Thursday, March 7, 2013

Double-Take: Michael Kors vs. Merona

It's time for another double-take, where we take one item from Target and match it up against a lookalike (and much pricier) designer piece. Now I've been on the hunt for a good (meaning comfortable!) pair of black peep-toe pumps, and believe me, there are a LOT of options our there.  But these two looked practically identical to me, both with a black-patent finish, the same heel shape, and same height. The difference is that one pair is by Michael Kors (called the "MK Flex", at Zappo's) and will set you back $98, whereas the other pair is by Merona (called "Magee", at Target) and only costs a third of that at $29.99.  Which one is which?  The answer appears in the comments section below.


Target Addict said...

The pair on the left is from Merona, and the one on the right is from Kors. And FYI: I ordered the Kors pair from Zappos and will be returning them, as they run VERY small in the toe-box, despite the fact that I went up a half-size. I'm normally not a fan of Target shoes, but in this case I'm going to at least try on the "Magee" and see if they're comfortable or not.

Judy C said...

I think the shape of the Merona is better than the Kors. I have seen a lot of the Kors items that seem to be more expensive just because of the name, not the quality.

Amy Lynn said...

Please report back on the Magee as I would LOVE to know how comfortable they are. You are right - these two pairs are basically identical and are great looking pumps, but I have rather problematic feet so for me comfort is the #1 priority. Thanks so much!! I love your Double-take posts!