Prada vs. Topshop

It should come as no surprise that one of the most photographed collections for Spring 2011, would be a source of inspiration for other brands.

Topshop has been inspired by Prada’s striped skirt, to produce a similar version at a much lower price.

With stripes and colour-blocking a big trend this season, we’ve spotted Diane Kruger, Lily Allen, Hailee Steinfeld and Street-Style photographer Tamu McPherson in Prada stripes.

The fuchsia and navy striped skirt from Topshop is true to Prada’s design. The stripes appear to be the same size with the fit hitting slightly below the knee of Topshop’s version.

The Prada skirt is approx £395, but TopShop’s skirt is a wallet friendly $66 from Tophop US or £32 from Topshop International.

Prada’s Spring 2011 collection is so hot right now that it has graced 15 covers so far worldwide.

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Miu Miu vs Topshop

For Spring, Miu Miu invites us to add an adorable nautical touch to our spring and summer attire with these gorgeous navy and white patent leather sandals.

The platform sandals have an ankle strap with gold toned side buckle closures.

Topshop have produced a very similar version which can be found on Topshop US and Topshop International.

The cross-over platform sandals have black, camel and white stripes with an elasticated ankle strap.

Both heels would make a welcome addition to our closet, but which do you prefer?

Erdem vs. Topshop

Red continues to be a hot colour for Spring.

Erdem presented a covetable elegant red lace dress during their Spring 2011 presentation.

The dress has gathered pleats from wide neckline through to the bodice, half sleeves with a scalloped trim, soft gathering at skirt and a scalloped hemline.

Michelle Williams wore this dress back in October for her “Blue Valentine” London Premiere.

The dress has been used for inspiration by Topshop as they have a very similar version on their virtual shelves.

The Erdem version would have set you back £1,960 before it sold out, but the Topshop version is still for sale on Topshop International for £48 and Topshop US for $96.

Burberry Prorsum vs. Topshop

Emma Watson was spotted arriving back at her hotel after attending Harvey Weinstein’s Pre-BAFTA Party at Almada Club in Mayfair last week.

She was rocking a beige Burberry trench coat with contrasting leather sleeves from their new Spring 2011 range which would retail at approx £1,795/$2,795.

The classic coat with an edge had been recreated by Topshop at a fraction of the price.

Check out Topshop US and Topshop International for a more affordable option.

Apart from the price the other difference is that Emma’s Burberry version has a leather collar as well as leather sleeves.

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Halston vs. ASOS

The Spring 2010 red Halston boat neck epaulette dress was presented during New York Fashion Week.

We’ve seen it worn twice on the red carpet by Jennifer Lopez and Alexis Bledel.

The popular dress has been used for inspiration by ASOS as they have a very similar ASOS tailored drummer girl tulip dress on their virtual shelves in 3 colours.

The dresses share the same colour, tulip pleated skirt and epaulette detailing, but the ASOS version has added military style button detailing.

The Halston version would set you back $1,326.50 as it was reduced in the Net-A-Porter US sale, whereas the ASOS version is a mere $79.30.

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Givenchy vs. French Connection

Whilst on my lunch break yesterday I walked past French Connection on Oxford Street in London and saw a dress in the window which immediately made me think of a similar dress from the Givenchy Spring 2010 collection.

It a similar colour, it drapes the same way and they both have embellished shoulders.

The difference of course will be the price.

French Connection sell their version for £110, whilst the Givenchy dress no doubt cost thousands.

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