Designer Vs High Street: Fold-over boots by Alexander Wang and Dorothy Perkins

They’re  not normally known for their adventures in high fashion, but it seems that Dorothy Perkins have looked towards Alexander Wang for inspiration for these zippered ankle boots, which they’re selling for £55.

Now, these boots would never have found favour with The Fashion Police anyway: for one thing, they’re peep toe boots, and you all know how we feel about THAT. For another, they have that strange “boot-within-a-boot” thing going on, and we can live without that too. If these boots MUST appear on the high street, though, this is the kind of designer copycat we like: they’re not so similar that they could be accused of being direct knockoffs, but the style is similar enough to make them a good budget option to anyone who loved, but couldn’t afford, the £620 Alexander Wang originals.

We still wouldn’t wear them, though. Would you?

9 Comments

  • March 19, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    This is precisely the sort of thing that really annoys me so much: at first glance I thought, “Oh the Dorothy Perkins, they’re nice!” Then I noticed the toe’s missing, so now I hate the perfidious DPs more than the designer ones!

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  • March 19, 2010

    Kate

    I don’t like either, but I don’t like the Dorothy Perkins one more.

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  • March 19, 2010

    Lucia

    I like the dorothy perkins shoes alot more…
    and I think they’re kinda interesting and I would probably wear them if they were in my closet and when I’m in the right mood.

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  • March 19, 2010

    Amee

    If I had to, I’d go with the DP’s.

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  • March 19, 2010

    Monica

    When will this peep toe boots trend go away? 🙁

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  • March 20, 2010

    A Menina dos Óculos

    I would wear them for sure! Both of them! 🙂 I don’t like all these peep toe boots, i have to admit, but these ones are lovely. It’s a great option if you want to go out at night. You can wear them with skinny jeans and a sequins baggy top, for instance! Perfect!

    kiss,

    A Menina dos Óculos

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  • March 21, 2010

    Ally

    They’re both gorgeous, but I think I’ll stick with DP’s. They’re hot.

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  • March 22, 2010

    Brie

    Alexander Wang’s verison oozes class. The knock-offs oooze trash.
    .-= Brie´s last blog ..The Freeing Feeling Of Sorting Old Jewelry. =-.

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  • June 2, 2010

    Kaye

    The Alexander Wang’s look very similar to Siren’s Chopper.. Or the other way around..

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