A super huge thanks to Aya for sharing this look-alike with us in this post here! Aya brings up a good point, is this a coincidence or a blatant knock-off of Vanessa Mooney's Moon Bracelet design?
It's been mentioned by Cher Coulter in the past that her and Kate get inspiration from all sorts of places and items they come across in other countries, the runways, etc.
On the other hand, some may argue that the fashion world thrives on the recreation and interpretation of what is currently popular at even given moment. In fact, JewelMint's website does state that pieces are "inspired by the runway, vintage pieces and places" that both Kate and Cher love.
I do realize this brings up the touchy subject of knock-offs, and knock-offs are typically frowned upon in the fashion community. On the other hand, it's very common for designers to "recreate" pieces to make them more affordable to the masses. Vanessa's design is priced at $222.50 and JewelMint's price tag is of course (without a promo code), $29.99. That's kind of a big difference! If this piece was, in fact, inspired by Vanessa Mooney's design, should JewelMint have given credit to the designer in the product's description?
Additionally, does it bother you if a design by JewelMint looks too similar to another designers piece? Do you expect Kate and Cher to come up with original designs? What's the difference between inspired and knock-off? Let's discuss it!
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