03/25/2011 02:07 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Proenza Schouler Not Happy With Target For Selling PS1 Knockoff (PHOTOS, POLL)

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler aren't too happy with Target for selling a purse that arguably looks like their PS1 bag, Cathy Horyn writes.

The PS1, which retails for $1,600, first made the fashion rounds two years ago and has remained popular since. We're not sure when Target started purveying the "Mossimo Messenger" (price: $34.99), but Horyn writes that bloggers first started pointing out the similarities last month. Even Hernandez attests, "The attitude, the slouch of the bag -- they got the weight really right."

The designers are particularly disappointed because they've previously partnered with Target for one of its Go International clothing collections. A Target spokesman told Horyn, "Target is committed to offering our guests everyday essentials alongside highly differentiated merchandise, all at a great value. It always has been and continues to be the policy of Target to respect the intellectual property rights of others."

Take a look at the two bags (the PS1 is on the left, image from and the Mossimo one is on the right) and tell us what you think.

Read the rest at the Times.