I've had a handbag come with air pillows as well - my Boetie MM (which, IMO, didn't really need the air pillows to begin with). I think the SA might have forgotten to remove them, but I use them in my Speedy to help keep its shape when not in use.
i bought the monty. that makes me feel better knowing that others have bought them with foam. after reading the thread about getting fake LV bags from an actual LV boutique, im starting to get paranoid at every little thing now. thanks everyone for answering.