I bought this Tods bag on eBay 2 weeks ago and posted in the eBay thread that I was concerned about authenticity because I failed to research the seller properly before buying. (Reviews are mixed on tPF about the seller - angtao). I finally received the bag and it smells of mothballs. The black "leather" does not appear real to me but I have never seen a Tods bag in person. My fingernail leaves no markings on the bag when I attempt to scratch it (on an inconspicuous spot). To me, this seems odd for real leather. The zippers are marked with the trademark Tods T artwork and the inside is stamped "Made in Italy" and "Genuine Leather" with a number. It came with a Tods card and the strap was in a little folded paper box. I was going to post a link to the auction but the pictures are no longer on eBay - what's up with that? I'm working on pictures now.