This historic French luxury fashion house is known for creating some of the most desirable bags in the world – so we’ve brought together all the best Chanel bags with the best resale value
Coco Chanel founded her revolutionary brand in 1910 and began by creating fashionable clothing for women that allowed freedom and movement.
Since then, Chanel has grown into one of the biggest fashion brands in the world, producing some of the most incredible and iconic handbags out there. So, we have compiled a list of the best Chanel bags that would make incredible investments.
20 Best Chanel Bags For Resale
1. Classic Double Flap Bag (In Small/Medium)
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The Chanel Double Flap is a classic, timeless piece that you really need in your collection.
This bag comes in both smooth lambskin leather as well as sturdy caviar leather, and while both are great investments, we’ve typically seen the caviar versions fetch a higher price on the resale market. Plus, the leather wear better, making it an ideal bag for everyday wear.
On this particular bag featured above, the textured caviar leather is quilted in the quintessentially Chanel diamond pattern, while the leather threaded chain strap can be worn on the shoulder or across the body.
The iconic CC lock opens to reveal a matching leather lining fitted with patch pockets. The beige shade of this bag means it will suit a whole range of outfits and would make the perfect investment piece.
2. 2.55 Reissue Flap bag
The Reissue bag has quickly become a very popular Chanel handbag because of its sleek and sophisticated style, which is shown perfectly in this all-black edition of the bag.
This handbag is crafted from black-aged calfskin leather, quilted in a chevron pattern for a plush sumptuous finish.
The black hardware, including the metal chain strap, finishes the bag off seamlessly. Inside you will find a zipper and patch pocket to help you remain organized.
3. Coco Handle Flap bag
We love the elegance of the Chanel Mini Coco Handle Flap Bag, with its quilted exterior and spacious interior.
This classic bag is made from grained caviar calfskin leather and features a rolled leather top handle and a gunmetal CC turn lock.
As well as the top handle, there is also a gunmetal shoulder strap with a leather shoulder pad to ensure the ultimate comfort. The interior of the bag is portioned and fitted with zipper and patch pockets.
4. Chanel 19 Flap Bag
The famous Chanel flap bag has been refreshed in this Chanel 19 Flap bag with its chain detailing and more relaxed silhouette.
Available in lambskin and goatskin finishing, this Chanel bag has a mixed metal chain strap made up of gold, ruthenium, and dark silver, which complements the mini-chain link CC logo on the front of the bag.
The Chanel 19 bags are a great classic investment bag from Chanel because they are so effortlessly stylish and hold their original value well so can be resold easily.
5. Trendy CC Dual Handle Flap Bag (In Small)
The Chanel Trendy bag is one of the best Chanel bags that is a little more under the radar – it is not one of the most famous Chanel bags, but it’s still hard to get your hands on it in the stores. That’s also what makes it a good investment!
Made from supple lambskin leather, the structured silhouette of this bag is perfectly finished off with a leather top handle, sitting on a gold bar, a CC logo lock, and a leather threaded chain strap – just gorgeous!
6. CC In Love Heart Waist Belt Bag
This Chanel CC In Love Heart Belt Bag is not just cute, it’s unbelievably popular on social media at the moment! While we think this bag is most definitely a trend piece, it’s said to be impossible to get your hands on, so it definitely has amazing resale potential.
We predict that this bag will be a limited-time piece that will continue to sell for a high price for years, if Chanel decides to stop producing the bag anytime soon.
The pink leather is complemented by shiny light gold hardware and a pink fabric-lined interior. The bag is available for $6,595 on Fashionphile, or around $5,500 if you manage to get your hands on it in-store.
7. Deauville Tote
A tote bag is essential in any wardrobe, and the Chanel Studded Deauville Tote bag is a classic style that will be eternally stylish.
This Chanel bag is made from grained caviar leather to create a relaxed silhouette, while the studded decoration forms the Chanel advertisement logo for an eye-catching finish.
There are leather top handles as well as a polished silver chain strap to ensure endless versatility. This bag will never go out of style and would make the perfect investment piece.
8. Diana Bag (Vintage)
We love the minimalist aesthetic of this vintage Diana Flap Bag – perfect for bringing a little retro glam into your life.
This classic handbag is made from black lambskin leather and then finished off with gold hardware and a red leather interior.
The sliding chain-link strap means this bag can be worn as a shoulder bag or a crossbody bag – so versatile! As you may know, vintage Chanel bags have the added bonus of having real 24k gold plating on the hardware, so you know this bag will stay looking perfect for a very long time.
9. Gabrielle Hobo bag
Named after the founder of Chanel, Gabrielle Chanel, the Gabrielle bag has taken different forms and different sizes, but this small Gabrielle hobo bag is a timeless classic.
The patent leather accentuates the diamond quilting and contrasts the smooth gloss of the base of the bag.
The thin leather threaded chain link strap has a shoulder pad for comfort, while the bag opens with an aged gold CC zipper pull to allow easy access to the roomy interior.
10. Pearl-encrusted Flap Bag
This pearl bag is one of Chanel’s limited-edition seasonal bags from the Spring Summer 2019 collection, that has quickly become one of the most sought-after Chanel bags. You’ll have to keep checking with resale sites to get your hands on this bag because most of the time, it’s unavailable for purchase.
