Back in Jan., my oldest daughter was given a fake Soho Signature Flap in Black by a friend for my daughter's 16th b-day. Both my daughter & I knew it was a fake immediately (I didn't even have to get close or touch it) The fabric felt wrong, it was pleather instead of leather, C's didn't line up, and it came with a fake dustbag too, which was the right color but wrong fabric. My daughter didn't want to hurt her friend's feelings, so has been carrying this fake (to my absolute horror). I did contact the mom of the other girl because the girl firmly did believe the bag to be real and I wanted the mom to know that her daughter had been scammed (the girl was carrying the same purse in brown). Anyhow, educated the other mom, told her my daughter loved the purse and didn't want her daughter to feel bad, etc. So, at PCE, told my daughter, "If I let you pick out a replacement bag, will you trade me the fake for a real one?" She of course said "yes!". So, she got the Soho Signature Small Hobo in Black (her first Coach handbag - she has some accessories) and I got her fake. I took red nail polish and wrote "FAKE" on the front and back and put nail polish on the pleather strap so no dumpster diver would take it and sell it. Boy - did that feel good to get rid of that purse!!