Looks like Target's knockoff of the PS1 wasn't as convincing as we thought. Lovely reader Stephanie just sent us this picture from one of the big box retailer's Long Island locations. As if it weren't cheap enough, the satchel has been marked down by 25% from $31.99 to $23.99.
Proenza Schouler Wishes Target Would Stop Ripping Off Their PS1
Proenza Schouler's PS1 became an instant "it bag." As such, it's been knocked off countless times. We've devoted several "Adventures in Copyright" to PS1 knockoffs, including ones by Gap, Zara and some label called Navoh. Cathy Horyn noticed that the fashion blogosphere was buzzing about Target label Mossimo's take on the PS1 (which is pretty good). The knockoff was brought to the attention of designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, when McCoullugh's sister emailed her brother a photo of the bag from her local Target.