This darling dress is what alerted me to the rash of Counterfeit kate spade new york on Ebay right now. It is so cute but, it has a subtle difference from the original Jillian dress. Notice the scoop neckline! We all know that the Jillian has a high neckline and scoop back. Here, this dress has a neckline that is even with the back scoop. The Jillian has been copied in several different fabrics (mostly polka dot) and sold on Ebay. I was the sad purchaser of two of those dresses. While trying to get a "deal" to feed my addiction to kate spade, I did not realize that I was purchasing a fake. I was able to return it and get my full paid amount back but I am emotionally scarred after opening that package and finding out that my dress was counterfeit.
At first glance today, I saw Candy shop Janette Stripe dresses, Briella dresses and several skirts that appear to be counterfeit. They look very much like the real thing but have small differences. I have two Briella dresses and they do not have darts under the arms. The ones listed on Ebay do! The Candy Shop Janette has stripes that do not meet up on the sides and if they do, some of them meet with a different color on the back than the front! A couple of pleated skirts with the same pattern as the Mercury Haley skirt have shown up using a fabric not even in the ksny range. They label it kate spade but it is not kate spade. Please be careful when purchasing something from Ebay. They really try to stop the counterfeiting but it keeps popping up. If something looks too good to be true.....
This one is the funniest!(If you can even laugh at something as serious as counterfeiting ksny)
I think a visit to the kate spade outlet is in store for me tomorrow. I like being sure that what I buy is authentic. I am hoping for some new apparel shipments so I can have more to choose from. I have purchased everything that they have in my size so I need more! I would love to see a striped Briella dress because somehow I missed out on that one. It was in the sale section and then poof! It was gone. I never give up hope.