Balenciaga, Missoni, Chloé and Givenchy — it's all happening at a chain store near you. Usually, I really appreciate a designer knock-off. Who wouldn't love a Balmain-esque jacket for about a zillionth of the original price? But lately, the whole idea has made me feel a bit...wrong. I can't say my wardrobe is overflowing with designer pieces, far from it in fact, but on the odd occasion I do splurge on a great handbag, statement heels or classic dress, I like to know that I've invested in an original piece. There's nothing worse than walking into your local chain store and seeing a similar style staring at you from the shelves. Heart wrenching, in fact.
How about you? Do you love a good chain store knock-off?