You guys certainly seem to know what you're talking about, so I give you props for that. I've had multiple people look at the backpack and all have said that these aren't fake, but that's besides the point. When I ordered mine through Bridge they were quite courteous and replied to my emails in a short amount of time. Good luck.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with Bridge, Ive exchanged several emails with them and they are absolutely on the level and really nice guys. They say they are confident the bags are legit and that they have had union NY check them out, they also explained they have a partneship with a store in beiing, hence why they come from China. Basically, as far as Bridge are concened they are selling legit bags but I explained to them why I wasnt happy with the bag I recieved and they have accepted to refund me if I return the bag.
To cut a long stoy short, I dont really know what the deal with these bags is but I dont believe that Bridge would be selling them if they knew they were fake, they were very cool with me and we sorted the matter out between us so its all good.