Lookalike for Less: Classic Flats

I’ve had a thing for these Banana Republic flats for the last few weeks:

They look very Olivia Palermo to me, yes? Except there’s a big yellow strip on the heel, which is probably the only reason I haven’t bought them. That and the 98 dollar price tag.
Then I was perusing Carly’s guest post on Mae’s blog, and saw the Old Navy version she posted:
Well, well. Hello, Old Navy flats that look exactly the same and cost around 20 bucks! I wonder which are more comfortable though-I am obsessed with finding comfortable flats.
They both come in black as well. Lately I’m obsessed with basics (such as the perfect pair of black flats), so I’m kind of feeling the black pair:

Old Navy has a black version as well, but I kind of like the leather of the BR pair better. They’re the perfect simple black flat, but with a little interest added by the cap toe. Totally versatile, totally classic. Aaaaand I totally want them!

*Fixed the pictures…sorry about that! Note to self: do not compose blog posts while half asleep!*


  1. Leslie says: February 17, 2012

    Both pairs look great! I think the BR might be more comfortable, though. I too am obsessed with comfy flats. 🙂

  2. Nicole says: February 17, 2012

    Wait…are those really different shoes?! I seriously cannot tell a SINGLE difference!

  3. Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] says: February 17, 2012

    I adore black flats- and love finding a great deal on them! Thanks for sharing, Jackie. 🙂

  4. Holly says: February 17, 2012

    So cute! I can't tell the difference in the pictures!

  5. navy and orange says: February 18, 2012

    great find! I would guess the fit, quality and comfort are probably better on the BR ones. I can't wait to hear more!

    xoxo navy & orange

  6. Ashley @ The Sweet Life says: February 18, 2012

    Love the cheaper version! Glad I'm not the only one doing posts like this! Great find!

  7. bevy says: February 18, 2012

    i have a nude pair with a black cap i found at tjmaxx. they seem to go with everything.

    btw, nice kate spade purse. the dots would've got me too.

  8. natasha {schue love} says: February 18, 2012

    I just love the cap toe on flats!! Super cute and preppy!

  9. Laura says: February 19, 2012

    Love the Old Navy ones!

  10. jessica {creative index} says: February 19, 2012

    so cute! i actually like the old navy ones better!

  11. Mary {Something Nice} says: February 20, 2012

    I've been on the look-out for a great flat as well. Since you're on the hunt for a good basic black, I'd suggest going with the BR ones… they'll probably last a lot longer. I'd splurge for Lavin if I could afford it! Nothing beats a great shoe, and a great flat at that!

  12. Ivana says: February 20, 2012

    Wow, they look really amazing! And for 20 bucks a pair, I can have them both 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes 🙂
    Macarons and Pearls

  13. maggietalksloud says: February 23, 2012

    I've been on a desperate shoe hunt for black flats – LOVE your selections so much I referenced your post on my blog! Thanks for the shoe help 🙂

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