Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Save vs. Splurge

My Favorite Designer Dupes

My NUMBER ONE REQUESTED BLOG POST is finally live and I am so excited to share these amazing finds with you! As many of you know, I'm a sucker for a good designer item and have collected many of them over the years... probably many more than I should have but oh well. However, lately I have come across SO many dupes for several of those items that are almost identical and no where near the same price. All of the dupe items that I am reviewing are ones that I actually have and use myself so I'm not just basing what I'm saying off of what I've seen on the internet. These reviews are totally honest and based totally off of the real life items! Feel free to comment or direct message me on Instagram with any other questions. 

You can shop all of the items here in the liketoKNOW.it app! This is where everything is linked. 

1. David Yurman Link Bracelet- $28 VS. $1,700

I mean... the price difference should say it all 😂I have the authentic David Yurman link bracelet in the all silver version that I wear every single day. It was a gift given to me and I wouldn't trade it for the world! However, this $28 two toned version is also amazing to wear on a daily basis and clearly MUCH more affordable. This dupe is from the Styled Collection, which is a place I have purchased from many many times. Their fashion jewelry is amazing and the quality is the BEST. I have several of their DY dupe bracelets and pair them with my authentic ones all the time! Yes, if you are a DY lover like me, you can tell the difference. However if you ask me, if someone is looking that closely at your wrist... they need to back up.  The authentic DY bracelet is the second picture and the first picture is the dupe! 

2. Cult Gaia Arc Bamboo Handbag- $37.99 VS. $100.80 (on sale)

When this original handbag first came out a few years ago, I BEGGED for it... literally like a small child begs for candy and the store with their Mom 😂I'm not proud but it's the truth. So I finally got it and have been obsessed with it ever since. The original authentic one is on sale right now for $100.80 so if you're feeling like splurging, go for it and grab it here now! OR you can grab this dupe version that you see in all of my pictures for only $37.99. I don't know about you but that sounds like a much better deal to me. I have had my dupe version for over a year now and I have not had one single problem with it. The quality is just as good as the authentic one! The only difference is the color. The authentic version (second picture) is lighter and the dupe (first picture) is darker. 

3. Tularosa High Waisted Bikini- $24.99 VS. $146

I am obsessed with both the authentic and dupe versions of this to be honest! They both come in multiple colors and are both true to size. I purchased the authentic one in white for our honeymoon and love it but I honestly like the dupe version just as much in the stripes. It comes in several different prints and I will be linking a few of them for you! The dupe is the first picture and the authentic Tularosa is the bottom picture. 

4. Steve Madden Ankle Strap Heels- $24.99 VS. $90

There are actually several dupe versions for these shoes that are all amazing! With the help of my dog and her teeth, I have had to purchase about 5 pairs now over the last 2 years so I am very thankful for each and every one of the dupes. I am linking my top favorite dupes and I have had them all at one point or the other! They are all super comfortable. Side note.. I do highly recommend spraying suede protectant on them before wearing though! 

5. David Yurman X Bracelet- $24 VS. $495

This is another dupe that I got from the Styled Collection! I absolutely love it. The quality is amazing and it looks so good paired with my other authentic DY bracelets. I wear this one every day! Again, if you are a DY fan, you can tell the difference up close but seriously who is looking?! The authentic one is the top picture and the dupe version is on the bottom. 

6. Hermes Clic H Bracelet- $14.38 VS. $640

This is probably my number one favorite dupe EVER. It is absolutely amazing and I'm not ashamed to say I purchased it in 3 colors. I mean you absolutely cannot beat the quality or the price. I actually do not have the authentic Hermes bracelet but several of my friends do and unless I get up close and personal dissecting their bracelets, I cannot tell the difference just from looking. Clearly the gold is different because I mean it's gold... let's be honest. If you are going to purchase any of these dupes, this is DEFINITELY the first one I'd get! The authentic is the first picture and the dupe is the second! 

Make sure to share with me if you purchase any of these dupes! I always love hearing your reviews and seeing how you style things.

  Again, click HERE to shop all of my favorite dupes from today's post in the liketoKNOW.it app. 



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