I had you at vintage Chanel, didn't I? While I'm sure the feeling of walking out of a Chanel store with a brand new bag in hand is unlike any other (and one I've yet to experience myself!), something about purchasing a vintage Chanel bag has really got my gears going. Depending on the item, purchasing pre-loved can mean saving a bit of money, not to mention I like something about the idea of owning a vintage Chanel piece over a new one. I'm not sure why, as I'm not usually one that looks to purchase a pre-loved item, but in this instance, I've been all googly-eyed over the internet's current offerings. Below, I've rounded up 15 of the best vintage Chanel pieces I've come across in my current state of obsessive searching and scrolling.
Vintage Chanel Mini Flap Bag
$3,150 via Shopbop
Ok, if we're talking Chanel it doesn't get more classic than a black, quilted leather mini flap bag with gold hardware. This is the holy grail for me right here.
Vintage Chanel Duffle
$3,925 via Farfetch
I'm off to Puerto Rico next month and would not mind jet-setting with this duffle in tow.
Vintage Chanel Flap Bag
$6,339 via Farfetch
There's really no other way to describe this bag than timelessly chic. I'm obsessed. I need it.
Vintage Chanel Vanity Case
$3,500 via Shopbop
If there's one vintage item in particular that I'm obsessed with owning it's a Chanel Vanity Case. I love the recent resurgence of the vanity case being carried as a bag, but I love the idea of owning a vintage one. It just seems so glamorous to me, and I picture it being owned by a chic, jet-setting woman.
Vintage Chanel Tassel Camera Bag
$3,700 via Shopbop
Am I seeing double? This camera bag seriously reminds me of the Gucci SoHo Disco, proving that this bag will never go out of style. Suddenly, I need a camera bag.
Vintage Chanel Bucket Bag
$4,855 via Farfetch
Bucket bags sometimes fly under the radar, but not this one. The gold hardware makes this vintage bucket a must for any Chanel fan or bucket bag lover!
Vintage Chanel Quilted Flap Bag
$4,950 via Shopbop
Once again, it's hard to go wrong with a quilted Chanel Flap, and I love that burgundy can act like a neutral without actually being black, white or tan.
Vintage Chanel Embossed Wallet On Chain
$3,159 via Farfetch
A Chanel WOC is iconic in its own right, and I love this embossed version over the classic quilted WOC.
Vintage Chanel 2.55 Double Flap Bag
$4,537 via Farfetch
This red 2.55 double flap has me feeling red HOT!
Vintage Chanel Chain Bag
$8,257 via Farfetch
This bag, quite literally, took my breath away. White ostrich + gold hardware = one lust-worthy bag!
Vintage Chanel Timeless CC Tote
$4,500 via Shopbop
Just like the name says, this black, caviar leather tote is a timeless piece that you'll have for life.
Vintage Chanel Bijou Chain Bag
$5,078 via Farfetch
The gold, the tassel, and that chain: this bag just begs to be dressed up, and I'm wondering if it's too early to ask for a Christmas present?
Vintage Chanel Kelly Top Handle Bag
$3,650 via Shopbop
This Chanel Kelly bag is sleek, stunning and will stand the test of time.
Vintage Chanel Velvet Bag
$2,185 via Farfetch
You know what they say, everything old is new again. You'll be right on trend with this velvet mini bag.