Hello Ladies, I have been hearing a lot about a company in Italy that makes an amazing look-a-like bag to the Birkin. It is NOT a copy and they do not try to make it or sell it as a knock off. They basically make the exact same style bag down to every detail. THey have done so for a long time. You have your choice of leathers and colors etc. I am told the hardware is 24K gold plated if I am not mistaken. (or palladium) They are made completely by hand. When you place your order the bag is then made. Obviously, this would only peak your interest if you are not wanting to purchase the Hermes name, but wanted a quality bag. If you want the status and Hermes name I suppose you are laughing at me right now. Anyone familiar or heard of this? I am trying to get all the info to post here and share. I heard this through a friend etc. This leads me to ask the following...has anyone bought a look-a-like that was truly nice quality? Would you be so kind to share your story/info.