J Crew Emma ($145)
Anne Klein Petricia ($79)
Anne Klein gets my vote. The bow is patent and a good size for the shoe. Not too big. I don’t like the spaghetti bow on the Emma. It’s too long, thin and loopy. Leather on both looks nice. I kind of like the lower heel height better on the J. Crew version. I had a pair of leather Anne Klein shoes that lasted a long time. Although all companies have introduced cutbacks, I would still expect the shoes to perform well over time.
The J. Crew Emma bow is currently on promo for $125 + HAPPYSHOPPING for 25% off thru tomorrow, 3/11.