We are not trying to defame this suggested company, but simply shed some light on the swirling controversies surrounding it. I admit, I was once a shopper here years ago. It came to a stop when I saw how the industry started to revolve around them and vice versa. Because of my line of work, I am reminded in every aspect of the ugliness that is going on. On one hand, everywhere I turn, kids are sporting "designer-inspired" pieces by this mega-retailer, and on the other, I see businesses closing down and unable to survive due to this companies impossible price demands, charge-backs, and returns. Not only do I see businesses shutting down because of their cut-throat tendencies, but I see underpaid labor and poor working conditions directly related to the ridiculous price that this retailer demands from their vendors. So, it really is something to think about before you pick up that $18 DVF inspired dress. All I'm saying is that they could probably afford to pay their vendors a little more without driving the price up for their consumers. TAKE LESS PROFIT FOR THEMSELVES.
On another note, I would like to tap into the "Forgery" side of things. It's a known fact that this company does brutal knock-offs. Inspiration? I get it. Everyone does it. But, the way they execute "inspiration" is so blatant and simply rude. The trickling down effect of high-fashion to budget-fashion is inevitable and understandable. However, there is a tasteful way to do it; look at H&M and ZARA. They are able to provide "looks for less" with somewhat integrity and respect for whoever they are inspired by.
I'm not hatin', I get it. I get the girl that wants a Current/Elliot-like jean, with a Kain Label-like tee, with an Alexander Wang-like shoe, with a Balenciaga-like bag for all under $100. I just hope that not ALL of our fashionable youth are that easily amused by the prices and can maybe find other ways to express their creative style. Go to the thirft store and cut up that boyfriend jean or DIY stud that old t-shirt. Trust me, the satisfaction will be much greater than paying $15 for a knock-off that 100,000 other people will buy as well. Just a thought.
This is an article that inspired me to do this shirt. Check it out. She has some really good points that I didn't mention: