Thursday, 11 August 2011

YSL Copycat

I knew it would happen eventually. The iconic YSL Arty rings have been copied by Topshop. I have seen other version popping up on eBay but this is the first I have seen of the ring appearing on the high street.

Image Source: Topshop

This is the copycat. Although I'm sure I don't need to tell you that. I have to say, being a big lover of Topshop's jewellery that I am very disappointed.

I try not to buy copied items. I know a lot of jewellery can be quite expensive to buy, especially designer pieces, but I do feel for the designers themselves, when someone jumps on their design and copies it for themselves, and then undercuts them. However I thought when Topshop did copy the Arty ring it would at least be a nice ring, even if different from the original. Topshop could even make something similar become theirs in their own right, they have that much influence on the high street market. But I have to say I think this ring is a rather ugly take off of the original. I know it will be a nice ring in some people's eyes and I'm sure they will sell a lot of them, as they do all their jewellery, but I can't help being disappointed. I know I will be definitely sticking to my original.

Image Source: Net-A-Porter

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