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Now that The Cut has shone a light on Hollywood club/boutique Freak City, the brand is using the attention to call out a fellow streetwear-inspired label. Update: Justin Time informed us that Freak City wasn't aware of The Cut story when he posted on Joyrich.
Yesterday, Freak City co-owner and designer Vally Girl penned a blog post entitled "Don't Bite The Hand That Feeds U" that features side-by-side comparisons of Freak City's in-house fashion line LA Rap and Joyrich's alleged copy cat designs. Co-owner Justin Time also took to Facebook to slam Joyrich designer David Melgar and the brand's new concept boutique, Wild Style.
Do you think these accusations are accurate or out of line?
· The Cut Shines a Light on Freak City in Hollywood [Racked]
· Joyrich Unveils Wild Style Concept Boutique on Melrose [Racked]
· Don't Bite the Hand That Feeds You [Rap Los Angeles]