Much has been written and discussed on this forum about the reaction we get when carrying an LV (any style really). I don't know why BUT sometimes I think people want to "get into it with me" at inappropriate times (medical emergencies, discussion of $, comparison of lifestyles) , so what I do is deflect the entire comment: Them: "is that a real LV" ??? Me: (surveying my bag, tilting my head, kind of quiet and friendly/annoyed at the same time) No reaction on my face except for bland smirk "I think so, I mean, I bought it at the boutique to make sure it was real..yeah of course it is ' Then I move on to the topic at hand. I save my obsessing for you all here at tPF and my mother who loves it and the occasional stranger who enjoys me standing there with my bag. Thanks all for being here for me !