Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? When I went to Barneys over the break, I fell for a pair of Chloe booties--I'd call them a plum colour--that were decked out in flashy buckles and studs. They were delicate and tough at once.
A browse through Nordstrom's website turned up an astonishingly similar pair by Vince Camuto, at a fraction of the cost. I present both pairs here (in a deep brownish grey), and wonder whether readers prefer Chloe to Vince or vice versa. What details give away the more "luxe" pair?