Iplehouse, Y U DO THIS TO ME?
DEM LIPS! JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL
Better not shop at Target!
You are stabbing Kate Spade in her artist integrity and taking money from all the shoe people’s commissions at Saks Fifth Avenue.
(Kate Spade NY for Saks Fifth Avenue, $325)
*head desk* This person is missing the point entirely. The only way this kind of analogy would make sense is if the company who manufactures the brand name shoes (in Asia most likely) sold the EXACT same shoes for a lower price. I’ve seen tons of this on Ebay with suspiciously low priced Betsy Johnson jewelry where it even states “Direct from the factory in China” yet Betsy won’t be seeing any of that money.
Your analogy is more like when Angel of Dream released Jurgis the Werewolf which had obviously been a result of the success of Soom Chrom. They both had werewolf fantasy parts, and the sales page had even used a very similar layout, photography, and even a similar font. Were they similar in concept? Yes. Could Jurgis have been easily confused for the original? Definitely not. Was it illegal to purchase Jurgis? Nope.