What you see is NOT what you get.

January 30, 2010 | Tags: Real Life Chic 

I keep getting compliments on this one trapeze style t-shirt I have.  It’s from Forever21, and it’s honestly one of the best purchases I’ve made under $15.  So I decided to go online and buy them in bulk (they’ve sold out, argh), when I spotted this photo on their Sweaters main page.  It seemed to be giving off an eerily similar vibe to Alexander Wang’s Fall collection.  Check out their take on the Alexander Wang Rocco Mini Duffel Bag (meh) or the distressed sweater.  We’ve already talked about how some brands actually went to the extreme of suing Forever21 over copyright infrigment, so do you think Wang might be the latest to hop onto this legal bandwagon?

alexander wang forever 21

*Images courtesy of style.com and their respective links.  Graphics courtesy of Chic Intuition LLC.

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5 Responses to “What you see is NOT what you get.”

  1. Kai on January 30th, 2010 8:59 am

    No because I have already seen so many shirts like that

  2. GG on January 30th, 2010 1:20 pm

    I think that Forever 21 is in the clear this time around. The bag is just a pretty ordinary duffel it looks like, no special adornments like the original. The shirt is different enough from the original that most people probably won’t make the connect (I actually sort of like the Forever 21 version better!)

  3. blah on January 30th, 2010 2:09 pm

    copyright infringement? what’s alexander wang going to sue for? he wasn’t the first to invent ripped sweaters or duffle bags, he just made them popular again.

  4. anna on January 30th, 2010 8:56 pm

    yeah but the alexander wang sweater came out a while ago, I bought a similar one at h&m…but forever 21 also copied the open toe fringe booties the model is wearing, but again, along time ago.

  5. Nana on January 31st, 2010 1:54 am

    No not at all! Forever 21 may have been inspired by Wang but they didn’t copy his pieces. If the duffle bag had studs on the bottom that would have been an entirely different story but based on the pieces that you’ve shown he doesn’t have a case…

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