What saves the Wall Street Journal's knockoff article from being, well, a knockoff of Eric Wilson's copyright piece in The Times? The video they've made on how to buy cheap clothes. It's interesting but also unintentionally funny, like when their "style expert" points out that cheap clothes have ratty buttonholes, and if you buy an inexpensive cardigan, you must keep the buttons done at all times. Also: when Vera Wang sends a statement to the WSJ, insisting the unfinished hem on a Simply Vera piece is intentional, not cheap. We believe her, too, but you've got to admit, it's giggle-worthy.
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