Plaid Button Down: Rails
Bar Necklace: Alixandra Collections
Sunburst Necklace: Dogeared Jewelry
Stone Cuff: Bonnie & Jonas
Jeans: AG Jeans
On Cyber Monday, along with millions of Americans I was scouring the Internet for the best deals. While many were looking for deals on electronics, housewares, toys and so on, my search was strictly fashion-related (naturally!). And, even though my closet is overflowing, I cannot resist a good sale!
I came across online retailer, Daily Look, who was offering a pretty good deal of 30% off their entire website plus free shipping. I had heard of Daily Look before and after browsing the website, I came to the conclusion that Daily Look had some pretty cute pieces at pretty reasonable prices! It reminded me of Nasty Gal, Tobi, and Lulu’s, offering trendy pieces for reasonable prices with the random expensive piece thrown in here and there.
Now, as I was doing my browsing, something caught my eye. I have a slight obsession with all things Chloé, in particular the ‘Marcie’ collection (I have a satchel, a crossbody and a wallet…and I still want more). So when I saw this purse under the Accessories section of Daily Look, I was surprised to see Chloé selling through this e-retailer. However, upon further inspection, I noticed that it wasn’t a Chloé bag but a copy of my beloved bags at the low price of $49.99.
Daily Look Classic Saddlebag Purse via dailylook.com
Parody brands are a common occurrence in the fashion industry. In fact, one brand, Brian Lichtenberg, has become quite famous for its garments seemingly making fun of high fashion brands, such as the rather popular “Homies” style, parodying Hermès, and the Feline style, parodying Céline. However, founder of parody brand What About Yves, Jeanine Heller, has just been hit with a trademark infringement lawsuit from Chanel, for a sweatshirt the brand sells depicting the Chanel trademark of the interlocking C’s.
What About Yves “Chanel” Sweatshirt
According to the lawsuit, What About Yves is “displaying, offering for sale, and selling on [its] website, and selling to third-party retailers, a t-shirt, and a sweatshirt bearing Chanel’s monogram mark with an image of an animated ghost commonly associated with the motion picture Ghostbusters.” The sweatshirt and shirt mentioned in the suit were titled the “Official Chanel X Ghostbusters” on the What About Yves website and features Chanel’s famous interlocking C’s logo with a picture of ghost over it.
And so, we come to part two of my Paris Fashion Week recap!! Check out the rest of the collections that made me go “I WANT!! I WANT!!”
Lat week, Chanel, arguably the ultimate arbiter of all things chic, sued a woman named Chanel Jones for trademark infringement and dilution. Her crime? Using her own name in the name of her business: Chanel’s Salon. The Parisian brand filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, as the salon and Jones are based in Merrillville, Indiana.
In the suit, the brand claims that the use of the name Chanel by Jones amounts to trademark infringement as it allegedly infringes on at least nine trademarks registered with United States Patent and Trademark Office. The brand argues that Jones and her business are benefitting off of the goodwill of the mark Chanel.
Now, I am a fierce champion for the intellectual property rights of designers and fashion houses. It takes a lot of hard work, and time, and effort to create and maintain a successful brand in the industry, an industry where as Heidi Klum so eloquently puts it every week on Project Runway, “One day you’re in and the next day, you’re out.” But, it does seem a bit ruthless to institute this lawsuit. However, under the law, Chanel will likely be the one to come out on top. So, let’s take a look at the law, shall we?