”Flight attendant-turned-social media influencer, Jamie Chua, leaves fans wanting to be like her after showing off her luxurious collections of Hermes Birkin and Kelly bags on her Youtube post.
Apart from being one of Singapore’s richest entrepreneurs, Jamie is widely known as the woman with one of the largest collections of Hermès Birkin and Kelly bags.
Now with more than 200 Hermès bags, she even had to renovate her closet in order for her collections to fit in!
Jaime was a former flight attendant who found a way to become one of Singapore’s most empowered women and richest social media influencers by founding “Luminous1”; a Singaporean beauty brand. Aside from being a businesswoman, she is also a proud mom to two beautiful children Cleveland, 23, and Callista, 19.
In an interview with designer handbag enthusiast PurseBop, Jamie said that she started becoming fond of Hermès more than 15 years ago. She stated, “Being the ultimate stealth wealth symbol that a Birkin or a Kelly was, everyone was suddenly lusting after it, which made it really hard for me to lay hands on one.”
“For me, it wasn’t about what it symbolized but truly how user-friendly Hermès bags were. Even until today, I still find that the B or the K suits my lifestyle the best. They fit the stuff I need for a day, and it’s really easy to find my things in them!” she added.
Her very first Hermès was a “Blue Jean (Togo Birkin 30cm) bag with white stitches,” which could retail up to $22,775 or PHP1.1 million online.
When asked about her favorite collections, the 44-year-old collector said that the Himalayan Birkin and the Kelly are her top “holy grail” (favorite).
Watch: Jamie Chua Wardrobe Tour
Jamie owns three styles of the Himalayan line. Last June, reports revealed that a matte white Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin was auctioned off for a record-breaking $379,261 or PHP18.8 million.
Aside from her massive designer bag collection, Jaime also said in her video post that designer shoes are also her “weakness.”