Beggar with Louis Vuitton Bag


A woman begging for money so that she could eat whilst having a Louis Vuitton bag over her shoulder has attracted a following of Internet detractors.

Spotted outside a bus station in Nanjing, the woman scrawled her plight in chalk before herself, saying she needed 3 yuan for food and phone charges, and any extra for travel expenses.

However, she had what appeared to be an expensive Louis Vuitton bag over her shoulder all the while, earning her the name “LV woman.”

Reportedly, she studiously ignored a reporter who approached her to ask about her plight, until he went to take pictures, at which point she jumped up and shouted at him, saying she would destroy the camera if he continued. She then left but returned to her spot some minutes later.

Chinese net users leapt on her for her temerity, though some wondered whether she might be in real trouble.

Tellingly, just whether the bag is genuine or not seems not to have been a matter of great concern to her critics.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:09 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    A Louis Vuitton? Nah, it's some imitation that costs 2 yuan

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    Comment by Barbarian of Gor
    03:07 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Today's "Fashion" was yesterday's "What poor people wear"...

    Who cares? Perhaps she bought it in better times? Perhaps she found it in the trash, from someone who wouldn't be caught dead with "Last week's" fashion?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:57 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That bag looks like a Len Piraton.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    04:08 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    When begging remember to dress like a bum and leave anything fancy even if it is a counterfeit at home.

    Also borrow a kid and rub some dirt on him/her and dress it in rags.

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    Comment by Rindoro
    04:10 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    someone should tell her about
    selling her own body T.T

    all the kids are doing it nowadays =/

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    Comment by Invictus
    04:33 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    She looks preagnant to me, and that would be a problem.

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    Comment by Invictus
    04:01 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    She looks healthy and presentable( at least from the side). So she could easilly get a job I say.

    And if she intends to keep begging, at least hide the bag, get a little more "dirty" and stuff like that should help. This way no one´s giving her nothing.

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    Comment by Y10NRDY
    01:16 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm pretty sure the bag's not a real Louis Vuitton.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:40 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Could just be a counterfeit bag.

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    Comment by yaku
    01:44 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It doesn't really help your image when you're trying to pass off as a beggar, counterfeit or not.

    22:36 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh c'mon guys, it's probably a memento from her late mother who was killed by her father's second wife due to jealousy and greed of money. The lady later on was able to escape from the mansion originally belonged to her family with only the Louis Vuitton bag in her hand. Since it was given my her mother, she refuses to sell it for food...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:10 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They are really low level. I would bring her to a restaurant.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:20 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You guys are all idiots. This is viral marketing at its finest. Beggar sporting LV => Netizen: "LOL? LV is for teh richies." => LV is for teh richies. => Rich Netizen: "OMG IM RICH I GO UY LV."

    Original poster (not Artefact) is probably some hired internet-marketer.

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    Comment by awerat
    00:05 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can someone make a Demotivational Poster using this one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:30 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bootleg geniuos.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:12 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    well doesnt mean much she could had been kidnaped,got the wrong bus, and the bag maybe fake......she would problably got more money selling her body

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:32 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah yes the typical Chinese contradiction

    No money to buy food, yet dont want to sell the LV bag and "lose face"

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:03 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hate beggars cause you never know if they really need help or are just lookin' to swindle you outta a buck or two. It's good to have a loose understanding of curses so you can play games with them. Say something like, "I'll give you this dollar but if you accept it you are in danger of being cursed. Do you accept this?" If they say yes, you start chanting a bunch of jibberish then when you feel they're freaked out enough hold out the dollar and say something like, "don't let your lungs turn black now."

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:07 08/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    someone should try pawning that bag off of her

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:41 22/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've give her that needed 3 yuan, provided she'd suck my dick dry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:36 22/07/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a fake bag made cheap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:45 27/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    09:35 09/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bet it's a $10 fake.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:43 09/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    that's not very convincing thing to do especially if you are a beggar

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:37 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    it must be a fake bag.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:37 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ive read that beggars can surprisingly earn more money in a day than someone working in a fast food outlet. Depending on the flow of human traffic of course. All u need is no dignity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:33 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know about "no dignity" but there are a lot of panhandlers around here who make more than one would think.

    A friend of mine said he overheard some panhandlers on the bus planning what corners and intersections to stand on; some even get competitive over corners.

