Designer vs. High Street: Acne Pistol Boot / Matalan
The first pieces from Matalan's new autumn/winter 2012 collection landed in store and online today, and so far we're really impressed by what we've seen. As we've come to expect from the brand, there's a great selection of key trend-led pieces for the season, all at very low prices. There's also a clear designer influence running through the footwear range, with homages to some of our favourite high-end pieces...
Right at the top of our shopping list is the Cuban heeled boot pictured top right, a steal at just £22 when you consider its resemblance to the Acne Pistol Boot on the left - which retails at around £359. We absolutely love the original, but we'd also love to spend that remaining £337 on other things - perhaps a lovely new coat and accessories to furnish our autumn wardrobe. Why not bag the cheaper style now and save the rest?
Whichever style you go for you can be sure that the block-heeled boot with its rounded almond toe, lengthy zip pull and cowboy-style leanings will propel you into sophisticated laid-back style next season.