Clever knock-off of Balmain jacket by Bardot

We all fell in love with Balmain’s exquisite band jacket, heavily embellished with crystals and worn by celebs. But we couldn’t afford the price tag.

I have just now seen a knock-off of the sublime jacket in Bardot (which is an aussie high-street store for those who don’t know). If you’d like to see for yourself, here’s the link to the bejewelled jacket in the online store. It’s $189.95, which is very reasonable when compared with the original.

It looks suspiciously like the Alice + Olivia knock-off from last year, seen below as compared to the original Balmain jacket.  Has Bardot used the same manufacturer as A+O and changed the label? Hmm…

The disturbing thing is, in the flesh it’s rather delightful, and I’m actually considering buying it. Would that be a no-no? What do you think? Will it just look ridiculously dated in a year or so? Or will I continue to love it for its fancy detailing?