Back in September 2009 Eclectic Eccentricity sold it's first edition of the popular Twittering necklace in the pink and gold version... it's the one pictured on the left. Today, we were informed of another necklace which is currently available on the Miss Selfridge website. It's the one on the right.
As a long term customer of Miss Selfridge, it's both frustrating and disappointing to see this. Sadly, it's not the first time it's happened. We've received countless emails regarding other "inspirations" spotted on the high street and the cyber shelves. There comes a point where you can't just let it go, it's upsetting to work hard just to see your thoughts mass produced on the high street. I know other small design companies have had the same - just looking over more websites today has brought up a wealth of items I've seen other designers do first, and frankly considerably better. The high street will always imitate that which is selling well, it's the nature of business, but this is... very sad.