I know it is NEVER a good idea to ask this question after the sale. But it was an offer made and it now has been accepted. I really like this bag and believe the seller to be the real deal. I just don't have enough knowledge in LV to be sure. Won't be making this mistake anytime again. I did ask for a picture of the date code. She said that she would take a picture and send it to me. Have not gotten it as of yet. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=150184867804&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=005 Thanks so much in advance!!