    I must admit, it's a bit disheartening to know that someone can get more money asking complete strangers for it at stoplights than I can at a full shift at work.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:48 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is indeed true. Fast food outlets give you like $8-$12 an hour; which with some luck a beggar can get.

    Some beggars just sit there or sleep with a cup or up-turned hat in front of them. They don't get much.
    Then there are other beggars who are literally on their knees, with eyes following you, chin up, face frowned; some even moving around on their knees with arms upstretched with a cup in their hands.
    They get a lot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:36 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nothing unreasonable in my opinion.
    Her branded bag is more than likely a fake. Not only that but I doubt many people would be interested in buying any of it.

    I've seen homeless people with business suits. Does that mean they are in fact rich or something like that? No. More than likely they were working people but were fired and couldn't pay off their mortgage/rent so they are now homeless and begging on the street.

    This is hardly surprising.
    And sure, she could try to sell her body; but maybe she doesn't want to?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:00 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    fake bag made in china?

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    Comment by Mikiway
    18:24 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    To all people who forgot this is China we are talking about.

    It is not a LV bag, this can't possibly be a TRUE LV bag (in China?), and this piece of decoy wasn't expensive for sure, so selling it is pointless unless some naive foreigner like you buy it.

    /heh Kyosak said it way better than me


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    Comment by Chen-04
    17:50 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's a Louis Vuitton Bag and in which way does it differ from usual ones?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:26 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a Made in France top-notch piece of fashion regarding quality, design and lifestyle. It's THE Handbag for any woman with at least a little sense in fashion.

    It's like Armani regarding suits for men,
    Gucci for shoes for men, Prada or Manolos for shoes for women etc etc.

    The only difference is, LV is omnipotent in the handbag business.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    22:59 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, yeah,.. I know some of those. Armani, that has something to do with violins, right? It was in Gunslinger Girl. Or was it Amaratt?

    So basically it's just crap to make money out of idiots who care more for names, than for quality. Simpletons.

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    Comment by CowExtract
    02:36 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I believe it was actually "Amati"

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:29 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't know about top notch design. Most LV bags look like they're designed for older women IMO.

    Armani, Gucci, Prada etc. Aren't these all just labels for the individual who enjoys looking at himself/herself in the mirror a lot? i.e self indulgent weiners.

    It's more of a victim of fashion thing, i.e "they've all got 1 so I must have one".

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    Comment by rikarika
    18:28 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are you sure it's a real Elles and not a counterfeit? manufactured secretly in a weightless environment and all that?

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    Comment by Saunter
    19:01 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe she has a fake bag to make her look not so poor. But I agree that it is a poor choice of clothing amongst begging on the street. If you where poor and had no money... Would you want people thinking you're poor? Personally, if I was a girl, I'd have a fake purse too or w/e the fuck it is. LUL

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    19:00 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That woman is giving Louis Vuitton a bad name...

    Anyways, that bag is obviously fake, since China is busy pirating and counterfeiting animes, figures, and now luxury goods.

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    Comment by destructorv2
    17:49 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey, who knows if someone give that to her, and she has to use it somehow.

    Also... don't you remember that china spawns fake handbags at the snap of their fingers?

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    Comment by Tangleons
    17:15 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    not genuine. Is there anything branded in china that is genuine?

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    18:33 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not that I know of.
    Until today, I have yet to name a famous brand that originated from China.

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    Comment by trixoptics
    03:36 07/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Feiyue shoes :P

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    Comment by kyosak
    17:18 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

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    ...Obviously the bag is a fake -_-

    Avatar of Frederica Bernkastel
    18:09 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I doubt that. Why would she wear cheap LV?
    If she wear that fake bag, then she is just lying to herself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:13 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why would she wear that cheap LV?

    Why would anyone wear cheap fake brand goods?

    Why would people bother making cheap fake brand goods?

    I mean really? Do you seriously have to ask?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:58 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Errr....because it is cheap?

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    Comment by Gradius
    20:11 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope! Because is FAKE !

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:26 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    absolutely logical and correct way of simplifying everything

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:40 06/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Tellingly, just whether the bag is genuine or not seems not to have been a matter of great concern to her critics."

    Is it so hard to read the whole article first before you start to complain ffs? And the bag's authenticity is of litlle concern. If you are going to beg, at least look the part otherwise it will have the opposite effect.

    And before anyone mentions chinese bias again. It is chinese who are her first detractors and critics.

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