Friday, April 8, 2011

In This Business For Terror


Marni FW10


Jeffrey Campbell via Nasty Gal

I'm honestly not the biggest fan of this shoe, so I doubt I would buy the Marni version or the knock-off, but I just noticed this today and I've been thinking about knock-offs a lot lately, so I thought I'd post it. Clearly, the Marni version is higher quality and looks nicer. Whether this is worth a $500-600 price premium over the knock-offs is up to the shopper, though. And, not that this is out of the ordinary for Jeffrey Campbell by any means, but this knock-off is just SO blatant.

I have been dying for a PS1 bag, but there's no way I could shell out $1500 for a purse. However, I could probably cough up $100-200 for a "replica." But is this unethical? Is it unethical to charge thousands of dollars for a purse and then be offended when people try to offer a similar version for less? And are flat-out replicas (like bags from Hong Kong that literally say PS1 replica bag) worse than knock-offs that are better disguised, slightly more different from the original, and don't mention the original designer? And beyond intellectual property, if I order a bag from Hong Kong, is it still unethical because it was more than likely produced in a sweat shop?

I understand that the Proenza Schouler will be of better quality make and materials, but that doesn't change my college student budget, so I'm somewhat conflicted. Thoughts?

Friday, March 25, 2011

That Sly Come Hither Stare



I NEED $800 so I can get these (as you can see, I had my bank statement open in the other tab - I checked!). Unfortunately, I think my landlord would be a little upset if I didn't pay my April rent, though. So I guess I NEED to find a cheaper version of those boots. And maybe save up for the jacket because it's fuckin perfect.

both from All Saints

Don't Let Em Pick Guitars And Drive Old Trucks

GypsySun Vintage and the thrill of the hunt

Can't wait for this summer.