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Chanel Handbags & Purses

Aside from producing classic tweed jackets, ever-popular signature ballet flats, and Chanel No.5 perfume, Chanel is perhaps best known for crafting one of the world's most recognizable and desirable accessories: the quilted bag.

While the signature Chanel quilted bag is the brand's most popular handbag, Chanel bags come in a profusion of styles. They range from small understated velvet clutch purses to large patent-leather totes, each with its own unique mix of femininity, function, and form.

Signifiers of quiet luxury, Chanel handbag prices have soared in recent years. In fact, the cost of a quilted Chanel bag has increased an average of 70 percent over the past five-year period. But it's not only newer releases that command premium prices. Vintage Chanel handbags tend to hold their value remarkably well, with flap bags in particular a perennial favorite at auction.


Quick Facts

  • In December 2007, Chanel released a limited-edition Diamond Forever alligator skin purse featuring a 3.5-carat diamond-studded white gold double “C” clasp with a retail price of $261,000
  • In May 2015, Academy Award-nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio outbid socialite Paris Hilton on a blue neoprene Chanel flap bag with an embroidered flower design for $13,600 at the Heart Fund Gala charity auction in Cannes
  • A navy blue early 1990s Chanel classic flap purse in quilted lambskin leather with its original dust bag was sold by Auctionata in Europe for the equivalent of about $3,070

Recommended Items at Auction

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Chanel Quilted Navy Blue Leather Diana Handbag
Dec 04, 12:00 PM EST
Chanel Quilted Navy Blue Leather Diana Handbag
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$95024 Bids
Chanel Designer Quilted Tweed Double Flap Handbag
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Chanel Designer Quilted Tweed Double Flap Handbag
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $1,000- $3,000
$1,40010 Bids
Chanel Gold Leather Handbag
Dec 04, 12:00 PM EST
Chanel Gold Leather Handbag
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$8009 Bids
Chanel Vintage Handbag
Dec 01, 12:00 PM EST
Chanel Vintage Handbag
by Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$7508 Bids
Chanel Wallet
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
Chanel Wallet
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$277 Bids
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Chanel
Dec 06, 2:00 PM AEDT
Chanel
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD500- AUD700
AUD5006 Bids
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Chanel
Dec 05, 6:00 PM AEDT
Chanel
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD2,000- AUD3,000
AUD2,2005 Bids
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Chanel
Dec 06, 2:00 PM AEDT
Chanel
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD8505 Bids
Chanel Quilted Black Patent Leather Handbag
Dec 04, 12:00 PM EST
Chanel Quilted Black Patent Leather Handbag
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5005 Bids
Chanel White Leather Oval Cross Body Handbag
Dec 04, 12:00 PM EST
Chanel White Leather Oval Cross Body Handbag
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$2254 Bids
C. 2008 CHANEL QUILTED CAVIAR BOWLER BAG MINI
Dec 01, 11:00 AM EST
C. 2008 CHANEL QUILTED CAVIAR BOWLER BAG MINI
by Westport Auction
Est: $50- $1,000
$904 Bids
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Chanel
Dec 05, 6:00 PM AEDT
Chanel
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD3,500- AUD4,500
AUD2,8004 Bids
Chanel, Paris, Pink Quilted Caviar Leather Classic Flap Bag
Dec 04, 10:00 AM CST
Chanel, Paris, Pink Quilted Caviar Leather Classic Flap Bag
by New Orleans Auction Galleries
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$1,0003 Bids
Chanel Quilted Red Suede Handbag
Dec 04, 12:00 PM EST
Chanel Quilted Red Suede Handbag
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5003 Bids
Chanel Paris Black Leather Bag
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
Chanel Paris Black Leather Bag
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$553 Bids
Coco Chanel Sac Classique Small Handbag
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
Coco Chanel Sac Classique Small Handbag
by Concept Art Gallery
Est: $4,000- $5,000
$3,6003 Bids
Chanel Quilted Gold-Tone Leather Wallet
Dec 04, 12:00 PM EST
Chanel Quilted Gold-Tone Leather Wallet
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $400- $600
$2002 Bids
Two Chanel, Paris, Quilted Jersey Medium Double Flap Bags
Dec 04, 10:00 AM CST
Two Chanel, Paris, Quilted Jersey Medium Double Flap Bags
by New Orleans Auction Galleries
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$1,1002 Bids
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Chanel
Dec 05, 6:00 PM AEDT
Chanel
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD1,000- AUD1,500
AUD5002 Bids
Chanel, Paris, Large Dark Bordeaux Sueded Lambskin Classic Bag
Dec 04, 10:00 AM CST
Chanel, Paris, Large Dark Bordeaux Sueded Lambskin Classic Bag
by New Orleans Auction Galleries
Est: $1,200- $1,800
$1,2002 Bids
Two Chanel, Paris, "Travel Line" Quilted Fabric Medium Flap Bags
Dec 04, 10:00 AM CST
Two Chanel, Paris, "Travel Line" Quilted Fabric Medium Flap Bags
by New Orleans Auction Galleries
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$8002 Bids
A Chanel navy caviar leather mini flap bag,
Nov 30, 10:00 AM GMT
A Chanel navy caviar leather mini flap bag,
by Sworders
Est: £500- £600
£4202 Bids
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Chanel
Dec 06, 2:00 PM AEDT
Chanel
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD802 Bids

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