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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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Chanel French Luxury Designer Ladies Tweed Jacket
Sep 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Chanel French Luxury Designer Ladies Tweed Jacket
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1003 Bids
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CHANEL - Shimmering Plaid Tweed Newsboy - Cream / Beige / Black - Size 59
Oct 06, 11:15 AM EDT
CHANEL - Shimmering Plaid Tweed Newsboy - Cream / Beige / Black - Size 59
by Luxury Resale Network
Est: $323- $809
$2500 Bids
A plissé silk dress, Lia Biffi, 1980s
Oct 05, 10:30 AM CEST
A plissé silk dress, Lia Biffi, 1980s
by Cambi Casa d'Aste
Est: €400- €500
€4000 Bids
A figured fabric outfit, Couture Chanel, 1970s
Oct 05, 10:30 AM CEST
A figured fabric outfit, Couture Chanel, 1970s
by Cambi Casa d'Aste
Est: €1,000- €2,000
€1,0000 Bids
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CHANEL Hut, Gr. L.
Oct 08, 3:00 PM CEST
CHANEL Hut, Gr. L.
by Auktionshaus Eppli
Est: €0- €0
€3800 Bids
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CHANEL - Knit Wool Lambskin Black Leather - Sport Gloves - CC Logo - Size M
Oct 06, 11:15 AM EDT
CHANEL - Knit Wool Lambskin Black Leather - Sport Gloves - CC Logo - Size M
by Luxury Resale Network
Est: $242- $606
$2000 Bids
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Chanel: a Black Crepe Ensemble Autumn 1997 and Autumn 1998
Oct 04, 1:00 PM BST
Chanel: a Black Crepe Ensemble Autumn 1997 and Autumn 1998
by Bonhams
Est: £400- £600
£4000 Bids
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Chanel: a Cream Silk Slip Top Spring 2008
Oct 04, 1:00 PM BST
Chanel: a Cream Silk Slip Top Spring 2008
by Bonhams
Est: £180- £220
£1800 Bids
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Chanel: a Raspberry Red Bouclé Skirt Suit Autumn/Winter 1989
Oct 04, 1:00 PM BST
Chanel: a Raspberry Red Bouclé Skirt Suit Autumn/Winter 1989
by Bonhams
Est: £300- £500
£3000 Bids
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Chanel: a Pink and Pastels Tweed Jacket 1990s
Oct 04, 1:00 PM BST
Chanel: a Pink and Pastels Tweed Jacket 1990s
by Bonhams
Est: £300- £500
£3000 Bids
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Chanel: a Multicolour Silk Trouser Suit Autumn 2001
Oct 04, 1:00 PM BST
Chanel: a Multicolour Silk Trouser Suit Autumn 2001
by Bonhams
Est: £300- £500
£3000 Bids
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Chanel: a Hot Pink Fantasy Tweed Dress Spring 2014
Oct 04, 1:00 PM BST
Chanel: a Hot Pink Fantasy Tweed Dress Spring 2014
by Bonhams
Est: £1,200- £1,800
£1,2000 Bids
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Chanel: a Metallic Gold Sleeveless Cardigan Spring 2008
Oct 04, 1:00 PM BST
Chanel: a Metallic Gold Sleeveless Cardigan Spring 2008
by Bonhams
Est: £400- £600
£4000 Bids
Chanel Brown Canvas Women'S Coat, L 40"
Oct 14, 11:00 AM EDT
Chanel Brown Canvas Women'S Coat, L 40"
by DuMouchelles
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
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Chanel: a Cream and Black Chain Trimmed Outfit Autumn 2002
Oct 04, 1:00 PM BST
Chanel: a Cream and Black Chain Trimmed Outfit Autumn 2002
by Bonhams
Est: £800- £1,200
£8000 Bids
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Chanel: a Deep Purple Silver Flecked Jacket Spring 2008
Oct 04, 1:00 PM BST
Chanel: a Deep Purple Silver Flecked Jacket Spring 2008
by Bonhams
Est: £400- £600
£4000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Chanel Clothing


Il Ponte Auction House

Il Ponte Auction House

Bonhams

Bonhams

Luxury Resale Network

Luxury Resale Network

Cambi Casa d'Aste

Cambi Casa d'Aste