Remember my WENDYB by Wendy Brandes sterling-silver swear rings, which I started selling in 2008?
Remember how Topshop recently created a “Punctuation Ring Pack”?
After a whole lot of you took to Twitter to comment on the Topshop’s design’s similarity to my rings — and my PR person placed a call to Topshop — Topshop apologized and said it would stop selling its rings.
The company took the rings off its website not long after the above Tweet. Since then, I’ve been trying to get a meeting with the accessories folks at Topshop to discuss collaborating. But, like Marcel the Shell’s sister Marissa, the key person is traveling.
Then, yesterday, I got an email from gorgeous Moscow-based client Julia. She was the first person to order a set of gold-plated swear rings from me.
Julia’s lovely colleague — who has seen Julia’s WENDYB rings — was in a local Topshop and was surprised to see the “punctuation” rings, clearly NOT removed from sale.
I guess Topshop didn’t realize that I have an international network of ring spies looking out for me! If you see this design in YOUR local Topshop, please take a picture and send it to me at wbjewelry at hotmail dot com so that I can share it with the traveling Topshop executive. Thanks, bitches!
UPDATED TO ADD: And here are the rings in Topshop’s Melbourne, Australia, store yesterday. Thanks for checking, Skylark!