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December 23, 2011

Designer Showdown: Derek Lam vs. Ivanka Trump

Looks like Ivanka Trump set herself up for a little holiday scandal! Just days ago, designer Derek Lam sent Ivanka Trump Footwear a cease-and-desist letter over her Cadie wedges (pictured on the right) which happen to look almost identical to his Ayami wedges (over on the left). 

The worst part: since Trump’s sandals are a wallet-friendly $150 compared to Lam’s super-pricey $780 wedges, we’re expecting he’s been losing out on sales big time. 

A representative for Marc Fisher, the brand’s licensee, told WWD that Ivanka Trump Footwear did nothing wrong. 

“There is nothing iconic about the appearance of the Lam sandal…The Ivanka Trump sandals prominently display the Ivanka Trump name, and there can be no confusion as to the source of the Ivanka Trump sandals.”

We get it: wedge sandals can look a bit similar. But when every last stitch is the same, we can’t help but side with team Lam. 

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June 20, 2012

Narciso Rodriguez is Heading to Kohl’s

I know I’m way early, but I couldn’t help myself! All I want for Christmas is Narciso Rodriguez’s gorg Kohl’s line. Inspired by a trip to Istanbul, the hues are rich and daring and the silhouettes oh-so-flattering. 

According to WWD: “This fall, Rodriguez becomes the first designer to participate in Kohl’s new Design Nation program…Rather than simply bring designers to a retailer with special, limited-edition lower-priced lines, the program teams them up with a city of their choice, then takes them on a journey to that location to find inspiration for the monthlong capsule collection. Rodriguez kicks the program off this November, confirming a WWD report last Thursday. The program is expected to continue for spring with Derek Lam, sources said.”

Glamour reports that the collection will feature everything from outerwear to skirts and will be available this November and December. Best of all, these pretty pieces won’t break the bank: prices start at $30 and the most expensive item is $150. 

Wishlist material? You tell us!

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