Urban Outfitters Classic Wood Bike Basket
One of our regular readers just sent us a link to this Urban Outfitters Classic Crate Wood Bike Basket. But he wasn’t overwhelmed by the beautiful design—he was shocked and dismayed. Because in Cole Bates’ estimation, Urban Outfitters has copied his original design, the Bates Crates Custom Porter Crates.
To add insult to injury, Bates claims that Urban Outfitters had previously contacted him about selling his crates, but determined that his wholesale price was too high. Cole is not the only one accusing Urban Outfitters of such offenses recently.
It will be interesting to see what effect, if any, the coverage on popular websites like The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Regretsy and CBS News will bring about, even as Urban Outfitters categorically denies the allegations on their blog.