I was at a party today at someone's house (a party for work) and one of the guests had a LV bag with her. Of course, I noticed it when I was quite far away from the person. I knew it was a speedy. When I got closer, I knew that it was a FAKE speedy. There were SOOOO many things that just screamed "FAAAAAAKE"! First of all, it wasn't made of one piece of canvas (you know how you have letters upside down on one side?), so you could see that the bottom was a different piece of canvas. The handles were VERY long. She could almost wear it on her shoulder. The leaf/petal that says "LOUIS VUITTON PARIS" was not even in that shape! It was almost a perfect circle! The hardware wasn't gold...sort of a mix of gold and silver. It looked SO bad. I was secretly hoping to see that ugly green tag hanging off of one of the handles (how evil am I?...LOL). How was she not embarassed to be seen with it? Anyway, I just wanted to share that with you guys. I wouldn't have ever even noticed it if I didn't learn how to spot fakes in this forum!