Can you take a bag into a Coach boutique and have it authenticated then and there? I thought you could but... I took a bag into my local Coach boutique and the manager said she couldn't give me her opinion on whether the bag was real or not. She did admit never seeing this style... An SA told me it looks authentic. The manager told me to take it into Dillard's or Macy's cause the department stores had carried this style. The ladies at Dillard's said it was authentic though they have never seen one IRL and the lady at Macy's had nothing to say. I went back to Coach and asked the manager to look up the style number in the TOT (Tools of the Trade) and the bag came up but it was more like a sketch than an actual picture. She told me I could send it in (for $20) and Coach would investigate it. If it is authentic, I'd receive a letter stating so... If it isn't, Coach will keep the bag and destroy it and I'll have to take a loss (I was an idiot and bought this bag off of eBay-- my FIRST eBay bag purchase... NEVER AGAIN!) She said it would take 7-10 weeks to get it back. She then gave me a second address I could send it to and said it would take 1-3 weeks to get it back but my name would go into a counterfeit database. WTH? I don't want my name in something like that... I asked if that would hurt me in any way as a customer and she said no... Now, I don't know what to do. I feel confident that it is authentic but since I have never seen that style IRL, I'd feel wayyy better if someone FROM Coach said it was authentic. Another thing, the manager at Coach said that style came out in '05, the creed reads '06 and the TOT says '07. What a mess! What would you do?