Friday, 10 August 2012

Naughty Romwe

Now don't get me wrong, I love Romwe. They have a lot of great items, and the fact that they stock new items daily is a great help when it comes to procrastinating.

There are, however, some items that I just can't bear to look at, let alone see other bloggers wearing, and these are the blatant copies of designer logos.

These examples clearly show the use of Chanel and YSL's logotypes. In my opinion, they dilute the brands and clearly infringe trademark laws, and I think it's a real shame that many well-known bloggers have bought these items. It perplexes me that bloggers are encouraging their readers to buy such items, which benefit Romwe and only succeed in harming the established brands. An alternative would perhaps be to show readers how easy it is to make your own DIY t-shirt if readers cannot afford the real thing. If you don't make money out of your DIY, and neither does Romwe, then surely this is the way forward?

I have contacted Romwe about these items, and while they were grateful for my concern, they did not remove them from their website. While the efforts of Chanel's legal team is currently focused on counterfeit handbags from China and Vietnam, how long will it be before they start clamping down on sites like Romwe?

What is your opinion on this issue?

Much love, Bemsy x


  1. profiting from direct copying is tasteless and unethical. dyi is a great solution. i am reminded of a picture i saw of a brown paper bag with a chanel logo scribbled on to it with a pen. so awesome ^_^