10.28.2010

Thrifty Thursday: David Lerner Lace Dress for Less

Mes chers, on the left we have David Lerner’s luscious Lace Dress; to the right we have Candie’s lovely Lace Bandage Dress courtesy of Kohl’s.

While the lace detailing seen on the Candie’s creation is a hue that matches the overall construction of the dress, as opposed to a contrasting color a la the Lerner lovely; for a mere $28.80, in comparison to the $220.00 required to call the Lerner original your own, it harbors the very same ability to make the wearer turn heads – at a price that doesn’t make one cringe!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for David Lerner, or be thrifty and spring for Candie’s?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Revolve Clothing and Kohl’s for the pictures.


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Melanie's Randomness said...

Ooo Soo buying the Kohl's one!! Also if you spend $50 you get $10 Kohl bucks back!! hehe. =)

The other day on Oprah they had a man showing twins with the thrifty outfit & the expensive outfit! It made me think of you! I've learned so much from this!! =) Thanks as always dear!

Fashionography. said...

I have to say I like the more expensive one in this case! And the OPI nail polish is Manicurist of Seville.

Sandy a la Mode said...

wow this is a great find!! and sooo much cheaper!!

vdcouture said...

so fabulous <3

vdcouture

Dancing Branflake said...

Whoa- Candie's still exist??? And I do always love the cheaper version. Great comparison!

London's-beauty said...

i really love the lacy bit ^__^

anhesty said...

i'll go with thrifty. they look so similar. love it.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I haven't bought anything Candie's in YEARS!! Well, I guess I actually haven't been to a Kohls in years. Lol. This dress couldn't be more of a deadringer. I can't imagine anyone wanting to buy the more expensive version after seeing this comparison! :)

PS. I love you. Just had to throw that out there. Hehe. :P

J. said...

There's barely a difference! Thrift me in!

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing find, darl!
Will definitely be thrifty on this one!

xoxox,
CC

Melissa Blake said...

You always find such great items!! xoxo

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

wow amazing find darling! only $28? wow! xo

She is Sara said...

I love Candies! That dress can be worn as really dressy or laid back, love it!

Josie said...

What a great match! I love it.
xo Josie
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Krystal said...

They are so similar! thrifty :)

OneCraftyFox said...

They look esactly the same to me, so I will go thrifty!

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Rocio said...

I'd definitely cash out for the expensive one, if I had an important event to wear it to lol. I'm not a fan of Candie's brand=P

Ebony said...

I'd splurge. Candies seems Junior's Dept, even if it isn't, so on principal I would go with the splurge because I gave up the junior's department when on my 23rd bday.

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FASHION SNAG said...

David Lerner dress!

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ellie said...

I so love Kohl's candie's..and my Mom likes to shop there too.

Fabíola Beltrão said...

gorgeous....
xoxo

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Definitely the Kohls!! And I think I might head over and pick it up!!

janettaylor said...

Totally love them!

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Maui Girl said...

Wow, those two compare really well. For me, it'd come down to whether I have an important event to which I'd like to wear (in which case I'd go for the David Lerner... otherwise, Kohl's all the way).

fashion trends said...

If I saw two women wearing those dresses side by side, I'd honestly have no clue that they were different.

Sara said...

That's a perfect dress for the upcoming holidays! And they really do look so similar!

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Joanne said...

Definitely the Candie's, and with the price difference, I'll find a little jacket to go with it :)

this free bird said...

If the Candie's fit anywhere near as close as the Lerner I'd give it a try. I do love David Lerner!!

And I cannot wait to see your collection. Do you think you can get it all piled up by the New Year? hehe

xoxo,
Carrie

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I love them both so I'd go for the cheaper one.

The Blonde Duck said...

Candie's! LOVE the black and lace!

♥ joei said...

$220 vs $28.50 for something that looks so similar?? amazing!

definitely, maybe

Diane said...

this is such a great knock-off!

The Favour Shoppe said...

Such a great find! and OMG! price difference!

Natasha said...

I love the Kohl's one. It looks a little sexier than the more expensive one. I love it!

Cynthia said...

I don't know which one to get. It's a black dress, and to me, black dresses are usually splurges. However, there's a bit of trend in it too. Also, I think I'm a little too old for Candie's.

ivy's closet said...

I am so glad there is a cheaper version!

Chic Geek (Devs) said...

That is such a pretty and classy style. Love them both!

Tights Lover said...

They really are just about identical. It looks so much better on the human model though, doesn't it? But I guess for a 10th of the cost, I'm thinking Candie's.

fashioncuti05 said...

Dahhhh! Your such a genius!!!!!

AH said...

i actually like the candie's one better, so i'd definitely be thrifty!

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

yea they look pretty much the same, but i like the way the Lerner dress looks here because it's on a real person.

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KIRAFASHION said...

very nice dress!!!

Megan said...

I really like both.

Anaiz said...

I am going to get the Candie's version right now! LOVE it!

Style, She Wrote said...

Wow! Great find! I can't tell the difference -- except in the price. xo style, she wrote

Mary said...

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Mary

Emily said...

love them both, I'd take the candies dress!

xoxo

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I'd go Lerner! It looks nice and I'm not a huge fan of Candie's... plus the price for a quality LBD isn't bad at all. I love this style in general, you are insane at finding these!

Ayanna Michelle said...

Hmm. I think you can tell which one is more is expensive but seeing as I'm not in the position to just shop as I please I'd go for the Candie dress! It looks well-made and is cute, too.

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Sweet Confessions said...

lovely!!! i've been wanting a dress with some lace..



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Anonymous said...

I love both of these equally! Either one will work!

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Anonymous said...

I love both of these equally! Either one will work!

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How to Lose Weight Fast said...

Awesome............... Wowwwwwwwwwww!!
I like both dress but I love Candie's one.

Sherin said...

They're such beautiful dresses. I love the lace detailing. They're so similar though, so I'm definitely picking the cheaper option.

Becky Regina said...

The cheaper one for me ! Hahaha

Sara Bentley @ Purses Pastries Etc... said...

I like the Lerner -- gotta have some blue and black :)
Have a great weekend!

Rachel said...

I really love the lace on these dresses. It's so pretty! But they look so similar, so I have to go for the Candie's version!

Elle Sees said...

thrifty all the way!

Elle Sees said...

thrifty all the way!

Dina's Days said...

Oh, I like. Sexy, sassy, and classy!

Grace said...

Those dresses are so pretty! I guess I'll just have to go thrifty on this one, even if I don't really like Kohl's Candies line.

Liliana Faviana said...

I just love finding steals on great or similar products. Everything doesn't HAVE to be outrageously expensive.

Liliana Faviana said...

I just love finding steals on great or similar items. Fashion does not HAVE to be outrageously expensive!

Rick said...

Erika, was this post for me? you know how much I love lace right? these are both hot like fire!! great find :)
Rick

liyana said...

i love this dress! my mum tailored one fer me. but with red inside and black lace.

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