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Did Zara Sell a Dress with a Rat in the Hem?

A New Yorker claims she was sold a dress with a rodent sewn in

On July 5th, Cailey Fiesel bought two dresses from a Zara store in Greenwich, Connecticut. On August 16, she wore one dress and discovered a dead rodent in the hem.

Zara sued over unexpected gift with purchase: a dress with rodent hem

Last Friday, Fiesel filed a fashion law claim against the retail giant.

Do you think a quality control failure happened?

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Retail Business Poly Bag Packaging Law Requirements

This blog post was sponsored by Rook Pack. My voice and article content was not influenced. #RookPackBags are suffocation warning compliant poly bags.

Suffocation warnings help prevent child asphyxiation due to poly bags

Plastic poly bag suffocation warnings

I am almost positive that you have seen bag labels with obvious suffocation warnings along the lines of “WARNING: This bag is not a toy. Do not use in cribs.”

As a kid, I thought suffocation warnings were ridiculous. I figured that anyone who did not innately perceive these precautions probably could not read or comprehend these warnings.

Most people probably don’t pay attention to these labels. I hardly thought of them until my late teens when I was in Mexico and saw a child with a plastic bag over her head (photo below).  Continue Reading…

Fashion Law

Aquazzura Sued Steve Madden

Aquazzura sued Steve Madden

On June 23, Aquazzura filed a fashion law action against Steve Madden. The allegations include design patent & trade dress infringement, unfair competition, and deceptive trade practices.

The complaint was filed in the Southern District of New York.

Aquazzura sued Steve Madden - Should a judge find Steve Madden's shoes are too similar to Aquazzura's?- Fashion Law Post
Aquazzura’s distinctive designs made it quickly well known in the fashion industry.

The complaint explains that after its 2011 launch, Aquazzura skyrocketed to fame. And since then Steve Madden has continuously tried profiting off of Aquazzura’s popularity and success. Continue Reading…