If you’ve seen The Devil Wears Prada, then you probably remember this little speech from Miranda Priestly:
“And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin”
Although a bit harsh at the time (poor Andy) it holds some truth about the industry. The trickle-down of fashion is a pretty interesting one to watch. If you’re like me, you find entertainment (and bargains!) out of seeing how quickly retailers can recreate another designer’s work.
We all know that you can find a Louis Vuitton or Chanel knockoff on Canal Street, but some “imitation” designs are less apparent to the common consumer.
Exhibit A: Handbags.
Or Exhibit B: Shoes.