listen to this comic story... A collegue of mine (we're about the same age, and we get on well) bought about 2 months ago a fake LV Speedy. It costed her 40 , and I told her it was better if she spent 20 more for a leather no-name bag than for a fake one. She replied she really liked the Speedy but couldn't spend 400 on a bag, etc...so she bought that one. I wanted to see it myself, and the bag was really plastic (she even said she couldn't wear it in the very first days because it smelled). Today she came in my office and guess what? The bag has broken! The handles broke in the middle, like if they were cut (funny, isn't it?). I suggested her to get it mended, but she's afraid someone would refuse to mend it because it's a fake bag, and doesn't want to spend other 10-15 for it. So I reluctantly offered to try to mend it...I know I shouldn't, but she's having some financial problems, and she's anyway a friend. This whole story really confirmed what I already thought: better spending my money on a real bag, than cheap fake bags that last 2 months!