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Look for Less: Marc by Marc Jacobs Denim Trim Tunic




Not all knock-offs can be winners, and this sad mustard tunic with jumbo buttons and denim trim from Forever 21 is a sore loser indeed. The MARC tunic works because of the length and the smart juxtaposition of bright and subdued hues, as well as the touch-worthy materials (cotton/rayon/cashmere). The imitation, on the other hand, falls flat in every regard. Maybe next time...

Left: MARC by Marc Jacobs Sweater Dress at NeimanMarcus.com, $338.00
Right: Denim Trim Tunic at Forever21.com, $29.80

Comments
I saw that top at forever 21 online last night before I saw your posting on it, and the second I saw it I was like "i wonder who thats a knock off of... and I really hope the original isn't that ugly!" and I was right! lol! Thats hilarious
#1 Peaches on 2008-03-06 10:36 (Reply)
You're developing an eye for knockoffs! I wonder if that has a name..."fake-dar"? Hmmmm
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2008-03-08 11:46 (Reply)
Horrid!! Forever21 needs to stop the madness!! There is difference between doing an "inspired" design and then just straight up ripping a Designer off button for button and stitch for stitch. I love Marc Jacobs and that is just so foul. Marc looks so good by the way since lost the weight, got all buffed.
#2 fdiary (Homepage) on 2008-03-08 16:57 (Reply)
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