Hello, fellow Dazzlers!
It’s so lovely to meet you!
I’m Sara, creator of The Clique and I am thrilled + honored to be welcomed into Tracy’s site!
I have been an avid reader of Find Your Dazzle for a while now & I love reading Tracy’s informative, fun, +
The Clique is an LA-based fashion & lifestyle blog, focused on helping you cultivate your own fashion
statement with the latest fashion trends & details, especially for those on a budget.
(I also love to share lifestyle tips for self-improvements, such as beauty + wellness)
I’m a blogging newbie, but I’ve been perfecting my own personal style and learning about the fashion biz since
I was a young lassie.
Being on a budget was pretty much my lifestyle for a long, long time, and finding designer items for a pretty
bargain is kinda my forte
If you’re anything like me, you love designer handbags, but it maybe isn’t the right time to go and spend a
grand or two on a new Bottega Veneta handbag.
I mean, I’m trying to graduate college debt-free, so that splurge on that stunning little handbag probably isn’t
the best approach.
Luckily, you can fake it til you make it!
I believe that every woman can and should look her best, no matter her budget.
On my blog, I always share this one quote by the beloved + timeless Oscar Wilde: “One should either be a work
of art, or wear a work of art.”
I strive for myself and my readers to be both: the best version of themselves.
And designer dupes are extremely “in” nowadays.
The secret is, no one really knows.
Most people don’t and simply can’t notice that it’s not an authentic Bottega handbag; they just notice how cute
it looks + how stunning you look rocking it!
And, what’s wrong with little designer dupes now and then?
It’s all in the name of good FUN.
So, to make things easier for you, I have scoured the internet to compile your go-to, always-in-season, practical friendly guide for finding the best designer dupes in the game.
All my life, I believed that guides are the most helpful way to gather all the tips + tricks, tidbits, & deets for my
I make it my mission to share it with you guys!
FOR THE BOTTEGA VENETA LOVERS:
Bottega fans, I completely and most ardently understand the obsession with Bottega bags. I’m sure some of you
can tell from my rambling about them prior in this post.
I didn’t discover the Bottega magic until earlier this year. Can you believe it!
Bottega, where have you been all my life?!
Anyway, here are the best Bottega Veneta Designer Dupe Handbags:
This beaut normally goes for $2,990.
Yeah, that’s textbook money.
Steal this dupe for only $31!! If that doesn’t make you fall out of your chair in adoration yet, just wait. You can
choose from 7 different colors– beige, black, sage green, lavender, light yellow, sky blue, & white. Be still my
The beige, black, and lavender options are your closet shades to an exact replica of the Bottega Cassette Bag.
However, whichever color you like, go for it, most people don’t know the exact color Bottega carries for
Jessica Wang, from Not Jess Fashion also raves about how this dupe is the perfect bag for this spring season!
This show-stopper normally costs you a pretty penny ($3,690 to be precise) but you can still be the star of the
show with this little designer dupe going for $39.99 to $41.99. You literally just saved yourself 98% of the price!! What
My favorite shade is the brown shade, but this little handbag dupe comes in apricot (a pretty beige!) + black!
The chain pouch is all the rage this year; I’m seeing it everywhere, especially on the gram.
A cutesy + classy dumpling bag that’s adorable, but too pricey for me right now. It costs around $2,800. I found this little dupe for only $47.99!
It comes in a pumpkin orange and a black one! I’m obsessed with the black handbag; super similar to the original Bottega.
FOR THE JACQUEMUS LOVERS:
When I think of Jacquemus, I think of Jaq, from Cinderella.
I know, I know, completely off topic, but I just had to say it!
Jacquemus bags are all over my Pinterest feed.
They’re cute, contemporary, dainty, and ultra stylish.
I adore how they carry lines with such exquisite + bold colors!
Carry a Jaquemus bag and it’s an instantly stylish look to any outfit!
Here are some good designer dupes for ya!
Ah, you know it, the little cute Jacquemus bag that begs to be bought, but $630 for a bag that could only hold
my car keys just won’t suffice right now.
(definitely later- I’ve got my eye on you, Jaq)
This itty-bitty dupe is the perfect price for a little accessory that’s making a splash in the fashion world! Check this one too! I love this one in white, neon, croc-effect!
The LE CHIQUITO MOYEN BAG, but bigger + better + badder. And with that, comes the price: $750. Which, isn’t all that bad when compared to the Le Chquito Moyen price: only $120 difference. However, $630 or $750 regardless is still too much for some people. That’s some serious cash! If you’re on a budget, this dupe is a great way to go! It comes in a light grey (almost white) and a lovely blue color! My fave would have to be the light grey one, but the blue is soo charming + pretty!
BTW ladies, ZARA has been seriously upping their game; they’re killing it. They have some picks that literally
look luxe & designer, but are quite the bargain. I have a secret guide that is packed with the top affordable
pieces from ZARA that look designer & if you’re interested, a free copy will be delivered to your inbox once
you subscribe to my newsletter here!
