Monica Botkier files cease and desist against the Kardashians

Handbag designer Monica Botkier is taking legal action against the Kardashians after she says a handbag in their new Kardashian Kollection line for Sears is a knockoff of her own (comparison pic here, Botkier's bag on the left). I highly doubt that. The Kardashians have literally months of fashion experience. I doubt they would just rip someone off. Via the New York Daily News:
The lawsuit comes just after Botkier signed on with the Council of Fashion Designers of America and eBay's "You Can't Fake Fashion" campaign targeting designer counterfeits.

"Ironically we just discovered below how our Botkier ‘Clyde' was simply copied by Kardashian Kollection for Sears," Botkier wrote on her brand's blog earlier this month. "They say imitation is the highest form of flattery but we don't think so ..."

"In a case like this, it's upsetting because it's a trademarked shape for us, and people recognize it by sight," [Botkier] told WWD. "It's a lot more complicated because it's hard for independent designers to do anything against mass retailers or megabrands."
Can the Kardashians ever come up with anything on their own? First Kim rode to fame on Paris Hilton's coattails. Then her sisters rode on hers. And now her stepsisters are doing the same. If these chicks ever do something original, the Universe might just collapse in on itself . . . and by "Universe" I mean "Kim's ass."

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[WENN]

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