The French fashion house, Chanel, creates some of the most stunning and luxurious handbags, so here are the 20 most expensive Chanel bags available right now!
Chanel is a world-famous brand, first founded in 1910 by Coco Chanel, and has been creating beautiful ready-to-wear collections and accessories ever since – their handbag is particularly iconic.
The designer handbags from Chanel are so gorgeous, made from the highest quality leather and polished hardware, finished with the famous leather threaded chain strap. But if you are looking for an extra special Chanel bag to buy secondhand, you are bound to find one you love in this list of the 20 most expensive Chanel bags.
There have been other very expensive Chanel handbags sold at auction houses, and as always, Chanel will have multiple bags in their stores that are POA (price on asking). So, to make things simple, we have just brought together the most expensive Chanel bags available at auction and resale sites right now, meaning that you too could purchase them with just a few clicks, if you wanted to.
20 most expensive Secondhand Chanel bags
1. Black Lambskin Extra Long Classic Flap Clutch – $300,000
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This Chanel Black Lambskin Extra Long Classic Flap Clutch is super unique and a must-have if you are a big Chanel fan!
The elongated clutch is from the 1989 Chanel collection, making it a rare find, crafted from luxurious black lambskin leather and finished with a gleaming gold CC twist lock.
The clutch is actually 21 inches long so you can really make a statement and find all your night-out essentials inside too!
2. Crocodile Mini Kelly Top Handle Bag – $220,900
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The Chanel Kelly Top Handle Bag is another distinctive bag from this French fashion house, that can be pretty difficult to find, especially in any exotic leather.
This Vintage Mini Minuadiére Kelly Top Handle Bag is from the 90s has a glossy green crocodile skin exterior and luxe lambskin leather interior.
The striking silhouette is finished with a bold leather top handle and then decorated with a gold CC twist lock. The mini size means you will only fit your most important items inside!
3. Rare Supermarket Grocery Basket Chain Tote – $100,000
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This Chanel Supermarket Grocery Basket Chain Tote is the perfect piece any Chanel collectors need in their collection.
This incredible piece was seen on the runway in the Chanel Spring/Summer 2014 show. The entire Grocery Basket is made from leather threaded silver chains, the same chains you will see as the shoulder straps on most Chanel handbags for a quintessentially Chanel look.
Finished with a silver CC logo, this Grocery Basket Chain Tote may not be a bag you want to carry outside very often, but it is a striking piece any Chanel fans really need to own.
4. Chanel Minaudiere Moscow Lion Head Clutch – $95,000
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How can you resist the glitz and glamour of this beautiful Chanel Moscow Lion Head Clutch?! The clutch was made as a custom order piece so there are only six of these bags available in the world!
Crafted from bronze lambskin leather, the clutch features opulent decoration, including gold filigree designs, mother of pearl, and Swarovski crystals, adding plenty of shimmer and sparkle.
The clutch can be carried in the hand or worn on the shoulder using the gold chain strap – so stunning!
5. Alligator Jumbo Classic Double Flap Bag – $57,000
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The most famous handbags offered by the house of Chanel are the Double Flap bags, available in a range of sizes – this jumbo double flap bag made from alligator leather is one of the most expensive handbags available from Chanel.
The polished dark silver hardware sparkles against the indigo blue of alligator leather for a total luxe finish.
The CC turn lock opens to allow easy access to the smooth indigo leather interior, fitted with a zipper pocket and a front slip pocket.
6. Patent Leather and Crystal Top Handle Vanity Tote – $55,940
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The Chanel Vanity bag is a beloved piece in the Chanel collection, but this Patent Leather and Crystal edition from 1997 is extra special!
The glossy black patent leather is embellished with sparkling crystals that really catch the light and glittering gold hardware for a stunning finish. Even the top handle and CC twist lock are embellished with crystals!
The leather-lined interior is super spacious and features gold foil Chanel branding and an adorable heart-shaped mirror for that perfect Vanity finish!
7. CC Patent Leather Heart Top Handle Vanity Bag – $45,540
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Heart-shaped bags are a staple of the Chanel brand, but this Beige and Black Patent Leather version is a rare find, which is why it sits on this list of the most expensive second-hand Chanel bags.
The striking heart bag features glossy beige diamond quilted leather, a black CC logo, and a gleaming gold chain top handle for an eye-catching look.
The gold top zipper that runs around the bag opens to a pink leather lined interior, fitted with a slip pocket, making this bag practical too!
8. Tweed Medium Top Handle Kelly Flap Bag – $39,940
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Tweed is one of the iconic motifs of the Chanel fashion house, seen in many collections presented by Coco Chanel and still often seen in skirts and blazers on the runway, but you can also find beautiful tweed brands from this luxury brand!
The price tag of this Tweed Top Handle Kelly Flap Bag is $39,940, because of its rarity, since the bag is from 1994, and its distinctive look, with the yellow, green, and black color palette, and gold hardware.
The interior had been lined with black leather and fitted with a handy zipper pocket.
9. Velvet CC Jumbo Shoulder Flap Bag – $31,940
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The Chanel flap bags are an iconic bag that everyone needs in their collection, but if you are looking for something extra special, you should go for this incredible Black Velvet Quilted Jumbo Shoulder Flap Bag.
This expensive handbag is made from sumptuous black velvet and embellished with gold stitching around the exterior and a gold CC twist lock.
Inside, you will find a black leather lining and a zipper pocket meaning this beautiful bag is practical too!
