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Crazy Finds at China’s Costco: Did You Know They Sold High End Designer Items?

Let me tell you, if you thought Costco was just the go-to place for a year’s supply of peanut butter and enough toilet paper to survive an apocalypse, you’re in for a wild ride. Buckle up, because we’re diving into the wonderland that is Costco in Hangzhou, China, and let me just say – it’s like stepping into a different universe, where luxury meets bulk buying in the most unexpected way.

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Costco is known as 开市客 in China, which literally means “open market customer”. Membership costs 299rmb, which is about $40usd. It’s not as affordable as the membership in other countries since many Chinese people only make several thousands rmb a month. #china #chinese #hangzhou #costco #costcofinds #costcotiktok #lifeontiktok #tiktokpartner

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First things first, let’s talk about the TikTok frenzy. Our TikTok tour guide, @candiseline86, flung open the doors to a world where Costco isn’t just about scoring deals on giant muffins or getting lost in an aisle of cereals. No sir! We’re talking high-end fashion, baby! It’s like someone took Fifth Avenue and squished it into a warehouse, except with more free samples.

Now, get this: the star attractions at this Costco are not the usual suspects. Nope, it’s a trio of Hermes purses, each with a jaw-dropping $20,000 price tag. And these beauties flew off the shelves faster than you can say “bulk discount” – all snapped up within the first 20 minutes of opening. It’s like Black Friday but for people who don’t blink at dropping a small fortune on a handbag.

But wait, there’s more! Picture this: Burberry trench coats, Versace tees, and Armani sweatshirts, all stacked up as casually as apples and bananas in your regular Costco. It’s a bit surreal, seeing luxury items treated with the same nonchalance as a pack of socks. And, oh boy, did these items sell like hotcakes, probably because the prices were more “Costco” and less “I-need-to-sell-my-kidney.”

And just when you think it can’t get any wilder, we find out that they even have Canada Goose jackets. Yes, the same brand that’s as Canadian as maple syrup, but not even available at Costco Canada. Talk about irony!

Footwear? Oh, they’ve got that covered too. From classic Converse to PLAT at CDG and even Alexander McQueen sneakers. It’s like the Costco footwear department decided to have a fashion show.

Now, let’s address the elephant in the room: the quality difference. People are flabbergasted. “This is wild,” says one commenter, probably while munching on a $1.50 Costco hotdog in the US, where the most exciting find is a jumbo pack of batteries or a rotisserie chicken that could feed a family of four for a week.

Why are these luxury items so much cheaper, you ask? Well, it could be because a lot of these high-end goods are actually made in China. So maybe, just maybe, they’re saving a bundle on shipping and passing those savings on to the shopper. 

So, here we are, hoping against hope that one day our local Costco will surprise us with some Hermes bags nestled between the lawn chairs and the bulk packs of paper towels. Until then, we’ll just have to live vicariously through our TikTok window into Hangzhou’s Costco, where luxury and bulk shopping live in fabulous harmony. 

In conclusion, next time you’re pushing a cart through Costco, maybe, just maybe, fantasize a little about stumbling upon a Versace gown next to the frozen pizzas. Because in the world of Costco, it seems anything is possible, especially in Hangzhou!