More “Cheap” Thrills

Back by popular demand, I thought I’d really make your Friday ‘good’ by taking a number of high ticket items and showing their much less expensive doppelgangers (or at the very least, their reasonable facsimiles). And once again, in many cases, I actually prefer the less expensive version by virtue of its design (Click images for full size views).

Left: Azzedine Alaia black patent leather varnished pony hair coat, $14,099 More info/purchase Right Topshop black patent look vinyl trench, $250 More info/purchase .

Left: Akris Anouk black & white striped day bag, $2690 More info/purchase .  Right: Zara black & white striped day bag, $39.90 More info/purchase .

Left: Stuart Weitzman red leather flats, $365 More info/purchase . Right: Zara red v cut ballerina flats, $49.90 More info/purchase .

Left: Saint Laurent camouflage printed jacket, $1550 More info/purchase . Right: Zara camouflage printed jacket, $99.90 More info/purchase

Left: Chanel cap-toe ballerina, $795 More info/purchase . Right: Zara cap- toe ballerina, $25.90 More info/purchase .

Left: Charlotte Olympia leopard printed hair calf sneakers, $695 More info/purchase . Right: Vans leopard printed slip on sneaker, $51.95 More info/purchase .

Left: Joseph Bethany skinny knit black ribbed dress, $575 More info/puchase . Right: Zara skinny knit black ribbed dress $39.90 More info/purchase .

Left: Comme des Garcons pyramid studded black leather jacket  $1331,  More info/purchase . Right: Zara biker jacket with studs, $299.90 More info/purchase .

Left: Balenciaga oversized checked blazer, $2275 More info/purchase . Right: Zara oversized checked blazer, $169 More info/Purchase .

Left: Figue Tuk Tuk tote with colorful pom poms, $495,  More info/purchase . Right: Zara velvet sandals with colorful pom poms, $49.90 More info/purchase .

Left: Chanel multi-color tweed cardigan jacket, $11,550. More info/purchase . Right: Zara multi-color tweed cardigan jacket, $99.90 More info/purchase .

Left: Jil Sander black white striped sweater, $840 More info/purchase . Right: Zara black white striped sweater, $29.90
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– Marilyn Kirschner

Marilyn Kirschner

I am a long time fashion editor with 40+ years of experience. As senior market of Harper's Bazaar for 21 years I met and worked with every major fashion designer in the world and covered all of the collections in Paris, London, Milan and New York. I was responsible for overall content, finding and pulling in the best clothes out there, and for formulating ideas and stories.

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