What is Papillonkia?
PapillonKia Ltd was set up in June 2014. The whole concept was developed around Buying New Designer Handbags and Accessories at Used/Affordable Prices. That has been our business case and motto from day one and will continue to be so.
The business has always been an e-commerce business purely to keep costs down and therefore forward these savings to customers. The brand was established with an ebay shop named PapillonKia Ltd (or kia6814) followed by a Facebook shop shortly after. Sales have rocketed and within the first 3 months of development, PapillonKia became a Top Seller on ebay with a feedback score of 100%.
PapillonKia has now entered the Pre-loved market due to increased demand, but all of these items are in ‘as new’ condition. They will have only been used a handful of times and are carefully inspected and scrutinised before re-sale.
PapillonKia is also looking to enter the Consignment field where by client’s old designer handbags can be sold for a small commission. This will be updated later.
All bags sold by PapillonKia (new and pre-loved) have been sourced from authorised re-sellers and past clients. All bags have been authenticated and are 100% Authentic. Papillonkia do not entertain the counterfeit market and one of the main reasons for establishment was to stamp out fakes.
Aqila Agha, Founder and Managing Director
Who Am I?
Well I’m Aqila….! I am 1 of 7 girls, YES 7 girls (No. 6) to a lovely Asian family. Brought up in a family business it was inevitable that I would have my own business one day. After years of studying, up to MBA level, so that I didn’t have to get married alas though, it eventually happened..!
I worked for many years in the Banking and Investment Banking Industry in the City of London only to realise it was time for my husband and I to start a family. Mother to 2 beautiful princesses who are my absolute life – another chapter was formed.
It was whilst being a stay at home mum that I realised my priorities had changed and I couldn’t just nip out in my lunch hour to purchase the latest Gucci or Louis Vuitton bag without having a care in the world. I have over 30 years experience of buying designer handbags and decided to search the web for Pre-loved bags to purchase to fuel my passion as they would be a lot cheaper wouldn’t they? Goodness wasn’t I wrong…! That’s when I decided there was a need for Papillonkia to be born. After over 700+ sales in the last 10 months – I think I was right…..