09 Aug '13, 2pm

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You'd think someone like Oprah Winfrey wouldn't have a problem going into any shop in the world to buy whatever the hell she damn well pleases. But you'd be wrong. On a recent trip to Zurich to attend Tina Turner's wedding , Oprah decided to stop by the Trois Pomme boutique on Bahnhofstrasse — the third most expensive street in the world — to pick up a new $40,000 handbang. An impulse purchase for the woman who made $77 million in the last year alone . "No. It's too expensive," the shopkeeper told Oprah when she asked to see the bag. "One more time, I tried," the Empress of All Media told Entertainment Tonight . "I said, 'But I really do just want to see that one,' and the shopkeeper said, 'Oh, I don't want to hurt your feelings,' and I said, 'Okay, thank you so much. You're probably right, I can't afford it.' And I walked out of the store." Sadly, the perfect Pretty Woman...

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GENEVA (AP) — Talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she encountered racism while shopping in Switzerland — and the national to...

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