The Times Wonders at Zara’s ‘Blatant Knockoffs’

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The Times' "Critical Shopper" got to play "guess the knockoff" at Zara this week! And she did pretty well: "Red pump with tailfin à la Prada, yup; Pierre Hardyesque contrast clutch, sure." Her shopping companion helped, too: "'Sad Victoria Beckham,' my pal said, fingering [a peplum]. And then, espying a black ankle-strap wedge: 'Theyskens for Theory.'" See, isn't this fun?