If you’re anything like me, then you are completely obsessed with the PS11 by Proenza Schouler. The bag is all over it girls and fashion bloggers alike and unfortunately for us normal folk, it’s almost a whopping two grand ($1675 for the mini model to be exact).
If you’re as in love as I am, but don’t have the budget for such a splurge, then consider the Katie Bracelet Day Bag by Marc Jacobs. At $478 it’s still a bit expensive, but it’s no $1675 that’s for sure.
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Check out Bag Inc. for designer inspired bags at affordable prices. You might say they are “knock offs”, but they don’t attempt to be the designer with fake labels and authenticity tags, only take inspiration from their shape and style.
Looks like Romwe is at it again with this Givenchy-esque shark tee shirt. I have to admit, the Givenchy shark and rottweiler tees have been in my dream closet for awhile…is the Romwe version an acceptable alternative? Or is it too close for comfort? At only about a tenth of the price it certainly wouldn’t hurt your wallet as much, but does that make it worth considering?
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I’m thinking about starting a new “series”, if you will, that addresses look-a-like designer pieces for a fraction of the price. If you’re a serial online shopper like me then you’ve probably already seen some of the top offenders on various websites. To be honest I’m not sure how I feel about them. They usually fall somewhere between using a designer as inspiration and just making a knockoff. I am a fan of the former, but not the later. So what do you guys think? Is it okay to just buy a cheaper version that looks the same with the only exception being the label?
For the first post you can see just how similar they can get. The Kenzo tiger sweater, I’ll admit, was (and still is) making me drool a little. It was all over fashion blogs and street style blogs, especially during this past fashion week. However, at a whopping $255, it’s a little out of my price range for just a sweater, especially one that’s this unique. As a general rule, I’d rather make investments on pieces that are basics, that I can mix in with almost any outfit (think of the cost-per-wear, that always helps me when deciding when to invest).
But as you can see, an almost identical version exists, thanks to Romwe. Take the Kenzo sweater and swap out “Kenzo” and “PARIS” for “LUNATIC BLUE” and add a seam in the sleeve and there it is, and for only $51.
So what are your thoughts? Worth buying now that it’s affordable? Or too close to being a knockoff?
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