Your heart starts pounding and your knees get weak... could it be? Did I find a real one? This bag must be worth thousands of dollars! What's it doing hanging on a thrift store rack for $7.99?? Maybe it's a fake. But it looks SO REAL! How can I know? I have become sort of an expert at authenticating mid-range designer handbags and lower priced styles from high end retailers such as Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Coach, Dooney and Bourke, Marc Jacobs, Roots, Rebecca Minkoff and others....I have found all of these brands many times at the thrift. After hours of internet research and real life example searches (the mall is good for this) it takes me a matter of minutes to decide if it's a fake. However, I have yet to find a high end ultra-luxury designer handbag at the thrift. These would include labels such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel etc... It will happen, one day, I know it. Just not yet. Until then I wait, ready with my online authentication services on this list. I thought I would share them with you in case you have been lucky enough to be in need of them! Happy thrifting!