While it’s very hard to get your hands on, if you do manage to find it and you love the design, we highly recommend purchasing it – you can’t go wrong with this beautiful collector’s piece, and you can rest assured that it will sell on for a nice amount on the resale market, too.
11. CC Vanity Case
If you are looking for a shoulder bag that is a little more unique, then the Chanel CC Filigree Vanity Case is perfect for you. This bag is available in two colorways: full black and nude/black – we absolutely love the look of the latter.
Made from quilted caviar leather, the beige leather is contrasted with black leather trim and the black Chanel CC logo. The duel zip opens to reveal a spacious interior with plenty of room to fit your phone, wallet, and keys, perhaps even a perfume bottle of your favorite Chanel fragrance.
12. Business Affinity Flap bag
This Chanel Business Affinity Flap Bag is a great choice if you are looking for a stylish and sophisticated work bag to carry your essentials.
Crafted from beige caviar calfskin leather, this bag features top handles as well as a gold chain-link strap with a shoulder pad to ensure comfort.
The back of the bag is fitted with a slip pocket, while the interior has zipper and patch pockets to help keep everything perfectly organized. The sleek handbag design makes this bag an instant classic.
13. Top Handle Rectangular flap Bag
The Chanel Classic Single Flap Top Handle Bag is a timeless bag that always looks super stylish, so why not make it your next designer bag purchase?
The bag is made from buttery-soft quilted lambskin, while the interior is also lined with a matching grey leather to guarantee a luxurious finish.
Inside, you will find a slip pocket and zipper pocket, while outside, there is a structured top handle and gold chain link for shoulder or crossbody wear.
14. Boy Flap Bag
While the Boy bag has fallen out of favor with many fashionistas, it still deserves a place on this list. After all, it’s one of Chanel’s most recognizable pieces and has a unique look to it.
However, we’d like to point out that there has been talk about the bag wearing quite poorly – for example, the corners allegedly cave in quite often.
It’s not our top choice for a great Chanel investment purchase, but if you love the look and plan on wearing it for years, you’ll probably be able to at least break even on your second-hand sale, depending on how you care for it and how long you hold it for.
As for design, this stunning bag is available in a range of different colors and sizes to ensure you can find the perfect version that suits your personal style. The attention-grabbing front flap features diamond quilting with a linear quilted border finished off with a gold CC plaque lock.
The chunky gold chain strap features a leather shoulder pad to give this bag an edgy finish.
15. Gabrielle Backpack (Small)
A backpack is such a handy style of bag to own in your collection and we love the chic, elegant style of this Chanel Gabrielle backpack.
The bag is made from beige-aged calfskin leather, with a black base and trims for a stunning contrasting look. The chain-link straps are totally unique as they are a gradient that moves from aged ruthenium to polish gold – so striking!
The Gabrielle bags are such a classic style in the fashion industry, so if you’re looking for a backpack, we highly recommend considering this one.
16. Mini Vanity Case With Chain
Made from supple lambskin leather, this Top Handle Mini Vanity Case is so luxurious.
In recent years, vanity case style bags have become very popular to wear on the shoulder, so why not add this Chanel vanity case to your designer bag collection? The black leather is complemented by gold hardware for the chain-link strap, ¾ zipper, and CC logo.
The black fabric-lined interior is also pretty spacious – perfect for carrying around all your everyday essentials.
17. Caviar Quilted Grand Shopping Tote
If you are looking for a larger bag that can fit a laptop, then the Chanel Grand Shopping Tote is perfect.
The sleek exterior, made from quilted caviar leather and finished with gold chain-link shoulder straps, gives way to a partitioned interior.
The satin lining is fitted with central zip compartments, zipper, and patch pockets, so you can always easily find everything you need!
18. CC Bucket Drawstring Bag
Bucket bags are so trendy in the fashion world at the moment, and we absolutely love this Chanel CC Bucket Drawstring Bag.
The bag is made from iridescent leather that changes between pink, purple and blue depending on the light. (However, if you prefer neutral colors, you can also find the bag in more wearable colors online.)
The shoulder strap and drawstring are both leather threaded gold chains, while the drawstring stopper is an oversized CC logo. The roomy interior also means this bag is ideal for everyday wear.
19. MIni Square Bag (With Or W/o Pearls)
The Chanel My Perfect Flap bag is ideal if you are looking for a cute little bag that can take you from day to night. It’s also less expensive than the classic flap but has a very similar look to it, so it’s definitely one to consider if you can’t (or don’t want to) get your hands on a classic flap.
The black lambskin leather of this Chanel bag is complemented by a gold chain-link strap and a white pearl strap, which is just so stunning!
The interior is lined with red fabric and features a zip pocket – the chic nature and organized interior of this bag means it can be worn during the day or with a glamourous night look.
20. Wallet on Chain
While some do not see wallets on chains (WOCs) as real bags, we think they deserve a spot on the list. Chanel’s WOCs typically retail for a lower price than any of their bags, and for that reason, many turn to them as their first Chanel purchase. There will always be demand for a Chanel WOC on the secondhand market!
This compact wallet on chain is made from black-grained caviar leather and then finished with a delicate CC Chanel logo and gold chain link strap.
The interior is the perfect size for your phone, wallet, and keys, so this bag would be ideal for quick trips out or as an elegant addition to any formal evening look.
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