I sent pics of my BH (see post #3389 in Authenticate This forum) to the vendor I won it from because I questioned its authenticity. She sent the pics over to Carol at Mypoupette and here's her response: I would consider the Batignolles Horizontal in eBay auction 270014242908 to be authentic. The presence of an eluxury.com receipt has no effect on my opinion. I tend to ignore all receipts these days because so many of them are faked. I can understand Janet's concerns, but in the last two to three years I have seen many of the LVs made in the U.S.A. show sliding workmanship standards that never used to be present. The bottom motifs not matching exactly is no longer unusual in many of the U.S.A. LVs, I'm sorry to say. I have also seen fraying leather on some of the U.S.A. made LVs. Last year at the Saks LV in Indianapolis, I would not let me daughter buy a Popincourt Haut because the stitching was noticeably uneven on the leather trim & no others were in stock at the time. The stitching holes on the bottom of the strap look like they changed their minds on hole placement. I would have thought they would have gotten a fresh strap. Do you believe the quality has fallen that much??? Have many of you experienced crooked stitching, fraying leather? That's just evil when you're spending that much on a bag. Should I believe her?