Source: bunnyhug.uk.co

Jessica Kagan design - $48.00 Source: bunnyhug.uk.co

Can anyone tell me if copying designs is legal? The bag above (which I am so in love with – it’s canvas and therefore environmentally friendly) isn’t exactly a copy, since that is not the Chanel font. However, Topshop certainly makes copying designs look legal. Gwen Stefani sued Forever21 awhile ago for Copyright infringement and I wonder if Topshop is next especially when it comes to Alexander Wang’s designs. Hm.

The Original:

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VS.

Topshop:

Topshop - Source: Topshop.com

Topshop - Source: topshop.com

Purchase by clicking the following link: Topshop/Wang

The Original:

Source: Jak & Jil

Chloe - Source: Jak & Jil

VS.

Topshop:

Source: Topshop.com

Topshop - Source: Topshop.com

Purchase by clicking the following link: Topshop/Chloe

The Orginal:

Source: net-a-porter

Source: net-a-porter

VS.

Topshop:

Source: topshop.com

Source: topshop.com

I felt I should also feature a few original designs from topshop. I just had to feature the crepe boot designed by Emma Cook. They’ve been out for awhile but I didn’t see them until today. I really like the peach/nude pair but the boot comes in various colors, black included. Another collection from Emma Cook will be available from Topshop at the end of July along with the Autumn/winter collection which will start selling at the end of August. Take a look:

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& designs from Barbara Hulanicki:

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I like her simple collection much more than Kate Moss’s overhyped, expensive one :)

Source: topshop.com

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