Familiar with the latest designer dupes? These are the pieces to purchase if your budget doesn't quite stretch to the dizzying heights of catwalk collections—and let's face it, whose does?
Whether you're looking to invest in a pair of the best jeans or splash out on a special dress, there's no need to max out your credit card in the process.
Better still, finding these designer-style pieces doesn't even require you to rummage through designer outlets—although, if you enjoy doing that, we would never stand in your way! In fact, all of these bargain pieces can be easily picked up (or added to basket) from everyday fashion stores.
It’s worth noting that when buying from a high-end label, it’s not just the design you're paying for; often the higher prices reflect the level of craftsmanship and fabric quality that go into making a piece. This explains why a designer bag is likely to outlive a cheaper one you picked up on the high street. If you’re looking to dip your toe into a trend, without the full commitment of going high-end, a designer dupe is the perfect bank-friendly option.
Best designer dupes to shop now
1. ISABEL MARANT PRINTED SILK BLOUSE
A brand well known for its bohemian style, this new season Isabel Marant blouse does not disappoint.
SPEND: Isabel Marant Batozia silk-blend blouse
Made from silk-blend crepe de chine, patterned with paisley swirls and flowers it looks gorgeous worn on it’s own or teamed with the coordinating skirt.
SAVE: Mango printed puff sleeve blouse
This floral printed blouse with puff sleeves is just as gorgeous for a fraction of the price.
2. BALENCIAGA HOURGLASS STRETCHED TOP HANDLE BAG
Inject some colour into your wardrobe and make a serious style statement with this iconic sculptural bag from Balenciaga.
SPEND: Balenciaga Hourglass Stretched top handle bag
The latest offering from Balenciaga, a 'stretched' version of the original top handle bag, it comes with a removable crossbody leather strap so can be worn over the shoulder or used as a clutch.
SAVE: Ego sunlight logo baguette shoulder bag
If you can’t commit to splashing the cash on a pastel hued bag try this budget version in lovely lilac.
3. BOTTEGA VENETA CHELSEA BOOTS
Say hello to the chunky lug sole boot—the only style you need to be wearing this season. It’s not often a trend comes around that is stylish, practical and doesn't compromise on comfort. We predict this one is here to stay!
SPEND: Bottega Veneta Lug rubber-trimmed leather Chelsea boots
A new addition to the brand's growing footwear collection these are definitely at the top of our wishlist.
SAVE: H&M platform Chelsea boots
In imitation leather these won’t stand the test of time in your wardrobe but are perfect for testing the waters of this trend.
4. PRADA NYLON BAG
Defined by its drawstring closure this bucket style bag has stood the test of time. With adjustable straps and gold toned hardware, you can never go wrong with a classic black bag.
SPEND: Prada Duet Re-Nylon shoulder bag
Fun fact: this shoulder bag is made of Re-Nylon: a regenerated nylon yarn made from recycled, purified plastic trash collected in the ocean, fishing nets and textile waste fibers.
SAVE: River Island black chain strap bucket bag
With the addition of a gold-tone chain detail handle, this bag will work for both day and night.
5. Louis Vuitton bag
Keeping your hands free as you go about your day, crossbody bags are as functional as they are fashionable. Invest in a designer one to effortlessly elevate all of your everyday outfits. The higher the price point, the greater the original investment in materials, which points to a longer-lasting piece.
SPEND: Louis Vuitton Dauphine Mini Bag
Launched in 2019, this has quickly become a mini must-have. The high-shine Louis Vuitton lock is the perfect finishing touch.
SAVE: Dune Draycote Small Monogram Shoulder Bag
The monogrammed fabric and compact shape offers a nod to Louis Vuitton, while a removable micro pouch is a cute little bonus.
6. Gucci belt
A black belt will always earn its keep in your wardrobe. A timeless accessory that will never date, use it to cinch your waist when wearing floaty, oversized dresses or keep your jeans firmly in place. The addition of a gold buckle will catch the eye.
SPEND: Gucci Leather Marmont Belt
The real-deal Gucci Marmont belt is made from butter-soft leather, which only gets better with age.
SAVE: H&M Narrow Belt
Not sure you're quite ready to commit to the cost of a Gucci belt? Trial the style first with this budget version from H&M.
7. FRANKIE SHOP QUILTED RIPSTOCK JACKET
Perfect for layering and in a stylish shade of khaki, this quilted outwear jacket acts as a streamlined version of your trusty winter puffer coat.
SPEND: Frankie Shop Quilted Padded Ripstop Jacket
Another cult buy from Frankie Shop, this boxy fit jacket is a regular sell out so add yours to your shopping cart quickly.
SAVE: Zara Reversible Padded Jacket
A Zara dupe this good won’t hang around forever.
8. Manolo Blahnik heels
A statement heel is a worthwhile purchase for a number of reasons. Firstly, if they're colorful and brimming with sparkle, they're guaranteed to bring you joy every time you slide your feet into them. Secondly, a fancy shoe has the power to make even your failsafe jeans and T-shirt combination feel polished. Just add a blazer.
SPEND: Manolo Blahnik Hangisi 70 Blue Satin Jewel Buckle Pumps
A shoe made famous by Sex And The City, these are a timeless choice, especially in blue.
SAVE: Zara Shimmery Mid-Heel Slingback Shoes
Slightly lower, and with a slingback instead of a closed heel, these shoes have all the elegance of the original for under $100 / £100.
9. Bottega Veneta necklace
Statement gold jewellery has made a huge comeback. Chain-link necklaces are perfect for layering over casual dresses, T-shirts and sweaters. We’ll let you in on a secret—even the pricey items have usually been gold-plated, so save your coins for true investment pieces.
SPEND: Bottega Veneta Chains
Gold chains don't get more luxe than this. Wear with a low neckline and your hair up to show off the oversized links.
SAVE: & Other Stories Chunky Chain Necklace
A slightly finer link-chain, wear this look-a-like alone or layer with other necklaces for a unique look.
10. Dior bag
Say goodbye to the micro-bag trend, and hello to a fabulous large tote bag. Distinguished by its combination of sophisticated-yet-relaxed style, the Dior Book Tote has been seen adorning the arms of celebrities and influencers alike. The eye-watering price tag does seem steep for a canvas bag, but don’t worry—we have found the perfect alternative, and you can even have it personalised with your name or initials.
SPEND: Dior Book Tote
Beautifully embroidered, the attention to detail on this bag is exceptional. Wear on your shoulder or carried in the crook of your arm.
SAVE: Lily and Bean Isabella Bag
Slightly different in colour to the original, this gives you the option to put your name where the iconic Dior logo would normally go.
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