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PHILIPPINES: Used Louis Vuittons sell like hotcakes in Manila store

The cash registers of Prada and Louis Vuitton are still ringing despite an economic crisis, thanks to their rich clientele who remain sheltered from financial woes. But bag lovers whose budgets are pinched have a second option - a store in Manila called Bagaholic, which buys and resells second-hand luxury purses. Name the brand and the style, they got it- from Louis Vuitton Monogram Denims and Balenciaga Motorcycles to Chanel Bowlers and Gucci Hobos. "Women in general, especially Asian women are...

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES (RECENT) (REUTERS) CUSTOMERS LOOKING AT BAGS ON SHELVES BAGS ON SHELVES CUSTOMERS LOOKING AT BAGS GUCCI, BURBERRY AND PRADA BAGS ON SHELVES BAGAHOLIC OWNER GIGI ASOK-BAMBROFFE SHOWING CHANEL CHAIN BAG TO CUSTOMER LOUIS VUITTON "MONOGRAM DENIM" BAGS CHANEL "BOWLER" BAGS BALENCIAGA "MOTORCYCLE" BAG GUCCI BAGS (SOUNDBITE) (English) OWNER OF BAGAHOLIC, GIGI ASOK-BAMBROFFE, SAYING: "Women in general, especially Asian women are very crazy over high-end designer bags, and I am one of them. So it actually solves my problem. I don't have to buy bags anymore, I can use what I have here." LOUIS VUITTON PURSES DISPLAYED ON TABLE LOUIS VUITTON "MIROIR" BAG CHRISTIAN DIOR PURSE PRADA "NAPPA" TOTE BAMBROFFE SHOWING HERMES "BIRKIN" TO CUSTOMER CUSTOMER HOLDING "BIRKIN" BAMBROFFE SHOWING LOUIS VUITTON "SPEEDY" CUSTOMER LOOKING AT LOUIS VUITTON SHOPPER BAGS LOUIS VUITTON "MURAKAMI" BAGS DISPLAYED ON SHELF LOUIS VUITTON "MONOGRAM GRAFFITI" BAGS DISPLAYED ON SHELF LOU...

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (RECENT) (REUTERS) CUSTOMERS LOOKING AT BAGS ON SHELVES BAGS ON SHELVES CUSTOMERS LOOKING AT BAGS GUCCI, BURBERRY AND PRADA BAGS ON SHELVES BAGAHOLIC OWNER GIGI ASOK-BAMBROFFE SHOWING CHANEL CHAIN BAG TO CUSTOMER LOUIS VUITTON "MONOGRAM DENIM" BAGS CHANEL "BOWLER" BAGS BALENCIAGA "MOTORCYCLE" BAG GUCCI BAGS (SOUNDBITE) (English) OWNER OF BAGAHOLIC, GIGI ASOK-BAMBROFFE, SAYING: "Women in general, especially Asian women are very crazy over high-end designer bags, and I am one of them. So it actually solves my problem. I don't have to buy bags anymore, I can use what I have here." LOUIS VUITTON PURSES DISPLAYED ON TABLE LOUIS VUITTON "MIROIR" BAG CHRISTIAN DIOR PURSE PRADA "NAPPA" TOTE BAMBROFFE SHOWING HERMES "BIRKIN" TO CUSTOMER CUSTOMER HOLDING "BIRKIN" BAMBROFFE SHOWING LOUIS VUITTON "SPEEDY" CUSTOMER LOOKING AT LOUIS VUITTON SHOPPER BAGS LOUIS VUITTON "MURAKAMI" BAGS DISPLAYED ON SHELF LOUIS VUITTON "MONOGRAM GRAFFITI" BAGS DISPLAYED ON SHELF LOUIS VUITTON "GRAFFITI AND ROSE" (SOUNDBITE) (English) OWNER OF BAGAHOLIC, GIGI ASOK-BAMBROFFE, SAYING: "I've heard of clients saying 'how did you find out about us.' And Vuitton actually sent them here to sell their stuff, and they go straight to Vuitton and buy a new one, so I think I'm helping them more than I'm affecting them sales-wise." CUSTOMER DANIELLE PARKER LOOKING AT VARIOUS BAGS PARKER HOLDING A LOUIS VUITTON "SHEARLING" BAMBROFFE AND PARKER DISCUSSING (SOUNDBITE) (English) BUSINESSWOMAN, DANIELLE PARKER, SAYING: "The price is definitely to die for, because instead of just buying one purse, now I can buy three purses, and instead of just being stuck with one color, now I can actually do more colors." STUDENT SHAM KAWIT TRYING ON GUCCI SHOULDER BAG GUCCI, YVES SAINT LAURENT, AND BALENCIAGA BAGS DISPLAYED KAWIT COUNTING MONEY (SOUNDBITE) (Filipino) STUDENT, SHAM KAWIT, SAYING: "The quality is okay, they look brand-new for 10,000 pesos. It's a practical choice, right?" CHRISTIAN DIOR BAG WOMAN LOOKING AT CHANEL BAG CUSTOMERS LOOKING AT LOUIS VUITTON DISPLAYS

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