Puma Is Suing Forever 21 And Topshop For Stealing Rihanna’s Shoe DesignsBy Ebony Allison
Apr. 25 2017, Updated 2:34 a.m. ET
We emptied out our savings accounts to be able to afford Rihanna’s most recent collection with Puma, which just officially dropped last week. Now, Puma is going after both Topshop and Forever 21 for selling some knock-offs of RiRi’s incredible designs at a lower price point.
The suit against Topshop was launched last month and accuses the British fashion company of selling nearly identical versions of the most recent Fenty x Puma sneaker and sandal designs. TMZ says they have recently obtained documentation about a similar suit against Forever 21, which alleges that the fast-fashion brand has bootlegged Rihanna’s award-winning creepers and fuzzy slippers, too. The suit states that Forever 21′s “business model is based on trading off of the established goodwill of reputable, name-brand companies, such as Puma.” Puma is asking for sales of the knock-offs to stop completely and wants all profits from the copycats. Forever 21 had sold the fraudulent flip flops for $18 to $25; Puma’s authentic slides run between $80 and $100.