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...

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A 2.55 handbag by Chanel, styled in beige quilted leather with gold metal hardware and woven leather chain strap, 15 x 25.5 x 7 cm

A handbag by Chanel, styled in black quilted leather with gold metal hardware and woven leather chain strap, 2 x 27 x 6 cm, boxed

A Mini flap handbag by Chanel, styled in black lambskin with black sequin exterior, black metal hardware and woven leather chain strap, 13 x 20 x 6 cm

A tete handbag by Chanel, styled in beige quilted leather with stitched 'CC' motif and gold metal charm detail, 25 x 30 x 15.5 cm

A 2.55 handbag by Chanel, styled in black quilted leather with ruthenium metal details and chain strap, 20 x 28 x 10

A handbag by Chanel, styled in black aged calfskin leather with ruthenium metal hardware and woven leather chain strap, 17 x 24 x 5 cm

A tete bag by Chanel, styled in black leather with silver metal hardware and detatchable long strap, 32 x 45 x 15 cm

A 2.55 handbag by Chanel, styled in black patent leather with silver metal chain hardware and chain strap, 17 x 28 x 8 cm

A Mini flap handbag by Chanel, styled in quilted pink patent leather, with silver metal hardware and woven leather chain strap, 13.5 x 16.55 x 7 cm

A handbag by Chanel, styled in blue denim textile with silver metal hardware and woven leather chain strap, 20 x 32 x 7 cm

A clutch bag by Chanel, styled in cream snakeskin leather with satin interior and silver metal hardware, 11 x 30.5 x 3 cm

A wallet by Chanel, styled in black leather with embossed flower and 'CC' motif to one corner, 10.5 x 18.5 x 2 cm, boxed

A wallet on chain by Chanel, styled in black quilted leather with patent 'CC' motif, silver metal hardware and woven leather chain strap, 12.5 x 19.5 x 3 cm

A classic flap bag handbag by Chanel, styled in beige quilted lambskin leather with gold metal hardware and woven leather chain strap,16 x 26 x 7

A classic flap Maxi by Chanel, styled in quilted black lether with gold metal hardware and woven leather chain strap, A58601, 23 x 34 x 10 cm, boxed

A vintage handbag by Chanel, styled in quilted black leather with gold metal hardware, 20 x 15 x 8 cm, boxed

A wallet by Chanel, styled in silver metallic leather with silver metal hardware, 10 x 18.5 x 2 cm

A wallet by Chanel, styled in embossed black patent leather, 18 x 10 x 2 cm

A vintage handbag by Chanel, styled in black lizard skin with gilt metal hardware and woven leather chain shoulder strap, 357382, 23 x15 x 5 cm

A handbag by Chanel, styled in black leather with stiched diamond pattern, bronze metal hardware and woven leather chain handles, 26 x 36 x 13 cm

A handbag by Chanel, styled in taupe leather with constrast grey stitching with gold metal hardware and woven leather chain strap, 17 x 31 x 7 cm

A wallet by Chanel, styled in beige leather with 'CC" motif stitched to front, boxed

A cross-body bag by Chanel, styled in beige quilted leather with silver metal hardware and woven leather chain strap, 19397242, authenticity card included, 14 x 17 x 8 cm, boxed

A small classic flap handbag by Chanel, styled in black caviar leather with silver metal hardware and woven leather chain strap, 14.5 x 23.5 x 6.5

A handbag by Chanel, styled in fuschia quilted tweed fabric with silver metal hardware and woven chain shoulder strap, 25, 16 x 6 cm, boxed

A coin purse by Chanel, in quilted black leather, boxed

A handbag by Chanel, styled in black textured leather with conforming handle and gold metal hardware, having a stitched 'CC' monogram, 26 x 32 x 6 cm

A handbag by Chanel, styled in black quilted leather with gold metal hardware and woven leather chain strap, 19428898, authenticity card included, 23 x 14 x 6 cm

A handbag by Chanel, styled in black quilted leather with faux pearl 'CC' monogram clasp, having a multi-strand gold metal and faux pearl handle, 15 x 26 x 6 cm, boxed

A handbag by Chanel, styled in black quilted leather with gold metal hardware and monogram 'CC' clasp, 32 x 29 x 12 cm

A handbag by Chanel, styled in quilted black caviar leather with woven leather chain metal strap and silver metal hardware, authenticity card included 11651309, 16 x 13 x 7 cm, boxed

Chanel, Mini 2.55 flap bag charm, black quilted lambskin, gold tone hardware with single leather and chainlink strap, exterior slip pocket, button closure, red leather lining, stamped 'Chanel, made in France, height 8 cm width 9 cm

A vintage 2005 Chanel futuristic hard case handbag, premier edition, designed by Karl Lagerfeld, black lamb skin, silver metal flat chain section strap. With Certificate card 5686540, the bag with same number.

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 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 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

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

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

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 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.

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