Vintage Chanel Jewelry for Sale

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Renowned vintage accessories purveyor Carole Tanenbaum is selling a highly collectable selection of Chanel jewelry at Josephson Opticians on April 10th and 11th.

The Toronto-based Tanenbaum, who operates an ecommerce website selling exquisite vintage costume jewelry, said one of her clients – an Asian airline – contacted her to track down some vintage Chanel jewelry that they would re-sell to their high-flying passengers looking for extraordinary gifts.

Vintage Chanel jewelry is something of a rarity, says Tanenbaum. “In the past 25 years, I’ve only had 5 pieces in my collection. People just don’t want to part with them.”

But she was able to track down an American collector and convinced him to part with his collection of over 350 pieces of Chanel jewelry from the 1970s to 1980s.

The airline took about 200 pieces off her hands and the rest of the collection, which includes drop earrings to coin bracelets, will be offered up for sale to the general public, collectors and lovers of vintage Chanel designs.

If you can’t make the sale at Josephson Opticians on those two days, Tanenbaum will be saving a portion of the collection to be sold at The Room at the Bay on May 2nd and 3rd.

Pieces in the collection starts at $300. Josephson Opticians, 60 Bloor Street West., Toronto, from 10AM to 8PM.