Went Christmas shopping today and I was walking out of a store and 2 girls were behind me. I was carrying my (brand spankin new) speedy 25. I overheard one girl say to the other, "that is such a fake, I can tell". The other girl replies, "yeah I know.....blah blah blah". WTF??!!! I was SO tempted to turn around and defend my precious new bag but decided against it. I took it as a compliment that they noticed it. I guess maybe because the handles are so NEW that it doesn't look real to people who aren't familiar with LV?