Hi guys, Unfortunately, I ended up buying a fake Skye and went through a lot of trouble to get my money back (actually the refund is still pending from PayPal). From my experience, I learned a few things that can help you to spot a fake one. Following liktebrite's comment on posting pictures of the fake bag, here we go... Grey with white trim is authentic Skye I bought from Gryson's web site Brown is the fake one The overall picture does not help as you can see from the picture. You have to look for a few specific details. Hardware: Fake Gryson's hardware starts to rust very fast. But of course it's hard to see that when the bag is new. The ring that holds the handles to the bag is think and not perfectly symmetrical on fake bags (see the picture) Hardware2: This is the easiest thing to spot. Look at the position of the button on the strap that attaches from the bottom of the back. The fake Skye has the button on the same position as Olivia. But authentic Skye has it higher (towrards the end of the strap). This may not be true for all fakes but it turns out to be true for mine. (see the picture. black strap is from my authentic Olivia) Horizontal leather trims wrapped around the bottom of the handle. I found that most of the authentic Skye and Olivia have 5 wraps. Although Gryson's rep said the number may vary since all bags are handmade, all authentic ones I saw had 5 wrappings (I counted them from NM web site too). The fake ones usually have 6 and is sloppy at the end. I hope this helps. A lot of listing on eBay only shows overall pictures. If you are not sure, ask for pictures where you can see the handles and hardware in detail. I think $2 is the most helpful tip.