Unsurprisingly, Rihanna’s latest Fenty x Puma slides, which feature an obi-like satin bow, have already sold out. You can, however, get your hands on this alarmingly similar pair at Topshop.
guys mara topshop legit copied rihanna’s slides ??? pic.twitter.com/CdagIecXE4
— lushian (@Lushovah) March 27, 2017
The least Topshop could have done was change the color, but then again I guess if you’re going to go for it you might as well just go for it. At least this way, Puma is sure to win the lawsuit that it’s already launched against the retailer. As the company said in a statement, they, “[I]mmediately reacted to the knock-offs that are being offered by Topshop in their shops and online and has successfully applied for a preliminary injunction which orders Topshop to not sell anymore their knock-offs of the Puma by Rihanna models creeper, fur slide and bow slide. The injunction has been granted by the High Court of Düsseldorf which has substantiated its decision with the fact that the Topshop copies infringe both Puma’s design rights and also have to be considered as unfair competition/passing off.”
Also worth noting, Rihanna’s slides sell for $90 while Topshop’s go for a cool $30.
Topshop has these slides for $30…Rihanna’s PUMA slides are $90 ? pic.twitter.com/3v87ShVWpp
— Tamantha ? (@Tamantha_5) March 12, 2017
Nice try, Topshop, but with the existence of Twitter and the general popularity of Rihanna, you just can’t get away with this shit.