While we were recovering from Fashion Week, reader Annie sent us something cool: A Forever 21 dress that looks exactly like Marc's Flocked Dot Dress. That dress, as seen on Cintia Dicker, is now on sale at Barneys for $229. Is that too much money? Totally - but so is Forever 21's Ruffled Swiss Dot Dress, which sells for $27.80. We don't shop there anymore, but we did have a rule that nothing over F21 was worth more than $15... even if everyone would think it was from Bleecker Street.
Adventures in Copyright: Really, Forever 21?
A reader sent in this tip--a Forever 21 T-shirt that says a bunch of nonsense in the exact same font and design as this Marc by Marc tote. We thought this was such a strange thing to copy. The tote bag is not even part of the main Marc by Marc collection, but a $28 "special item" available only at Marc by Marc stores alongside condoms and key chains. The tongue-in-cheek label hilariously reads "Jacobs by Marc Jacobs for Marc by Marc Jacobs in collaboration with Marc Jacobs for Marc by Marc Jacobs." The Forever 21 Tee says something about "heritage" and "California" and blah blah blah.