(Closed) Did you see Target has stolen Nina’s design?

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
689 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

wow..almost identical!!

Post # 4
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

oh wow that’s crazy?! and cool for those of us on a budget, if i didn’t still have to reserve my venue…. lol!!!

Post # 5
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Those are very close; almost idientical, except for what they are made of and the heal height.

Post # 6
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

My Darling Husband is a fashion major.  You’d be interested to know that you cannot patent or copyright a fashion.  So all shoes, shirts, skirts, and dresses can be “knocked off” without any legal repercussions.  All the better for us thrifty brides!!

Post # 7
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

They ARE identical!  I love finding good finds like that in Target (or elsewhere) … I’m always looking to save where I can! 

Post # 8
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Those are really close!


Post # 9
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

The Nina shoes were probably themselves copied from another, high-end designer.  This happens a lot in the fashion world. :/ (I’m one of those who believe that intellectual property rights are not nearly protected enough.)

Post # 10
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

$13? Hot dang, that’s an awesome price! Probably not that comfortable though… 

It’s no different than Davids Bridal or many other designers. It ticks me off though… 

Post # 11
2634 posts
Sugar bee

I have no issues with more budget friendly labels “copying” higher end designers.  As long as they don’t try to claim they’re Jimmy Choo’s or something then it’s completely fine.

And really?  I’m SURE all high end designers KNOW their stuff will be copied or be the inspiration for other labels.  That’s just how fashion works.

Post # 12
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009


Everything “affordable” is basically a copy of the expensive stuff. Whatever! I’ts how us poor kids afford clothes, lol.

Post # 13
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve often wondered if they actually sell each other designs – like hey, we couldn’t market this to our buyers – why don’t you give it a shot.

Post # 14
1740 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

wow… those shoes are twins… is like looking the right one in one site and the left one in the other… wow

Post # 15
1455 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m going to assume they’re not as sturdy and don’t have as nice of a fabric. My wedding dress was less expensive (not sure if it’s a knockoff, not that I know) but that meant the fabric wasn’t as luxe as if I spent a few thousand, ya know? Such is life.

Post # 16
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think this is exactly how Davids Bridal works.  They look at the high end designers and figure out what is going to be in style and then figure out a way they can use that dress design and make it cheaper.  The Budget stores (target, davids, etc) could not produce the stuff they do at the prices they do if they had to have huge research and design teams.

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