Teen Mocked For Calling Charles & Keith Bag ‘Luxury’, Explains She Didn’t Grow Up Privileged

Teen Explains Her Humble Background After Being Ridiculed For Calling Charles & Keith Bag ‘Luxury’

Many people consider gifts from their parents to be meaningful and precious.

This was the case for one teenager, who wanted to share her joy on TikTok when her father bought her a Charles & Keith bag.

However, she was ridiculed for calling the gift a “luxury bag”. She decided to openly address the negativity by explaining her family’s situation.

 Teen mocked for calling Charles & Keith bag ‘luxury’

On Sunday (8 Jan), TikTok user @zohtaco, who goes by Zoe, shared how her father bought her a bag from Charles & Keith.


thank you dad 🥹

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In the video, she says it was her “first luxury bag” while excitedly unboxing the item.

Zoe proudly unveils the bag, removing its dust bag and protective packaging, and shows it off to the camera.

However, not everyone agreed with Zoe’s definition of a “luxury bag”. Some users mocked her in the comments, saying that Charles & Keith was far from a luxury brand.

Source: TikTok

Source: TikTok

Explains that she didn’t grow up in a privileged family

In another video, Zoe addresses the negative comments by revealing her family’s situation.


Replying to @cressy i am so happy and grateful for you, that you can consider charles and keith not a luxury. also btw if you google it, lots of sources do classify them as a luxury brand. so.

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“Money is a topic that makes me most uncomfortable to talk about. And that is because growing up, I did not have a lot,” she says.

Zoe explains that her family could not buy simple essentials such as bread. Occasional trips to BreadTalk were already considered a luxury to them.

Every time she passed by a store, her parents would assure her they would return the next time. “But next time, we’d never come.”

“Your comment spoke volumes on how ignorant you seem because of your wealth,” she says, addressing one comment that says, “Who’s gonna tell her?”

To you, an S$80 bag may not be a luxury, but for me and my family, it is a lot.

Source: TikTok

With tears in her eyes, Zoe expresses her gratitude to her father, who worked hard to buy her the bag.

Source: TikTok

“I can’t believe I got hate over a bag I was so excited to have,” she exclaims.

Reminds others to have compassion

In the last response video, Zoe thanks those who left her kind comments.


thank you everybody <3 also a reminder that everyone’s life experiences and financial circumstance will be different from yours 🙂 remember that what is cheap for you may be everything to another 😃👍🏻

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She also addresses the negativity once again, saying that it was acceptable to save up for big purchases.

Zoe also directly addresses a user who accused her, asking them to reflect on their actions and how they would feel if they were in her shoes.

At the end of the video, she reminds others to exercise kindness and compassion as everyone goes through different life experiences and circumstances.

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