Yesterday I went to Barneys, the one located in Chicago, to look at the F/W b-bags. They had a bunch laid out on a long table. They had a couple of Grenat, India blue, and Black cities and days....lots of weekenders....BUT all the bags looked very distressed and veiny!! I was so disappointed! The bags looked almost cripsy! I told the SA how I felt about the look of the bags and she told me that the veins and crispiness is a way to tell that the bags are authentic! She went on and on about how the smoothed leathers bags are all fakes and the only way to tell that the bag is real is by its veins! Was this woman insane or what??