Learn about Chanel, Coco

Coco Chanel (1883 – 1971) opened a millinery shop in Paris in 1909 and went on to launch her own couture houses in Paris, Deauville and Biarritz. From humble origins, she became one of the greatest icons of fashion in the 20th century.

The creator of the little black dress and Chanel No. 5, Chanel pioneered a new style of women’s clothes, combining simplicity and comfort with elegance, to create an unmistakable style which had a great influence over the fashions of the 1920s and 30s.

Her innovations in costume jewellery were introduced through her Paris salon, where she opened a boutique specializing in accessories and jewellery.

Instead of copying the style of fine jewellery, her costume jewellery was designed specifically to reflect the elegant simplicity of her clothes and to compliment and ‘finish’ an outfit.

The simple but effective use of multiple strings of faux pearls with a black pullover epitomises this style. Other key pieces for Chanel include gold tone chains, pate-de-verre jewellery from Maison Gripoix and classic Maltese cross cuffs designed by Verdura. more...

You can reduce the number of items displayed by entering a keyword that must be included in the description of the item.

These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only.

Chanel, silk Camellia pin brooch, with gold tone jewellery stamp 'Chanel, made in France', with original box

Chanel, chain link 'Chanel' brooch, 2006, with silver tone hardware, stamped 'Chanel, 06P, made in France', with original box, length 13.5 cm

Chanel, silk Camellia pin brooch, with gold tone jewellery stamp 'Chanel, made in France', with original box

A necklace by Chanel, comprising faux pearls to a rhinestone feature bow plaque, total length 80 cm, boxed

A costume bow pendant by Chanel, set with rhinestones, 7 x 4 cm, boxed

A pair of earrings by Chanel, centred with green composite to a gold metal frame, to clip back fittings

A handbag by Chanel, styled in denim with quilted red leather trim, having woven reed leather and chain shoulder straps and gold metal hardware, 1737641, 31 x 26 x 10 cm

A Clover necklace by Chanel, styled in red, pink and black tweed and and pink suede, woven through a white metal metal chain with clover charm, stamped 2014

A 2.55 handbag by Chanel, styled in black quilted leather, with woven leather chain metal strap and gold metal hardware, style number 3558778, 25.5 x 16 x 7 cm

A handbag by Chanel, styled in cream quilted leather, with black leather trim, woven leather chain metal strap and white metal hardware, trim with authenticity card, 19037123, 22 x 14 x 7 cm

A necklace by Chanel, with silver and pearl charms, total length 41 cm, with original box

A vintage handbag by Chanel, styled in black leather with raised 'CC' monogram, having woven leather and chain shoulder straps and gold metal hardware, 21 x 19 x 11 cm

18ct white gold and diamond 'Matelasse' bracelet, Chanel, the 13.50mm strap composed of interlocking Matelasse plaques decorated at intervals with pave-set brilliant-cut diamonds, the edge engraved CHANEL, the diamonds together weighing approximate

18ct white gold, white agate and diamond 'Camelia' bracelet, Chanel, designed as a line of trace links centring a claw-set white agate camellia accented by a leaf pave-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, length approximately 18.50mm, adjustable, signe

Vintage Chanel suspended ";Chanel CC" bangle in box, receipt sighted from Nina Furfur Vintage Boutique

Chanel classic beige quilted hand bag gold tone chain straps interwoven with beige leather, Chanel hardware to clasp, with original dust bag

A silk scarf by Chanel, of postage stamp design with Chanel motifs, on a mustard and dark brown background, 88 cm square.

A jacket by Chanel, styled in pale pink cotton with mandarin collar, with pink, ivory and gold ribbon and lace edging detail, and four pink and gold buttons, labelled size 38, centre back length 78 cm.

A Cropped jacket by Chanel, styled in a cream silk blend, notched collar, with ivory faux pearl buttons, labelled size 34, centre back length 47 cm.

A jacket by Chanel, the cropped jacket styled in a black wool blend, with black buttons, labelled size 36, centre back length 50 cm.

A handbag by Chanel, styled in tan leather, with resin and leather straps, 5502110, 31 x 23 x 10 cm.

A Cardigan by Chanel, the black wool blend cardigan, with ribbon detail to edging, labelled size 38.

A Cardigan by Chanel, styled in a black cotton blend with geometric pattern, and silver-black buttons, labelled size 34.

A handbag by Chanel, styled in black patent leather, with brushed silver and leather strap, and brushed silver hardware, 17873634, 20 x 13 x 6 cm.

A jacket by Chanel, the cropped jacket styled in a black wool blend, with silver-black buttons, labelled size 34, centre back length 48 cm.

A jacket by Chanel, styled in cream cotton with a zip front closure, notched collar, two cream and gold Chanel buttons, labelled size 34, centre back length 73 cm.

A jacket by Chanel, the double breasted jacket styled in cream wool, with gold metal chanel buttons, labelled size 36, centre back length 70 cm.

A 2.55 handbag by Chanel, styled in beige leather, with a gold metal chain strap, and gold metal hardware, 17592233, 28 x 18 x 9 cm, as found.

A jacket by Chanel, the cropped jacket styled in a black rayon blend, with conforming black buttons, labelled size 38, centre back length 50 cm.

A silk scarf by Chanel, styled with red Mademoiselle and quilted Chanel handbags, on a black background, 85 cm square, with envelope.

A Cubed Pochette by Chanel, styled in black quilted lambskin with a pressed cube pattern, finished with short shoulder strap, authenticity card included, 8050136, 20 x 10 x 6.5 cm.

A belt by Chanel, the black leather and silver metal woven belt, with resin heart and fish charms, total length 92 cm.

A pair of earrings by Chanel, each drop earring styled with a cluster of clear glass beads, surmounted by a gold metal Cc clasp, length 75mm.

A handbag by Chanel, styled in blue jean and quilted red leather, with gold metal chain and woven red leather straps, and gold metal hardware, 1737641, 31 x 26 x 10 cm.

A pair of earrings by Chanel, each clip on earring styled as a cornucopia, with diamantes and faux pearls, length 78mm.

A jacket by Chanel, the double breasted jacket styled in a navy silk blend, with a floral design, notched collar and short sleeves, navy blue and silver buttons, labelled size 36, centre back length 66 cm.

18ct white gold 'Camelia' pendant, Chanel, designed as a camellia, completed by a parrot clasp, signed Chanel, numbered 1K2514.

Chanel, Cropped box jacket and pencil skirt suit, black wool and silk blend with silk lining, the jacket with 3/4 length sleeves and two front pockets, weighted hem chain, the fitted skirt with two front pockets and concealed zip to back, labelled 'CHA

Chanel, Cashmere scarf, cream with black border and interlocking 'CC' logo embroidery, with original box, labelled 'CHANEL, 70% Cashmere 30% silk, made in Italy', with original box, 98 x 190 cm

Chanel, brown leather Combat boots, calfskin, with lace up front and side zip, cap toe and knit tweed gaiter, marked 'Chanel, made in Italy', with original dustbags, euro size 40

.