Oprah Once Became A Victim Of Racism Because A Shop Didn't Let Her Buy A $38,000 Handbag

Date January 31, 2019

It seems like something always happens to Oprah Winfrey when it comes to shopping, and there is often an obstacle for a successful purchase. But the biggest shock was when the iconic talk show host faced a severe racial intolerance in a shop.


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Oprah’s worst shopping experience

The legendary Oprah has once been the victim of racism because the shop assistant in Zurich didn't let her buy a $38,000 handbag.


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According to her statement, the store representatives refused to show Oprah the bag because they considered it to be too expensive for her. Maybe, they didn’t know that she is one of the richest women in the world and can easily afford to buy bags like that.

Shop representative’s reaction

The shop assistant says it's not true and nobody refused to show Oprah the handbag. The luxury Swiss boutique representatives have another version of this story:

I wasn't sure what I should present to her when she came in on the afternoon of Saturday July 20 so I showed her some bags from the Jennifer Aniston collection. I explained to her the bags came in different sizes and materials, like I always do. She looked at a frame behind me. Far above there was the 35,000 Swiss franc...bag. I simply told her that it was like the one I held in my hand, only much more expensive, and that I could show her similar bags.

Oprah wanted to buy a super expensive bag, but the shop assistant considered it to be too expensive for her. Now, Oprah claims she has become a victim of racial injustice, but the luxury shop's owner has another version of the story and claims that nothing like that has ever happened.

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