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The Best Luxury Dupes

Eva Amurri shares the best Luxury Dupes

Are you a Label Queen? While I’m not one, per se, there are certain luxury labels that really set the bar on quality. For example, I’ve had my set of Louis Vuitton luggage since 2010 and it’s still looking fabulous. Ditto other designer accessories I’ve had for over a decade. These days, the quality and design of luxury isn’t as unattainable as it used to be—thanks mostly to lots of design innovation and research that gives us access to beautiful things at a lower price point. Today I thought I would share some awesome luxury dupes (in nearly every category) that I personally love and buy!

Now, when I say “Luxury Dupes”, I DO NOT mean knockoffs. Knockoffs are not something I’d promote, as they really do harm the industry as a whole. What I mean by “dupes” are innovators at different brands who have learned how to source and execute designs or ingredients without the luxury markup. Basically, a less expensive option that you could use “in place of” a luxury, popular item. The luxury “original” might be slightly better (or have that label you just can’t resist) but if they aren’t in your budget, a Dupe just might do!

It’s been super interesting to see so many dupes come out that are actually just as good as the original! I’ve always been a fan of style and beauty that is attainable to all, and more expensive doesn’t always mean better. Let me know if you’ve tried any of these popular dupes or if you have any great ones that aren’t on this list!

Splurge!

Gucci Princetown Shearling Loafer Mules

$995

These are the perfect blend of comfort and style! And while the OG’s would make a great investment if you have the available cash, their price can be intimidating…

Steal!

Asos Vegan Backless Mule Loafers

$43

Luckily, ASOS to the rescue! These dupes are vegan and feature the same backless mule style with the fur but for literally a fraction of the cost!

Splurge!

Olivia von Halle Lila Printed Silk Pajamas

$560

I have been SWOONING over these silk pajamas for over a year, but that price tag is…tough.

Steal!

Slipintosoft Zebra Printed Silk Pajamas

$149

Enter my hero: Slipintosoft! They’re made with 100% silk in similar fun colors and patterns, and they have great reviews!

Splurge!

Spanx Bra-llelujah!® Lightly Lined Bralette

$58

This bralette is all the rage, but definitely comes at a premium price…

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Hanes Women's Comfort Evolution Bra

$12

This has been dubbed the Quarantine Bra, with its comfortable fabric, nearly 15,000 5-star reviews on Amazon, and affordable price point!

Splurge!

Alo Yoga 7/8 High-Waist Airbrush Legging

$78

These Alo Yoga leggings are a fan-favorite. They’re smoothing and sculpting, and so so flattering!

Steal!

Italic Aura High Waisted 7/8 Leggings

$30

If the Alo Yoga leggings are too high a price point for your liking, try Italic’s! They share the same manufacturer and are suuuuuper similar!

Splurge!

Saint Laurent Loulou Heart-Shaped Sunglasses

$420

I have loved these sunglasses for years, but I haven’t taken the plunge yet…

Steal!

Juslink Heart-Shaped Sunglasses

$9

…Luckily, Eden found these on Amazon and gave them to me last Valentine’s Day! They’re pretty good quality, and will definitely hold me over until I can afford the real ones!

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Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer

$45

This Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer became a cult-favorite, and honestly, it’s not even that expensive, however…

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Hot Air Brush

$27

I bought this one a few years ago instead, and it’s THE SH*T. I even did a tutorial for it!

Splurge!

Moncler Moka Hooded Down Quilted Parka

$1,395

This Moncler parka has been on my list for a while, and I totally believe in investing in winter coats that will last forever, especially living in New England!

Steal!

Italic Waverly Long Puffer

$150

And for the discounted price of $150, you can get this incredible dupe from Italic! (This is my winter coat this year and it’s FIYAH!)

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Nars Blush/Bronzer Duo

$42

This Nars Blush/Bronzer Duo has been a cult-favorite for decades, but it’s definitely an investment if you wear it often!

Steal!

Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder

$4

I randomly stumbled upon this incredible dupe from e.l.f. that I actually use all the time now! And look at that pricetag!!!

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Skinceuticals C E Ferulic

$166

Everyone’s favorite C E serum comes with a hefty price tag, but so so worth it if you have the money!

Steal!

La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C Face Serum

$39.99

For those looking for a similar product at a lower price point, check out this Vitamin C serum from La Roche instead!

Splurge!

Prada Saffiano Leather Trim Duffle Bag

$1,950

This nylon duffle bag is a classic, and never ever goes out of style!

Steal!

Italic Miles Weekender Duffel Bag

$200

This dupe from Italic is made from the same manufacturer as Tumi and Longchamp, so it’s A+ quality for a fraction of the luxury cost. I got this for Ian for Christmas and he loves it! Now if only we had somewhere to travel to, LOL!

Photographs by Julia Dags | Happily Eva After, Inc. © 2021 All Rights Reserved

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  1. Nasyter says:

    Love this! I love when someone does the research who actually owns the luxury items and can call out the perfect dupe!!

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