“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” is what the uninspired say to justify sheer laziness. Having said this, savvy shoppers don’t necessarily have to pay substantially more for styles with an inexpensive twin to claim the moral high ground. My goal, when shopping, is to maximize the value of my dollar, and to disregard any fuzzy details that might complicate the decision-making process.
Shared here are some really pretty styles, and their Doppelgängers. It is not clear who copied whom in some instances.
Related: the last Seeing Double shopping post.