Designer versus High street

Designer vs High Street: Chanel vs Zara

You know it’s not just the lower end of the high street stores that love ripping off designer pieces. Zara makes most of its money imitating the designer collections with an emphasis on higher quality than you would get in say Forever 21 or the others. Most of the time it’s just imitating what the designers sent down the runway and sometimes it goes a little over the line into copying.

As for which side of the line this cute mini city bag from Zara falls is up to you to decide, but you can’t deny the similarities. I personally prefer the real deal but I have to admit the Zara bag is cute and a cheap alternative to Chanel’s iconic boxy messenger bag.

Chanel Le Boy in patent alligator skin on the left and Zara croc mini chain bag on the right
Chanel Le Boy in patent alligator skin on the left and Zara croc mini chain bag on the right

thefashionnomad

Fresh out of college with an MA in Journalism, a passion for clothes, fashion and styling shoots, I was also the fashion editor of a magazine my colleagues and I set up called SCOPE magazine, which was disbanded three years ago. For now I'm just a freelance journalist and blogger.
Other than obsessing about fashion, I love theology and history, writing apocalyptic fiction (it's weird, I know!) and the occasional weeekend of horse-riding if I have the time and I don't injure myself in the process.

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