I'm curious as to why LV don't use some kind of serial no. or special hologram to combat fake goods? Most luxury watch brands do this (S/N, some have holograms like Rolex) and it is very effective for very expensive watches (like Patek, AP, Omega, etc.) Some kinds of serial numbers can be use to check authenticity easily if a questionable bag is brought to an LV boutique. For example, if I buy a 10k+ Patek, I would surely ask PP to check the authenticity of the watch based on their registration of the watch (and that cannot be fake since the PP hold the original registration record). The same should do with $1k+ bags. A hologram is less effective but still it is another thing that fake producers have to imitate and can be very hard to do. It is actually amazing that there are so many fake LV bags on the street. It will be even more shocking if one day, fake LV look identical to a real LV. mocc P.S. I have no doubt that one day, a fake LV will look so good that photos alone will not be enough to tell them apart. I recently saw a fake Paneria (a luxury watch brand) that look almost identical to the real deal and I can tell that it is fake only because I compare it with a real one side-by-side and I know enough about Paneria. And the fake one cost 1/10th of the real one.