It’s no surprise that such an iconic phenomenon of our time could inspire a number of fashion items. After all, the most recognizable cultural symbols from social media sites are a hashtag and @-sign, which have been topics for extensive articles by The New York Times and the like. So shoppers don’t flinch when they spot necklaces adorned with handles rather than first names, or clothing and accessories bedecked with Tweet-ready graphics—and within a vast price range. From high end to high street, can you tell which social media-inspired shoe costs more than the other?
Answer: The shoe on the left is Princess Vera Wang‘s Smoking Flats ($21.97, was $54.99) and the shoe on the right is Chatelles‘ ‘Albert Custom’ Loafer ($275). French brand Chatelles created their custom loafer with polka-dot black suede and black embroidery, which is handmade in Portugal. Princess Vera Wang is designer Vera Wang’s lower range collection exclusively for major retailer Kohl’s, as well as the name of her rose-and-jasmine scented perfume. Her smoking flats are made of microsuede with white embroidery. Did you guess correctly? Which pair do you prefer?