When it comes to designer items, more often than not, you’ll want an investment piece that’ll last you a lifetime. Take it from Gabbi Garcia whose first ever luxury bag was a monogram Louis Vuitton hand bag that she got when she was just 16 years old, a year into her acting career.
The actress still carries the arm candy to this day, and her recent anecdote might just convince you to hunt this vintage piece down for your own wardrobe, for a very practical reason.
Gabbi gave her Youtube viewers a glimpse into her growing bag collection in a video uploaded on Christmas Eve. There, she briefly revealed that she once almost got robbed while on a trip around Paris. According to her, a woman had tried to furtively open her LV Monceau in the train station. Luckily, her trusted purse came with a lock and key, which kept the crook from getting into her belongings. “This bag saved my life,” said Gabbi. “‘Di niya nabuksan kasi naka-lock.”
Now that’s what we call a true investment piece that does its job!
Monogram Monceau 26, LOUIS VUITTON
Gabbi’s enviable bag collection also includes purchases from Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Loewe, and a red vintage Dior Saddle Bag from Japan.
Aside from a gift or three from Dr. Vicki Belo, most of Gabbi’s designer bags were bought with her hard-earned money. “I started buying bags when I started in showbiz. Actually hindi rin agad-agad kasi I started when I was 15 years old so parang hindi yun yung priority ko,” recounted the actress.
Once she eventually grew older and got a handle on her finances, she also slowly but surely began building up her now covetable collection.
The 24-year-old is, of course, still careful with her splurges. It also helps that she has her boyfriend, Khalil Ramos, to keep her in check every now and then. Gabbi explained, “Hindi ako sumosobra…I really think about my purchase and andiyan din si Kali para bantayan yung finances ko when it comes to spending money for shopping and for bags and shoes.”
Watch the full video below to see more of Gabbi’s bag collection.