hmmmm....i just got a GH city and it's amazing. i don't think you should be put off by the knockoffs out there as there will always be people who sell and carry fakes. the detail on the GH is really cool but if you are worried, then perhaps you should pass on it. i personally love it and you can really see the craftsmanship in not only the bag but the hardware.There is a post on atellier.naff that says the Giant Hardware will be much easier to counterfeit. Has anyone heard of this. I'm thinking of buying a GH work, but won't if there is going to be a ton of fake GH's everywhere. Thanks!