Warehouse forced to destroy thousands of bags, after Jimmy Choo accuses them of copying
HIGH STREET STORE Warehouse has been forced to destroy thousands of handbags, after they were deemed too similar to the Jimmy Choo Marin clutch bag. An out of court settlement has been reached between the two companies, which will see Warehouse pay £14,000 to the designer company, as well as destroying all of the offending bags.
The £20 handbag from the high street store was accused of being a replica of Jimmy Choo's £650 version, although a Warehouse spokesman claimed 'Warehouse would never deliberately copy anybody else's designs.'
This is not the first time that Jimmy Choo has taken legal action against the high street. Marks and Spencer suffered a similar fate last year, in a case over a £9.50 bag, where all stocks again had to be destroyed. New Look has also felt the company's wrath, and was forced to pay £80,000 for copying Choo's Bonbon shoe.
Marie Claire Newsletter
Celebrity news, beauty, fashion advice, and fascinating features, delivered straight to your inbox!
The leading destination for fashion, beauty, shopping and finger-on-the-pulse views on the latest issues. Marie Claire's travel content helps you delight in discovering new destinations around the globe, offering a unique – and sometimes unchartered – travel experience. From new hotel openings to the destinations tipped to take over our travel calendars, this iconic name has it covered.
Be the star gift giver this Christmas with a personalised piece of jewellery to make loved ones smile
If your list of loved ones is long and you’re stumped for ideas, there’s one gift that always keeps on giving – and that’s the perfect piece of jewellery.
By Anna-Louise Dearden
How to get tickets to see Eurovision 2024 live
Scandinavia is calling!
By Lauren Hughes
Emily Ratajkowski faces backlash for 'fatphobic' and 'tone deaf' photoshoot
People are calling for the model to apologise for the image
By Iris Goldsztajn