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LIST: Celebrities who were gifted designer bags by Vicki Belo

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Feb 27, 2024 4:22 pm Updated Feb 27, 2024 9:14 pm

When it comes to celebrities who foster a love for designer bags, you can expect that Dra. Vicki Belo is at the top of the list.

Known for her exquisite taste in luxury handbags, the celebrity doctor boasts a collection that includes coveted limited-edition pieces from brands like Hermès and Prada. While many would dream of owning one of these designer bags, some lucky celebrities have received them as personal gifts from Vicki herself.

Here are the stars who have been gifted designer bags by the founder of Belo:

Maris Racal

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Maris Racal recently became a first-time owner of a Chanel bag, which was gifted to her by Vicki after they spent the day doing a food crawl in Binondo.

As seen on her YouTube vlog, Vicki surprised the Can't Buy Me Love actress when she handed her a Chanel mini flap bag that is a variation of the brand's black lambskin leather bag. It features light gold-tone hardware and has a front flap with a signature CC turn-lock closure that takes the form of a heart.

Its interior is lined in black leather and features a zipper pocket with a Chanel pull and an open pocket below. It costs about $6,950 (P390,294).

Upon receiving the item, Maris squealed in excitement, "Oh my God doc, you did not!" before adding, "Doc, this is my first."

"First Chanel, yay! I love giving the first. I hope you like it," Vicki said.

This is the third time that Maris received a designer bag from her, having previously been given a Gucci and a Bottega Veneta.

Andrea Brillantes

Andrea Brillantes is also someone who is currently growing her designer bag collection, having bought from brands such as Chanel and Hermès, but the actress added the Dior brand among her luxurious arm candies thanks to Vicki.

In her guest appearance in the media personality's vlog in January 2022, the two of them decided to do a Christmas gift unboxing together, where Vicki opened gifts from Hermes, Chanel, Fendi, Tiffany & Co., and Zaha Hadid. After she was done with her pile, Vicki pulled out a box from Dior, which contained a pale blue Mini Lady Dior bag.

"You like it?" Vicki asked Andrea.

"Oo, ang ganda," the actress answered, before Vicki revealed, "Binili namin ito for you."

Andrea could not contain the joy in her voice as she said, "Ay really? I love! Thank you po! Gustong gusto ko po talaga ang Lady Dior eh."

The bag crafted in placid blue lambskin with Cannage stitching flaunts a pale gold finish with metal D.I.O.R. charms and has a removable chain shoulder strap, allowing it to be carried by hand or worn crossbody. It is valued at about $4,900 (P836,746).

Vice Ganda

Known for her many "unkabogable" OOTDs, Vice Ganda is truly a trendsetter in the Philippines, and one of her many to-die-for designer pieces includes a limited-edition Hermès "Endless Road" HAC Birkin 50cm.

Vice got the item after she played a translation game on Vicki's vlog where she had to translate beki phrases to Tagalog, with the prize being a chance to open a drawer inside Vicki's closet and pick an item she likes.

When she won two out of three rounds of the game, she was able to pick a bag from Vicki's collection, but only with a blindfold on. The item Vice settled on was a large bag that Hermès first released in 2020, which Vicki highlighted, "Very rare to have that kind of Hermès."

She continued, "Actually, when I saw it, I really thought of you because I really liked the sky idea."

The bag features a stunning landscape scene depicting a car's headlights illuminating a mountainous road at night and is made from Togo and Swift leathers. It costs around P3,048,100.

Kim Chiu

Kim Chiu is another celebrity who can vouch for the beauty doctor's generous heart after she received an elegant Louis Vuitton bag from her.

The It's Showtime host visited Vicki's home to conduct a refrigerator raid. Before the end of the vlog, the socialite surprised Kim when she handed her a yellow box that contained an authentic Louis Vuitton Monogram Giant Wild At Heart OnTheGo GM in Arizona.

Priced at $8,095 (P454,594), the limited-edition tote has the iconic Louis Vuitton logo in black, pink, and ivory colors on a beige background. It has rolled leather top handles, long strap handles, and gold-tone hardware, with a spacious grey and black cheetah print fabric interior.

"Wow, OMG! Thank you doc, thank you so much!" Kim gushed, with Vicki quipping that it was her early Christmas present for the actress.