I got this bag about six months ago off of eBay, and it's been my pride and joy, so I really hope you'll tell me it's real! A few things I should say... the pockets on the inside, at the very bottom feels a little "sticky." Not sure if it's from the previous owner spilling something, but it almost feel like it was either glued on or something sticky got stuck down there (it's in all pockets)? I didn't want to pull it apart to see... I attached a picture with the one stitching that looked a little off (larger than the other ones), and the inside of the purse.. Made in Italy is on the right and Genuine leather on the left... Bottom has rubber soles.... Ok, give me the good news now Thank you!!