appreciate your comment. thats what i wondered what would differ between vegetable and saffiano.Not going to comment on the authenticity of that particular bag as I haven't bought or looked at MG for some time and alot about it is different to when I used to buy like the tags and dust bag etc but veg tanned leather is extremely stiff. It is not a soft buttery leather. It's stiff and marks/scratches very easily. So the feel of the leather itself is normal and no indication it's fake.