Jewelry designer Alexis Bittar says Kim Kardashian has been knocking off his designs for her jewelry line, and he's no longer going to lend her his pieces to wear. "In the reality TV world, there are so many people coming out with lines to capitalize on their TV shows. They are not designers and they are just stealing," says Bittar. "I passed the Dash pop-up store on Broadway, and I saw that Kim's pieces were very similar to mine, and she definitely has been taking note. The tricky thing is that we have sent pieces to Kim in the past to wear, so now I have told my staff we cannot send anything to her. She was definitely influenced by my designs without a doubt." To this we ask only: but does Alexis Bittar sell a gold hair comb with dangly chain bits that looks like a grown-up version of when you used to play princess by putting your mom's necklaces on your head as a kid? Well, does he? Kardashian's rep calls any similarities between Bittar's work and Kardashian's Belle Noel jewelry line "coincidental," which surely explains the eery likeness between those earrings by Bittar (left) and these ones by Kim Kardashian (right). The Kardashians recently knocked off a well-known Botkier handbag for their Sears line. [NYPost, Styleite, Previously]
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