Authenticate This PRADA

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Item name: Prada Vela Zip-Top Messenger Crossbody Bag, Black (Nero) - Excellent Condition
Listing number: 141605079627
Seller ID: gaser_00
Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/141605079627?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

Any help in authenticating this item is greatly appreciated. TIA!

The pictures aren't the greatest, but there's only a few hours left so I doubt you can get any better ones on short notice. That said, I think this might be authentic. I have the same messenger bag in cerises (red) and it seems to match. If you go for it, make sure you use a credit card and get it professionally authenticated. This seller doesn't take returns, so you're taking a risk.
 
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The pictures aren't the greatest, but there's only a few hours left so I doubt you can get any better ones on short notice. That said, I think this might be authentic. I have the same messenger bag in cerises (red) and it seems to match. If you go for it, make sure you use a credit card and get it professionally authenticated. This seller doesn't take returns, so you're taking a risk.

Thank you so much. I will take the chance of waiting for it to be relisted so I can get better pictures. Best to be safe than sorry. Thanks again!
 

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Prada Psycho

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Hi, would appreciate your thoughts on this bag

Item name: PRADA Ladies Black Leather Double Strap Shoulder Style Rectangle Medium Handbag
Item number: 361249131106
SellerID: stuffusell (136115)
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361249131106?_trksid=p2059210.m2748.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:I

Many thanks
t.

I'd like to see more of the lining, preferably close up. Ask the seller to pull the lining inside out. Doesn't hurt the bag. Pics of the cards, if available, also.

PS: I'm thinking this one is OK, but won't commit until I see more of the lining. These have been faked a LOT.