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?

16 comments

  1. michelle says: October 22, 2013

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

  2. Holly Kvinge says: October 22, 2013

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

  3. Nikki says: October 22, 2013

    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

  4. Jackie-York Avenue says: October 23, 2013

    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!

  5. Jackie-York Avenue says: October 23, 2013

    Thank you! I love them too.

  6. Jackie-York Avenue says: October 23, 2013

    I agree, love both brands!

  7. Jackie-York Avenue says: October 23, 2013

    Ooh, good idea Holly!

  8. Jackie-York Avenue says: October 23, 2013

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

  9. Jackie-York Avenue says: October 23, 2013

    You're right Monica! Zara is always on trend but distinctive in their own way.

  10. Jackie-York Avenue says: October 23, 2013

    Definitely Nicole! You could dress them up or down, very versatile.

  11. Allison says: October 23, 2013

    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.

  12. Jackie-York Avenue says: October 23, 2013

    Yup, I knew you would like that! You love those v backs 🙂

  13. Nicole Cors says: December 1, 2013

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

    Nicole, keepcalmandcocoon.blogspot.com

  14. Monica {Cake & Lilies} says: December 1, 2013

    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!

  15. Brunch at Saks says: December 1, 2013

    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 🙂

  16. Bhreagh says: December 1, 2013

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

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