Last year is behind us but Kylie and Kendall Jenner still have a lot of realizing left to do. The latest concerns their joint fashion line, Kendall + Kylie. The sisters recently released a purse that is sure to raise a few eyebrows. Dubbed the Lee Clutch, the bag is shaped like a Chinese takeout container and reads "KK Express." The white purse, which comes with a metal handle bar and wrist strap, retails for $150. If it looks familiar, that's because Kate Spade created an identical one back in 2014 in a fall collection that was inspired by designer Deborah Lloyd's travels in Shanghai (as well as Tokyo), which you can see below and compare with Kendall + Kylie's. Aside from being a near carbon copy of that Kate Spade bag, though, the Lee clutch is also a questionable move for a brand that has been accused before of cultural appropriation.
Kendall + Kylie's Lee Clutch
Kate Spade Fall 2014
Most recently, Kylie and Kendall Jenner were called out for stealing the likeness of a handful of musicians and rappers. In June, the sisters released a capsule collection consisting of t-shirts that placed their images over the faces of icons like The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Ozzy Osbourne to name a handful. Priced at $125 a piece, the collection was also incorrectly presented as "vintage." It didn't take long for members from the families and estates of those artists to speak out against them.
"I am not sure who told @kyliejenner and @kendalljenner that they had the right to do this," wrote Biggie's mother Volette Wallance. "The disrespect of these girls to not even reach out to me or anyone connected to the estate baffles me. I have no idea why they feel they can exploit the deaths of 2pac and my Son Christopher to sell a t-shirt. This is disrespectful , disgusting, and exploitation at its worst!!!"
Meanwhile Sharon Osbourne voiced her concern on Twitter, writing, "Girls, you haven’t earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know…lip gloss." Kendall later issued a statement, saying, "These designs were not well thought out and we deeply apologize to anyone that has been upset and/or offended... We will use this as an opportunity to learn from these mistakes and again, we are very sorry."
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