Unfortunately, it looks like there might be another battle on the horizon between contemporary chain Club Monaco and two independent designers based in New York, Giles & Brother and Prova.
At least three items from Club Monaco's Fall 2010 accessories offerings are in question, including the company's 'Open Cuff Bracelet' and 'Open Cuff Ring' that appear almost identical to the 'Skinny Railroad Spike Cuff' by Giles & Brother, the cult-collected indie jewelry house run by CFDA award winner Philip Crangi and his sister Courtney. (See Giles & Brother's piece here and Club Monaco's here).
Another possible rip-off is Club Monaco's 'Becky Beaded Scarf,' which features a subtle black and white pattern and dark beaded fringe, and looks to be heavily influenced by one of Irini Arakas' designs for her label Prova.
Sources tell StyleList that Club Monaco and Prova had discussed a possible collaboration earlier this year that did not go through.
Club Monaco hasn't answered StyleList's request for comment as of press time.