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Vintage Chanel Handbags and Where to Find Them

Whether you’re an avid Chanel handbag collector or you simply love finding rare or vintage handbags, you’ll know that discovering the vintage handbag of your dreams is no easy feat. And, unfortunately for lovers of luxury goods, designer handbags don’t just sit around in op shops and dusty closets anymore. Instead, designer handbag owners are turning to luxury re-sale sites to re-home their bags.

If you’re new to the luxury re-sale space, rest assured that items are checked for quality and authenticity before being listed, unlike less secure sites like eBay. However, you should generally expect some wear and tear when buying second-hand and vintage goods, especially when it comes to Chanel bags. But, with Chanel’s high quality leather allowing for effective restoration in most cases, you can easily bring your vintage bag back to life.

Vestiaire Collective

Established in 2009, Vestiaire Collective is your one-stop online shop for second-hand luxury goods, making the site a goldmine for rare and vintage Chanel bags. With over 3,500 fashion pieces to search for each day, Vestiaire Collective offers an incredible range of second-hand clothing, bags, shoes and more, all in good condition.

Chanel 2.55 Leather Handbag, $6,550.00


Considered Australia’s most trusted online destination for pre–owned luxury goods, Luxe.It.Fwd is the perfect place to find your dream vintage bag. The site also specialises in Chanel bags and will often have a range of the highly-coveted Classic Flap bags to choose from. Offering Afterpay and Zip, you can snag that must-have Chanel bag, like this Classic Double Flap Small bag, and pay it off in instalments.


Filled with hidden vintage Chanel bag gems is FARFETCH. With items listed from over 50 countries, you’ll find a range of luxury goods from across the world meaning you can discover more rare vintage finds. We can’t get enough of this large diamond quilted crossbody Chanel bag from 1995-97.

What better companion to the little black dress than a little black bag? Crafted from silk with diamond-quilted detailing and finished with the signature interlocking CC turn-lock in gold-plated hardware, this shoulder bag from Chanel Pre-Owned is the ultimate closet staple. It’s like one can’t live without the other – and you can’t live without either.

Introduced by Gabrielle Chanel to guarantee the quality and durability of leather bags, the diamond quilting has become one of Chanel’s signatures. That, combined with the leather and chain-link shoulder strap and the iconic interlocking CC turn-lock, results in this turquoise blue lambskin Classic Flap shoulder bag.

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