you have to understand, i NEVER see lvs- nevermind 'different' and authentic ones! it was a very well loved beverly, and the hardware was *pristine*. i really like that bag, and the eugenie wallet, but i'm so nervous about spending that much and having thebuckle get yucky- but i must say- the hardware was great, and the bag was well, well loved! so- that's my news for today! just wanted to share!