Hello Fellow Gucci Diva's . I love this authenticity thread but I really need your Gucci shopping expertise! I purchased this very purse on vacation in Europe from a reputable source. It was the last one available and I promised it to my mother. Now I MUST have one for myself.....but I can't find it in the states anywhere. It's considered vintage from the Gucci Spring 2004 collection (this pic from style website Gucci ready-to-wear). It is very unique because of the straight (versus curved) gold metal bamboo handle. If anyone can locate an authentic version in any form or color I'd be forever grateful. I've searched ebay U.S. and worldwide to no end!! Unfortunately I don't read Italian or I'd look on ebay Italy. Thanx so much Peace, luv, and Gucci! KW P.S. FYI on authenticity, all always remember that authentic Gucci will never be sold or displayed with those plastic wrappers on the handles and Gucci never attatches a label to their bag. The controllato labels are kept inside the purse.