It's no secret that I adore most everything, OK everything, that has the Eames label attached to it. Unfortunately, I can't afford one bit of it . . . until now. The Eames La Chaise ($9,475) has had me drooling for a while, especially the red-hot one used by Ben Affleck. But for that price, I'd rather something with doors, four wheels, and a gas tank. Alas, someone has knocked the design right off and given us not-so-flush folks the opportunity to pretend we live like royalty. To see the impressive copycat lounger,
Can't tell the difference? Neither could I. The Alphaville Design Deco Chaise is about what the taxes would be on the authentic version — $1,149! It's still not cheap but it beats the original asking price. That is, unless you want the real deal. Which one would you buy?