The SA informed me that a HUGE Cabas in leather, from the fall season, is being retuned to the store. Actually it's in the store now... I saw it and tried it, but it is not available for sale as yet. They can't sell it until the woman who retuned it buys something new and she hasn't found anything she wants yet. The SA said this customer, who apparently spends a ton of money here (at the Chanel Boutique in this city, in Canada) actually purchased the bag in the States. She may have ordered it through the mail... I'm not sure, but she received it, discovered it was way too oversized for her. Our store, in Canada, is doing her a special favour and accepting the return even though it was bought at another store, in another country... because she is such a "great customer." That's the official story that was told to me by the SA, although I find it totally bizarre that they would accept a return like that. Normally I wouldn't think twice about buying this if I really wanted it, but after spending time on this forum, I have started to become very cautious, even a bit mistrustful of everything. Originally I was skeptical that it was brand new and never used, but that is a minor concern when I think about what I need to know to establish that it is genuine. I never purchase second hand because I love new and knowing it is authentic straight from the Boutique, but I do like this bag and would consider getting it if I were able to to establish it as unquestionably authentic. What should I look for and is the large leather Cabas even being knocked off? What would you do?