Lookalike for Less: Joie vs. Zara

Joie Eleanor B. Top: $208

I think it’s interesting how these two blouses share similar attributes (white with black piping, an interesting back detail), but come off as completely different looks-one very feminine, and the other modern and minimal. I like the bow and the pretty pleats on the Joie blouse, but I also love the deep V in the back of the Zara top. Everything from Zara always feels very modern and European to me (not that I’ve ever been, but it’s how I imagine they dress there), and this white top is no exception.

What do you guys think? Joie or Zara?

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  1. michelle wrote:

    i love them both but the downside to the joie one is having to put a jacket over the bow.

    Published 10.22.13 · Reply
  2. Holly Kvinge wrote:

    Both are pretty- and you could always add a bow to the Zara top!

    Published 10.22.13 · Reply
  3. Nikki wrote:

    I like them both! Joie is one of my favorite brands and I love the bow in the back, but you can't beat the Zara price tag!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

    Published 10.22.13 · Reply
  4. I'm with you-Joie is one of my favorite brands but I have to save up a bit to invest in any of their pieces!

    Published 10.23.13 · Reply
  5. Thank you! I love them too.

    Published 10.23.13 · Reply
  6. I agree, love both brands!

    Published 10.23.13 · Reply
  7. Ooh, good idea Holly!

    Published 10.23.13 · Reply
  8. That's so true Michelle! I didn't even think of that-it probably would make a bit of a weird bump.

    Published 10.23.13 · Reply
  9. You're right Monica! Zara is always on trend but distinctive in their own way.

    Published 10.23.13 · Reply
  10. Definitely Nicole! You could dress them up or down, very versatile.

    Published 10.23.13 · Reply
  11. Allison wrote:

    I'm going to go with most of the posters – the Joie is a lot cuter. BUT – it BETTER be for that price tag! I love the sleeves and the drape of it. The Zara I could do without but I do like the cut out in the back.

    Published 10.23.13 · Reply
  12. Yup, I knew you would like that! You love those v backs ๐Ÿ™‚

    Published 10.23.13 · Reply
  13. Nicole Cors wrote:

    Love both, but could definitely see myself in the joie top. Great options for work or for going out!

    Nicole, keepcalmandcocoon.blogspot.com

    Published 12.1.13 · Reply
  14. I'd have to go with the Joie– always fun to see how brands like Zara are inspired by big designers, yet manage to put their own, often slightly edgier spin on things!

    Published 12.1.13 · Reply
  15. I really like both (and love both places) but for this one I'd have to go with Joie! That bow is too cute to pass up ๐Ÿ™‚

    Published 12.1.13 · Reply
  16. Bhreagh wrote:

    Thesre are my favourite kinds of posts! Both tops are adorable ๐Ÿ˜€
    http://www.bhreaghwho.com
    Cheers,
    Bhreagh

    Published 12.1.13 · Reply