Hi...I am new here and not really a bag addict, just carry around a little black Coach wristlet and toss it into a Coach or Vera Bradley if I need a real purse. I happened upon a dreamy leather hobo bag at my favorite second hand place and picked it up for the fall. Except for checking the lining I was unaware of who made it, etc. until I got home. The bag is tagged Bottega Veneta. It is a large woven hobo with tassels at the zippers, one to close the bag, one on an outside pocket. I have searched high and low on the internet via google and Ebay to try to find this bag with no luck. Basically I want to know should I will schlepping this thing to the ballpark and tossing it in the floor of my van or does it deserve better treatment...LOL I would appreciate anyone giving me some ideas of where else to try to find past season bags to see if I can authenicate this thing or do I need to clip out the stamped tag and just tote it as a day to day bag without too much concern for it's treatment. Though I am not a bag addict I do not support counterfeit bags, this is evidenced by my stick on Kate Spade tag collection where I have removed them from second hand store bags when they just peel off.