How far will Target actually go in the knockoff game? I feel like they are the ne Canal Street and if you are eyeing designer goods you can just wait a season (most times less) and it will show up nationwide. As a designer (and might I still add, a fairly broke designer), I have a huge problem with carbon-copy design. It isn’t design at all. I’m all for beautiful design at an attainable price, because trust me we all need that, but carbon-copying other designers is not how that works.
Case in Point: Target’s “Pilar Strappy Wedge Sandals” vs. Dolce Vita’s “Pali Caged Wedge Sandal”
On their site. (I saw these in the store two weekends ago which freaked me out a bit obviously)
The Dolce Vita version as shown on Urban Outfitter’s site.
I know that Dolce Vita did a collaboration with Target, but this is listed as a product under the Mossimo label. Maybe a misunderstanding? Improper labeling? Or did they really directly rip-off a product of a current collaborator?
Can anyone shed some light on this, or am I just missing something??