I've just been out to dinner with a friend, who didnt know I had just bought my first birkin. She produced a UK magazine called "Now" a glossy celebrity/fashion/gossip weekly. In it there is a double page spread about the "A-list it bag" - the Birkin, with pics of Kate Moss, Lilo, VB etc. Underneath a huge promotion about how the have linked up with a bag company called "Vanilla" to produce Birkin look -a-likes for £100/US$200!! Now obviously the quality will be poor, but the design is identical! Now fakes are one thing, but for a major UK publishing house (IPC magazine) to be supporting the copying of an iconic design....well I have never seen anything like it! Am I being naive? Am a little shocked! Pic enclosed. I don't have a scanner so have tried to photograph the pages as best I can.