Double Take : Abercrombie & Fitch Natalie Dress vs. Julia DressJanuary 15, 2011
"Inspired by" is a norm of the fashion industry - you can bet that the super wearable dress you saw on the runway eight weeks ago will be in your local Forever21 tomorrow (case in point, Catherine Holstein's Sailor Dress). However, when retailer knock off their own uninspired designs, that's just laziness.
I am an occasional fan of Abercrombie & Fitch, I think the clothes are very petite friendly and generally of better quality than many teen stores out there (I mean, the mark up is also more significant). But when I saw their "new arrival" & "flagship exclusive" I had a good laugh.
Remember my post from last October about opposite season shopping? Turns out I was actually shopping for designs not yet released. The similarities between the Natalie dress of this season vs. the Julia dress that I bought on super sale cannot be dismissed.
Can you tell the difference? I sure can't...
I'll still shop Abercrombie but I don't understand why they re-released this dress since it wasn't a best-seller (At least in my local store, where tens of dresses in various sizes remained at the end of the season).
Any other repeat offenders?