ARCHIVE - 2000s Chanel Purple Boucle Wool Skirt Suit

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Timeless Chanel boucle wool skirt suit, in a lovely shade of aubergine purple from the pre-fall autumn / winter 2000 collection. The jacket has a classic pointed lapel and an asymmetrical front fastening, complete with three pewter coloured buttons emblazoned with the word 'Chanel'. The jacket has two false front pockets and a notch detail to each cuff which can be turned up or left straight. The soft purple lining is fine silk making it extra comfortable for the wearer while the inner hem is sewn in with a silver metal chain detail so that it hangs perfectly on the body.

The skirt is cut in an A-line shape, falling to around knee length, complete with a further two false pockets and a concealed rear zip fastening, topped off with a hook and eye closure. Just like the jacket, the skirt is also lined in purple silk, finished with a discreet dark metal double 'C' to the left hip. Both pieces are labelled a French 44 and this is a good fit for up to a UK 14 or US 10. Our model is around a UK 6-8 and this is pinned in places with the skirt sitting on the hip line rather than the waist line. Can be altered to fit with ease if desired.

In fantastic vintage condition - very gently worn with no visible wear or issues. We have attached an identical Chanel red jacket from a professional look-book as this exact suit was not featured on a pre-fall collection runway. However, this aubergine purple boucle wool did feature on several similar suits from the main fall runway collection which can be viewed on YouTube.


Bust - 40 in. (101.6 cm)
Waist - 36 in. (91.4 cm)
Hip - 39 in. (99.1 cm)
Length - 19 in. (48.3 cm)
Shoulders - 18.5 in. (47 cm)

Waist - 34 in. (86.4 cm)
Hip - 40 in. (101.6 cm)
Length - 23 in. (58.4 cm)


Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

Can I cancel my appointment?

You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

Do you have parking?

We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

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Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


Wandsworth Road (13 min walk) – Westbound to Clapham Junction / Eastbound to Dalston Junction

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