Fabulous Chanel handbag
This handbag is beautifully crafted in black cavier leather (pebbled calfskin)
Designed in an elegant simple square with long leather shoulder handles that can be doubled to make it a hand held bag
It closes with a front flap that tucks into a Chanel hard wear plaque
Inside it has a zip pocket and an open pocket. At the bottom Chanel serial number 6550111(2000-2002)
It is 7 1/2″ (19 cm) wide and high.The depth is 2 3/4″ (7 cm). Handles 41″- 43″ (104 – 110cm) – drop 18″-19″ (46 – 49cm). When doubled handles are 21″ (53cm) and drop 8 1/2″ (22cm).
It is in excellent condition – a few tiny marks that are not noticeable
This versatile Chanel vintage crossbody handbag is simply stunning
Our ref: 23153
Coco Chanel was born with the name of Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, (born August 19, 1883, Saumur, France—died January 10, 1971, Paris). Born into poverty in the French countryside; her mother died, and her father abandoned her to an orphanage. After a brief stint as a shopgirl, Chanel worked for a few years as a café singer. She later became associated with a few wealthy men and in 1913, with financial assistance from one of them, Arthur (“Boy”) Capel, opened a tiny millinery shop in Deauville, France, where she also sold simple sportswear, such as jersey sweaters. Within five years her original use of jersey fabric to create a “poor girl” look had attracted the attention of influential wealthy women seeking relief from the prevalent corseted styles. Faithful to her maxim that “luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury,” Chanel’s designs stressed simplicity and comfort and revolutionized the fashion industry. By the late 1920s the Chanel industries were reportedly worth millions and employed more than 2,000 people, not only in her couture house but also in a perfume laboratory, a textile mill, and a jewelry workshop.
How to care for your fabulous Chanel vintage diamanté earrings. Firstly remember jewellery can easily be chipped and scratched, so store pieces wrapped in cloth or tissue paper. These earrings can be cleaned in warm soapy water with a soft toothbrush, and then washed under warm running water. The gold metal parts can then be rubbed with a gold cleaning cloth.