I followed the link in the first post in this thread and checked out the bag in question, as well as other offerings by the same seller. I have to say that I'm very suspicious about the authenticity of these bags and accessories... They appear to be fairly well made but a lot of details/materials seem odd or unusual. Most of the plain leathers have a strange rubbery shine to them, the holes in the buckle straps look slightly too large. The triangular metal Prada logo is very visible on practically all the bags, right in the middle of the front of them; in my experience these are usually placed more discreetly on the side of real Prada bags. I've never seen the big messenger bag with a front logo, for instance. (I might be confusing it with a similar model, though.) The leather wallets are also adorned with the metal logo; the ones I've seen (incl my own) simply have Prada embossed in the leather. The dustbags are all white with black print, the ones that came with my bags were navy with navy print. The dustbags probably come in different colours depending on what colour/style of bag you buy but they're definitely not all white. The engravings on the hardware don't look perfectly neat everywhere and appear to be facing the wrong way in some places on some bags. The overall finish is less than perfect on quite a few items. There are more things I find odd but since I don't have intimate knowledge about Prada's entire line of bags, I'll keep quiet about those. Sooo... I'm suspicious. Has anyone bought anything from this seller?
post #16 of 27
8/30/02 at 8:29am