What's In a Name: The Licensing Issue?

What's In a Name: The Licensing Issue?

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Grace Shu
Jan 14, 2008
[ Photo from Daniel Donelly ]

Question: "Do you think I should buy one of these red Eames LCWs from a licensed retailer, or keep hunting online and hope a vintage will pop up?"

Bert said, "Buy it from a shop. It's still authentic; and if you DO find one, it'll probably be dinged up and overpriced as a 'vintage piece'."

Ernie said, "Go vintage--it's from the original manufacturer! Sure, all those shops are 'licensed,' but really, they're just reproductions too. You're better off just finding a high-end repro and paying half the retail price."

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