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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 Lambskin Leather Handbag
Apr 18, 11:00 AM EDT
Chanel Quilted Lambskin Leather Handbag
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $600- $800
$27513 Bids
Cloth and Leather Chanel Bag
Apr 18, 11:00 AM EDT
Cloth and Leather Chanel Bag
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $150- $300
$18011 Bids
Chanel Italian Blue Quilted Leather Accordion Bag
Apr 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Chanel Italian Blue Quilted Leather Accordion Bag
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$85010 Bids
Chanel Double Flap Quilted Black Leather Handbag
May 05, 12:00 PM EDT
Chanel Double Flap Quilted Black Leather Handbag
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$4005 Bids
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Chanel Classic Satin Handbag, height 14cm, length 27cm
Apr 17, 6:00 PM AEST
Chanel Classic Satin Handbag, height 14cm, length 27cm
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD1,500- AUD3,000
AUD2,2005 Bids
Chanel Lambskin Half Moon Front Flap Bag
Apr 21, 12:00 PM EDT
Chanel Lambskin Half Moon Front Flap Bag
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $600- $800
$2504 Bids
Chanel Medallion Tote Bag
Apr 17, 6:00 PM EDT
Chanel Medallion Tote Bag
by Kodner Galleries
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$1,3004 Bids
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Chanel Pearl Crush Mini Flap, height 12cm, length 17cm
Apr 17, 6:00 PM AEST
Chanel Pearl Crush Mini Flap, height 12cm, length 17cm
by Shapiro Auctioneers
Est: AUD4,000- AUD6,000
AUD2,8004 Bids
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CHANEL CAVIAR MAXI CLASSIC DOUBLE FLAP BAG
May 19, 9:00 AM MST
CHANEL CAVIAR MAXI CLASSIC DOUBLE FLAP BAG
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$754 Bids
Chanel Quilted Black Leather Briefcase
May 05, 12:00 PM EDT
Chanel Quilted Black Leather Briefcase
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$5503 Bids
Chanel Quilted Black Lambskin Double Flap Bag
Apr 17, 12:00 PM EDT
Chanel Quilted Black Lambskin Double Flap Bag
by Doyle New York
Est: $800- $1,200
$4753 Bids
Chanel Quilted Navy Lambskin Tote Bag
Apr 17, 12:00 PM EDT
Chanel Quilted Navy Lambskin Tote Bag
by Doyle New York
Est: $600- $800
$3503 Bids
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Chanel Triple CC Bucket Bag
May 05, 10:00 AM CDT
Chanel Triple CC Bucket Bag
by J. Garrett Auctioneers
Est: $100- $25,000
$1502 Bids
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Chanel Bucket Shoulder Bag
May 05, 10:00 AM CDT
Chanel Bucket Shoulder Bag
by J. Garrett Auctioneers
Est: $100- $25,000
$2002 Bids
Chanel Bag
May 09, 10:00 AM EDT
Chanel Bag
by New England Auctions
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$2752 Bids
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Chanel Jumbo Classic Flap Bag
May 04, 10:00 AM CDT
Chanel Jumbo Classic Flap Bag
by J. Garrett Auctioneers
Est: $100- $25,000
$1252 Bids
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Chanel Chocolate Bar Accordion Bag
May 04, 10:00 AM CDT
Chanel Chocolate Bar Accordion Bag
by J. Garrett Auctioneers
Est: $100- $25,000
$1252 Bids
2018 URBAN TOTE BLACK CAVIAR, CHANEL
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
2018 URBAN TOTE BLACK CAVIAR, CHANEL
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $1,800- $2,500
$9001 Bid
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Chanel Chic Quilt Bowling Bag
May 05, 10:00 AM CDT
Chanel Chic Quilt Bowling Bag
by J. Garrett Auctioneers
Est: $100- $25,000
$1001 Bid
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Chanel Satin Beaded Camera Cc Tassel Bag
May 05, 10:00 AM CDT
Chanel Satin Beaded Camera Cc Tassel Bag
by J. Garrett Auctioneers
Est: $100- $25,000
$1001 Bid
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Chanel Medium Retro Chain Tote
May 05, 10:00 AM CDT
Chanel Medium Retro Chain Tote
by J. Garrett Auctioneers
Est: $100- $25,000
$1001 Bid
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Chanel Cells Tote Bag
May 05, 10:00 AM CDT
Chanel Cells Tote Bag
by J. Garrett Auctioneers
Est: $100- $25,000
$1001 Bid
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CHANEL NAVY BLUE LAMBSKIN DOUBLE-FLAP BAG W/CARD
Apr 24, 10:00 AM EDT
CHANEL NAVY BLUE LAMBSKIN DOUBLE-FLAP BAG W/CARD
by Gallery 63
Est: $8,400- $12,600
$1001 Bid
Chanel Maxi Quilted Leather Flap Bag
Apr 17, 12:00 PM EDT
Chanel Maxi Quilted Leather Flap Bag
by Doyle New York
Est: $1,800- $2,400
$9001 Bid

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