Darcey and Stacey are proud of their brand, but 90 Day Fiancé fans find evidence that their products are wholesale items rebranded as House of Eleven.
Darcey & Stacey stars Darcey and Stacey Silva take pride in their brand, House of Eleven, but 90 Day Fiancé fans are accusing the two of buying cheap, poor quality clothes from other countries and passing them off as their own designs. On Darcey & Stacey season 4, the twins relocated to Miami, Florida to inject new life into their brand and seek new opportunities. The expansion of House of Eleven has been a large part of Darcey and Stacey’s storyline this season, and they recently landed a collaboration deal with Impossible Kicks, which will get their products into brick-and-mortar retail stores.
Despite their recent success, 90 Day Fiancé’s Darcey and Stacey are being criticized. In a Reddit thread, user RphWrites shared several photos comparing House of Eleven products to other brands. The featured House of Eleven products do bear a striking resemblance to the products from other online retailers. Many commenters came to the conclusion that Darcey and Stacey’s designs are purchased from a bulk wholesale clothing distributor, like Alibaba, and re-branded as House of Eleven products. “Why do they call themselves designers if they don’t actually design any of the clothing they sell?,” one commenter asked, as others criticized the twins’ presumed shoddy business practices.
90 Day Fiancé Fans Criticize Darcey & Stacey’s House Of Eleven Products
For some of the commenters, the revelation that Darcey and Stacey’s products likely come from overseas wholesale suppliers makes sense, given what they’ve seen on Darcey & Stacey. “I understand why they were panicking about getting the HOE tags sewn in…it does take a long time to get the stuff from China.” Others noted that they’ve never seen the twins sketching any designs or sewing anything themselves—the most viewers have seen is Darcey and Stacey looking at fabric that they didn’t end up using. Even their finished designs looked suspiciously basic, so the theory about the twins’ products definitely tracks.
Though there was a lot of judgment about Darcey and Stacey’s brand, the twins are far from the first retailer to rebrand wholesale products as their own. Darcey and Stacey aren’t even the first 90 Day Fiancé stars to do this. Both Yara Zaya and Miona Bell have been called out for passing off wholesale items, like makeup and clothing, as their own designs. These franchise stars receive particularly harsh criticism for the significant markup on their products, which are often not of a quality that would justify such high prices. Darcey and Stacey are simply the latest to be criticized.
There is, of course, the possibility that Darcey and Stacey’s House of Eleven products are their own designs, and the similarities to other products are just coincidence. However, that becomes less plausible given the number of their products that resemble other brands. Many retailers go the wholesale rebranding route, but the Darcey & Stacey stars are likely to be judged more harshly because House of Eleven is part of their on-screen storyline. It’s hard for viewers to give the twins credit for their brand’s success when there is so much suspicion that Darcey and Stacey’s designs are not their own.