I found this picture while browsing through a few of my favorite fashion blogs. Everyone likes a good deal, and let’s be honest, how many law students can afford a new pair of Louboutins? At the same time, are fashion bloggers sending the wrong message? The Fashion Law Blog published by Fox Rothschild LLP, recently posted a piece on Forever 21 and the bad wrap they get for their merchandise. He mentioned this Business Week story that describes how Forever 21 makes knock off copies of other brand’s clothing and shoe designs. Illegal? Not yet. But some people do not take very kindly to stores such as these. Susan Scafidi, director of the Fordham Fashion Law Institute, thinks Forever 21 “looks a bit like a crime scene, with the chalk outline of the garments they’re copying.” Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge Forever 21 fan, but I also want stores such as Christian Louboutin to stay in business. It will be interesting to see how these stores adapt after a Fashion Copyright Bill is finally passed. Will there be more brands such as Lanvin for H&M and Rogue for Target or less? Staci Riordan from Fox Rothschild thinks all designers are inspired by the works of another and Forever 21 should be congratulated for their success. Pretty strong arguments on both sides. What do you think?