6.15.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: R13 Moto Vest for Less

My loves, on our left we have R13’s bad to the bone Moto Vest (LIKE); to our right we have bebe’s luscious Leatherette Moto Vest (TRY).

(WHY?) While the bebe beauty is a sassy Strawberry Whip shade, as opposed to the Dirty White hue of the rugged R13 piece; for a mere $39.99, in comparison to the $978.00 asking price of R13’s Moto marvel, it is every bit as fabulous, and allows the frugal fashionista to indulge in all three colors – strawberry whip, black, and dark khaki!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for R13, or be thrifty and spring for bebe?

Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Barneys and bebe for the pictures.


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Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

I like the choices of strawberry whip, black, and dark khaki...sounds good to me! I think this vest would look great in black! Thanks for opening our eyes to another amazing bargain and alternative for the higher priced! :) Happy Tuesday Erika. :)


Rachel

sylvie @ silver lining said...

while r13's dirty white is touch chic at it's best, i must applaud bebe for their equally impressive design. i would opt for black and pair it with my favorite vintage white vneck tee and rollup denim shorts.

another fabulous find, miss erika!

xo,
sylvie of silver lining

Jammer said...

I'd go for the bebe loook! I saw one on shopbop awhile back that I loved but it was wayy out of my price range - great find!!

http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

Maddy said...

That's a no brainer...Bebe, of course! At $39.99, that's a steal!

Giovanna&Roberta said...

I'm back darling! Chek out our blog we made a new dress for this summer!

janettaylor said...

Just great!

FASHION SNAG said...

I would love the vest in black!

www.FashionSnag.com

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

To be honest, I usually don't pay attention to Bebe because they have been overpriced and cheap looking in the past... but your comparison has my attention now. I love the name of the color; strawberry whip. It sounds like something I want to drink =)

Couture Carrie said...

Excellent fin, darling E!
I will definitely be thrifty on this one!

xoxox,
CC

AMK said...

I don't know why I like the R13 better, even do, I don't REALLY see the difference...

Leia said...

I actually prefer the bebe! Great pick!

Joanne said...

Oh I definitely like the attitude of the R13. I'm spending today!

Rachel said...

I'll be thrifty and go with the bebe vest. At only $39.99, how could anyone resist? Plus it comes in other colors! Not to mention I think $978 is an insane price for a vest...

SabinePsynopsis said...

As much as I fance R13 - at nearly $1000 it's a bit over my budget. xoxo

Sarah said...

Definitely the Bebe one. The R13 one seems a little more baggy than the Bebe one, and I love the color choices of the Bebe one.

miss jordan. said...

The vest from BeBe is just as adorable with a price to die for! :)

The Anthology said...

Oh boy -- I think it's gotta be leather all the way.

That R13 vest is gorgeous! Looks like it would hang so nicely.

It always amazes me that you're able to find such brilliant pairings.

*Kelsey

Valerie said...

Oooh, they're both fabulous! I'd definitely go for the inexpensive one on this. Oh you have the Victorian wedges! Those are awesome too! Are they comfortable? I really hope I can "break mine in" because I love them and want to wear them all the time. Haha.

xo
Valerie

Valerie said...

Oh, and I forgot to write that my nail polish was Do You Lilac It by OPI. It's such a fun, summery color!

xo
Valerie

The Blonde Duck said...

Tightwad!

And ode to bacon is up!

Tights Lover said...

I love them both! I guess that means I'm voting for the tightwad option!

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chaoskontrolowany said...

Love it!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Wow, when I first saw this post, I assumed the Bebe one was going to be more expensive, just based on the overall look. It's SO much cuter! I can't believe how cheap it is. That's freaking awesome!

Mar said...

Woow it's gorgeous! I've never been a fan of vests but this is definetely a good choice :)

Dancing Branflake said...

Wow! I love the bebe one so much. Only $40? Score! You always have the best finds.

Sootjeelina said...

I even love the strawberry one more!
You have a great talent for spotting things almost the same but way lower in price!
Btw, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, I really appreciate it :D

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Sarahhh.Fashion said...

I lovee the R13 one, a little more taylored and smarter :) Bebe one <3 is okk, Love this post, thanks for the comments :D Sarah..0x

WeShop said...

