My mom lives about two hours away from me and she made a trip this past weekend in order to spend the holidays with me. She came with bags and bags of gifts and I felt once again like a five year old dying of anticipation. I haven't seen my mom in close to eight months and have been talking to her by phone at least weekly. During one of our talks, I mentioned to her my new found love for Louis Vuitton and she mentioned seeing a few styles in her area. Well, imagine my surprise when I opened one of her gifts and realized it was an LV...but a fake. I could tell something was immediately wrong with it because the texture and the color of the straps didn't seem right...and then I saw it. The dreaded yellow hanging tab! YIKES! I couldn't break it to my Mom that she had bought a fake. I did ask her where she got it and she said she ordered it from a catalog. I didn't press her further because she then started to ask if something was wrong with it, did I not like it, etc. I didn't want to crush her feelings and tell her "Mom! You got a fake!" I know she didn't know better--she probably just saw the style and assumed that's what I buy. During our phone conversations, I never went into detail with her about where you can get an LV and what the costs are. So I just sucked it up and told her I loved it. My husband was also glad I didn't tell her anything, because he knows how sensitive she can be. But I'm still feeling just a tad bit guilty that I should of have said something. So now I have this fake and don't know what to do with it! I don't want to throw it away because I know she'll ask "Where the LV I bought you?" Granted, I only see her once a year, but the fact that I have to carry this fake with me when I see her makes me stomach turn. See, the more I type this, the more I want to call her and let her know she bought a fake. Well, without further ado, here is my gift: OK, if you're going to FAKE the manufacturer, try to at least get his name right! This has got to be the funniest error I have ever seen... Ooooh...I love all the protective packagaing! NOT! The makers of these fakes do believe that more is better, right? On the bright side, I now have gotten my first look at a fake heat stamp...and can further empower myself to learn how to spot fakes in the blink of an eye lash! The inside--the funny part about the inside is that it already had scuff marks in it! I do know that I'm going to tell her that I am all pursed out and that I have all the LV's I could possibly want (HA! As if I would utter these words and REALLY mean it!!) and that she should save her money for retirmenent instead of buying me another purse. Or I'll tell her that I really need sweaters. Something to get her mind on other than purses. What would you guys do? Would you tell her she bought a fake or would you suck it up and let it be?