Yes these bags are just so wonderful. Having handled so many of the real deal inside and out doing these rehabs, I have a pretty good FEEL for the quality by now and honestly these bags are better than the new leather Coach, and as good or better than some of my other vintage bags...it's kind of like the TDF leather on some Court bags. IT's not like Coach bags are SOOOO expensive (like chanel etc) to make a fake bag of this good quality hardly worth your while, either. you know, I think waaay back when I bought that first brown one I had this dyslexic thing going in my head and saw the E and thought the month of May instead of reversing it to the right order and seeing it as the spot where the plant code is. duh! but otherwise, it's pretty identical to the black so that makes a person feel there is strength in numbers when it comes to an authentic bag. Thank you...I do get lucky more often than not. If only my local shops didn't charge on the "high" side I'd feel a bit better about chancing it from now on. I think that's true. And, again, I could carry this bag down the street in front of all us "regular Coach loving gals", and we'd all go.."oh look, a Taft!!" and I don't think any of us would be thinking..."hmmmm, wonder if there's a fake Italy code in that bag " LOL. Except Hyacinth LOL. you're right....my percentages are good. I hope the rest of my huge rehab pile holds up under scrutiny though, when the times comes to show it to "H and the A's." Especially since I RARELY find a good used Coach for under $10 in this area of over-priced thrift stores. A lot of my faves were more like $12 to $15 each! Thanks for understanding my pain, you guys!! I'll probably carry them for my shopping trips. I'd already thoroughly rehabbed the black one because I was so sure she was ok. I won't bother with the brown though I love the color!!