Adventures in Copyrights: Bootie Call

About a year ago, we first heard the phrase "Urban Counterfeiters." I thought it was sort of funny, but whatever - we'd always be grateful to the sto
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About a year ago, we first heard the phrase "Urban Counterfeiters." I thought it was sort of funny, but whatever - we'd always be grateful to the sto
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About a year ago, we first heard the phrase "Urban Counterfeiters." I thought it was sort of funny, but whatever - we'd always be grateful to the store that let us dress like ourselves when, at age fourteen, everyone else wanted to dress like Jennifer Aniston on Friends. Naturally, belly-baring mock turtlenecks didn't make it past the parental dress code (otherwise known as the "Honey, are you really wearing that to school? Do you want to look in the mirror and think about it?"). Meanwhile, somehow dressing like Janis Joplin and Julie Delpy was encouraged. Anyway, we've always had a soft spot for Urban Outfitters, but sometimes they make it hard for us. Like today, when Glam Susan emails furiously to say they've ripped off an indie designer called Tashkent NYC. Last year, they released an amazingly cool shoe called the J. Cole, and now it seems, the same boot has landed at Urbans. But maybe the joke is on the chain store - Urbans prices their boot at almost $200 - not much less than Tashkent's original boot, which is now on sale at Diani!