Owning a piece of Chanel is one of the best decisions a fashion girl can make. Possibly even managing to trump the feeling of a new car or a new home, buying and wearing a piece by Chanel is a feeling like no other. Of course, a designer bag like the 2.55 flap bag is basically the holy grail of accessories, but there's no denying the shoes have forever been a go-to.
Known for its signature styles, Chanel is the proud owner of the most iconic ballet pumps, famous slingbacks and more recently, trainers. Naturally, all the key styles form a waiting list, and as soon as they drop they inevitably sell out. But there's a way to get your hands on them, and it's all about looking to sites for preowned styles. This is why we've scoured the likes of Vestiaire Collective, Farfetch and Rokit for the best vintage finds. You'll have to be quick, though, because they're all one-offs in select sizes, so once they're gone, they're gone!
Shop the best vintage Chanel shoes and feel happier knowing you're being more conscious about your fashion buys. If that isn't reason enough, we don't know what is.
Style Notes: Make like @thehautepursuit and pair heeled Chanel mules with sleek separates to keep the look polished.
Chanel Mules (£380)
Perfect for after-dark dresses.
Chanel Pre-Loved Heels (£535)
Anything with a diamanté Chanel logo gets our vote.
Chanel Pre-Owned Leather Mules (£550)
Quilted and padded soles? Yes, please!
Chanel Leather Mules (£395)
Denim, but make it Chanel.
Style Notes: Go for black, cream or nude Chanel boots for a classic look that'll never date.Tip: Keep Chanel boots in great condition by investing in a leather cleaner.
Chanel Logos Ankle Boots (£1423)
Tapping into one of this season's key trends: biker boots.
Chanel Pre-Owned Short Booties (£967)
Updating jeans and a tee for the rest of time.
Chanel Pre-Loved Open-Toe Cage Ankle Boots (£395)
Vintage peep-toes for under £400? Hell yes!
Style Notes: Vintage kicks will have a place in your forever wardrobe. From jeans and a tee to floaty dresses, Chanel trainers will lift any outfit to dreamy new heights.
Chanel Pre-Loved Leather Trainers (£666)
You'll want to wear these with wide-leg trousers.
Chanel Pre-Loved Leather Trainers (£573)
Go for gold and you can't go wrong.
Chanel Pre-Owned Metallic Sneakers (£600)
They'll become your new (old) everyday kicks.
Styles Notes: It wouldn't be a Chanel shoe story without ballet pumps. Classic, comfortable and oh so very chic. Invest in a vintage pair for a throwback style that everyone will recognise.
Chanel Pre-Owned 2010's Contrasting Cap Toe Ballerinas (£430)
Let you inner magpie take over.
Chanel Pre-Love Pearl and Black Classic Ballet Flat (£175)
Classic, chic and under £200? Go, go, go.
Chanel Pre-Loved Cloth Ballet Flats (£265)
Your work shoe just got chicer.
Style Notes: The two-toned slingbacks sold out so fast that when they launched they naturally racked up a waiting list. Luckily, you can still get them pre-loved and they'll still go with all your outfits.
Chanel Pre-Owned 2000's Slingback Pumps (£402)
The pointier the better with these slingback beauties.
Chanel Satin Pointed Toes Clear CC Button Slingbacks (£223)
Very Carrie Bradshaw.
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