Koerner’s United/World Of Love line features silver necklaces with the charm of a state, country or other well-known destination with a heart cut out of it. So does Urban’s. The description for each piece of jewelry on Koerner’s Etsy page says “I heart” and then the name of the place. Urban named its line “I Heart Destination Necklaces.”
Unfortunately fashion plagiarism is easy to get away with. Even accusing a corporation of plagiarism can get you nabbed with a libel suit, as happened recently to an Australian bikini designer.
Here’s Stevie’s line ($55):
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And here’s Urban Outfitters’ ($19):
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