Forever 21 rips Local Celebrity

I know Forever 21 and Heritage 81, who I believe are under the same ownership, have had issues with stealing designs from other artists before.  These rips, however, are more direct and are all from Local Celebrity.

Originals from LC are on the left, rips are on the right.

Pretty blatant, and there are a lot more on F21′s site now that are not exact rip offs, but similar in design and the slogan used.  I’m trying to contact Local Celebrity about it now.

Posted by RMoney  |  12 Comments  |  in Fashions


  1. Guav 09/22/2008 4:00 pm

    Sorry, I’m not seeing it :)


  2. AQ 09/22/2008 5:14 pm

    Hey Moey,

    One Question: Why do you care?


  3. nate 09/22/2008 5:27 pm

    Yeah all those shirt suck anyway, actually most of Local Celebrity’s shit sucks so who cares.

  4. industry guy 09/22/2008 8:51 pm

    it’s probably just private label. Nothing to get upset about.

  5. Tephlon 09/26/2008 3:16 pm

    It doesn’t really matter if the original shirts “sucked”, doesn’t it? Stealing is stealing. They’re selling the shirts for profit, so at least somone must have thought they didn’t “suck”.

    Can’t speak for Moey, but: Stealing is stealing, they’re making a profit with work they didn’t originate or paid for.

    Industry Guy:
    Don’t know exactly what you mean by “private label”, but they’re selling the t-shirts…

  6. kevin 10/06/2008 7:36 pm

    What he means is that these are probably licensed FROM LC, or another company licensed it to BOTH companies.

    The top two are literally the exact same, so I have a feeling this is true.

  7. Enforcer 10/08/2008 3:04 am


    And they are making big big bucks off stealing designs…

    Is that right ???


  8. spatch 10/26/2008 3:32 pm

    Nate: you’re on point.

    and people are startingn to post here for the free press,even if it makes their brands look clown balls….like this.

  9. spatch 10/26/2008 3:33 pm

    and you stealing the ICE from the ICEE kids drink logo isnt stealing you cum dumpster?
    go back to ‘drawing school’

  10. Rossella Sferlazzo 11/05/2008 7:37 am


  11. Terror Boy 11/12/2008 4:56 pm
  12. Your Mom 12/09/2008 12:18 am

    Nate- if LC shirts suck…what other t-shirt company makes stuff that doesn’t suck? Personally, I love LC, I think they have paved the way for almost every humor t-shirt cmopany out there…and that deserves respect. But…I will say that these graphics are definitely not my fav…

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