I think this is what they call in the beauty world, a 'dupe' lookalike. I found this leopard print cardigan in Heaton's Stores for £12. I've wanted the Collectif version for years, but never fancied paying £30+ for a cardie. It's deceptive in my photo but the Heaton's version is exactly the colour of the Collectif one shown below. The Collectif cardigan sells second-hand, used, worn, on eBay for more than £12.
Heaton's version close up for colour.
Being £12 instead of over twice that, I ended up buying two! They also have it in a biscuit colour, a fawn brown, or cream base with pink leopard spots. I'm currently a size 12-14 and the small fitted me. Heaton's fashion would be mostly tailored for age 25 and up, so sizes are realistic to average women's shapes. Not like Urban Outfitters, where I can't even fit into a large, much to my embarrassment.If you haven't heard of Heaton's it's probably because you are one of my readers from outside the island of Ireland, but fear not, there is www.HeatonsStores.com for you to visit online. I checked this afternoon & this particular cardigan isn't listed just yet, but it was only being unboxed when I bought the two instore, so it is definitely new season. I also spotted this swan print cardigan in the shop, which is online already. In the meantime you can see me 'swanning' around in one of my bright green cardigans looking pleased with myself. Great bargain.