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Fashion designer suing Sears over copied bag design

on Tuesday,August 16,2011 22:08

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Purse and bag designer Monica Botkier has recently filed suit against the retail giant Sears, claiming that a bag being released on the Kardashian sisters' new line is a knockoff of one of her own, according to New York Daily News.

The bag has slanted pockets and drawstring sides that resembles her expensive Trigger Clyde satchel, according to the media outlet.

"In a case like this, it's upsetting because it's a trademarked shape for us, and people recognize it by sight," Bokiter told Women's Wear Daily, according to the news source. "It's a lot more complicated because it's hard for independent designers to do anything against mass retailers or megabrands."

The Kardashian Kollection will hit nearly 400 stores at the end of this month, but their clothing and accessories are already available online. The bag in question has already been removed from the site, the news provider reports.

According to the Daily Mail, this comes right after Bokiter signed on with the Council of Fashion Designers of America and its "You Can't Fake Fashion" campaign.
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