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Chanel Vintage Collection

In the words of Coco Chanel herself, "a girl should be two things: classy & fabulous". Chanel vintage pieces, be they a classic 2.55 bag, a pair of statement earrings or a little black dress demonstrate how true this statement can be to achieve when you wear them. 

The legend of Coco ‘Gabrielle’ Chanel came from humble beginnings. Born in Saumur in 1883, she spent a her teenage years in a convent where she learnt to sew.  It is perhaps this frugal and austere start in life which would later influence the understated quality of her later designs.  She began in fashion as a milliner but quickly moved into womenswear when her own mode of dress became widely admired in Paris as part of the fashion, with designers such as Jean Patou, to move away from fussy clothes and into wearable, fresh and simple clothes.  Her designs of the 1920’s suited the modern woman and were, above all, intended to be comfortable with jersey, light silks and cotton.  She said: ‘Luxury must be comfortable otherwise it is not luxury.’ In this time she took inspiration from a variety of sources including Breton fishermen and the sports style of the English gentleman which she encountered when on holiday in Scotland with her lover, the Duke of Westminster.  Soon she was incorporating wide legged trousers, striped tops, argyle knits and Scottish tweed into her designs.  

Chanel held the belief that fashion was designed not to last but that style was timeless.  Her designs and innovations have proved this to be true.  It is as though, with everything she created, Chanel intended them to become classics and they are what has maintained the brand to this day.  From her early career these include the CC logo in 1925 to her draped strings of pearls, the LBD to Chanel No. 5, so named as it was the 5th scent she was presented with by perfumer to the Tsars, Ernest Beaux.  However, it was the second phase of her career, following the relaunch of the Chanel brand in 1954, that the most recognisable elements of Chanel were truly born, all of which were based on Chanel’s own style and wardrobe.  These were the Chanel suit, the 2.55 bag and Chanel costume jewellery.  Chanel had previously designed tweed suits for her customers but it was in the 1950’s and 1960’s that the classic shape and style took hold.  The simple lines of the square jackets and pencil skirts (A-Line skirts in the 60’s) exactly suited the style of the day and were worn by notable women including Jackie Kennedy at the inauguration of President John F Kennedy in 1961.  

The vintage 2.55 bag is possibly the most coveted piece in any Chanel vintage collector’s wardrobe.  Based on a bag owned and designed by Chanel in the 1920’s, with its double flap, innovative chain strap and quilted exterior it is also one of the most widely recognised and imitated bags in handbag history.  It was an instant success when it was launched in February 1955 (hence the name).  These early examples in black, navy blue or brown leather or jersey with grosgrain or leather interiors are highly sought after.  However, later incarnations are equally loved with Karl Lagerfeld’s CC turnlock clasp introduced in the 1980’s. The 1980’s was also a wonderful decade for Chanel jewellery with large earrings, necklaces and bracelets suiting the style of the day and they remain timeless works of art.  From the smallest Chanel vintage ring to a Chanel suit or dress, from the vintage 2.55 bag to a vintage Chanel WOC, discover your own piece of Chanel style history in the Open for Vintage Chanel Collection.


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Chanel 1990s Lambskin Leather Wild Stitch "CC" Logo Dark Red Handbag

Vintage Chanel red lambskin contrast wild stitch "CC" logo bag
63,692.94 (INR)

Chanel 1990s Caviar Leather Chevron Quilted Black Vanity Bag

Vintage 1990s Chanel black chevron vanity bag made in caviar leather with gold chain shoulder strap.
102,688.60 (INR)

Chanel 1990s Lambskin Leather Turquoise Cross Body Bag

Vintage 1990's Chanel turquoise lambskin leather shoulder strap flap bag.
109,188.02 (INR)

Chanel 1990s Caviar Leather Brown Vintage Camera Bag

Vintage 1990s Chanel brown caviar leather camera bag.
100,738.86 (INR)

Chanel 1990s Caviar Leather "CC" Logo Brown Tote Bag

Chanel brown caviar leather "CC" logo shopping tote from 1990s collection.
109,188.02 (INR)

Chanel 1980s Gold Tone Vintage Earrings

Vintage Chanel clip-on earrings feature a gold-tone interlocking Cs and back clip-on closures from Season 23.
24,697.28 (INR)

Chanel 1990s Classic Quilted Flap Bag Charm Pendant Necklace

Chanel gold toned classic quilted flap bag charm pendant necklace from 1995 collection.
54,593.59 (INR)

Chanel 1990s Four Leaf Clover Swirl Gold Tone Earrings

Vintage 1990's Chanel gold toned "CC" logo clover shaped with a swirled edge clip on earrings.
33,795.79 (INR)

Chanel Black Supermodel XL Handbag

Chanel Supermodel XL handbag in black leather.
193,621.26 (INR)

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Leather XL Tote Bag

Chanel XL tote bag in black quilted lambskin leather.
101,038.17 (INR)

Chanel Black 2.55 11" Double Flap Handbag

Chanel 2.11 11" double flap handbag in black quilted leather.
130,208.18 (INR)

Chanel Transparent Vinyl Medium Tote Bag

Chanel medium tote bag in transparent vinyl with black leather detailing.
101,038.17 (INR)

Chanel Black Jumbo XL Tote Bag

Chanel XL tote bag in black leather with an embossed monogram.
131,899.20 (INR)

Chanel 1990s White Quilted Leather Handbag

Chanel 1990s double flap handbag in white quilted leather.
213,913.44 (INR)

Chanel Purple Lambskin Leather Silver Chain Mini Shoulder Bag

Vintage 90s Chanel light purple lambskin leather with silver chain mini handbag.
81,240.61 (INR)

Chanel Beige Leather Quilted Tortoise Lucite Top Handle Box Bag

Chanel beige leather quilted tortoise lucite top box bag from 1996 collection.
128,685.42 (INR)

Chanel Classic Black Leather Square Toe Heels

Vintage 90s Chanel classic black leather square toe heels
50,694.10 (INR)

Chanel Black and White Coco Paris Clip On Earrings

Chanel black and white Coco paris clip on earrings from year 2006 collection
16,248.12 (INR)

Chanel Red Lambskin Leather Shoulder Bag

This Vintage late 80s Chanel red lambskin leather shoulder bag features gold toned chain, exterior slip pocket, open top with magnetic closure, and interior zip pockets.
118,286.53 (INR)

Chanel Black Quilted Patent Reissue 2.55 Chain Shoulder Bag

Chanel Black Quilted Patent Reissue 2.55 Chain Shoulder Bag
118,286.53 (INR)

Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Leather Matelasse Tote Bag

This Chanel black quilted Matelasse tote bag features a lambskin leather body, flat leather handles with double leather chain straps details, flap top with interlocking Cs and twist lock closure, and interior zip pockets
144,283.35 (INR)

Vintage Chanel Gold Toned Plated Metal Round Rope "CC" Pendant Necklace

Vintage Chanel necklace from Season 28, released circa 1991.
42,244.95 (INR)

Chanel Back and Beige Quilted Lambskin Matelasse Shoulder Flap Bag

Chanel black and beige small classic lap features a quilted lambskin leather body, silver-tone hardware, chain shoulder straps, an exterior back slip pocket, single front flap with interlocking Cs and a twist-lock closure, and interior zip pocket.
127,385.88 (INR)

Chanel Gripoix Glass and Faux Pearl Square Pendant Gold Chain Necklace

Vintage 90s Chanel red and green gripoix glass with faux pearl square pendant gold chain necklace.
62,392.55 (INR)

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