Are you inspired by all the designer bags, shoes, and clothes but cannot fathom spending hundreds of dollars on them? Yeah, me too. Luckily, there are a lot of ways to get the look for less. I usually refer to these items as “dupes” but someone I follow used “inspired by” and I rather like that. I’ve rounded up a number of items that aren’t exactly the same as their designer counterparts, but super close. I like to think it’s also better that they’re inspired by it because if they’re outright copying, that’s terrible and illegal.
I’m going to be completely honest – there is no way I can afford Chanel anything right now – but these shoes above? They make me feel like I’m a little closer to Chanel than I was before.
1. Amazon – The Drop – Women’s Natalie V-Neck Lace Trimmed Camisole Tank Top | 2. Amazon – Hale – Women’s June High Waisted Wide Leg Crop Jean with Pin Tucks | 3. Amazon – LY VAREY LIN Women’s Faux Shearing Moto Jacket | 4. Nordstrom – 1901 – Whitaker Boot | 5. Friday by JW Pei – Faye Medium Tote – Dark Green Croc | 6. Amazon – Outsta – Women Valentine Shoes Butterfly Flying | 7. Amazon – J2 Love Faux Leather High Waist Leggings | 8. Amazon – FENIKUSU – Women’s Flat Sneakers High Top Glitter Fashion Star Lace up Casual Shoes Wide Width | 9. Macy’s – Marc Fisher – Laynie Slingback Pumps | 10. Warehouse – Top Handle Leopard Bucket Bag
Did you know that Amazon has this fashion area called “The Drop” where they do limited runs of clothes that fashion influencers design? And they also have their “basic’s” section as well. This cami comes from their basics. It reminded me of the Cami NYC ones – that are like almost $180 for a single camisole! I seriously can’t pay that much for such little fabric, so this is a great dupe for it.
Amazon is the go-to for all dupes. In fact, they also partner with big designers to make fashion lines for less money – case in point. These jeans are from a line called “Hale” which comes from the designer of AG Jeans Adriano Goldschmied. So you’re basically getting the AG jeans for way less than you would at Nordstrom.
The Golden Goose sneakers aren’t going away anytime soon. And who wants to pay over $500 for a pair of shoes that are already dirty? I hear they’re really comfy, but I’ll have to take everyone’s word on that one. These high tops that are inspired by GG might be uncomfortable, I have no idea, but for about $60 I can put my shoe inserts in and make them comfy! (Does that make me old now?)
I hope this roundup will help you look like a million dollars without having to spend all that. Do you have any favorites of this group? Do you own any of these dupes or designer items? Let me know in the comments below!
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