Buy an Authentic, Pre-Owned Chanel Bag
Explore our exclusive collection of authentic, pre-loved Chanel handbags including the Chanel Classic, Chanel Boy, Grand Shopping Tote and 2.55 Reissue along with a range of vintage Chanel bags, purses and accessories.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BUYING A CHANEL BAG
Tell me about the brand
Since Chanel’s inception in 1910, it continues to represent femininity, innovation, and progression. Founder and designer Coco Chanel found herself in a world of secrecy and romantic rebellions which inspired her to craft luxurious leather handbags to store her intimate love letters. Consequently, Chanel elevated the possibilities of practical but beautiful fashion handbags for women by creating classics such as the Chanel Gabrielle Bag, Chanel WOC Bag, Chanel Classic Flap Bag, and the Chanel Boy Bag.
Why buy Chanel with The Handbag Clinic?
As a recognised authority on designer handbags and a leader in circular luxury, we’ve curated a range of high quality pre-owned Chanel handbags from owners who are looking to give their beloved piece a new home.
All of our Chanel bags are carefully chosen by our in-house experts before undergoing our two-step authentication process. And, only after they are fully-assessed and cleaned are they made available for sale online and in stores.
By shopping with The Handbag Clinic, you can be assured that you are getting a genuine Chanel handbag at less cost to you and the planet.
With so many different sizes and materials for Chanel Classics, how do I decide?
If you love the Classics and want to learn more about the different sizes and leathers available, our CEO and founder Charlotte Staerck has put together her top tips in our special Chanel Classic video features. You can watch these videos here.
Is there a limit to how many Chanel bags you can buy?
The French label has introduced a limit on the number of new bags a customer can purchase per year to help the brand maintain its exclusive reputation. So, if you are purchasing Chanel bags as an investment or simply can’t choose just one, shopping pre-loved is the answer. Plus, at The Handbag Clinic, we don’t have a limit. You can buy as many as you want!
Can I view Chanel handbags in store?
Yes, you can. While our stock varies in each location, you can use our store finder to find your closest store. We list all bags by their location so you can see what’s available in advance by selecting either Chelsea, Leeds, Newcastle-upon-Tyne or Colchester in the ‘Stores’ filter.
Can you tell me more about the most popular styles?
With Chanel handbags, there’s always a story tell. Here’s some of our favourites:
Chanel Classic Flap Bag
Contrary to popular belief, this bag was designed by Karl Lagerfeld in 1983 rather than Coco Chanel. The aim of this design was to introduce the modification of Chanel, whilst still paying homage to the 2.55. The interweaved chain has become an iconic feature of the bag which initially began due to scarcity of resources when Chanel had pure chain straps.
This bag was created in 1955 by Coco herself as she became tired of carrying her handbag in her arms. Hosting the iconic quilted design and an internal pocket to hide her love letters, this piece revolutionised how bags were designed afterwards.
Chanel Wallet on Chain (WOC) Bag
Created by Coco Chanel in 1925, it quickly became Chanel’s signature design. While micro handbags have become a popular accessory, particularly in luxury fashion houses, the Chanel WOC is the original.
This bag was designed in 2011 by Karl Lagerfeld and named after Coco Chanel’s first love, Arthur Edward ‘Boy’ Capel, an English aristocrat. The design was inspired by a bag Coco herself used to wear.
Released in 2017, it hosts the intrinsic Chanel diamond quilting and contrasting hardware. A modern classic named after Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel herself, this bag has a structured yet soft design.