31 Mar '18, 3pm

Used Louis Vuitton bags propelled this pawn-shop startup to an IPO

The resale of Hermes bags, brand-name jewelry and other luxury items is a thriving industry in Japan, with one critical bottleneck: building inventory is tough. SOU Inc. offers a solution: pawn shops dedicated only to buying up second-hand merchandise. Business has been so good for founder Shinsuke Sakimoto — who posted profit of 1.14 billion yen ($11 million) on sales of 22.7 billion yen for the year ending August — that he’s taken the company public. Shares of SOU opened for trading in Tokyo Thursday at 4,100 yen a share, 24 percent higher than the IPO price of 3,300 yen. A SOU employee checks a used Louis Vuitton bag at the company office in Tokyo. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg Japan’s resale market for luxury brand goods is worth almost 200 billion yen, according to a government report . Yahoo Japan Corp.’s auction website is dominant, but there’s plenty of compe...

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