Papillonkia was founded in 2014 by Aqila Agha who was finding it difficult to find trusted places to sell on her luxury and desiger branded pieces.
She wanted to to create a safe place for people to sell their unwanted designer items in order for them (and her!) to buy more..!
That has been our business case and motto from day one and will continue to be so.
The brand was established with an ebay shop followed by a Facebook shop shortly after. Sales rocketed and within the first 3 months of development, PapillonKia became a Top Seller on ebay with a feedback score of 100%.
Next came Vestiaire Collective of which we are proud to say that PapillonKia are ranked 71 out of 8 million members of their most trusted sellers. Since then we have added further marketplaces, and of course looked to our own website.
This new site continues the growth journey for Papillonkia across all our channels
All bags sold by PapillonKia have been authenticated before listing on our site and are 100% Authentic. Papillonkia do not entertain the counterfeit market and one of the main reasons for establishment was to stamp out fakes.
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 to avoid getting married, I eventually succumbed!
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. The rest as they say...