In others, the item is a fairly literal reproduction of its source material, as in the case of Balenciaga’s $2,145 shopper tote that closely resembled Ikea’s well-known blue bags. Balenciaga is currently on the receiving end of a separate suit alleging it copied the cheap “New York City” totes found widely in New York’s tourist traps.

Car fresheners may not seem like fodder for expensive keychains, but they’re exactly the sort of territory Balenciaga has been exploring. As the lawsuit notes, Little Trees “have become staples of American culture, familiar to millions of consumers.”

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