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From shady counterfeiters to fast-fashion goods, the knock-off industry is a vibrant one (just ask repeat offenders Zara and Forever 21). But how do they do it? Refinery29 offers a run down of all the design stages from conception to post-runway sales that are prime opportunities for large brands to analyze and copy the trendiest of the trends. The kicker is that most of it is legal, but don't tell that to the Gucci vs. Guess judge. [Refinery29]