I am sure I am going to take a beating for even thinking this but let me explain... I compared a fake Silver Miroir Papillion to the real one, side by side, and I am shocked and confused but the fake was so much nicer than the real one. The fake is a Vernis like Patent leather, the one I saw and thoroughly inspected was very well made, very nice sturdy stitching (not a drop of glue that I could find and I almost had this thing turned inside out) and overall, a very nice looking, very well made bag and the real one (both bags 3 weeks old and used frequently) while there was no comparison to the "mirror" shine effect, the stitching almost looked like it was frayed or the threads were looser than the fake and the handles were bumpy and creased. I wanted this bag so much, thought I was getting it for Christmas but didn't and have been contimplating one from Let-Trade but now I don't have the slightest urge to own it anymore. I am wondering why and how a fake could possibly be nicer than an authentic? I know this is a different situation from the usual real vs fake situations...please don't crucify me but I like the fake so much I am wishing I could get it in a smooth version without the logo cause I'd so much rather have that bag.