We’ve all been there. You’re walking through the shoe department of Nordstrom and your eyes zero in on the most perfect pair of shoes. Visions of the outfits you could pull together with them flood your thoughts. Work, the weekend, a wedding, there is no occasion you couldn’t wear them for! Then you see the price tag. It’s not that bad. You start to make a game plan of how you could make it work. I mean it’s only a months rent I could just eat ramen for every meal and I’ll be fine! I just HAVE to have it.
If I had a designer shoe or bag for every time I have this internal conversation with myself I would have the most amazing closet in the world and absolutely nothing in my bank account…or food in my belly.
The reality is if you’re a recent post grad like me with champagne taste on a beer budget you need to steer clear of the luxury section. (even if it hurts) OR you can just get really smart and scour every store on the web for the best designer look alikes … which embarrassingly (or impressively) enough I have done for you. NEWSFLASH: You don’t have to have a million bucks to dress like it. Although it probably would help if you did. haha
Here are a few of my finds that will save you major $$$ on the same looks. Don’t get me wrong, I think designer pieces are absolutely worth the investment. But, with dupes this good you can save yourself the guilt of blowing your paycheck AND still have the money for frivolous dinner and drinks with your girlfriends. So go ahead and treat yourself 🙂
My favorite of the lot was by far these Valentino Rockstud look dupes. Save yourself the 1,000 bucks and go for these that are less than 100! They are SO comfortable, amazing quality, and they come in 5 different colors. The best part is your friends will not even be able to tell the difference.
SHOP THE SPLURGE:
SHOP THE SAVE:
What other designer dupes would you like for me to be on the look out for?