Luxury Bags in Japan

Since almost everyone I know visited Japan this summer, I would like re-live my visit this year through this post.  This time, I will focus on luxury bags.

We've heard about the usual reseller shops that house these luxury brands.  The one I can remember now is Daikokuya.

I must've visited almost all reseller shops I've seen on the road.  I've noticed that these shops carry the top 3 popular ones:  Hermes, Chanel and Louis Vuitton.  There still are several pieces of Balenciaga, Valentino, Tory Burch, Celine, Gucci and Michael Kors but not as abundant as the top 3.  I guess what carries the most value are the three popular ones.

If you are looking for cheap designer bags, I suggest checking out Don Quixote.  You will usually find on the topmost floors on Donki.  I think this is the one in Shinjuku. I am not so sure.

You find them arranged like this or inside locked glass cabinets.  I'm sure the artisans who made these bags will turn in their graves seeing how these bags are treated.

You just need a sharp eye to spot the nice ones.  It would best if you know the value of the bags so you know if you got a good deal in front of you.

Though the prices seem cheap, you have to examine every inch of the item to know if you are getting a good deal.  Most of these have scuffed corners, broken leather and dirty interiors.  None of those matter if you have a bag cleaner who can fix it up for you.

Donki has a Magic Card that you can use as a discount card when you purchase the minimum amount.  Your bag will turn out cheaper also when you claim the tax free option for tourists.

I hope this helps out bag-hunters out there.


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