TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A grandmother used a Louis Vuitton designer bag costing more than NT$33,000 (US$1,000) to transport unpackaged fish and groceries, according to a local online post reported by the BBC.
A grandson writing on online forum Dcard said his grandmother had been using a bag with a Hakka floral design for a long time, so he had wanted to surprise her with a present.
In February, he bought her a “Neverfull” bag from the French luxury brand, but when he looked her up again more than a month later, he found out she had filled it with milkfish without any plastic packaging. The bag was completely waterproof, but a bit heavy, his grandmother reportedly told him.
The brand describes the bag as “capacious but not bulky, structured yet supple, at home on the town or in the country” on its website.
Some online commentators doubted the veracity of the story because the original poster had provided no pictures. Others said that the grandma was just using handbags what they originally were designed for, to package goods and move them. They said she must have been the most fashionable shopper in town.
The grandson said he did not tell his grandma how valuable the bag was, seeing it made her so happy to use it for her regular visits to the market.