Nine West Itgirl, £150
I have Shoeperwoman reader Elina to thank for spotting this case of Shoe Deja Vu. She sent me a link to Nine West’s ‘Itgirl’ peep toes, and while the front of the shoe doesn’t look all that remarkable, just take a look at that heel:
Remind you of anything? No?
How about this?
The shoes above are, of course, Casadei’s ‘Blade’ pumps, and as you can see, the heel on the Nine West shoe is virtually identical: so much so, in fact, that I’m actually quite surprised Casadei haven’t made some kind of objection. I’m assuming the difference in the uppers is what’s allowed Nine West to get away with this, but Casadei make peep toe versions of the ‘Blade’ too, so who knows.
What do you think: does the fact that Nine West have copied just one element of the designer shoe make this acceptable, or does the fact that they’ve copied such a well-known design so exactly seem a little bit cheeky?
[Thanks to Elina for the report: well spotted!]