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KC Concepcion recalls feeling slighted by salesman while shopping at YSL abroad

“You hear about these stories all the time and you hear about customers getting that treatment,” said actress-host KC Concepcion.

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12/31/2020 11:25 AM
KC Concepcion recalls feeling slighted by salesman while shopping at YSL abroad
Screenshot from Kristina KC Concepcion YouTube Channel

Actress-host KC Concepcion delivered on her promise to show more pieces from her bag collection, which mostly consisted of designer brands, in her latest vlog.

KC, 35, began by showcasing two purses by one of her favorite brands, Yves Saint Laurent.

"Yves Saint Laurent, in all my college life, was my favorite brand. I found it really matched with personality. It was edgy. I loved the blazers, I loved the androgynous feel. I just really, really liked what YSL stood for, and I made sure that I had my fair share of YSL purses in my collection," she said.


She then recalled the time she felt slighted by a salesman while shopping for her YSL purses in California.

"I bought these in Los Angeles, and the salesperson looked at me and said, 'Oh, you're looking for YSL purses? YSL purses are very expensive.' Sabi ko, 'Yes, I would just like to see them. I want to see what you have. I want to see what's in store.' 'Yes, but they're very expensive.' Tapos sabi ko, 'I'm not asking if they're expensive or not expensive, I'm asking to see the designs,'" she recalled.

"And then pinakita niya sa 'kin 'yung suede. Pinakita niya 'yung parang maliit na version tapos sabi niya, 'That's less expensive than that other one.' Tiningnan ko lang siya tapos sabi ko, 'Okay. I'm not asking for the price yet because I have to decide if I like what it makes me feel.' ... They showed me the mini version of [both of these bags] and I liked both in the larger version. So I asked for it, and they answered me by saying, 'Oh, it's too expensive,'" she said. 

"Long story short, I didn't give the commission to this guy," she continued. "I just didn't think it was right. I didn't think it was proper. You hear about these stories all the time and you hear about customers getting that treatment. I honestly don't even know what the issue was. He was obsessed about how much things cost before I could even decide if I like the design... Anyway, the commission went to someone else."

KC said that she has advice for anyone who experiences a similar situation. 

"Never let that person get the commission. Ask for someone else. Walk away. Have someone else earn from your purchase," she said.

She went on to show her calfskin leather handbag by Italian brand Francesco Rogani.

"Hindi lahat kailangan super big fashion house or major luxury brand. I also like to support artisans that have a passion for leather, for the craft, for bags," said KC. 

"I was walking in Rome, I came across this beautiful leather boutique and Francesco Rogani himself was at the counter, making all the sales and taking all the orders," she recounted. "That was really special because every time I go back to Rome, I always go to Francesco Rogani's store."

When shopping for designer pieces, KC recommended investing on well-made leather bags. 

"These are pieces na puwede niyong [ipamana]," she said. "As you can see, 'yung lola ko handed down bags to my mom and my mom handed down bags to me. At the same time, 'yung lola ko, would hand down her bags to me. So if you buy timeless pieces na maganda 'yung leather, maganda 'yung make, grabe. Kahit 100 years or more from now, magagamit pa ng mga apo-apo ninyo just like me."

KC then showed her tri-color python luggage tote by French brand CELINE, which is the last of her snake skin pieces in her collection.

"It's funny because right after I purchased this, Kuya Kim Atienza guested on 'Simply KC,' my morning show, and gave me a pet python," she recalled. "I just never really could buy snake skin products again, so it's kind of strange. When I see this python bag, it's a strange feeling because I actually own one."

"But more than that, I do work for the World Wide Fund for Nature now, and we love luxury responsibly," she added.

Check out other pieces from her bag collection below:

In her previous vlog, KC said she was giving a glimpse of her bag collection after getting numerous requests from her fans.