Charlotte Olympia’s ‘Bananas is My Business’ shoes didn’t exactly get a rapturous reception when I showed you them a few months ago (Although I actually tried these on last month and was rather smitten with them, I must admit), so I’m going to take a wild guess that Jeffrey Campbell’s
shameless ripoff version of the style won’t be too popular either.
To be fair to Jeffrey Campbell, his Fruit Bowl Shoe isn’t exactly the same as the Charlotte Olympia version – and is significantly cheaper looking too, I think: no one’s ever going to mistake it for a Charlotte Olympia design, are they? Still, you have to admit, the placement of the fruits seems too similar for this to be a co-incidence. Both shoes feature watermelon on the toes, bananas on the sides, strawberries at the heels…. add the wooden platform and heel, and, well, it’s a poor show from Jeffrey Campbell, in more ways than one.
What do you think of this case of Shoe Deja Vu?