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Forever 21 Knocks-Off Target?

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

Is it just me, or does this rhinestone necklace from Forever 21 bare an uncanny resemblance to...

Erickson Beamon at ShopStyle

...this Erickson Beamon for Target necklace? Funny how that works.

As much as I LOVE forever 21, they really do steal from other designers..
#1 Anne on 2009-03-31 16:31 (Reply)
Eh, yes, and no. I'm not really sure how unique I'm willing to say the design is, and they went for something more elaborate (and in icky colors, I think) on the F21 necklace.
#2 Sandra on 2009-03-31 18:06 (Reply)
I am always amazed when I go to The Accessories Show how much trendy jewelry is out there, and how different but the same most of the jewelry is.
#3 sohoaccessories (Homepage) on 2009-03-31 18:19 (Reply)
Way too similar to be a coincidence (unless they both knocked off somebody else!)
#4 trend de la creme (Homepage) on 2009-03-31 19:45 (Reply)
hey..I must say I like them both a lot.
#5 DY on 2009-03-31 20:29 (Reply)
Forever 21 & Target have both been guilty of producing knock-offs. ANY affordable but trendy clothing store would.

I was at Target a few hours ago and found a swimsuit that seriously resembles a swimsuit that I just purchased from Victorias Secret....
#6 Crista (Homepage) on 2009-03-31 23:12 (Reply)
It's not new news that F21 produces knock-offs/inspired pieces of accessories & clothing. That's what they're partially known for.
#7 Julia on 2009-03-31 23:46 (Reply)
So weird: just bought the Forever 21 necklace today! I like it better than the Target one, the loops attract me better than the triangles. And it costs less too
#8 Vicki (Homepage) on 2009-03-31 23:56 (Reply)
I agree. I liked the F21 one for the same reason. Althoguh, I'd be worried to buy it...their jewelery always seems to stain my skin!
#8.1 Nikki on 2009-04-01 15:11 (Reply)
it looks similiar but i dont see how it is a knockoff of target. also.. the f21 piece is ugly.
#9 Diane on 2009-04-01 02:03 (Reply)
i'm sure we can find TONS of styles at f21 that are a copy of other designers! (but not exact copies)...which are great for us budget people ..
#10 piggy on 2009-04-01 04:00 (Reply)
Actually, I've bought stuff from F21 and a few months later seen the same thing at Target. For more! And they were the exact same material and everything. I wonder if they both buy stuff from the same manufacturer.
#10.1 Alexis on 2009-04-01 08:42 (Reply)
Oh for sure, I love finding designer-inspired duds at Forever 21. My point with this post was just that it's funny Forever 21 would "draw inspiration" from a designer collaboration at another fast fashion store, such as Target, rather than the runways or some expensive designer. Also, we have no way of knowing who copied who, I'm just guessing F21 copied Target cuz they came out with the Erickson Beamon collection first. Then again, maybe F21 is copying the REAL Erickson Beamon line. Or, as Alexis suggested, maybe they all get materials and merchandise from a few of the same manufacturers, which is probably the most likely scenario as there's so much cross-pollination going on with fashion these days...or, as a couple people suggested, maybe they just look similar and I'm reading into it too much :-)
#10.2 The Budget Babe on 2009-04-01 09:38 (Reply)
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