“I’m very passionate when it comes to designer handbags; it’s an irresistible desire I guess. I just think that a good bag is one of the key pieces to looking polished, and dressing well is important because people base their first impressions of you on how you present yourself.
I started learning French earlier this year partly because of my longtime interest in Louis Vuitton (LV). I was very motivated to take up lessons after my Paris trip last year. Paris had always been on my bucket list because it has the biggest LV store in the world, but it was a bit of a letdown to be honest.
The build-up prior to visiting the store was more exciting than my actual experience of being in it. The sales associate who attended to me was very polite, but his product knowledge wasn’t as up-to-date as I hoped it would be. I jokingly told a friend that I could probably work there if I knew French, so that’s partly why I decided to pick up a new language.
I currently work for a publishing firm, but it would be a dream to work for LV one day. I’ve worked at Salvatore Ferragamo as a sales associate for a short period of time before, and I really took pride in my product knowledge. I also had my fair share of customers; some can be extremely rude and arrogant.
That’s why I’ve always tried to avoid making things difficult for service staff. I also make it a point to thank them and apologise for troubling them if I decide not to buy something at the end of it all because I know exactly how they feel!” – Liana, 28