I went to Canal st today out of curiosity. I even went to a "Back room!" Yes, I'm pathetic but it was highly entertaining for me. First, I was impressed at the originality of some bags. Many bags had no brands on it and didn't even look inspired. I was told some were name brands from China that we never hear of (probably knocked off from those). MANY inspired purses were available, though. Some were soo cute! They are very competitive so can knock down the price. Lots of girls were coming in and out with black bags and a girl asked to see some coach bags and I went to the back with her and there were loads of coach, prada, fendi spy and 1 lv. The bags were sooo ugly. The coach's looked cheap, especially the buckle part, and the LV monogram was stiff and plasticky...though from far away it looked ok. The dude explained that coach and prada were too dangerous to display in the front and louis was too dangerous period so he personally won't order any more lv so that's his last one. But ALL of the bag stores were totally not hesitant to display D&G bags (mostly original bags or marc jacob knockoffs with metal D&G plates on them), Chloe, and balenciaga (there were out there in the open clearly marked). Also, a bunch of stores had loads of kooba, fendi spy's and bottega venneta. So nothing is safe from the fakers. The kooba and BV's looked nice from far away, but I think the bv are pleather.