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Top 9 Designer Look-Alikes for Less ...

By Fawn

Has there ever been a time when you're just walking through the mall or perusing a store's online catalog and you see a dress or a bag that looks JUST like the designer shoes or bag that you've been coveting? I'm pretty sure it's happened to all of us. Following are the 10 designer look-alikes that may be slightly different, but could save you HUNDREDS, or even THOUSANDS, of dollars!

1 1. Marni Leather Pouch Shoulder Bag

1. Marni Leather Pouch Shoulder BagPrice: $1,555.00 at net-a-porter.com

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1 2. Forever 21 Glitter Canvas Tote

2. Forever 21 Glitter Canvas TotePrice: $27.80 at forever21.com
Now, a hobo is a must have bag in your closet. This look-alike saves you about enough money to buy someone a pretty beat-up first car. I don't know about you, but I think that although both bags are adorably slouchy and hobo chic, the Forever 21 look-alike saves an arm and a leg, and is much nicer than the $23.80 price tag suggests!

2 1. Roberto Cavalli Swarovski Frog Earrings

1. Roberto Cavalli Swarovski Frog EarringsPrice: $625.00 at net-a-porter.com

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2 2. Forever 21 Flashy Frog Earrings

2. Forever 21 Flashy Frog EarringsPrice: $4.80 at forever21.com
This may just be the penny-pinching cheap-skate in me, but something in me breaks when I see a pair of earrings for more than $624.99. I just have a lot of trouble putting that much money into something that will probably be covered by my long hair 96% of the time, no matter what name is attached to them. So why not save a little bit of my hard earned dough and go for the slightly less cute but massively less expensive double?

3 1. Herve Leger Tank Bandage Dress

1. Herve Leger Tank Bandage DressPrice: $730.00 at net-a-porter.com

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3 2. Forever 21 Sleeveless Ribbed Dress

2. Forever 21 Sleeveless Ribbed DressPrice: $22.80 at forever21.com
This little black dress made me do a double-take when I saw it. In a blind sight test, this woman would not know the difference. True, there are a couple of slight tweaks, but nothing too drastically noticable. This is one time that you could really get away with wearing the look-alike!

4 1. Stella McCartney Sequined Crochet Top

1. Stella McCartney Sequined Crochet TopPrice: $595.00 at net-a-porter.com

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4 2. Forever 21 Lace Yoke Sequin Tank

2. Forever 21 Lace Yoke Sequin TankPrice: $17.80 at forever21.com
True, Stella McCartney's tank does have a little more delicate elegance and a lot less flash, but really, the tanks are pretty close in cut. Both would look adorable paired with some dark skinny jeans or fun leggings and some rocker chic boots. But, in this case I have to say, if you're willing to pay for the label, go for Stella.

5 1. Alice + Olivia Striped Cotton Skirt

1. Alice + Olivia Striped Cotton SkirtPrice: $165.00 at net-a-porter.com

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5 2. Forever 21 Striped Knit Skirt

2. Forever 21 Striped Knit SkirtPrice: $19.00 at forever21.com
Alright, this is another case where if you're willing to drop the extra cash, you really should. Although the Forever 21 skirt is a decent imitation, that's all it is. Alice + Olivia win this round, and you walk away with a really cute nautical piece.

6 1. Balmain Lace up Leather Ankle Boots

1. Balmain Lace up Leather Ankle BootsPrice: $1,495.00 at net-a-porter.com

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6 2. Forever 21 Jennifer Peeptoe Boot

2. Forever 21 Jennifer Peeptoe BootPrice: $26.80 at forever21.com
This is another look-alike that's slightly different but basically the same idea, and totally worth the savings. True, the Forever 21 ankle boot double does have a peep toe, but really can you complain when wearing them? They're absolutely FANTASTIC!

7 1. Bottega Veneta Double-Buckle Leather Belt

1. Bottega Veneta Double-Buckle Leather BeltPrice: $690.00 at net-a-porter.com

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7 2. Forever 21 Jeweled Polo Belt

2. Forever 21 Jeweled Polo BeltPrice: $8.80 at forever21.com
That's right, buying the double could save you $681.20, not exactly something you can turn your nose at even if you're someone that's stuck on labels. But, I love the slightly different double buckle look that both have. I can't decide which belt is more fashionable. This one really is a personal choice.

8 1. Lanvin Love Canvas Tote

1. Lanvin Love Canvas TotePrice: $800.00 at net-a-porter.com
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8 2. Forever 21 Bonjour Forever Tote

2. Forever 21 Bonjour Forever TotePrice: $14.80 at forever21.com
I know Lanvin's tote is a pretty amazing designer bag, but it's a TOTE bag that costs more than my car payment each month! When you look at it like that, it's pretty hard to drop the money on a tote bag that basically only offers a designer name, and a little more room in the bag, isn't it?

9 1. Burberry Prorsum Vintage House Studded Ballerina Flats

1. Burberry Prorsum Vintage House Studded Ballerina FlatsPrice: $395.00 at net-a-porter.com

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9 2. Forever 21 Suedette round Toe Flat

2. Forever 21 Suedette round Toe FlatPrice: $15.80 at forever21.com
The most noticeable difference between these two studded ballerina flats? The color. That's right, it's hard to see, but the Forever 21 flats are red, and the Burberry flats are black. (**wink**) So, if you're really that obsessed with labels and color, drop that extra $389.20, the rest of us here will be wearing your designer flat double for MUCH less, in a much flashier color!

Well ladies, hopefully I've shown you that sometimes you don't have to pay an arm and a leg for fashion, you just have to make a few compromises. What did you think of my look-alikes? Can you think of any that I need to add? Any that need to be taken off? Are there any that you really can't see any similarities between? Let me know down below!

Top Photo Credit: JennKstep

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