Neal Decker is a handbag designer in New York. After seeing our story about Urban Outfitters ripping off small designers, he wrote in with his own experiences with big-brand boning:
am a bag designer in NYC (www.nealdecker.com) and a few years ago the cheesy knock off house Coldwater Creek kept a few of my designs for a suspiciously long time. They never placed an order, but completely
knocked off my tote.