I just got my black suede Goldie from the CA outlet! I asked about how to get this bag about a week ago, then I said I decided against it... but then I changed my mind!! I'm happy I did. However I'm a little dissatisfied... are outlet items defective in any way, or are they not as great as getting them in the Gucci boutique? First pics, and then the reason why I ask! : Kind of dark but I thought it looked nice. Plus I'm more anonymous~~ Now I have this bag in TWO colors! This is the first bag I've gotten in two different colors. I love it! Okay, now my dissatisfaction... well the first one isn't as bad and more of a general question. I thought the top lining of a Gucci bag should ONLY be those two little dot details and not show any of the GG's at the very top... see how they peek out just a bit? This doesn't happen on either of my other two Gucci bags, and I noticed on authentic ones it should be like that, but this one it isn't. Then on the sides, ONE of the sides doesn't look symmetrical in the GG pattern. Like it looks all over the place: And then there's a part where the leather overlaps on the top. On my other Goldie it doesn't do this at all... And you can kind of see glue a little bit (looks worse here) and it's bugging me. My receipt says no returns and no exchanges, all sales final. I feel like even if I was able to exchange that maybe there'd be something else wrong in another one if there even IS another one? I honestly just wonder if this is how it is when you get something at an outlet? Like are they really just not as great or something, is that why they're sold for like 50% off practically? I know they're older styles but this one was only from a year ago. So what do you guys think? Thanks! I love this bag... I love that I have it in two different colors, it's fun!