Designer vs High Street: Emporio Armani vs Topshop

Let’s face it, most of the time when high street brands rip off designer pieces, it’s a brand usually more high profile and at the top end of the price point. We’re talking Chanel, Saint Laurent and Burberry, not the cheaper diffusion line Emporio Armani. That’s what makes this one …

Designer vs High Street: Mansur Gavriel vs Forever 21

For the last few weeks I’ve been covering the high street’s sometimes-imitation-sometimes-rip-off of designer pieces, and most of the time there’s enough of a difference between the two for reasonable doubt to be applied in terms of copyright. Well I can’t really say that about these two bags. They are …

Designer vs High Street: Nasty Gal vs Céline

This week’s ‘Designer vs High Street’ post features American brand Nasty Gal and French über-chic luxury brand Céline. Both have a single earring they’re selling in their stores, both look ridiculously similar but only one is a copyright original. Now there’s nothing new about the high street copying designer pieces; …

Designer vs High Street; Sophia Webster for J Crew and Primark

Hello world, Who knew Primark was so fashion forward? Now they’re pretty fashionable, and I quite like a lot of their stuff, but they’ve never really been in the business of being fashion-forward. They cater to the masses and that is their appeal. So when I first spotted these lovely …