Fallon Vs. Zara, The Brass and Leather Necklace Edition

Don't get us wrong. We love Zara. They boil down trends as soon as they leave the runways and whip out their own version at a price point we can afford. But sometimes this fast fashion giant "interprets" designs a bit too literally. Case in point: This necklace, which has been in Fenton/Fallon's "Fallon Classiques" collection on and off since 2008.
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Don't get us wrong. We love Zara. They boil down trends as soon as they leave the runways and whip out their own version at a price point we can afford. But sometimes this fast fashion giant "interprets" designs a bit too literally. Case in point: This necklace, which has been in Fenton/Fallon's "Fallon Classiques" collection on and off since 2008.
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Don't get us wrong. We love Zara. They boil down trends as soon as they leave the runways and whip out their own version at a price point we can afford. But sometimes this fast fashion giant "interprets" designs a bit too literally.

Case in point: This necklace, which has been in Fenton/Fallon's "Fallon Classiques" collection on and off since 2008. So it's not necessarily a new piece, but rather one that's become a bit of a signature for Fenton/Fallon jewelry designer, Dana Lorenz. The original is made from polished brass with Italian leather accents. The Zara version has the exact same chunky links and leather cord design. While chain link jewelry with spiked accents have become de rigeur lately, the details on this design make us think that perhaps Zara's designers weren't executing a totally original idea.

So what's your verdict?