Yo, yo, yo! Happy Sunday! TBH this was supposed to go up on Friday, but life happened and I gave myself grace. Cool? Cool. Now I feel like every style-related post on CUR starts with some sort of disclaimer to how I shop – that I’m a bargain huntah and sale queen to the core. Y’all know this. So it’s also fair to say that I’m ALL for a good designer dupe. What’s a designer dupe? It’s a copycat product – a duplicate – that looks like a designer good at a fraction of the price.
Over the past few weeks, I was finding #AllTheDupes in doing my online shopping. And I dunno about you, but why on EARTH wouldja wanna pay as much as $800+ more when you can get something that looks nearly *identical* for less?!? I simply cannot justify it. Granted, there are definitely some situations where quality trumps all, and the designer/more expensive version is just worth it. It’s made better, it’s a one-time purchase that lasts a lifetime, it’s your all time favorite piece that you wear every single day for the rest of forever, yadda yadda yadda. But othertimes, designer dupes are a thousand times more worthwhile. They look the same, and they most likely function/wear nearly the same at least. And…#RealTalk y’all. The only people who can actually tell the difference in normal life situations AND have the nerve to say something and/or silently judge you for it are people you don’t want and/or need in yo’ life anyways.
When there’s a dupe there’s a way.
And these dupes are bombdotcom.
$798 Stuart Weitzman Highland boots versus all of these dupes from $24.98 – $189.
What are the best designer dupes you’ve ever found?
If you’ve ever found some designer dupes that are just total copycats for their more expensive counterparts, let a sistah know in a comment below! I’d much rather pay less for something similar than spend an arm and a leg just to say “it’s designer.” Yannnno? 😉
P.S. There are a whole SLUE o’ giveaways happening on CUR right now…have you entered to win ’em all yet?! Enter to win $1,000 to Target here, and $500 to Target here! And there’s a hella fun lil’ something hitting Instagram this week, so be sure you’re following along there to not miss that!
ICYMI this week…
“Remember you are dust.” – Words on Lent
Lastly, to get you all in the spring spirit I’ve teamed up with some awesome blogger friends of mine to do a little “self care / spring break recovery” care package (or you can choose the cash!).
*The winner will get to choose one of the three prize options below – so this photo does not represent the exact prize
The bloggers: The Confused Millennial | Coming Up Roses | Blissful Gal | Gen Y Girl | Very Erin | Breakfast At Lilly’s | It Starts With Coffee | Endless May | A Good Hue | Hey There Chelsie | GenTwenty | Tilley’s Threads
The Prize: The winner will get to choose one of the three options below!
Set of 6 Bath Bombs, Fujifilm INSTAX Camera with Film (color of your choice), Bath & Body Works 3 Wick Aromatherapy Candle, $100 sent to you via Paypal
Beach towel (pictured), Flamingo Pool Drink Holder (pictured), Pool float (Your Choice of Flamingo, Swan, or Donut), 1 bkr glass water bottle (your choice of color: fuchsia, white, pink, green, mint, or blue), Bluetooth water resistant speaker, $100 sent to you via Paypal
$225 via PayPal
The details: The giveaway is open internationally (however, if you are the winner and living internationally, you will only receive option #3 as the prize). Ends 3/13/17. The winner will be contacted on 3/15/17 via e-mail (if the winner does not respond in 72 hours, a new winner will be selected). The more “tasks” you complete below, the more entries you will receive, increasing your chances of winning.