Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Imitation = Flattery?

I was on Zappos looking longingly at my shopping cart which is full of shoes that I can't buy right now (just like my Amazon shopping cart. Oh, and my Nordstroms shopping cart... okay, I'm just going to stop myself now because I'm depressed) and saw that one of the items there was out of stock in my size. I clicked over to the brand's page to see if other sizes were available and saw these studded, round toe mary janes....

Hmmm.... Remind you of anything???

Oh yes, that's it. The uber-hot and popular Louboutin Mad Mary mary jane from last fall.

Not exactly the same but pretty darn close, don't you think?

Top shoe: Oh Deer! Confetti available on Zappos for $204

UPDATED: They have an even closer version in a pump rather than a mary jane - Oh Deer! Sweetie


Tracy said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that Oh, Deer's shtick was making more affordable imitations of expensive shoes, particularly Louboutins?

I don't know... There are so many cute and original shoes at affordable prices that I personally would only buy a known imitation if it was a shoe I loved loved loved and just absolutely couldn't afford.

Anonymous said...

No, I think the imitations are pretty ordinary, as most imitations are!

Princess Poochie said...


I havn't kept my eye on Oh Deer! so I'm not sure if they are as bad as, say, Steve Madden for the knock-offs.

I have seen them come up with some cute styles on their own (I don't think they were swiped)so I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt!


Hannita said...

To be honest, I kinda like the knock-offs better than the Louboutins...