Chanel Scarves & Wraps

Like many luxury fashion labels, Chanel long ago expanded its scope to include personal accessories, most notably scarves and wraps. These small details offer both accessible glamour and a way for brand habitués to convey status with subtle flair.

Some of Chanel's most distinctive chic accent pieces are swathes of spun silk and fabric blends. Finely woven and intricately patterned with colorful motifs, Chanel scarves and wraps are stylish throwbacks to the time of sartorial legend Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, the brand's late founder. In their mid-20th century heyday, movie stars, princesses, and those who sought to emulate them were rarely seen without a head scarf or body wrap draped and knotted in one form or another.

Through its scarves and wraps, Chanel basks in its role as an international arbiter of style. And with each passing fall season, the French house adds sophisticated textiles in varying fabrics that help complete looks while bringing must-have collectibles to the auction market.


Quick Facts

  • When they come up at auction, Chanel's pure cashmere wraps often sell for several hundred dollars each. If they come with a high-profile provenance or interesting backstory, Chanel wraps can even reach into four figures
  • In 2013, a black and gold Chanel chain motif scarf made from silk sold at Heritage Auctions for $350, notably above its retail price of $300
  • In August 2015, a Chanel scarf-style wrap crafted from a plush blend of 70 percent rabbit fur and 30 percent cashmere sold on eBay for $3,250

Recommended Items at Auction

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VINTAGE HERMÈS - PARIS Red Ribbons Silk Scarf
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
VINTAGE HERMÈS - PARIS Red Ribbons Silk Scarf
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $200- $400
$605 Bids
Vintage ECHO Animal Patterned Silk Head Scarf
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Vintage ECHO Animal Patterned Silk Head Scarf
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $40- $90
$11 Bid
Vintage ECHO Silk Head Scarf
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Vintage ECHO Silk Head Scarf
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $40- $90
$11 Bid
Vintage Italian Silk Head Scarf,
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Vintage Italian Silk Head Scarf,
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $40- $90
$11 Bid
Chanel, polychrome patterned w
Nov 06, 10:00 AM CET
Chanel, polychrome patterned w
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€2001 Bid
A framed silk scarf
Oct 26, 2:30 PM CEST
A framed silk scarf
by Bolli & Romiti s.r.l
Est: €1,500- €2,500
€1,5000 Bids
A Chanel black, gold and red scarf,
Oct 27, 10:00 AM BST
A Chanel black, gold and red scarf,
by Sworders
Est: £60- £80
£400 Bids
Vintage Hermès Paris silk carré “Gastron
Oct 21, 1:00 PM BST
Vintage Hermès Paris silk carré “Gastron
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £80- £120
£500 Bids
Yves Klein (after) - Silk scarf, 1993
Oct 24, 6:00 PM CEST
Yves Klein (after) - Silk scarf, 1993
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF1,500- CHF1,800
CHF8000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Chanel Scarves & Wraps


The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc

The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc

Sworders

Sworders

Historia Auktionshaus

Historia Auktionshaus

Kinghams Auctioneers

Kinghams Auctioneers