Intern Anna is on holiday, but she sent us a miffed text today from her Pucci beach towel. "These J. Crew flats for $148 seem very much inspired by these Prada shoes from Bergdorf Goodman, for $390. Is this a possible adventure in copyrights?" The interesting thing is that those Prada shoes are a hard sell, and the woman who'd wear them is either so sophisticated that she could slip those on for wit, so kooky that she sprawls on her studio floor in them and paints, or quite young and feeding off of her mother's credit card. How J. Crew could think any of those customers translates into their own seems to be the real issue. And why they added the weird orange scalloping around the sides is another. Come on guys. Really?
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