I recently purchased a vintage Prada bag from an Antique shop--one of the co-owners had her older bags for sale to make room for all her new ones. My concern isn't its authenticity really seeing as another girl bought one of the old Louis Vuitton bags and brought it back saying her friends were making fun of her; that the bag was a clear fake. The woman ASSURED her that was impossible and if she doubted still, to take it right to Louis Vuitton--she did and then came back apologizing saying that they told her it WAS the genuine article. The pink Prada bag I have is older; it even has that aged musty smell. It was my birthday and I'd always wanted a vintage designer bag. I haven't gone back in to ask the woman about the year it was made, but I wanted to ask you guys if you know anything about this particular bag and what decade it might be from. The bag is heavy and it's broken in quite well. I took it to Prada and they said while it's hard to authenticate anything for certain, my piece looks and feels like the genuine article. However, no one there seemed to know what year it was made--fake or no it had to be done a particular year. Can anyone help me out with that or point me in the right direction. They have catalogs for Louis and Chanel but I've been searching high and low for archived Prada lines and all I find are fake knock-off selling websites. I appreciate any feedback, positive or negative alike. IMG]http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u182/hanalotus/DSC03569.jpg[/IMG] It isn't in perfect condition but the hardware polished up nicely and even on the rare chance it's the woman's only fake, I'm only out 390 dollars. Still, I'd like to hear mass opinions about it.