Adventures in Copyright: Alex Wang's Rocco's Gone Rogue

To be frank, we're surprised it's taken this long for someone to rip off Alexander Wang's Rocco duffel. He rolled out his first bag at the beginni
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To be frank, we're surprised it's taken this long for someone to rip off Alexander Wang's Rocco duffel. He rolled out his first bag at the beginni
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To be frank, we're surprised it's taken this long for someone to rip off Alexander Wang's Rocco duffel.

He rolled out his first bag at the beginning of last year, on the arms of his downtown favorites like the Trainas and Mary Kate Olsen, before it hit stores last summer. It's since become a favorite of Meredith Melling Burke's and every model under the sun. The textured leather duffel bag, with four rows of studs and teeny tiny handles, retails for $895 (while the Baby Rocco goes for $695), when it's not sold out.

NastyGal's selling their copy for $120, which is nuts for a fake, especially one made of fake leather. (Though we will admit, we love the addition of a long strap.) The bag looks too long, the studs are too shiny, and as someone pointed out, "Isn't it just a bit...too obvious?"

We're still anti-CFDA campaigning, but if Alex wants to drum up some attention by filing a law suit, we could get behind that.