Alongside Heritage 1981, ForLove21 and Twelve by Twelve, Forever 21 needs a "We Worship the Ground Marc Jacobs Walks On" section. It would overflow with a variety of subtle, blatant and bad rip-offs, including this orange tank top with a placket of white ruffles. Sure, it has fewer buttons than the adorable Marc by Marc version. And the cotton lacks the subtle ribbing of Marc's. But that's about it. If you like it, we suggest splurging for the Marc original since those details are what sets it apart from a boring orange tank. And because it's on sale. And because it will last you about ten years longer. Thanks Christina!
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.