October 6, 2012

Black Cat

Images in courtesy of Zara

I’ve hardly bothered to stop by Zara lately, reason? Cause I find it quite off-putting when I see straight off copycat collections and pieces in the shelves. Don’t get me wrong, I really love the highstreet, and do understand that they take inspiration in trend forecasts based on designers collections, but sometimes they just take it too far. However, today I’ll give Zara another go, as there are some promising pieces in their October lookbook, how about that oversized leather jacket for instance?

Comments (17)

  1. October 6, 2012
    thankfifi said...

    yes, zara are QUITE the naughty store I would say… whilst we keep buying they will keep stealing and it’s so sad because they are so giant that not much will be done… nonetheless they do have some great pieces OF THEIR OWN – I’m liking the waistcoat

    ? ThankFifi

  2. October 6, 2012
    Martha said...

    is it possible to love quality clothing and love the highstreet? I cannot do both. http://madrilicious.com

  3. October 6, 2012
    Michelle Lee said...

    that jacket looks great

  4. October 6, 2012

    I know what you mean!! I think that there are just a few things that are not copycat!! that leather jacket is amazing!!

  5. October 6, 2012
    Anna said...

    well…zara is what most people can afford and they are shameless about their copycatting but that’s what sells.


  6. October 6, 2012
    Denisa said...

    I love ZARA. One of the best brands.


  7. October 6, 2012
    Aiza said...

    Is that Aymeline Valade?

  8. October 6, 2012
    monkeyshines said...

    stunning pieces!


  9. October 6, 2012
    Juliana said...

    We cant all by designers creation for thousand, god bless zara!

  10. October 6, 2012
    Katty said...

    That is true that Zara copies some designers’ items. Even if it is true that it is stealing, I also see that some people including me, don’t have the money to buy designers clothes or shoes, and it is really great to be able to own something that resemble them.
    I know that if one day I become a famous designer, I will be flattered that people want to copy me, and I will also know that it will never be the same as my own designs. As I know that when I own a Zara item, it’s never as if I’d own the designer item.

  11. October 7, 2012
    Laura Dittrich said...

    Yeah, Zara does shameless copycatting, but we still love it. Sometimes, at least for me, it would seem that the result of the copying can be far better than the original, even if it sounds like a sacrilege, since that result can turn out like a hybrid of two different designers. Zara is a soft spot for me.

    I have also been eyeing that oversize leather jacket since day 1! I will most probably get it x

    Paint me in the landscape

  12. October 7, 2012
    Mira said...

    I´m really glad that we have Zara!!! Not everyone can afford designer clothes. Besides even the designers get their insprirations from somewhere!!!


  13. October 7, 2012

    I’ve always admired you for your sense of styling, but i don’t like this kind of remarks. Most people can’t afford a Céline trio, an Iro knit or an Isabel Marant Ulyse coat, etc. And they’re quite happy to find similar clothing in “cheaper brands”. Happy Sunday !

  14. October 7, 2012
    Anna-Irena said...

    Well, for most of us Zara is the only option to find fashionable and good-looking clothes. Keep in mind that not everyone has money to buy Acne and other expensive brands on a regular basis.

  15. October 7, 2012
    northernlight said...

    Based on some of the feedback I’ve got from some readers on this point I just want to clear something out.
    I was referring to certain copycat pieces that gave me a bad taste in mouth, not Zara as a whole where I usually shop on a regular basis. I’ve been a student and had limited shopping budgets myself over the years so I know all about not affording designer stuff, but that to me never justified supporting “stolen designs” and straight off imitations. Others on the high street like Topshop and H&M for instance, seem to have teams able to create their own stuff, influenced yes, but not even close to what I’ve come across at Zara, which I sometimes even question if it’s legal.
    I just wanted to highlight the subject and know for certain I’m not the only one questioning it, again, this has nothing to do with affording designer clothes or not.

    Like Thankfifi pointed out above, Zara do some great pieces of their own, which I 100% agree with so I ended up buying the black waistcoat above yesterday, and I love it!

  16. October 8, 2012
    audrey said...


    You’re right about this issue, don’t get me wrong i can’t effort me the designer clothes.
    And every season i buy me something from Zara. But sometimes, definitely straight copycats from Balmain or Balenciaga. And my thoughts: no this is too much, what are they thinking. So what i mean to say, it’s not all about “i can’t effort me a designer” guess it’s about how you wanna dress yourself, wether it’s from the high street, a designer, or good quality vintage.
    Have a good week!

  17. October 10, 2012
    lauren said...

    I completely understand what you are saying, I hate it when I see complete copies being sold I feel sorry for designers who have spend a lot of time creating a peice just to result in a replica being produced. I think zara should produce items that are influenced by designers collections rather than total rip offs.

    However I do still think Zara is great, their prices are affordable and you can look great in their peices.I esepcially love the leather jacket and the floaty blouse in the pictures you have posted.


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