These days, it isn't uncommon to find high-end designer lookalikes at mass-market stores—but when's the last time you saw a luxury designer knock off something from a retail chain?
Say hello to JW Anderson
's men's striped cashmere sweater, new for fall and currently available
at Oki-ni for $853. Does it look familiar? If you're a loyal reader of Bryanboy's blog
, it sure might.
This past March, Bryanboy wrote about
finding this, above right, "vintage" J. Crew sweater at Kiliwatch in Paris. He bought it for 25 Euros and wore it for a photo.
While shopping for fall looks on Oki-ni, Bryan stopped short.
"At first I was like, wait a sec, that sweater looks so familiar!" he writes
. "Then I was like, wait, I already have it!"
We have no idea how the 25 Euro J. Crew sweater morphed itself into a $853 luxury cashmere pullover for fall. Obviously, lots of designers look to vintage for inspiration, but what do you think of this level of direct copying? And from a mass market chain store, no less!
Tell us what you think in the comments, we're dying to know.