Spend or Save? Marc or Forever 21?

By  July 02, 2009

Want the look but short on cash? Look for bargain items that reflect the feel of a higher end piece. We love this Marc by Marc Jacobs Habotai Ruffle-Front Dress (available at Net-A-Porter.com), but it costs $360. The Forever 21 Ruffle Woven Wrap Dress (available at Forever21.com for $27.80) isn’t an exact replica (which we think is a good thing), but it has the elements—the ruffles and the waist tie—that make the Marc dress so chic.


So what will you do—spend or save?