Or are some of the people in the forum a bit over-protective of the LV name? There are obviously fakes out there, because most people certainly cant afford the $600 pricetag of most bags. Personally, I dont care if other women or men have fake things. In most cases, they simply dont hold up after time, and they are nowhere near the quality of the real thing. While I do have real Louis Vuitton, I would NEVER turn up my nose when I see them go by nor call them out. That's just me. I was floored when I read about someone yelling at some ladies with fake bags. It just adds to the common conception that most people who buy and carry LV are snobby. I purchased my grandma a fake LV bucket bag off of ebay for Christmas three years ago because I didnt have the money to buy the real thing(I was 14) and she has worn it nearly every day since then. It still looks amazing even with its patina. She gets so many compliments and she is thrilled to tell people that her grandson got it for her. Even though now I could buy her a real LV bag if I wanted to, I'm sure she would still keep that one. Some things hold a great sentimental value to a person, even if you wouldnt get paid $10k to take it. Maybe I'm just a little tired of all of these threads about seeing fake bags and members "almost throwing up" just from looking at them. I'm probably the only one that thinks this, but I thought I'd just put my opinion out there.