June 21, 2010

Mam, will you tell them to stop copying me?

I don't know about you, but when I was younger if my sisters copied me in any sort of way, I would go crazy. To elaborate...if they dressed like me, or had clothes similar to mine, or if they started mimicking my voice....genuinely, I used to get so mad. Were you like that?

I think I am sort of over it (but, not really!). Anyways enough of my random-ness.

When I looked through the Preen Resort 2011 collection the other day, I didn't think anything of it, other than it is a minimal and well structured collection. However, browsing through the ASOS website this morning, I noticed something. Because the Preen collection is fairly minimal (actually very), there are bound to be some decent copies. I found...well I think I found (I'll let you be the judge of that) some pieces which match the Preen collection in some way.

So, Preen on a budget?! Sure, why not! (Well in my current non-working position, some of the ASOS stuff is looking pricey!).


Preen vs French Connection sold on ASOS.com at £75.


Preen vs ASOS at £55.


Preen vs Reiss shorts sold on ASOS.com at £89.


Preen vs Firetrap sold by ASOS.com at £75.


Preen vs Selected Femme Trousers at £135. Sold on ASOS.com


Preen vs Selected Femme lace cami at £80. Sold on ASOS.com

Now, I'm not saying they are carbon copies, but they are similar. What do you think?

Oh ya, just want to say I have been blogging for around a month now, and I want to thank everyone for all their comments and for following. I really, really appreciate it! Okay, enough of the cheese factor.

Images from style.com and ASOS.com

48 comments:

jemina said...

I LOVE your blog Sarah, and I can't believe that you only blogged for almost a month, you definitely write like a veteran, btw, i think asos is quite 'forward' in bringing the catwalk looks, thanks for this post, cos honestly, i'd rather save than splurge, much love, xoxo

Valeria said...

Very nice comparison and thanks for ur comment!

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Christie said...

Love all of those comparisons!!! FAB!
xo

In Fashion and Style

Keith said...

You've got a great blog. It's hard to believe you've only been doing this for a month. I enjoyed this post.

Lydia said...

I think the stuff is really similar, although I do still like the Preen stuff more, perhaps it's just the way it is styled.

http://allthingsnicestyle.blogspot.com/

Closet Fashionista said...

Oh wow great pieces! They are nice and similar and all so pretty! :D
YAYY for blogging for a month!
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com

Pop Champagne said...

They're similar but great! I agree about sisters copying the same things. Actually I got this co worker that copies everythign I do to the way I style my hair, it drives me CRAZY!!

michelle_ said...

woah great bargains !
it drives me crazy when friends/family copy ! i used to have one friend who follows every one of my things (from hair to clothes) it drives me NUTSS..

i dont think preen will be pleased :/

Marie Z. said...

I think your picks are great! I think I was your fourth or fifth follower when you started blogging a month ago and now you have 60! Congrats : )

My Republic of Fashion said...

Awww, thank you all!SD:)

Marinka said...

nice comparison I love the long black dress the most!!
BTW thanks for having stopped by my blog! :)

meraldia said...

Totally agree with you, why not? I choose the most affordable one!

johanna said...

LOVE ALL OF THEM
btw thank you so much for your sweet comment. It's so nice of you. You're so cute.

Keep following
Love, johanna

Alice said...

Thanks for your comment :]
Nice blog ;)

Couture Carrie said...

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

xoxox,
CC

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riaj said...

you've only been blogging for a month?! HOLY CRAP! i never would've known, great work sweetie!!!

Luci Ana said...

Thank you so much. Love your blog. I follow you sweety. :-*

Leia said...

it's such a tough subject... there's so much copying in the fashion world! i think as long as a few tweaks are made they can't be sued... but it's still not fair!

nickyboutique said...

Thanks for following me :)
I follow you back now.

Erin Wallace said...

Hmmm . . . they do look quite similar, but if theyare going to save a girl some money, that's a good thing!

xo Erin

LACY said...

both preen and asos have awesome collections. This blog is really something special, you always have interesting posts :)

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SomedayNewYorker said...

Great observation.

Viki said...

wow! they are very similar!

LV in the Starry Night said...

I like all of them, i don't mind if there are from Preen or French Connection, both are amazing!

Thanx for your comment ;-)

xx

stairwaytothestarrynight.blogspot.com

Platform Princess said...

Great finds! the black maxi is stunning.

xo

BarelyVogue said...

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Sahi
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Bumpkin on a Swing said...

In some cases I liked your find even better than the Preen.
Great eye, and the more affordable, the more fashionable in my book!

Taj Acosta said...

yeah sisters copy best friends copy, designers copy! It's hard to get away from copying great taste! I guess you've got it doll! xoxo

Cupcakes are fashion ! said...

Umm I wouldn't say it's intentionally copied, even though they're similar... Congrats on your great month blogging (:

http://cupcakesarefashion.blogspot.com/

XOXO, C.

Sammi said...

Great! Now I don't have to spend a fortune!

Clare said...

Very good choices!

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x

Morning Cloak said...

Is it weird that I like some of the inexpensive looks better than the runway ones?

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E said...

Genius! I love that white Firetrap dress!

a la Modest said...

Nice comparisons! I am definitely living on a budget!! It is nice to have lots of people visit especially when you're a new blogger. I feel the same way :)

Nina said...

They say imitation is the best form of flattery; but I'll have to admit, I do get annoyed about it at times too ...

Love your alternatives to the Preen collection!

Daisy Dukes said...

Hey I removed my comment because there appears to be a problem with the website I linked to. I am sorry about that.

Abi-Anne said...

Thanks for compiling this! Bargains are good sometimes too ;)

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Do come more often ;)

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Josie said...

These picks do have a similar vibe... Good job, my dear!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Fashion Butter said...

wow - great picks! I really want that black long dress ........ hmmmm

Johanna - MyShoebox.se said...

They were really similar! You can always trust Asos to have a designer inspired item :)

Katie said...

Great comparisons! Thanks so much for entering my giveaway :)

VanilahFashion said...

You can always do things on a budget and they look just as good!
Vanilah xx

www.vanilah.blogspot.com

Stace said...

it's true that things get copied a lot, but that's the way fashion goes huh?
love that white shirt dress - it's amazing x

My Republic of Fashion said...

Brilliant comments....thank ye all!SD:)

Kimandra - clothing and accessories
said...

thanks <3
cute blog!

NOIR_XXX said...

LOVIN THE COMPARISON GIRL!!
<3

Ilenia said...

wow! I love this post!it's so interesting! very very good idea comparing different brands' outfits! cheers!:)