I always have a great debate about whether you splurge and get the product you know will last, or buy the cheap product for a quick fix. Usually my rule of thumb is if it is something super trendy, buy it cheap because chances are you will dispose of it within two years. That is how I feel about these Charlotte Olympia Kitty Embroidered Velvet Slippers. I am not sure I see myself wearing them in a couple years, but they would be fun for the moment. I have found them at a pretty unbeatable price and they look exactly identical.