Toronto designer finds knock-offs of her clothes at Toys”R”Us

A Toronto-based designer of a children’s streetwear line says Toys“R”Us is selling a knock-off of her creation.

A Toronto-based designer of a children’s streetwear line says Toys“R”Us is selling a knock-off of her creation.

Ivy Chen said she and her business partner design the cheeky illustrations on Bebe Fete clothes for babies and toddlers.

Chen said a friend tipped her off after seeing a onesie at a local Toys”R”Us which looked like one of her designs. After comparing the two products, Chen was certain it was.

The onesie, by Montreal-based Novel Teez, was made in China with cotton and polyester and retails for $7.99. Meanwhile, the Bebe Fete romper is made in Canada with bamboo and cotton and sells for $59.95.

CityNews confirmed on Tuesday the Novel Teez onesie was still for sale at a Toronto Toys”R”Us store. The retailer said it contacted its distributor for an explanation.

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