Battle of the MC Almas

Michelle1025

Jeans and Heels
Mar 7, 2006
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Bay Area California
Hey everyone :smile: I haven't logged on tPF in so long and was surprised to see so many members message me about my whereabouts. Thanks for the love first and foremost.

So, for those of you that don't know me don't know I am a MC freak. This morning my Alma's authenticity was questioned via email by a colleague. Usually, I wouldn't stress because I have personally purchased all my MC bags at Valley Fair with the exception of my Trouville which the ex got at Union Square. BUT, saying my bag looked "odd" really upset me and not to mention the comparison picture attachment and the questioning of where I bought my bag.

"Specifically, the stitching pattern around the leather trim on the front zippered pocket looks odd. See the attached example of an authentic Alma. Notice how the stitching differs from yours?"

OH HELL NO.

Here's my baby:


Versus hers:
 
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Sewon

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Jan 24, 2007
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Near A Spa
Your bag looks great! Why is this even an issue at your place of work? It seems so silly. Seems like she is in some sort of popularity contest with you and is looking to get one over somehow, KWIM?
 

ayla

nyan nyan percent
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Oct 19, 2005
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Toronto, Ontario
Have you asked her for the date code inside the bag ? They might have changed the style at some point ? I wasn't aware they had .. but you can use that to compare to other bags on eBay and to ones that PF-ers own.
 

jane

since '05
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Sep 28, 2005
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the Pacific Northwest
I knew someone would have the answer! Your coworker's was probably from the earliest iteration of that bag, and yours is newer, after improvements were made to the design.

I think yours looks much better. Not to mention cleaner.