky chain handle. 2007 {VINTAGE 14 Years} Silver hardware Metallic blue python Crochet diamond stitching Thick chunky chain detail 1...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Rare Limited Edition Metallic Bronze Large Brown Gold Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Limited Edition Chanel Old Medium Rare Metallic Bronze Gold Boy Bag Year: 2017 Chanel Dark Brown Bronze Quilted Patent Leather Large Boy Flap Bag Patent Leather in gold Gold Hardwa...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Mini Lambskin Vintage CC 90S Crossbody Tote Rare
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Chanel mini black lambskin vintage 90s CC crossbody rare tote 1997 {VINTAGE 24 Years} Gold Hardware Long strap with classic interwoven chain Drawstring closure Double vintag...
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1990s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Resort Summer Denim Diamond Stitch Fringe Beach Shopping Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Beach Shopping Tote Bag Pool Resort Fringe Large Travel Shoulder Bag Canvas diamond stitch exterior with fringe detail CC embroidery detail Interior soft terry cloth lining ...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Shopping Tote Duffle Cc Sport Line Beige Nylon
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Very good. Small marks on base and handles, slight discoloration and wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Authenticity Card, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 8-14...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Multicolor Mini Vintage 90's Tote Bag Rare Pink Orange Black Straw Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Multicolor Mini Vintage 90's Rare Tote Bag Year: 1989-1991 {VINTAGE 32 Years} Gold hardware Interwoven straw and canvas exterior Leather lined interior Interior zippered pock...
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1990s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Vintage Timeless Logo Letters Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
CHANEL Logo Canvas Tote 1997 {VINTAGE 24 Years} Gold hardware CC logo hardware details Two large front pockets Interior black lambskin lining Large interior center zippered pocket F...
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1990s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Patent Leather Long Zip Quilted Gala Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
2008 {VINTAGE 13 Years} Silver Hardware Classic Chanel interwoven chain wristlet Chanel CC Charm Long zipper Red lambskin interior 10.5” W x 5.5” H x 2.5" D Made in Italy
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Electric Blue Patent Leather Quilted Runway Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel electric blue quilted patent leather clutch with rectangle metal frame Year: 2014 Metallic blue cc logo Satin interior lining Zippered back pocket 10.5" W x 5.5" H x 2" D Ma...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Wood Top Handle Rare Pink Caviar Leather Jumbo Envelope Clutch Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel pink quilted caviar leather with wooden top handle clutch tote 2003 {VINTAGE 18 Years} Antique gold hardware Flat bottom Hidden magnetic snap closure Pink leather interior li...
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Early 2000s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Rare Chanel Vintage 90's Crocodile Alligator Top Handle Micro Mini Kelly Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Rare Chanel Vintage 90's Crocodile Alligator Top Handle Micro Mini Kelly Tote 1997 {VINTAGE 24 Years} Gold Hardware Interior zipper pocket Black Lambskin interior lining 8.5” H x ...
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1990s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Hot Pink Ombre Patent Leather Brick Flap Crossbody Convertible Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel runway limited edition pink patent leather lego brick flap Year: 2014 Silver hardware One centered credit card slot Pink nylon lining Classic back pocket Strap Drop 24” Cross...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel 2014 Coral Velvet Small Medium So Black CC Classic Flap
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Coral Velvet Small Medium So Black CC Classic Flap Year: 2014 So Black Hardware CC Turnlock Closure Classic Interwoven chain Coral interwoven velvet Classic back pocket In...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Dubai Resort Runway Limited Edition Fringe Crochet Pom Pom Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Dubai Resort Runway Limited Edition Fringe Crochet Pom Pom Bag 2015 Dubai Cruise Collection Iridescent black calfskin Antique gold hardware Medallion embellished chain strap...
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2010s Chanel Handbags and Purses

Chanel Rare Satin Silk Texturized Mini Vintage Logo Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Satin Silk Texturized Mini Vintage Logo Tote 1991 {VINTAGE 30 Years} Gold hardware CC turn-lock top closure Gold metallic interior Internal slip pocket 6.5" H x 6.7" W...
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1990s Chanel Handbags and Purses