FOR THE PRADA LOVERS:
Prada always wins my heart, hands down- and these affordable dupes just make things easier+ stylish.
Prada is my go-to for statement shoes, specifically the platform Monolith Boots (I’m pretty short, lol, platforms are a necessity), but recently, their handbags have been tempting me, haha.
I almost gave in, until I found these great dupes!
Here are some great Prada handbag dupes:
This Steve Madden bag is the best Prada bag look-alike in the game. It comes in 4 different colors: black (very similar to the Prada bag), green, beige, pink, & white. It also comes with a cute detachable pouch! The Steve Madden one is $79 and the Prada one goes for $1,200! Talk about a deal!
Here is another great Prada dupe for $19.99!
This one is perfect for those simple + casual days where you just need a dependable bag with you, but make it fashion! It comes in beige, black (best, IMO), and a fun cow print one!
I’d style this dupe with some patches, pins, and maybe even turn this into a diy project.
DIY projects are saviors during these times.
I’m thinking hot glue a gold chain on the strap for a bold, detailed, and textured look.
As Cinderella’s fairy godmother once said, “something simple, but daring too!”
If your willing to spend a bit more for good quality, go for the Steve Madden, if you would rather want a more affordable bag, go for the second one!
FOR THE DIOR LOVERS
Dior is one of my favorite designers for handbags: unique + they sure stand out in a room.
Here are some of the most similar Dior handbag dupes that I found for ya:
I was literally amazed on how similar this designer dupe was when comparing it to the beloved Dior Book Tote. You can score this dupe for $34.99, saving you from the $3,250 (yeesh)
I luckily stumbled upon this dupe that’s strikingly similar to Dior’s DiorDouble bag, for a fraction of the price! I
love how this dupe has a similar CD metal clasp and the same clutch bag look. You can find it for $19.99 right here!
FOR THE GUCCI LOVERS:
I had to look twice at some of these Gucci dupes (and I looked very closely) because they seemed so similar to
some of the original Gucci handbags.
Here are the dupe deets (such a funny word)
The Dionysus bag (a classic) is typically around $2,900, but you could score an insane look-alike for $14 here!
The reviews are raving about how Gucci it looks. Keep in mind, this bag is tiny- I consider it a cute + dainty
accessory to your outfit, rather than a functional handbag. But hey, accessories are essential!
A bag that normally goes for $3,100 has its dupe that’s $39.99 instead! It also comes in a variety of cool colors, such as black, brown, navy, off-white, & red
FOR THE CHANEL LOVERS:
We all know the beloved quilted Chanel handbag that goes well over $6,000 (aka- my semester’s tuition) I do adore the effortless elegance this handbag displays. I found similar ones here ($28) and here ($16). These affordable handbags give off remarkably similar Chanel vibes, which works for me! The chain crossbody strap really tops off the handbag for that Chanel look.
SOME EXTRA DESIGNER DUPES!
BY FAR CROC-EFFECT TOTE: BY FAR is one of my fave designer brands- their style is so colorful,
vibrant, and fresh. This bag is super trendy + super chic (props to you, BY FAR) However, it costs around $525. Again, that’s textbook money. This one I found on Amazon costs only $36.99! I love that this bag comes in multiple colors: light green (best!), beige, black, brown, light blue, light purple, & snake beige! These offer such fun + bold additions to your closet.
Here is another great handbag dupe for BY FAR, for only $8! It also comes in a carnival of other colors!
(my fave is black + sage green)
A Little Chit-Chat:
So, what do you think, darling? Which bag caught your eye?
I’m still placing my bet on the Bottega, lol.
Buying a designer dupe is nothing to be ashamed of.
There are some people who poke fun on dupes, but quite frankly, I think people sporting designer dupes are kinda genius.
Think about it for a hot minute, they’re saving so much money and still looking designer!
There is also nothing wrong with buying a designer bag.
They’re a great way to treat your self and celebrate, and it also helps the economy!
I hope that if you learned anything from my post, is that ultimately, it’s up to you, girl.
I live by my rule of “If something seriously catches my eye, I believe there is a reason for it”
Now, I don’t mean walking by a candy store and eyeing those dainty glass jars of pastel jellybeans.
But you know what I’m talking about, that moment you see something for the very first time, and for some obscure reason, it catches your attention?
Just me? Okay.
In all seriousness, get the bag that catches you eye. Dupe or designer, I’m sure you’d rock it!
Feel free to email me a pic of your new look at firstname.lastname@example.org! I’d love meeting you guys!
+ I simply loved hanging out with you guys! Let’s chat some more in the comments! + Be sure to keep up with me on Pinterest & Twitter! Catch ya on the flippity flip! Thx for reading, love! It means the world + more to me <3