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Rare Chanel Handbags to Collect Now

By Lindsey Weiss
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Chanel Metiers D'Art 2021-2022 : Runway At Le 19M
Chanel Metiers D'Art 2021-2022 : Runway At Le 19M

Rare Chanel Handbags

One of the best reasons to shop for Chanel handbags on the secondary market is finding rare bags from previous collections. While it's fun to review the latest runway collection and create your newest wishlist there is nothing more rewarding for the dedicated collector than finding a pristine bag from a favorite prior collection. Each season Chanel produces handbags that are both a nod to the current trends but also rooted in the history of the brand. This interpretation often results in truly special bags that can only be found on resale marketplaces like Sotheby's. Every week Sotheby's Specialists are sourcing special Chanel handbags

Sotheby's Specialists Chanel Handbags Picks

Chanel Clear Beaded Lucite Medium Cage Flap Gold Hardware, 1990s

Our Specialists adore this Chanel Cage Flap bag from the 1990s. The iconic Chanel flap bag in clear lucite with beaded quilted pattern is extremely rare and highly collectible. Transparent bags have been popular the last few years and this version from Chanel is unique find.

Chanel Red Lucite Chocolate Bar Heart Clutch Minaudière Gold Hardware, 2002

Chanel makes some of the most collectible evening bags or minaudière and are favored by many Chanel lovers. What makes this so collectible is the quilted lucite and in a heart shape. It also has a classic leather and chain strap. Make a statement with this heart shaped rare Chanel handbag.

Chanel LED Medium Boy Black Lambskin Rainbow Hardware, 2017

The late Karl Lagerfeld sent LED Boy bags down the runway as part of his Spring/Summer 2017 collection. He description "This is technology. But with the lingerie, it's intimate technology". The LED dot matrices flash trompe l'oeil quilted pattern and the double-C logos in clever nod to our obsession with tech and creating Instagram worthy moments. This rare Chanel handbag is perfect for the tech loving Chanel collector.

Chanel 2.55 Small Reissue 225 Double Flap Black Embellished Boucle Tweed Space Ruthenium Hardware, 2017

The Chanel Fall/Winter 2017 Ready-to-Wear runway show featured a giant space rocket with frequent space related references in the collection. The Space 2.55 Flap is embellished with stars, planets and no 5 perfume bottle in flight. It is a rare collectible Chanel handbag in pristine condition.

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