77 DAYS TO GO. Three years into her showbiz career, TV5 star Ritz Azul has slowly grown to embrace the celebrity lifestyle.
While she remains frugal and simple in real life, the 19-year-old actress seems to have acquired a taste for high quality bags.
In a short interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) on October 17, Ritz said, "Mahilig ako sa bags.
“Pero mas gusto ko iyong bukal sa puso nila, iyong alam kong pinili niya iyon kasi iyon iyong gusto niyang ibigay sa akin, hindi iyong napipilitan siya kasi alam niya iyon iyong gusto ko."
But if she were to buy a bag for herself, "Siyempre iyong mga branded na talaga! Iyong mga LV, ganyan. Why not, di ba?
"Type ko iyong mga carryall o di kaya kahit wallet," the For Love Or Money star smiled.
FANCY SHOPPING. Signature bags obviously don't come cheap, but don't get cold feet when you see the price tag.
Instead, try to think like Ritz, who considers branded bags as a practical fashion investment.
Many celebrities favor luxury items from brands like Louis Vuitton because of their timeless designs that can go with any outfit or occasion.
Their products are also made of high quality leather, so you can be sure that they will last long.
Prices for Louis Vuitton handbags vary depending on size and design.
This classic Neverfull MM bag in LV Monogram (top) costs $940, while the Totally PM in Damier Azure (bottom) is $1,080.
Louis Vuitton wallets, on the other hand, range from $810 to about $1,990.
TIP: Because many counterfeit products are being sold in the market nowadays, get the high-priced bags only from flagship stores and authorized dealers
In Manila, the only legitimate Louis Vuitton shop is located in Greenbelt 3, Makati.
You may also shop online via www.louisvuitton.com.