Wow - $40 instead of almost $1,000! I'd have to go with the cheaper option. Imagine spending a grand on something and losing or damaging it - aaargh! xx
http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

Josie said...

Definitely the bargain one -- vests look ridiculous on me but this one is so cute that I'd probably cave!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Sherin said...

I'm definitely a big spender this time. I love the B13 one: it looks fantastic.

AH said...

hm, not really my style, so i think i'll save my money this time :P

Krystal said...

fabuloso!
p.s. thanks for reminding me of true affection (blow) because that song always pops in to my head and i can never remember who it is or what it's called so now i'm bookmarking it! :)

ediot said...

hi lovely. i love your spree-steal posts. i would go for bebe. might be because the jacket looks better when its more fitted to the body-
hope youre having a wonderful day love.
im trying to update more often now- let us see how that goes. ;)
thanks for your comment

xx ediot

ellie said...

thats amazing some one would actually pay that much for a vest..woooo..

meg said...

yes..indulge in those 3 colors!

Sara Lynn said...

Bebe for sure! I love it! That vest is really cute, I want one now! lol :)

ARANXA. said...

I can never pull off white for some weird reason..but i love the BEBE vest!
XO,
ARANXA

Leah said...

Bebe and get all the colors. Happy Tuesday Erika! xoxo

Margaux. said...

I think in black the bebe vest would be even better than the R13 one.

Mara said...

I like the Bebe one better I think..although I couldn't pull this off haha

Clare said...

Uuuugh Erica!!! WHY must you tempt me so with your finds! I first need to hire you as my personal shopper. You may think I am joking, but it would literally be a dream come true to have your keen eye on my shopping trips.

However, this point brings me to point #2, I seriously need a promotion so I can afford these wonderful items!

xoxo

Emily said...

I'd be a tightwad on this one!
xoxo

Grace said...

Hmm, I wouldn't get either, but I don't like Bebe, so if I did, I'd go with that pricey R13 one.

michelle_ said...

id totally want this steal goodie !
it looks almost exactly the same !!

la petite fashionista said...

love love love this. i'm such a biker chick at heart. i like the white too-- a bit softer than tradiational black!

Rick said...

great find, as always Erika!

Indie.Tea said...

Wow, what a great find that normally priced second vest is.
I hate it when magazine editors/writers chose to call normally priced cheap or "affordable", seemingly implying that most people spend thousands on a simple outfit.

Annie Spandex said...

I would wear this to pieces! I love moto vests! I'd get the bebe one. xx

(psst! There's a giveaway going on over at my blog.)

Stephanie said...

I like bebe's better! maybe because the model looks great in it haha

Kisses,
Stephanie

CC said...

The strawberry shade is adorable but i have to say I prefer the R13 version. =)
Xx

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Bebe, Bebe, Bebe!!! I love the slim fit and I think the day I spend $1,000 on a vest (as much as I love clothes), is the day I need to be shot in the face as I literally will have lost any understanding of how to manage my money.

Imogen said...

I can't believe the price difference, they seem so similar to me. Bebe for sure.

Joanne Faith said...

Neither are really my style, but I think the Bebe one is so much cuter. Very close comparison though.

nicole said...

one of my gfs actually got a really awesome hooded faux leather vest from bebe and i never would have guessed it was from there. she got it for a great price too, so this def reinforces the value of the alternative. you have such a great eye for great finds erika!

and thanks for your sweet comment. you should post up and outfit where you wear your romper with high-waisted pants!

beckyxoxo said...

Ahh actually I like the R13 better but it's so damn expensive ! So bebe it is haha .

Kinsey Michaels said...

Wow the price difference is staggering! I really like the bebe one in fact, their imitation is just as lovely!

Dorothy Souhuwat said...

thx for the sweet comments..
so wanna exchange link and follow me??

Desert Rubble said...

tightwad here, too!

Lynn

Audrey Allure said...

I like the R13 one much more :)

D. Marie said...

I love all your little fun things to do like painting your toes in rainbow colors of putting mini umbrellas in your purse for drinks! :) So fun! I actually love the bright White BEBE vest more than the expensive one! :)

C. said...

ooh love that!

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