Forgot to say, that after I posted that thread a few days before, I located and bought a SECOND saddle bag from NYC. THis is the bag that I mentioned when I said that I authenticated the bag, as I went yesterday with the two week old one which needed fixing, and the new one to be authenticated. Phew, it was worth the search BUT I am only going to buy in boutiques from now on, and will keep a regular check on the Purse Forum for ' must have bags' before they sell out. Byeeeeee from a mum of three who has three children, two businesses, a puppy, and in dire need of therapy to stop shopping!!!!!!!!!!