i was shopping at a local area shop that sells inspired bags, not knock offs, just similar in design. anyway, i was admiring the denim patchworks they had. this lady who was by me said "these are like the one i got in ny." to which i just said "lucky, a trip to ny and a new coach i'm jealous." then she said, "you know, how in ny they have the real ones they sell on the street. i only paid $100 when in the store the bag i got is like $400." i had to literally bite my tongue to not burst out laughing in this womans face! i did have to set her straight though. just had to share. it amazes me how people think because it has the designers name on it that it's real.