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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...unless you are the original

I hope this post doesn't come of as snobbish or what not, it is just to blow off some steam. 

So I love Zara, they make trendy clothing, shoes and accessories at an affordable price. Often their items are pretty well-crafted. I shop there, enjoy their wares and if a stain doesn't come off a dress, I can just toss it without stress.

However, because I have been getting in Christian Louboutins recently, I have noticed that many of their shoes are nealy exact copies of the original designer version. No big deal you might say? Well, you may be right. But it does strike a nerve when the shoes you paid $800 a few months ago for is available for $80 at Zara. I'll post some examples as well. I know I shouldn't complain as I am very lucky to have what I have and if you compared the two shoes side-by-side, the craftmanship and yadda yadda would stand out. But aesthetically to the untrained eye, they will look very, very similar. I have no problem with people purchasing the said Zara shoes at all, not judging. This is more on Zara for blatantly copying a style. That's what is difficult about fashion, you can't really own your ideas bar a few instances. 

Honestly, I don't know exactly why I am annoyed. I hope it isn't haughtiness or snobbery, because my mom didn't raise my that way. Can someone explain?

Louboutin Corneille Slingback vs. Zara Pointy Toe Slingback

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Louboutin tried to sue them when they had a red sole peep-toe a few years back, at least that aren't still trying to do that with their shoes! cheekys

November 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbb

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