Chanel Clothing

Chanel clothes are marked by their comfortable elegance and timeless classicism. Chanel suits, jackets, and other mainstays are essential wardrobe pieces for fashionable, successful women around the world.

Many collectors of Chanel clothing are drawn to the brand’s namesake, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. The details of her novel-worthy personal life strike a chord with many fans as she was born into poverty, placed in an orphanage after her mother’s death, and taught how to sew by Cistercian nuns. Her career in fashion began after one of her many high-powered lovers encouraged her to pursue dressmaking, and she became the highly successful couturier we know today.

Though Chanel died in 1971, her fashion philosophy and style sensibility live on and continue to be relevant. At auction, vintage Chanel clothing is as popular with collectors and retro-loving fashionistas as it was when first released.


Quick Facts

  • In 2015, a circa 1956 Chanel couture striped cocktail dress sold at a Kerry Taylor auction in London for more than $26,000. The dress, a tasteful take on mid-century style, was only estimated to be worth $1,200
  • In 2013 at Christie's in London, a elaborately stitched 1930 Chanel wedding dress with detachable train festooned with velvet flower appliqué sold for £40,000, well above its £5,000 to £8,000 pre-sale estimate
  • A sheer Chanel ball gown with matching cape, shoes, and clutch purse from the estate of Elizabeth Taylor sold at a 2011 Christie's New York auction for an eye-popping $134,500

Recommended Items at Auction

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A Chanel navy quilted lambskin bag, 1980s,
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
A Chanel navy quilted lambskin bag, 1980s,
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £500- £800
£7005 Bids
A Chanel navy quilted lambskin leather flap bag, 1980s,
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
A Chanel navy quilted lambskin leather flap bag, 1980s,
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £300- £500
£3205 Bids
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THREE CHANEL 18KT WHITE GOLD RINGS Approx. 11.17 total dwt.
Oct 29, 11:00 AM EDT
THREE CHANEL 18KT WHITE GOLD RINGS Approx. 11.17 total dwt.
by Eldred's
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$8003 Bids
A Chanel quilted black lambskin leather pochette, 1986-88
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
A Chanel quilted black lambskin leather pochette, 1986-88
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£1601 Bid
CHANEL - PUMP - 2013 ca
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
CHANEL - PUMP - 2013 ca
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €120- €150
€1201 Bid
A Chanel quilted midnight-blue satin evening bag, 1980s
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
A Chanel quilted midnight-blue satin evening bag, 1980s
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £500- £800
£4001 Bid
A Chanel black quilted lambskin leather flap bag, 1980s,
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
A Chanel black quilted lambskin leather flap bag, 1980s,
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £400- £600
£3201 Bid
A Chanel black quilted lambskin leather bag, circa 1992,
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
A Chanel black quilted lambskin leather bag, circa 1992,
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £300- £500
£2401 Bid
Three Chanel quilted lambskin leather handbags in shades of white, 1980s,
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
Three Chanel quilted lambskin leather handbags in shades of white, 1980s,
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £250- £400
£2001 Bid
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ITALIAN 18K FLOWER FORM TRICOLOR DIAMOND RING
Oct 21, 5:00 PM EDT
ITALIAN 18K FLOWER FORM TRICOLOR DIAMOND RING
by Leighton Galleries
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$1,2000 Bids
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FRENCH 14K ENAMEL PORTRAIT PIN PENDANT
Oct 21, 5:00 PM EDT
FRENCH 14K ENAMEL PORTRAIT PIN PENDANT
by Leighton Galleries
Est: $300- $350
$1750 Bids
CHANEL 1989 IN ORO E PERLE, ANNI '90 CHANEL 1989 IN GOLD AND PEARLS, 90s
Oct 19, 4:30 PM CEST
CHANEL 1989 IN ORO E PERLE, ANNI '90 CHANEL 1989 IN GOLD AND PEARLS, 90s
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €0- €0
€1,5000 Bids
A Chanel wool-blend tweed jacket in shades of ice-blue and white, Spring-Summer 1997,
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
A Chanel wool-blend tweed jacket in shades of ice-blue and white, Spring-Summer 1997,
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £300- £500
£2400 Bids
Chanel, ladies knitted gloves
Nov 06, 10:00 AM CET
Chanel, ladies knitted gloves
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€2400 Bids
CHANEL LADIES’ BLACK WOOL KNEE LENGTH COAT
Oct 23, 10:00 AM EDT
CHANEL LADIES’ BLACK WOOL KNEE LENGTH COAT
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
ANDY WARHOL, "CHANEL NO 5" , 1985 SILKSCREEN
Oct 24, 12:00 PM EDT
ANDY WARHOL, "CHANEL NO 5" , 1985 SILKSCREEN
by Luxury Fine Arts
Est: $3,000- $4,000
$1,4000 Bids
A Chanel 'Gabrielle' torque bangle,
Oct 27, 10:00 AM BST
A Chanel 'Gabrielle' torque bangle,
by Sworders
Est: £50- £70
£400 Bids
A Chanel sand-coloured quilted lambskin leather bag, 1980s,
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
A Chanel sand-coloured quilted lambskin leather bag, 1980s,
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £250- £350
£2000 Bids
Chanel Hoop Link Long Necklace
Nov 04, 11:00 AM EDT
Chanel Hoop Link Long Necklace
by Fortuna Auction
Est: $7,000- $8,000
$6,0000 Bids
Chanel Jacket
Oct 30, 11:30 AM EDT
Chanel Jacket
by Joshua Kodner
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$2000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Chanel Clothing


Kerry Taylor Auctions

Kerry Taylor Auctions

Leighton Galleries

Leighton Galleries

Eldred's

Eldred's

Sworders

Sworders