Designer versus High street

Designer vs High Street: Dior vs Jeffrey Campbell/Nasty Gal

Dear oh dear, oh dear Nasty Gal. You really do love ripping off designer pieces, don’t you? Well at least you can rest a bit easier as it wasn’t just you this time; shoe brand Jeffrey Campbell has gotten in on the act too. Famed a few years ago for their chunky ankle boots that seemed to be on every blogger and fashionista’s feet, the brand faded from public consciousness for a while and obviously this is how they’ve decided to come back into the forefront of the fashion industry.

For all my negativity, I secretly believe that their rip-off of the Christian Dior spring/summer 2015 collection of shoes is actually a bit of an improvement on the original design. I love Dior, but this collection really done nothing for me and nothing encapsulated the ‘meh-ness’ of this collection more than those absolutely fugly shoes. Now I still wouldn’t buy the Jeffrey Campbell/Nasty Gal versions, but at least the heel doesn’t look so ridiculous.

So on the left we have the original Dior shoe and on the right is the Jeffrey Campbell/Nasty Gal iteration. Let me know what you think of this latest version of designer vs high street.

Images courtesy of Getty and Nasty Gal.
Images courtesy of Getty and Nasty Gal.


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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  1. LOL! love this post! Like they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! but I do appreciate the High Street version of the heels!

    1. Thank you!! That is very true and I love the fact that the high street imitation is better than the designer original here!

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