• Rip The Runway: Alexander Wang vs. Gianni Bini

    With the Alexander Wang “Freja” Lace-up Bootie being such a hot commodity last season, it would be soon before long that other designers came a knockin’ with their interpretation of the shoe.  Enter the Gianni Bini “Rocker” Ankle Boot.  The similarities are stark between it and Alexander Wang’s with the fold-over flap at the top, the open-toe, and the zipper piping that’s practically all over the shoe.  But with similarities come differences.  A. Wang’s version is obviously made of top quality leather and actually has a shoelace effect going on.  And Gianni Bini’s version?  Well…it lacks both the aforementioned.  With top quality leather, however, comes a price that may put a hole in your wallet.  The “Freja” bootie costs $895, but it seems to be sold out everywhere.  The Gianni Bini’s?  Only $100.

    So would you spend a wad of cash for the name and the quality, or prefer not to splurge on a trend item?



    Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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