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We’re all for getting the look for less, but these LPD — short for Les Plus Dorés — tees are printed with names like Alexander Wang and Heidi Slimane, even though the designers have nothing to do with the line. Would you pay $85 just to blast a famous name on your back?
Mara Hoffman is known for bold and vibrant prints that are unique to her label. That’s why we thought our eyes were playing tricks on us when we found a printed dress almost identical to Hoffman’s. Can you tell which dress is by the print-loving designer and which is from one of our all-time favorite retailers?
Forever 21 has launched its own street style blog, the cleverly titled 21st Street, which is essentially just another shopping platform. We feel pretty much the same about this blog as we do the fast fashion conglomerate as a whole.
Potentially. But that doesn’t mean you can go all Bling Ring and just steal the real ones you want.
There was (is?) a big fuss over Ralph Lauren making the U.S. Olympic team‘s gear in China, but at least he didn’t do anything illegal when he outsourced labor overseas. What the Egyptian Olympic committee is doing, however, is very illegal: they’re dressing their athletes in counterfeit Nike gear.
The American fashion establishment is not going to be happy about this. First Lady of fashion (and you know, our country) Michelle Obama attended the annual White House Halloween Party on Saturday wearing a knockoff of one of Diane von Furstenberg‘s dresses.
Back in January we reported on Hermès suing Thursday Friday over its Birkin-printed totes. (And then we promptly bought one in blue.) Now Thursday Friday is the one filing a counterfeit suit.
Designer knockoffs just ain’t what they used to be. In fact, they’re much, much better than the old fakes — and they’re being sold online at high prices.
It’s never really that hard to find designer knock-offs, but from what we’ve read, Google‘s new fashion venture Boutiques.com is going to make the hunt for fast-fashion fakes as simple as pointing and clicking. And that might be problematic for high-priced designer labels that have partnered with Google on the site. Above, an Anna Sui dress next to an unmistakable knockoff by Forever 21.