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16 Times Fashion Nova Was Slammed For Ripping Off Its Designs

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For every four terrible items I receive from Fashion Nova, there’s always one that blows everything else I own out of the water. It fits better than my favorite dress, it’s trendier than anything I think I can afford, and I get more IG likes than a post from Coachella Weekend One.

That’s the thing about Fashion Nova. We know their quality leaves something to be desired, we know they have shady business practices, and even though they don’t disclose a lot of information on their production, we have to imagine they don’t maintain the most ethical or environmentally-friendly labor conditions. Their founder and CEO is so reclusive, he might as well be a ghost, and they act like culture vultures by profiting from black culture while taking advantage of black models and designers. Yet, they’re still one of the fastest online growing retailers because their sh*t is cute and we’re all poor. Oh, and because America doesn’t seem to care at all about black women, but that’s a whole other article.

If you’re still on the fence about whether you want to take the plunge, read these stories about sixteen (of many!) times in the past two years Fashion Nova has blatantly (allegedly) stolen their designs, and see if you can still convince yourself that saving $20 is worth that nagging feeling in your gut that you just did something bad. I don’t know if I can anymore.

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