10. CC Logo Mitt Shoulder Evening Bag – $31,940
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If you are a big Chanel fan, you may remember these furry Mitt Shoulder Bags from the fall/winter 2001 runway, that still looks just as gorgeous and striking now!
The white bag is crafted from a mixture of lapis and rabbit fur and has been decorated with a black CC logo.
The best part is the fact that you can style this bag on your shoulder with the gold chain shoulder strap or wear it on your hands like a mitt – just fantastic! The zipper opens to a compact interior, just the right size for your most important essentials.
11. Patent Leather Wrap Chain Maxi Shoulder Flap Bag – $29,944
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Over the years, the Chanel classic flap bag has been played around with to create new and exciting forms, just like this opulent Wrap Chain Maxi Shoulder Flap Bag!
The black patent leather has a bold glossy shine, perfectly highlighted by the diamond quilting that we see across the majority of classic Chanel bags.
The leather-threaded gold chains do not just form the shoulder strap but run around the exterior of the bag framing the structured shape and front flap. The glittering gold CC logo adds that perfect Chanel finishing touch.
12. Transparent Bottle Clutch Plexiglass Bag – $29,920
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The House of Chanel is not only world-renowned for luxury handbags, but perfumes too, and this unique Transparent Bottle Minaudière Clutch Plexiglass Bag combines these items!
The clutch, crafted from transparent plexiglass, is in the shape of a Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle, finished with a black and gold Chanel Paris label and a delicate leather threaded gold chain strap.
Rhianna and Kim Kardashian have both been spotted with this clutch, which is why you should really add it to your own bag collection.
13. Vintage Red Caviar Leather Backpack – $29,920
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This Caviar Leather Backpack has the classic Chanel look, with the diamond quilting and CC logo, making it a must-have in your wardrobe.
This backpack is from 1991 and so is an incredible vintage find! The backpack features a roomy exterior pocket, while the drawstring top opens to reveal a leather-lined interior, fitted with two zipper pockets so everything is easy to find.
We love that this backpack is super practical, but be really careful since this timeless bag is a rare find.
14. Caviar Leather Diana Shoulder Flap Bag – $27,140
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Discontinued bags can often be some of the more expensive Chanel options on the resale market, which is why this Diana Flap bag has a price tag of $27,140.
The bag is from the 1994 collection and has been expertly crafted from white caviar leather and then finished with gleaming gold hardware that really pops against the neutral leather.
The gold strap is threaded with white leather, while the interior of the classic bag is lined with leather and fitted with a slip and a zipper pocket.
15. Mini Resin Pillbox Minaudière Clutch – $27,920
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We love the quirky and one-of-a-kind designer bags from Chanel, such as this Vintage Mini Resin Pillbox Minaudière Clutch from the Spring/Summer 2006 collection.
This collection featured a predominantly black and white color palette, synonymous with the Chanel brand, with bold patterns and prints, which is reflected in the curved pattern on this Resin Pillbox Clutch.
The structured resin bag is finished with a silver and black chain strap and the CC logo on the front and top of the bag.
16. Iridescent Purple Python Double Flap Bag – $24,500
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The Chanel 2.55 Reissue is an iconic bag that every Chanel fan needs in their wardrobe. The Chanel 2.55 bag was launched by Coco Chanel in February 1955, hence the name, and then was redesigned decades later by Karl Lagerfeld.
This edition of this beloved Reissue handbag is made from iridescent purple python skin and then finished with antiqued gold hardware for the Mademoiselle turn lock and intricate chain strap.
This chic and sophisticated bag has a purple leather interior and features a zipper pocket. This bag is a must-have since Chanel no longer creates bags using exotic leather.
17. 2.55 Reissue Hanger Flap Bag – $22,920
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This Chanel 2.55 Reissue Hanger Flap bag has an unusual and unique design – ideal if you are looking for a Chanel bag that is a little more individual!
The structure of the Chanel classic handbag – the 2.55 Reissue – has been played around with, adding a black clip hanger to the top of the black calfskin leather luxury bag.
The bag is then finished with all the iconic Chanel elements, including a Mademoiselle lock, gold bijoux shoulder strap, and leather-lined interior.
18. Newspaper Shoulder Flap Bag – $19,920
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The Chanel Newspaper Shoulder Flap Bag is so distinctive and individual – a must-have if you are looking for an attention-grabbing handbag.
The Chanel flap bag is made from cream leather that has been hand-painted with words, phrases, and images relating to Chanel to give the bag a newspaper-like effect. The dark silver hardware is the perfect complementary touch to this striking bag.
The dark silver chain strap can be worn on the shoulder or across the body, while the interior is lined with leather and fitted with a patch pocket, plus there is another patch pocket on the back of the bag.
19. Crochet Tweed Extra Large Flap Bag – $19,920
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We love the tactile and textured finish of this Chanel Limited Edition Crochet Nature Tweed Extra Large Flap Bag!
The neutral beige tone will perfectly suit a wide range of outfits, while the tweed and crocheting on the exterior ensure an eye-catching and beautiful look.
The beige CC logo and gold and beige tweed chain strap give that bag a super chic tonal look. The back of the bag is fitted with a pocket, while inside the bag you find a zipper pocket and two more slip pockets.
20. Alligator Jumbo Double Flap Bag – $18,500
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This is another Alligator Jumbo Double Flap Bag, but this time in an ombre blue shade which is so eye-catching!
The luxe alligator leather fades from creamy light blue at the top of the bag to a deep dark blue at the base and is then finished with shiny silver hardware.
There is a silver chain strap, threaded with pale blue leather, which matches the pale blue leather lining interior. This attention-grabbing bag has a price tag of $18,500.
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