Adventures in Copyrights: Chronicles of Nylon

When we first saw the Pretty Nylon Tate Tote from Marc by Marc, at right, it never occurred to us that it could be copied. It's pretty plain, basicall
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When we first saw the Pretty Nylon Tate Tote from Marc by Marc, at right, it never occurred to us that it could be copied. It's pretty plain, basicall
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When we first saw the Pretty Nylon Tate Tote from Marc by Marc, at right, it never occurred to us that it could be copied. It's pretty plain, basically a basket of dark gray, quilted nylon with knotted handles - kind of like those black nylon Prada bags we used to see around that were so ugly and yet sold like crazy, so people could say they owned a bit of Prada. So we were a little surprised when reader Lisbeth turned our attention to this Nylon Quilt Tote from Forever 21, at left. The shape's wider, but the boxy-gray-nylon-with-tied-handles-and-side-pockets-look is still intact. The only thing more surprising than someone bothering to copy this bag? The fact that the original retailed for $188...