Stella McCartney vs. Karen Millen

The Stella McCartney Resort collection was very popular and included many lace pieces.

Walking into my local Karen Millen store recently I notice they also have many lace pieces, but it was this Karen Millen lace jacket which caught my eye.

Both jackets have the same shrunken french lace three quarter length sleeves, the same contrasting nude lining and the same scallop edging.

The main difference is that the McCartney jacket has a solid banded waistband.

As if by coincidence Charlize Theron and Thandie Newton have both been spotted wearing the Stella McCartney lace jacket this week.

Credit: NYmag & Getty

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11 Responses to Stella McCartney vs. Karen Millen

  1. Jasmine February 12, 2010 at 11:59 #

    What about the price? I bet there’s a big difference there.

    • robbie February 12, 2010 at 12:29 #

      the stella mccartney one costs £1,995
      the karen millen one costs £199

      WTF just looked on the karen millen website again i swear to god that was in stock 5 minutes ago and now its sold out.

      • Fashion Critic February 12, 2010 at 12:31 #

        WOW…that’s amazing

        • Jasmine February 12, 2010 at 12:35 #

          Such is the influence that FC has. Darn it, will you please stop telling people about this blog? ;-)

          • Fashion Critic February 12, 2010 at 12:44 #

            Drunk on the power j/k ;)

  2. robbie February 12, 2010 at 12:14 #

    even though i do prefer the banded waistband on the stella mccartney one, i have to say for that price i would defo get the karen millen one.

    • Fashion Critic February 12, 2010 at 12:14 #

      me too

  3. Malena February 12, 2010 at 17:18 #

    btw, is that a bare belly button on Thandie? brrrrr, cold

  4. Sharon February 12, 2010 at 23:00 #

    I love Thandie’s shoes. Can somebody identify them for me?

  5. Jen February 13, 2010 at 00:39 #

    When I got married three years ago, I had a jacket like that made, but with little more overt a stand up collar (I was chanelling Grace Kelly on her wedding day,) and in ivory. The lace can be expensive, but I got a good deal at a clothing manufacturer’s outlet. But the real coup was that my dressmaker made it for the same price she charges for a blouse!

  6. shannon February 23, 2010 at 13:22 #

    Love the cut-out navel on Thandie’s blouse. Very 1987 Lisa Hartman-esque…

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