So I was flippin' through a Victoria Secret Catalog when I saw this photo of a model carrying a fake Chloe Paddington. Although the shape of the bag looks good on her and you gives us some insight on how a bag would look on (well, on a 5'11 beautiful runway model for that matter) I can't help but think..."why do large production companies use fake handbags?" I know it is because they consider them a prop but come on...aren't they trying to sell clothing/style to the fashion conscious? True, Victoria Secret isn't high-end (I would be shocked to see a fake bag promoted on the covers of Vogue) but they should at least use a prop that is an "inspired by" bag instead of a straight knock-off. Same goes for huge movie productions - I recently saw a advertisement for a Wayan brothers' movie (we've discussed it before, I believe) where a movie whiskey paddington was not only in the movie but featured in several scenes. Funny, the time of that movie release also coicided with an Ebay seller claiming to see authentic Chloe Ediths originating from a "movie set". They actually used that characteristics as one of the things to prove the bag's authenticity. ush: Edit: One thing about the paddington in the VS catalog. I'm assuming it is fake because the rivulets on the bag (the rounded tabs attaching the handles to the bag) are not the right size. The side leather strips are inaccurate as well. However, I would need to see more photos...what are your thoughts, ladies?