Banana Republic is Stealing Shoe Designs

I know its been ages since I’ve posted but I had to come out of my semi-closed writing state to comment on what I think is pretty blatant shoe design theft going on over at Banana Republic.

Sure they are knocking off Stuart Weitzman’s Nudist sandals like most other mid-tier brands but they are really not being subtle about these items. The top item in each pair is a current/recent Banana Republic shoe and the bottoms is the pretty obvious “inspiration” –

BR Honey vs Aquazzura Wild Things –

 BR Jasmine vs Alexandre Birman Lolita

BR Jackie vs Prada 2008
To me this is the worst one – BR Cadi vs Carven’s bow slingbacks

Knocking off is not cool. You can have a unique shoe at any price point. You won’t have any cute shoes if we keep supporting intellectual property theft.

It. Not. Cool.