Adventures in Copyright: Chris Benz is Jeffrey Campbell's Latest Victim

We were just tipped off that someone--namely, frequent AIC offender Jeffrey Campbell--has ripped off those ingenious Alejandro Ingelmo for Chris Benz woven wedges. The original is a classic tawny style--perfect for floor-skimming trousers and dresses--and retails for $795. Apparently Jeffrey Campbell thought they were perfect, too, and made an identical shoe for $148. Aside from being a semi-hideous orange mustard color, the copy is also really awkward looking, with a thicker strap and a square top. Where the original is elegant, this one is just... cheaper, and not in the awesome, I-just-scored-a-sweet-deal way. For more than $600 less, the knockoff is definitely more affordable, but is it really worth $150?
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We were just tipped off that someone--namely, frequent AIC offender Jeffrey Campbell--has ripped off those ingenious Alejandro Ingelmo for Chris Benz woven wedges. The original is a classic tawny style--perfect for floor-skimming trousers and dresses--and retails for $795. Apparently Jeffrey Campbell thought they were perfect, too, and made an identical shoe for $148. Aside from being a semi-hideous orange mustard color, the copy is also really awkward looking, with a thicker strap and a square top. Where the original is elegant, this one is just... cheaper, and not in the awesome, I-just-scored-a-sweet-deal way. For more than $600 less, the knockoff is definitely more affordable, but is it really worth $150?
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We were just tipped off that someone--namely, frequent AIC offender Jeffrey Campbell--has ripped off those ingenious Alejandro Ingelmo for Chris Benz woven wedges. The original is a classic tawny style--perfect for floor-skimming trousers and dresses--and retails for $795. Apparently Jeffrey Campbell thought they were perfect, too, and made an identical shoe for $148. Aside from being a semi-hideous orange mustard color, the copy is also really awkward looking, with a thicker strap and a square top. Where the original is elegant, this one is just... cheaper, and not in the awesome, I-just-scored-a-sweet-deal way.

For more than $600 less, the knockoff is definitely more affordable, but is it really worth $150?