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!*

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  1. Leslie wrote:

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

    Published 2.17.12 · Reply
  2. Nicole wrote:

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

    Published 2.17.12 · Reply
  3. I adore black flats- and love finding a great deal on them! Thanks for sharing, Jackie. šŸ™‚

    Published 2.17.12 · Reply
  4. Holly wrote:

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

    Published 2.17.12 · Reply
  5. 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

    Published 2.18.12 · Reply
  6. Love the cheaper version! Glad I'm not the only one doing posts like this! Great find!

    Published 2.18.12 · Reply
  7. bevy wrote:

    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.

    Published 2.18.12 · Reply
  8. I just love the cap toe on flats!! Super cute and preppy!

    Published 2.18.12 · Reply
  9. Laura wrote:

    Love the Old Navy ones!

    Published 2.19.12 · Reply
  10. so cute! i actually like the old navy ones better!

    Published 2.19.12 · Reply
  11. 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!

    Published 2.20.12 · Reply
  12. Ivana wrote:

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

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes šŸ™‚
    Macarons and Pearls

    Published 2.20.12 · Reply
  13. 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 šŸ™‚

    Published 2.23.12 · Reply