One of the main reasons to visit Shenzhen was to see Jiajia at work. She flies here every month to track down and buy the latest brand fashions eg Gucci, Prada, Armani, D&G, etc) for her high-end customers in Kunming. Now I have first-hand experience of the travelling she has to do between the factory outlets, her formidable bargaining techniques and the flat where she stays. It's tiring work and, for someone like me for whom clothes are simply a means to keep warm and avoid being naked, quite mind-numbing. But Jiajia has a keen sense of what her various customers will like, and which items will sell well and make the most profit. A real talent and a very successful niche market.
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