Vintage clothing store trying to sell outfits worn by (G)I-DLE members, Cube responds
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Recently, a popular vintage clothing store came under fire from fans for allegedly trying to sell stage outfits worn by (G)-IDLE members.
On February 18, vintage Santa, a second-hand clothing store, posted on Instagram:
“Stage outfit items worn by (G)I-DLE are now in stock both online and offline at Vintage Santa. »
Another post from the store features a dress said to have been worn by Shuhua with the caption:
“WIDOW eyelet detail mini dress worn by Shuhua from (G)I-DLE, as well as many other women’s clothing and accessories are available at our online store. »
When fans saw these posts, they privately messaged the store to find out more.
A fan asked: ” Good morning ! Sorry but I wanted to ask a question about one of your products. Do you only sell identical items from the same brand or are these the actual pieces worn by (G)I-DLE? »
In response, Vintage Santa said:
“We deliberately didn’t make that clear in the original post, but yes, these are the items worn by members. We didn’t specify in the message to avoid legal issues as we don’t have direct contact with the agency. »
Upon learning of this, fans slammed the store for not asking permission from Cube Entertainment to resell the outfits worn by the girls.
As the reviews grew harsh, the store released a new message clarifying that the items listed in previous posts were actually the same brand and not the original pieces worn by the band, as the store has no affiliation with the label has.
They also sent a new reply to the DM they had previously replied to, saying their employee had given the wrong information.
“We want to make that clear because we have received a lot of DMs. We assure you that these items are branded identical to those worn by (G)I-DLE members but are not the actual items worn by the members themselves as we Used photos of models wearing those identical branded items for promotional purposes Apparently misinformation was being shared. We want to make it clear that we are not affiliated with the group’s agency or stylists. »
On February 19, the agency Cube Entertainment announced its position on the controversy.
Cube explains: “We have confirmed that during the disposal process of garments stored in external warehouses, all garments that required disposal were recycled and routed to domestic export and vintage stores due to the error of the garment collection intermediary company. »
Cube continued: “In the case of the vintage store, we plan to take legal action against the profitable sale of (G)I-DLE’s names and photos, regardless of how the outfits were sourced. »
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