Skip to main content

Style for Less: Ballerina Flats (Tory Burch vs Kamiseta)

Have you ever noticed how fashionable high-end items just keep on being reinvented by some other brand.  Well after having my eyes checked for fear of seeing doubles (normal daw sabi ni Doc), I decided to scour through the malls in search of fashion doppelgangers.


THE SPLURGE: Tory Burch's Reva ballerina flats (USD195 or around Php9,000)

When well-known American fashion designer Tory Burch released her line of Reva ballerina flats, it was an instant hit.  Known for its incredibly comfortable material and structure with a nicely padded sole and an elasticized heel, these babies made a killing and everyone wanted one. 

Anyone could own one, provided you had USD195 to spare.  Regardless of the hefty price tag, consumers still managed to snag them all prompting the company to release a follow up new Reva ballerina flats line.

Reva Flats in various colors and designs

Tory Burch Reva ballerina flats (USD195)
(Source: Tory Burch website)

THE STEAL: Kamiseta's Peggysue flats (Php1,999)

For those on a budget, I recommend Kamiseta's Peggysue flats selling for Php1,999!  Looks almost identical, also with the same comfortable padded soles and an elasticized band at the back for a snug fit.

Only difference with the Tory Burch's design?  Aside from the obvious difference in price tag, the metallic logo in the splurge option is the basic T or cross logo of the designer's.  Kamiseta's Peggysue has a more intricately-designed medallion. (Photo taken from the Kamiseta website)

Kamiseta's Peggysue in blue (Php1,999)

Kamiseta's Peggysue in red (Php1,999)


Conversion rates based on BSP's currency conversion rates for the date of post.

Special thanks to Ayen Abutal for the inspiration.  =D 


Popular posts from this blog

PH | Bang's Tony & Jackey Beauty Salon's Aqua Volume Rebond

I've always had ruly, unmanageable hair for as long as I can remember, hence the introduction of rebonding services here in PH is a blessing.  I've been having my hair rebonded or relaxed once a year since 2002.  It's an expense that I make sure is always included in the yearly luxury budget.

Whereas before I used to have my hair rebonded at a David's Salon (since they always deliver consistently great results), I had to stop and look to other establishments when they eventually jacked up their prices (what used to cost me Php3,000 is now priced at Php5,000 to Php6,000, depending on the branch!).  Too much for my already hurting wallet.  Hence, the need to try other salons.  I've been happy with the results, so far.

The one thing though. that always gets me though is how lifeless and limp my hair tends to look when newly treated.  It's always the case wherever I have my tresses done.  It will look it's best at least a month or 2 after treatment.  It was onl…

How to Apply for a Philippine Postal ID Card

I've said it once and I'll say it again, woe to the newly married woman who has, for years, have gotten so used to her surname only to find that a single (wedding) day, will change this familiarity forever.

I have to admit, it was not easy for me to adapt to a new surname, due mainly for professional reasons.  Throughout my profession career, I have been known by my maiden name and to have to inform all my contacts of the change was, well, too tiresome.  And so I decided to go the hypenated route and I eventually ended up with 2 surnames.  Such was the compromise!  =)