Monday, March 24, 2008

Imitation = Flattery?

On Friday I was at Target doing a serious round of shopping for some Spring basics and I spent a good amount of time in the jewelry department. I checked out the new Subversive line a bit (I need to do a closer look) but mainly just browsed through the fun inexpensive stuff. As I was sifting through the multitude of new items, this necklace caught my eye.




This is not a high-quality piece by any stretch (it's only $12), but it was cute and would look okay from far away. But the reason it caught my eye is because I totally knew what they swiped this design from.

Look familiar? These are the Forever Pendants by Bernardaud and are $215 on Vivre.



These are porcelain and the hearts are accented with painted chain detailing. They have a toggle closure and feature a application of gold or platinum edging. The colors are just lovely, I especially like the lavender and the red versions. But isn't it surprising that such a small piece could be remade for the mass-market and even more surprising to stumble upon it.

4 comments:

Running With Heels said...

These are adorable, the price tag though not so much!

I actually like the lock piece on the $12 more than the plain one.

Princess Poochie said...

I thought the arrow design was much more clever too.

Luv
Poochie

WendyB said...

If anyone knocks me off like that, I will cut them!

Princess Poochie said...

It's pretty crazy, huh????

Luv
Poochie