Designer inspired or look-a-like items are products that are similar in appearance to a brand name item, but don’t attempt to fool people into thinking they’re originals by including trademarked features such as a logo or brand name. Designer inspired items are valid to sell, just don’t try and trick the buyer into thinking they are getting a genuine item by using brand name keywords in the listing title or description. Doing so can land you into copyright or trademark violation.
Some Chinese suppliers use the term 'designer inspired' lightly, so make sure you check with them that the item definitely doesn't include any logos or brand names before you purchase. Always be wary when buying designer branded items from Chinese suppliers: As a general rule, the majority of designer branded items from China are fake.
Here's a product idea when selling designer inspired items.