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Target Knocks off Proenza's PS1

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So you know how Proenza Schouler did a collaboration with Target a few years back? Well, one of the things that PS did not create for Target was a version of the luxury company's famous PS1 handbag. No worries, because Target went ahead and knocked it off themselves (right). Cathy Horyn reports: "Mr. [Jack] McCollough can understand that people love bargains and knockoffs, but variations, clever or not, rob companies, small companies like Proenza, of opportunities. Reading the post, he remarked, “Yeah, why save up and buy ours when you can buy theirs right away?”... But what especially troubles the designers about what they see as a knockoff is that they have had a collaborative relationship with Target in the mass merchant’s Go International program. Several years ago the designers did a spring collection of about 65 pieces for Target, and recently they agreed to let the merchant reissue some of those looks for its Go anniversary promotion." [On the Runway]