Fashion designer Stella McCartney has filed a lawsuit against Steve Madden for allegedly copying her popular Falabella tote.
The 44-year-old daughter of Paul McCartney filed a lawsuit against the founder of the footwear company for allegedly knocking off one of her most “well-known and enormously popular” handbag styles, reported Elle magazine.
The British fashionista has claimed via court papers that Madden’s “poorly-made” BTotally bag looks “virtually identical” to her popular Falabella tote and will likely “cause economic harm to consumers, given its shoddy quality”.
According to the 22-page document, McCartney has cited the charges against Madden as “trade dress infringement, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, trade dress dilution, and design patent infringement” and has asked for it to be discontinued.
McCartney’s handbag, which features a woven chain trim and matching handle, is popular with the likes of Kim Kardashian West.