14 astounding designer dupes—where to buy could-be-designer pieces for a LOT less

Our round-up of the best designer dupes is here, ready, and willing to save your credit card

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Our designer dupes fashion guide is essential reading for style lovers with champagne tastes but a lemonade budget. These are the pieces to purchase if your bank balance 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 secondhand shops or online vintage stores looking for bargains—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. But 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. Moncler Quilted Glossed Shell Jacket

Designer dupes Moncler and Gap jackets

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Moncler makes some of the best winter coats and this padded jacket is no exception. But to snap up this style you don't have to splash the cash to tap into the clothing trend with this amazing version from Gap—made from recycled materials too. Save pennies and the planet? Sign us up for this designer dupe.

SPEND: Moncler Fustet Hooded Two-tone Quilted Glossed Shell Jacket
Adding a sleek finish to your ski-look this has a shiny sheen, and a funnel neck to protect from the elements too. Padded with down and feathers for warmth. (opens in new tab)

SPEND: Moncler Fustet Hooded Two-tone Quilted Glossed Shell Jacket

Adding a sleek finish to your ski-look this has a shiny sheen, and a funnel neck to protect from the elements too. Padded with down and feathers for warmth.


SAVE: Gap 100% Recycled Polyester Relaxed Heavyweight Cropped Puffer Jacket
This has water-resistant technology and cozy insulation crafted from recycled materials. Available in five colors. (opens in new tab)

SAVE: Gap 100% Recycled Polyester Relaxed Heavyweight Cropped Puffer Jacket

This has water-resistant technology and cozy insulation crafted from recycled materials. Available in five colors.


2. Isabel Marant Floral-Print Velvet Midi Dress

designer dupes Isabel marant dress and Next dress

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Every capsule wardrobe needs a printed midi dress and we love the warm purple hues on these frocks. Team with black ankle boots and layer a fine roll knit underneath for extra warmth in winter.

SPEND: Isabel Marant Moyranid Floral-Print Velvet Midi Dress
This one has a plush velvet texture for extra opulence. The nipped-in waist and puff sleeves make it flattering on the figure. (opens in new tab)

SPEND: Isabel Marant Moyranid Floral-Print Velvet Midi Dress

This one has a plush velvet texture for extra opulence. The nipped-in waist and puff sleeves make it flattering on the figure.


SAVE: Next Paisley Cowl Neck Dress
This one may not have the velvet touch-me texture but it has delivered on the pretty paisley print and a cut that cinches the waist.  (opens in new tab)

SAVE: Next Paisley Cowl Neck Dress

This one may not have the velvet touch-me texture but it has delivered on the pretty paisley print and a cut that cinches the waist. 


3. Chloé Betty block-heel rubber boots

designer dupes Chloe and Zara rubber boots

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Has a pair of rubber boots ever looked so chic? We think not. This designer dupe has been causing quite the stir on our Instagram feeds and we can see why (it's not just because they're hitting key shoe trends this season). Perfect for any unexpected downpours whilst still keeping our outfit looking suitably stylish.

SPEND: Chloé Betty block-heel rubber boots
Giving the utility trend a chic upgrade, these heeled rubber boots look just as stylish teamed with a knitted jumper dress as they would with your jeans. (opens in new tab)

SPEND: Chloé Betty block-heel rubber boots

Giving the utility trend a chic upgrade, these heeled rubber boots look just as stylish teamed with a knitted jumper dress as they would with your jeans.


SAVE: Zara Rubberized Heeled Ankle Boots
Make countryside wellies city-appropriate with this chunky heeled pair from Zara. Practical and polished, keep the look tonal and team with neutral hues for a catwalk-ready feel. (opens in new tab)

SAVE: Zara Rubberized Heeled Ankle Boots

Make countryside wellies city-appropriate with this chunky heeled pair from Zara. Practical and polished, keep the look tonal and team with neutral hues for a catwalk-ready feel.


4. Tom Ford Sequinned Leggings

designer dupes tom ford and river island black sequin leggings

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You can't beat something sparkly when party season hits and you are looking for Christmas party outfit ideas, and these sequin leggings brought to you by designer Tom Ford and British high street store River Island hit the mark. The perfect hybrid of comfort and glamour.

SPEND: Tom Ford Sequined Leggings
The elasticated waistband makes these beauties a delight to wear. Go all-out disco ball and team with a silver sequin top and hit that dance-floor. (opens in new tab)

SPEND: Tom Ford Sequined Leggings

The elasticated waistband makes these beauties a delight to wear. Go all-out disco ball and team with a silver sequin top and hit that dance-floor.


SAVE: River Island Black Sequin Leggings
Balance the figure-hugging fit and pair with an oversized knit for a more dressed-down look. (opens in new tab)

SAVE: River Island Black Sequin Leggings

Balance the figure-hugging fit and pair with an oversized knit for a more dressed-down look.


