Sorry if this has been discussed. I tried the search with no luck. How do you authenticate a bag if there are no shops close to you? Could you just send high resolution pictures to say Gucci or Prada? Do department stores authenticate bags? The Bluefly thread got me wondering. I have been watching bags there waiting for something that speaks to me, but now I am concerned about fakes. I am by no means an expert though, so I am not sure I would be able to spot anything other than a really obvious fake.