Valentino accessories get knocked off right and left. Every shoe department is home to a beribboned heel and at this point, who hasn't crossed a mock-rosette bag? But the Valentino couture braided tote, released almost two years ago, is more sophisticated than playful. It's not for evening, it's for everyday, ideal for an uptown girl or working woman. That's why Eric Daman slung it over Blair Waldorf's shoulder on the last season of Gossip Girl. So what's Urban Outfitters' reason for ripping it off now? It's the wrong customer, it looks like it's made out of plastic and if you're really dying for the shape you can save up and get the real thing for half the price at Neiman Marcus. Or, you can buy this bag. It's not a copy of anything, it's well made, it's cute, and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
Adventures In Copyright: Urban Outfitters VS. Proenza Schouler
Urban Outfitters, who is no stranger to our Adventures In Copyright series, is back at it again. This time around the victim is Proenza Schouler. Reader Tina pointed out that the Urban Outfitters' 'Realitee Tye Dye Sweatshirt' looks remarkably similar to a top from Proenza Schouler's Spring 2010 collection. And we wholeheartedly agree. This is a flagrant knock-off.