Authenticate this "I'm not a plastic bag"

  1. Looks authentic from those pictures, but ask the seller if there is a rubber ring hidden underneath between the two pieces of fabric, around the metal ring that the handle goes through. All the authentic bags have that rubber protector piece, but you have to look to find it.

    Most of the fakes I've seen are ugly: the piping starts way below the top (should be a centimeter like in that pic) and the fakes all use cheesy rope handles instead of the ones you see in the pictures for this auction. Another dead giveaway of a fake is if the lettering is painted on, it should be sewn in place.