I was at an appointment today, walked in, and saw a marron city slung on the couch. I never see Bal's up close, so I was uber-excited, waiting for the wife of my friend to come back in. It had to be her purse! I actually grabbed it in my excitement (big no no, but I was really bowled over to see it). Luckily, I was still alone when the bale popped out! I mean I've seen fake bales online, but in person, its really ridiculous! So, I managed to put her bag back down right before she breezed in the room. She saw me looking at it though, no covering that up. Me: "We have similar taste in bags!' Her: " Yeah, I had to have one...my hubby and I searched for it on eBay!" I didn't have the nerve to ask what she paid, or tell her it was fake. I kinda feel bad, but she's not a close friend. I just couldn't do it.:s I have wondered why people don't tell others all the time when they spot a fake...now I know.