'Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive' - the designers of Republic Revolution at The Warehouse may wish they had given the tangled worldwide web a little more thought before launching their Orla Kiely look alike bedlinen design last week. You may remember I posted about it here.
Well, in an amazing turn of events, the blog was posted, the post was twittered, and the tweet was noticed by one of our followers, who just happened to be both a journalist and an Orla Kiely fan. Soon after she began asking questions, we had an instore visit from someone in her 'Warehouse' uniform who purchased a set of Orla Kiely Scribble Stem bedlinen. (Rest assured, the name on her credit card confirmed this was no coincidence). And today, this appeared in the NZ Herald ...
So, the product has been pulled from The Warehouse's shelves, and website. How amazing!!
And all your comments verified my thoughts exactly - it is not OK to copy the work of another designer and pass it off as your own.
The Acorns team doubly celebrated when we unwrapped a shipment of gorgeous new Orla Kiely bags!
I feel like the little guy took on the big guy, and just maybe had a win!
(images small acorns, orla kiely, living etc)