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August 15, 2012

Coco Chanel Capsule Collection – Vintage Jewelry Sale on 1st Dibs

1st Dibs Chanel Vintage Coco Chanel Birthday Sale
Douglas Rosin presents a Coco Chanel capsule collection of vintage jewelry for sale on 1stDibs to commemorate the eve of Coco Chanel’s 129th birthday on Sunday. I gave you a preview of the 1stDibs Chanel birthday sale yesterday but I’ve taken screenshots of the entire sale and editorial they put together. It’s informative, gorgeous and so inspiring. I love seeing earlier creations because I feel like they give us a glimpse into who Coco Chanel was. One piece is more gorgeous than the next – I love the excess of it all. It’s obvious why Coco Chanel is responsible for making costume jewelry popular. Enjoy, and hopefully you might even be able to buy something!

Visit and shop the Douglas Rosin Vintage Chanel sale on 1st Dibs.

Click on the first image below to see the images larger and in a slideshow…

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Filed under: Chanel Jewelry,Vintage Chanel — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 12:25 pm

June 15, 2012

Flash Back Friday: Chanel Fashion Show Video Medley

I watch this video every so often – I love that it’s a medley of different Chanel fashion shows ranging from the 1930s to 1983. One of my favorite things about this video is seeing Coco Chanel in action. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Culture,Coco Chanel,Vintage Chanel — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 5:32 am

June 1, 2012

Flash Back Friday: Vintage Chanel at A Second Chance Designer Resale Boutique

vintage chanel a second chance

While I was in New York I had the chance to visit A Second Chance – a designer resale boutique that has an extensive collection of vintage Chanel jewlery, handbags, shoes and clothing. There are two locations, one in Soho and one on the Upper East Side and both are crammed with designer products. I could spend hours in each shop just discovering all the pieces – one item is better than the next.

vintage chanel a second chance

The Soho shop has a nice selection of Chanel, but if you want to see the real deal collection then head up to the Upper East Side location. I just stared at the jewelry in the cases and pictured myself wearing all of it – at once! And if you want a 2.55 bag you can definitely get one here – they are not cheap, but they cost a lot less than purchasing a new one. While I was there I was shopping alongside Catherine Zeta Jones who was wearing Chanel shoes that she had purchased on a previous visit to A Second Chance.

I could go on an on about how amazing the selection at A Second Chance is (and I almost don’t want to share for purely selfish reasons!) but I’ll let the pictures do the talking. I only took photos of a fraction of what they have – click on the first image to see all of the images larger.

Upper East Side
1109 Lexington Avenue 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10075
(212) 744-6041

Soho
155 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 673-6155

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Filed under: Vintage Chanel — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 4:47 am

March 2, 2011

Enter to Win A Vintage Chanel Tote on Portero.com


I want this bag!! All you have to do is submit your email address – pretty easy for a chance to win a gently used vintage Chanel tote! Good luck!

Portero Luxury and StyleCaster are thrilled to join forces to give away this gorgeous Chanel bag! There’s nothing like a classic, and this pre-owned tote will definitely stand the test of time. Buttery soft black lambskin pairs perfectly with oversized gold chain straps — it’s the ultimate marriage of refined and fashion-forward. The hand-stitched interlocking ‘CC’ logo is understated but unmistakably Chanel. Throw your laptop inside and you have the most chic work tote imaginable. Why mess with perfection?

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Filed under: Chanel,Vintage Chanel — Tags: , — La Chanelphile @ 10:52 pm

February 22, 2011

Vintage Chanel Jewelry Sale on Billion Dollar Babes

Billion Dollar Babes, one of a gazillion flash sale sites, is hosting a Vintage Chanel jewelry sale and there are only 18 hours left to get your hands on some vintage Chanel goodies!  Many of the pieces are quite affordable and are great signature pieces that will never go out of style.  If I were a rich girl, I’d get the cuff and necklace pictured below…

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Filed under: Chanel,Chanel Jewelry,Vintage Chanel — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 2:29 pm

January 30, 2011

Dianna Agron in Vintage Chanel Haute Couture at the SAG Awards

Finally some Chanel Haute Couture on the red carpet!  Glee actress, Dianna Agron shimmered in a navy and black vintage Chanel Haute Couture gown.  Navy and black is a dangerous combination but when done right it shines – literally.  I love the silhouette, the beaded lace overlay, the bow at the waist and the length.  Dianna Agron wears it well.  She paired her Chanel dress with Ferragamo shoes, Fred Leighton jewels and a Ferragamo clutch.  Nicely done!

Image Source: Just Jared

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , , , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 8:42 pm

January 10, 2011

Vintage Chanel Sale on Swirl.com

Daily Candy’s sample sale website, Swirl.com, is hosting a vintage Chanel sample sale.  Curated by A Second Chance, a Lexington Avenue designer resale boutique with a second location in Soho, operated by mother-daughter team Maria Ridolfi and Natalie Rivera, the sale includes jewelry, clothing and bags.  The less expensive pieces are already gone but there are still a lot of goodies available.  The sale ends on Thursday, January 13th.

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , , , — La Chanelphile @ 11:15 am

December 9, 2010

Annual Chanel Event at Decadestwo.1


As reported in the LA Times:

On Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Chanel items from the 1990s through present day will be available for up to 70% off retail. Not in the mood to fight aggressive shoppers for the bounty of boucle jackets and quilted bags they’re hoarding? Then you can visit the decadestwo.1 site and shop online from Dec. 11 through Dec. 18.

All I have to say is OMG!

Image & Info: LA Times

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Filed under: Chanel — Tags: , , , , — La Chanelphile @ 7:53 am

November 16, 2010

Secrets of the Chanel Handbag – Part 2

The Secrets of the Chanel Handbag exhibit made its first stop in San Francisco this past weekend.  The first part of the exhibit explored the process of making a Chanel 2.55 handbag.  The other part of the exhibit highlighted vintage pieces.  When I heard that vintage pieces would be on view I was expecting a lot more than they actually had on display.

The vintage display was only in one of the store windows and featured two mannequins dressed from head-to-toe in vintage Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel.  The pieces were amazing and my favorite by far were the clear/black rain boots with chain stirrup detail in the back – TO-DIE-FOR!  The gold quilted guitar case wasn’t so bad either.  Check out the photos below of the window displays and detail shots of the vintage Chanel pieces from the archive.

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July 21, 2010

Chanel Sale on RueLaLa.com

Get your credit cards ready!  Tomorrow morning at 11 am RueLaLa.com is launching a Chanel sale.  The members-only online store teamed up with Madison Avenue Couture for an exclusive boutique offering an assortment of new and barely used vintage Chanel apparel, footwear, handbags, jewelry and accessories. This is the first time a vintage series is running on a private sale website and Rue La La brings it live to its members this Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. ET.  The boutique will run for 48 hours, where members can enjoy prices up to 70% off retail.

You can preview some of the items for sale below…I can’t wait!

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