Hi guys, I know that there has been some concern recently about the authenticity of the Bottega Veneta bags that Bluefly sells. I am happy to say that the black hobo that I received from Bluefly today IS authentic. Here is the bag that I bought: http://www.bluefly.com/pages/products/detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=2053944453&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2037487289&N=933&Ne=500000&Ns=New%7c1%7c%7cProduct%2bCode%7c1&Nu=Product+ID&Ntk=all&Ntt=bottega&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial I received the bag today, and I immediately checked it very carefully, and it has all the marks (soft and supple deerskin leather, authenticity tag, light brown sleeper bag, authenticity cards) of an BV authentic bag. Plus, I have seen this bag in person at NM, so I knew what it should feel and look like. I'm really sorry that some of you have had bad experiences with Bluefly, but I can affirm that the bag that I received is, in fact, the real deal. Also, do know that Bluefly now puts security tags on their bags that you can't remove unless you decide to keep the bag. This is supposed to prevent people sending back fake bags and keeping the real ones. I hope this helps. I love my BV. It's my first!