Left: Rodarte for Target dress. Right: a very similar design by Guess by Marciano.The peach Rodarte for Target dress from December 2009 was so popular (Natalie Portman has it in yellow) Target brought it back for the recent the GO International greatest hits collection. Originally priced at
$44.99 it's now on sale for only $15.74. Now Guess by Marciano has created what looks like an exact replica for $168. The description for Guess's Blair Vintage Dress says, "With embellishments inspired by our favorite styles of eras past, this vintage-inspired dress is a classic reinvented." We see a few problems with this.
- "Embellishments" = the whole thing
- "inspired by" = stolen from
- "styles of eras past" = a dress currently available
Justin Bieber's new perfume called Someday looks a lot like Marc Jacobs Lola. The next copycat item is not as blatant, but we spotted it right away. Marc Jacobs Lola has been one of our favorite fragrances since it launched in the fall of 2009, and we'd be lying if we didn't say the adorable flower bottle is half of the reason. Last week, Justin Bieber announced he's launching his first women's fragrance, called Someday. We're sure tween girls will run out to buy this perfume, but we think the bottle is a Lola knockoff. The glass purple base paired with the plastic petal-like topper are so similar! And we're pretty sure Bieb's scent won't be nearly as pleasant. What do you think about the similarities?
What is your stance on knockoffs? Would you enjoy paying less for something that looked similar, or do you derive more pleasure from buying the real thing?
$50 Rodarte for Target dress sells for $250 on eBay. Sigh.
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