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F O R G E R Y XXI

by Christine L., 31 year old hunchback from los angeles, United States

21 comments · 7 · August 17, 2009

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  1. UNIF FORGERY XXI SHIRT

    UNIF

    , in UNIF Shirts
  2. ACCESSORIES

    FROM AROUND THE WORLD

    , in Accessories
  3. THIGH HIGHS TAILORED TO ME

    EBAY

    , in Thigh Highs

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:

abbyjean.tumblr.com/post/104770114/lets-talk-about-forever-21

Comments (21)

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Kasper Lorene
those thigh highs are incredible! love love love!
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LOVE the pictures..
but LOVEEE the boots
even more.
Must you taunt me with them?!
lol.
HYPEDDD.
Christine L.
thanks!! there's plenty on EBAY and you can take them to a show guy and have them tailored to your legs!!
April  Wilder
perfectly said, everything you mentioned is what i feel everyday i walk into stores like that.
hyped for sure!
im always enjoying the shirts UNIF comes out with, deeply thought into.
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Nihmen T.
you are truly amazing. hyped, and i'm your fan :)
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Tay Rey
you know what,
that's so well said.
your a voice for the people of the people.

thank-you.
and bravo on the composition of the photo-gnarly idea.
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Emily L
nice 666 hiding behind the xxi
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CONGRATULATIONS on the message
& i love all of your looks !
Inspiring4sure
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Shy Emma Love
Incredible & amazing ! I love it !
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