Real vs. Steal – Lanvin Face and Bow Tank

by Irina on September 20, 2009

UPDATE: This post has been updated on September 20, 2009. Scroll down to see the new adds.

When I was younger I used to have a phase when I would refuse to wear anything else than jeans and a graphic tee. I remember how I thought I was so fab back then. Now that I’m older I am fortunately done with that phase, but every once in a while I see my past obsession for graphic t-shirts rekindle. Who wouldn’t want to own this cute Lanvin face and bow tank anyway?

Lanvin Spring 2008 Face and Bow Tank

Lanvin Spring 2008 Face and Bow Tankls
($290, SOLD OUT)

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Chloë Sevigny and Diane Kruger wearing a white Lanvin Face and Bow Tank Top

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Macy’s “Sweetie” Print Tunic Top

UPDATE (09/20/2009): Here’s another affordable alternative to the Lanvin face and bow tank I which I’ve found at Macy’s.

Macy's Pastry Top "Sweetie" Print Tunic in white (Lanvin Face and Bow tank top knockoff)

Macy’s “Sweetie” Print Tunic Topls
($26, Macy’s)

Alice + Olivia Painted Face and Bow Tee

Alice + Olivia is usually not a brand associated with knockoffs, but the printed t-shirt below with the big black bow is obviously the original brainchild of Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz. I don’t know how I feel about upscale knockoffs to be honest. Take this tee for example: it’s not exactly a steal at $198. And it ain’t the real Lanvin either. If you’re willing to shell out almost $200 of your hard-earned money, do you want to run around in what’s just an expensive copy in the end? Knowing that for an additional $100 you could’ve owned the original? I don’t think so. However, if you’re not able to track the Lanvin down, you may be excused to go for this look-a-like.

Alice + Olivia Painted Face Bow Tee in white

Alice + Olivia Painted Face and Bow T-Shirtcj
($198, Shopbop)

Posted in: Alice + Olivia,Chloë Sevigny,Diane Kruger,Lanvin,Real vs. Steal,Red Carpet,Tops

  • Ishtar

    Hello. Just thought I’d let you know that Forever 21 is selling a similar shirt. It is very similiar in a manner, if you do feature it on your website please credit “Ishtar”.

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