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.