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Did Forever 21 Copy Clare Vivier's Leopard Foldover Clutch?

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Similar to TOMTOM Jewelry, Clare Vivier is a repeat victim of fashion plagiarism. Following Gap's "inspired" tote bag, it looks like Forever 21 has taken a cue from the Echo Park designer's popular foldover clutch.

For $16, F21's version (above) is obviously more affordable than Vivier's $210 (below), but was it really worth it for the retail giant to steal an original design from an indie designer? See the original version below and judge for yourself.


Now, we understand that Vivier did not invent the foldover clutch, but similar to Jenni Kayne and the D'Orsay flat, the designer's name has become synonymous with the style. And although there are clear differences between both leopard prints, check out the circle medallion that hangs by the zipper. Pretty darn similar, no?
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