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PHILIPPINES: Used Louis Vuittons sell like hotcakes in Manila store

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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 M...

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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...

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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