Friday, May 28, 2010

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.

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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)

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

Special thanks to Ayen Abutal for the inspiration.  =D 

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