Chanel's iconic logo was a gift from the Château de Crémat. It is recognised everywhere on their products from handbags, shoes, perfumes, and much more. The house was founded in 1910 and is now worth $9 billion, earning Chanel the coveted status of a super-brand. Chanel has joined the likes of other heritage fashion houses, such as Hermès, which are in a league of their own. Reigning over Paris and the entire fashion world, Chanel is an unstoppable force. From the iconic little black dress and Double Flap bag, to the famous Chanel Slingbacks and the brand’s statement jewellery, Chanel’s reputation for trend setting and dominating global fashion scenes is undeniable.
Prevailing in all corners of the fashion industry, Chanel is a global powerhouse to be reckoned with. Beginning as a hat shop in Paris, France in the early 20th century, the fashion house has reached dizzying heights in the years since. Chanel now sells everything from luxury ready to wear pieces and handbags, to watches and beauty products, like the Rouge Essentiel 500 nail colour. From the outset, founder Coco Chanel set out to change the way women dress. At the time, Coco believed that women’s fashion didn’t successfully cater to women. She wanted to help transform the industry and began to design pieces which perfectly fused functionality with style. Her legacy lives on in fashion to this day. Chanel’s designs helped define an era and heavily influenced the famous flapper aesthetic of the 1920s.
The house dominated the luxury fashion market for decades. But sadly, after Coco’s death in 1971, the brand’s power and allure began to dwindle. Enter Karl Lagerfeld who took the helm at Chanel in 1983. He shook up the aging fashion house and brought Chanel into the modern era. One of his first moves as creative director was redesigning the famous Chanel bag, the 2.55 Flap. Lagerfeld added the CC logo previously designed by Coco in 1925 to the popular shoulder bag and the now iconic Chanel Classic Flap was born. Under Lagerfeld’s direction, the brand went from strength to strength and regained its influence over the fashion industry.
Chanel bags are undeniably a huge part of the house’s popularity. Whether a shoulder, flap, top handle, chain, crossbody or shopper design, all Chanel bags, regardless of if they are small, medium or large, seem to prove a hit with fashion aficionados. Chanel is most famous for its shoulder flap bags, notably the 2.55 and Chanel Classic Flap. However, other Chanel bags such as the hand held Deauville tote and its drawstring handbagdesigns have also proved sought after, especially when it comes to Chanel consignment and buying Chanel on sale.
Pre-loved Chanel and vintage Chanel bags are some of the hottest pieces on sale when it comes to luxury consignment. There are countless reference guides available on any web browser which let you read about the distinctions between different used Chanel bags before you decide which to buy. Are you looking for caviar leather or lambskin, a Chanel shopper, phone case with chain or a compact card holder? At CSD we offer a full range of pre-owned Chanel bags and leather goods to buy on our website and in store. You can find vintage Chanel and discount Chanel on sale too!
Suits and jackets are also some of the most searched for vintage Chanel items. If you’re looking to buy used Chanel, one of the designer’s suits will be a great piece to start with. The ultimate stylish and preppy attire, the brand’s suits and jackets are a wise second hand Chanel purchase due to their timeless appeal. Chanel suits and vintage designer jackets are some of the best designer investment pieces on the luxury consignment market. These classic tweed designs have become part of the Chanel uniform so are set to please fans of the brand. They remain must-haves when shopping for pre-owned Chanel treasures.
Pre-owned Chanel shoes can often be overlooked in the luxury consignment market. Whether it’s a lack of availability, too few sizes on offer or the task of shoppers scouring through the catalogue of used Chanel shoes available online taking up too much time. But CSD is on a mission to change that! From the house’s classic Slingbacks and iconic two-tone styles, to Chanel espadrilles, functional slides and daring thigh-high boots, we have all the used Chanel shoes you want to find on our site and in stores.
Second hand designer jewellery is a growing sector of luxury consignment. And Chanel’s extravagant jewellery designs rank high on luxury lovers’ pre-owned designer jewellery wishlists. Thanks to a huge resurgence in flashy chains, jewels and logomania from the 1990s, opting to shop Chanel second hand jewellery is a wise decision for your wardrobe and the planet!
Chanel runway shows are the stuff of fashion legends. Come Fashion Week, no collection showing is as eagerly anticipated as that of Chanel. The house has made a habit of converting its runways into flamboyant settings, allowing show attendees to travel to entirely new worlds, from a Chanel Shopping Centre to outer space!