5. Balmain Double-Breasted Frayed Tweed Blazer

designer dupes balmain and H&M jackets

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The best blazers can sharpen even the most casual of looks and the textured finish on these jackets give it that polished edge. Layer over a lace cami and a pair of straight-leg jeans for look that works in most social scenarios.

SPEND: Balmain Double-Breasted Frayed Tweed Blazer
A real investment buy that will forever stay in style, this soft white tweed blazer will work like a charm during wedding season too. (opens in new tab)

SPEND: Balmain Double-Breasted Frayed Tweed Blazer

A real investment buy that will forever stay in style, this soft white tweed blazer will work like a charm during wedding season too.

SAVE: H&M Boucle Jacket
H&M has really nailed the posh aesthetic with this wool-blend blazer. The gold-effect buttons add a luxe touch too. (opens in new tab)

SAVE: H&M Boucle Jacket

H&M has really nailed the posh aesthetic with this wool-blend blazer. The gold-effect buttons add a luxe touch too.

6. Isabel Marant Printed Silk Blouse

Designer dupes Isabel Marant blouse

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A brand well known for its bohemian style, this floral Isabel Marant blouse and its high store doppelgänger will give your jeans and a nice top combo a romantic finish.

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. (opens in new tab)

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.

Isabel Marant Batozia silk-blend blouse for $995 / £695 (opens in new tab)


SAVE: Mango printed puff sleeve blouse
This floral printed blouse with puff sleeves is gorgeous and a fraction of the price. (opens in new tab)

SAVE: Mango printed puff sleeve blouse

This floral printed blouse with puff sleeves is gorgeous and a fraction of the price.

Mango printed puff sleeve blouse for $59.99 / £35.99 (opens in new tab)


7. BALENCIAGA HOURGLASS STRETCHED TOP HANDLE BAG

Designer dupes Balenciaga hourglass stretched top handle bag in lilac

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Inject some colour into your wardrobe and make a serious style statement with this iconic sculptural bag from Balenciaga. Perfect for jazzing up your LBD, the sweet pastel hue will work when spring rolls in too.

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. (opens in new tab)

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.

Balenciaga Hourglass Stretched top handle bag for $2,150 /  £1,490 (opens in new tab)


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. (opens in new tab)

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.

Ego sunlight logo baguette shoulder bag for $41.99 / £29.99 (opens in new tab)


8. BOTTEGA VENETA CHELSEA BOOTS

H&M and Bottega Veneta boots designer dupes

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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.  (opens in new tab)

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. 

Bottega Veneta Lug rubber-trimmed leather Chelsea boots for $1,100 / £810 (opens in new tab)


SAVE: H&M platform Chelsea boots
Made from imitation leather, these won’t last years in your wardrobe but are perfect for testing the waters of this trend. (opens in new tab)

SAVE: H&M platform Chelsea boots

Made from imitation leather, these won’t last years in your wardrobe but are perfect for testing the waters of this trend.

H&M platform Chelsea boots for $49.99 / £34.99 (opens in new tab)


9. PRADA NYLON BAG

Designer dupes Prada black nylon bag

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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. (opens in new tab)

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.

Prada Duet Re-Nylon shoulder bag for $1,390 / £1,050 (opens in new tab)


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.  (opens in new tab)

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. 

River Island black chain strap bucket bag for $63 / £34 (opens in new tab)


10. Louis Vuitton bag

Designer dupes Louis Vuitton Dauphine bag

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Keeping your hands free as you go about your day, the best 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. The best Louis Vuitton bags have very high price points, but if well looked after they'll outlive you and become an heirloom 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.  (opens in new tab)

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. 


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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.


11. Gucci belt

Designer dupes Gucci Marmont belt

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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.  (opens in new tab)

SPEND: Gucci Leather Marmont Belt

The real-deal Gucci Marmont belt is made from butter-soft leather, which only gets better with age. 


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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.


12. Manolo Blahnik heels

Designer dupes Manolo Blahnik satin jewel buckle pumps

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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. 

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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.   (opens in new tab)

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.  


13. Bottega Veneta necklace

designer dupes Bottega Veneta & Other stories chunky gold chain necklace

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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. (opens in new tab)

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
Wear this look-a-like alone or layer with other necklaces for a unique and modern look.  (opens in new tab)

SAVE: & Other Stories Chunky Chain Necklace

Wear this look-a-like alone or layer with other necklaces for a unique and modern look. 


14. Dior bag

Designer dupes Christian Dior book bag

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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 personalized 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.  (opens in new tab)

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. 


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SAVE: Lily and Bean Isabella Bag

Slightly different in color to the original, this gives you the option to put your name where the iconic Dior logo would normally go.