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Chanel

Born in Saumur in 1883, in the Loire Valley of France, Gabrielle Chanel survived an impoverished childhood and had a strict education. After her mother’s death, Chanel was put in an orphanage by her father. She learned how to sew through the care of the nuns, little did she know that this skill would change her life forever. The difficulties of her childhood inspired her to pursue a different career, first on stage as a singer where she acquired the name “Coco”. After some time, in 1913, She opened her first shop in Paris, selling hats and a limited line of garments; it actually developed a dedicated clientele who quickly made her practical sportswear a success.

In the 1920s, she launched her first perfume called “ Chanel No.5”. Untill this day, her perfumes are the most worn by women around the world. In 1925, she introduced the legendary Chanel suit with collarless jacket and a fitted skirt. Her designs were so extraordinary considering she used the ideas of men’s wear and incorporated into woman’s fashion. She was the reason women were able to stop wearing corsets and the overwhelming garments. Around the same time, she also came out with one of the most famous design known to date, the little black dress.

She used the color black to express it in a way where it could be chic on an evening night. Chanel became a legend not only because of her work in fashion, but the meaning behind it. She changed the way women could express themselves by freeing them from the stereotypical women’s wear. It gave them empowerment. In 1969, Gabrielle Chanel’s story became a Broadway musical named “Coco”, starring Katherine Hepburn as the legendary designer. It was so amazingly written and played that it received seven Tony Award nominations, winning Best Costume design and best-featured actor.

However, Gabrielle Chanel’s time ended on January 10, 1971. She never married because she never wanted to be weighed down by a man. Huge crowds united at the Church of Madeleine to say their farewells to the fashion mogul. To pay respects, many wore the iconic Chanel Suit. As the years passed, Karl Lagerfeld took over the label to continue Chanel’s legacy.

Gabrielle Chanel’s life story inspire us and inspires many people, and her timeless designs will continue to thrive.

Watch the video: Gabrielle, the Quest for Freedom

Gold metal bracelet with Rings-0
Chanel
Gold metal bracelet with Rings

$470

 Quilted green blue leather Clutch-0
Chanel
Quilted green blue leather Clutch

$2,225

Pink Camera Handbag-0
Chanel
Pink Camera Handbag

$2,100

Quilted leather Bag-0
Chanel
Quilted leather Bag

$1,275

Gabrielle quilted leather Bag-0
Chanel
Gabrielle quilted leather Bag

$3,550

Black lamb leather Handbag-0
Chanel
Black lamb leather Handbag

$1,950

Timeless limited edition Bag-0
Chanel
Timeless limited edition Bag

$2,290

Camera Handbag-0
Chanel
Camera Handbag

$2,280

Vintage Black leather CC Handbag-0
Chanel
Vintage Black leather CC Handbag

$1,200

Lambskin Handbag-0
Chanel
Lambskin Handbag

$2,280

Chevron black quilted leather Backpack -0
Chanel
Chevron black quilted leather Backpack

$2,280

 Coco luxe Handbag -0
Chanel
Coco luxe Handbag

$3,500

 CC Logo gold grained leather Handbag-0
Chanel
CC Logo gold grained leather Handbag

$2,000

Coco navy blue denim Handbag-0
Chanel
Coco navy blue denim Handbag

$3,050

Off-white leather Bag-0
Chanel
Off-white leather Bag

$2,150

Chain Bracelet with gold metal Pendants-0
Chanel
Chain Bracelet with gold metal Pendants

$595

Gold metal and black leather Belt -0
Chanel
Gold metal and black leather Belt

$780

Vintage Camera Burgundy Handbag-0
Chanel
Vintage Camera Burgundy Handbag

$2,800

Vintage Camera Crocodile Bag-0
Chanel
Vintage Camera Crocodile Bag

$10,260

Black quilted leather Wallet-0
Chanel
Black quilted leather Wallet

$320

Gold metal Keychain-0
Chanel
Gold metal Keychain

$350

Drill Acordion Flap Bag-0
Chanel
Drill Acordion Flap Bag

$2,440

Quilted Cambon Reporter Leather  Bag -0
Chanel
Quilted Cambon Reporter Leather Bag

$1,950

Gold plated metal Earrings-0
Chanel
Gold plated metal Earrings

$430

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The Chic Selection is your sustainable marketplace with the finest selection of authentic vintage and pre-owned European luxury designers from the most reliable second-hand boutiques in Europe and in North America. Most of these consignment boutiques have no e-shop therefor The Chic Selection chose to build for them a dedicated  platform giving them a chance to be part of the internet world. The Chic selection offers used, nearly new, rare or limited edition of luxury goods such as handbags, shoes, accessories, watches, jewelry and apparel from brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, Goyard, Gucci, Christian Louboutin, Balenciaga, Balmain, Bottega Venetta, Cartier, Céline, Chloé, Christian Dior, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Givenchy, Lanvin, Alaia, Balenciaga and Saint Laurent. The Chic Selection guarantees 100% double authenticity through the experienced knowledge of the boutiques’owners as well as The Chic Selection’s team and experts. More than a website, The Chic Selection founder’s new vision goes beyond the business itself to widespread social betterment, planet care and financing our world’s tragedies through donations that will only be possible with your purchases. All trademarks that show on The Chic Selection site are the property of their owners. The Chic selection is not affiliated with the brands that are being sold but each article is guaranteed authentic by The Chic Selection or a full refund is given .

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