I was in one of my local consignment shops the other day and happened upon 2 cute shearling bags. I had to pass- because the price still was just not right for me- Plus I am on a BAN..lol I was talking to the owner as I have never consigned here before and only have come into browse and check things out. I always feel out a joint before I buy or sell anything to see what kind of place they running. To see if there knowledge is up to par . We were discussing Chanel as she was admiring my Les Marais Tote- she had never seen the ligne, anyway one of her assistants went to the back and brought me out a timeless clutch.. I was like- who gave this up so fast, it looked very pretty-as I have never actually held one. I don’t care for clutches, so I never bothered to look at them. I looked at it again and it was a serious fake. The owner realizing that I knew- tried to grab it really fast from her and so no, this is a replica.. I was like let me see it, it was “supposed” to be lambskin but the leather was obviously fake. Had I been carrying it out somewhere- you would never know the difference until you got close up. I looked in the bag and it had a hologram sticker that at first glance appeared authentic. Even the interior of the bag was red. The dead give away was the dust cloth.. no matter how hard they try they can not get that dust cover right… I have been just watching eBay and looking at various auctions…and everything about a fake bag could look so good, but then they show the dust cover and its all over.. I just recently reported a fake bag, this is something I never do- I was pissed only because I have seen that sellers items before and she or he is claiming to have bags from the Sex and the City set. I almost bought one once and then I woke up- something was nagging at me not to..lol. .Even has the receipt and paraphernalia pictures of the SALE sign and all.. Plus she is guaranteeing 100% authentic. I am like you know what, this has got to go. I was like these fakers are getting bad.. I have been carrying chanel for a lot of years now, I think over the last few years “FAKE” Chanels are everywhere. I always seen fake Guccis ,LV’s, Prada’s and Versace’s, but now Chanel is wide open to the trend. It used to be only the obvious lignes, but now- they have gotten a hold of everything. I guess the demand is so high and as prices go up It was bound to happen. I just had this thought this morning and I thought I’d put it out there… Its such a shame that people are always trying to rip others off and deceive them.. My conscious would not let me rest.. I lose sleep if I return something I have bought and the SA loses commission..