Normally, I do not condone knockoffs. For one, they are mad tacky. Maybe yo momma doesn’t know that your quilted bag isn’t supposed to be made of plastic, but for us who do pay attention to nice things, WE JUDGE YOU.
Secondly, things about slave labor and intellectual property. I’m not going to lecture you. Look it up. Shit’s not cute.
But I am wholly against fashion being an elite art—everyone should be able to afford to look stylish, and since every piece of fashion or art is inspired by another piece of fashion or art, it’s hard to really classify things as “counterfeit” or just plain “inspired”.
My rule of thumb is if I can think of more than one designer who’s associated with pieces like it, it’s up for grabs.
My other rule of thumb? If the original is like $298471293827, and I REALLY WANT IT, then I will make an exception and make sure to credit the real designer every chance I get.
This Rick Owens lookalike is actually Ryn: and like 90% cheaper (it was still pretty expensive though D:), but I’ve been wanting a black drapey shearling jacket like SO BAD and my buddy Katie bought it at Wasteland first and I HOPPED ON THAT SHIT SO FAST OMG.
But if I could have afforded the Rick Owens, I would have gotten it. But a girl’s gotta eat, you know?