Monday, August 15, 2011
Botkier Accuses The Kardashians of Knocking Off Their Handbag
Botkier's "Clyde" bag (left), Kardashian Kollection bag (right).Photo: Courtesy of Botkier/Kardashian Kollection for Sears.
When the Kardashian Kollection hit Sears this week, womenswear designer Monica Botkier noticed that her "Clyde" bag looked almost identical to one of the Kardashians' designs (give or take some leopard-print faux leather). She took to her brand's blog, Planet Botkier, to express her annoyance:
We just discovered how our Botkier ‘Clyde’ was simply copied by Kardashian Kollection for Sears. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery but we don’t think so…
Fashionista reports that Botkier has sent Sears a cease and desist letter and will seek help from the CFDA's "You Can't Fake Fashion" campaign against counterfeiters. Unsurprisingly, Sears has since removed the offending bag from their website.