When I find great dupes for rather pricey items a little part of me gets excited. Here are 7 (okay, 8) that I’m loving right now.

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7 dupes

1. Anthropologie monogram mug vs. Threshold (Target) monogram mug

This isn’t a huge difference (I thought the Anthro mug was like $20…), but the Target dupe is cheaper and easier to get your hands on.

2. Patagonia pullover vs Old Navy pullover

I actually have both versions… my Patagonia is like 2 years old and the Old Navy version I just got! Both are super soft, cozy and perfect for fall/winter wear.

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3. Kendra Scott Rayne necklace vs Charming Charlie stone and tassel necklace

Charming Charlie has TONS of pieces that won’t make your wallet weep, the one pictured here isn’t the one I have linked, but it’s super similar! Here is another one that’s similar.

4. J. Crew Excursion vest vs Kohls Croft & Barrow vest

I have the Excursion vest in herringbone from J. Crew Factory, it was cheaper than the regular one from J. Crew, but this one from Kohl’s is such a buy! I don’t know if the sale is still going on, but Old Navy has pretty much the same vest going for $15!

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5. Rose gold Beats® vs iFetta rose gold headphones

Okay so ever since I posted these Beats as my MLO I’ve gotten some questions about a more affordable version (I got mine with my new computer, I could never drop $300 for headphones…) so I found these on Amazon! I love that they’re a dead ringer for the Beats and better price point.

6. Dermalogica Hydrating Moisturizer vs Aveeno Daily Moisturizer

Dermalogica will always be my favorite and my go to, but holy crap is it expensive.  The Aveeno moisturizer is a whole lot cheaper and gets the job done.

7. Benefit Roller Lash mascara vs Covergirl LashBlast Clump Crusher mascara

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I love the Benefit mascara because my lashes are stubbornly straight and the brush is curved and the formula lasted for hours. I recently tried the Covergirl one because the Benefit one was pricy. It’s basically the same! LOVE.


8. Julep Cushion Concealer vs Neutrogena blemish concealer (c/o)

I just got this concealer in the mail and LOVE it! I still love the Julep concealer, but this one is great also and is soooo much cheaper.

What are some of the best dupes you’ve seen?

Author: Alix Maza

Alix is a college student, Step Up Magazine contributor, wannabe author, blogger and a super girly-girl who loves dogs and is entirely too dependent on coffee.

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  • Seriously great finds!

  • Makaela Premont

    Those are some awesome finds! I love the cup one. I’ve been eyeing those cups forever!

    -xo, Makaela

    • I have been too! I was so excited to find a similar one at Target!

  • Mary La Fornara

    I like some of the dupes better than the high cost match, especially the cover girl mascara. Those cups are adorable!

  • Morgan McLain

    Love these dupes! Thanks for sharing love <3

  • Shelby Stover

    Oh I love the headphones thanks for the tip!

  • Excellent dupes! I’ve been looking forever for a great dupe for Beats (I’m hesitant about pulling the trigger on those headphones). I would also like to add that L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara is an excellent dupe for Too Faced’s Better than Sex mascara!

    • $300 is a lot to spend on headphones! I heard great things about that mascara.

  • Miss ALK

    This is such a good list!! I have that Anthro mug in gold from when it came out a few years ago but I had no idea Target had a similar one!

    xoxo A

    • I love that mug! I thinks it’s rather new at Target!

  • I love these dupes! I love that this is a pretty all encompassing list of dupes, too. I just bought my hubby one of those Target mugs with his initial on it. I’m thinking I need to snag myself those headphones though. I’ve been wanting the Beats ones sooo bad but for the price, nah. I’ll pass.

  • Charming Charlie always has the best dupes for Kendra Scott items. Loving all of these.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • YES! They have so many cute things there.

  • I love posts like this!! I’ll have to look into those Old Navy pullovers!

    • I’m wearing it now! It’s sooo warm!

  • Gotta love a good dupe! Thanks for sharing!


  • Sarah Jean

    these are awesome dupes! love the vest

    • Isn’t is pretty much a dead ringer?! So cute!

  • That vest is so cute and I love love love Kohls!

  • love a good dupe! and aveeno haha

  • Great dupes… I made a switch from expensive body cream brands to Aveeno a while ago and haven’t looked back!

    • Aveeno is seriously the best sometimes!

  • love these dupes! I love makeup brands like wet n wild and elf because I don’t know enough about makeup to tell the difference between dupes and their higher end counterparts

  • simplygailg

    These are awesome dupes! I’ve always wanted that Kendra Scott necklace but love that Charming Charlie has a cheaper alternative.

    • I did too! Plus everyone and their mother has that Kendra Scott necklace lol.

  • Allison Ellzey

    LOVE this post! I’m all about saving money and when the item looks almost identical–then who really cares!

  • LOVE! That vest from Kohl’s is basically identical!

    • Isn’t it?! And it comes in more colors/designs!

  • Love a good dupe! Old Navy is my go-to for dupes, for sure.

  • Patricia Conte

    Well I just recently tried the Benefit mascara and LOVE it, so I will def. check out the Cover Girl option! Thanks for the great ideas!

    • The Benefit mascara is a long time fave, but the Cover Girl one is just as good!

  • Tori Dunlap

    I love finding cheaper alternatives to products! The only one I would worry about are the headphones — you want to pay for the quality!
    Tori || Victori Media

    • True, but #300?! That’s pretty steep.

  • Amanda K

    Charming Charlie is a great place to get dupes! I just bought a dupe Clare V clutch.

  • What awesome dupes!! I love finding cheaper alternatives. No way I’m going to pay full price for something. I bought a bunch of J.Crew necklace dupes and they looked 100% IDENTICAL. I paid $10 and they were over $200+ at J.Crew.

    • Their accessory prices are outrageous! That’s a great buy.

  • I am yet to try Aveeno stuff but I have always heard that it was great. I love those Anthropologie cups! It’s a pain to drop that kinda cash, so thanks for the dupe!

  • Nicole C.

    So many great dupes! I might have to get that monogram mug… 🙂

  • I always love finding dupes! Always the best way to get a deal.

  • Amy

    Such great dupes! I have been getting my vests from Old navy and they give off such a similar look to the j.crew ones!

  • Taylor Smith

    I love charming charlie — so affordable and they dupe a lot of things!!!

  • Love your dupes! Those mugs especially, and love the variety!

  • these are great! sometimes you just don’t feel like splurging 🙂

  • WOW! you did such a great job with this!

  • I really like that J Crew vest dupe! i’ve been wanting a vest for a while now but haven’t wanted to spend a lot on it.

  • Love finding good dupes! I’m going to try dupes 2, 5, and 6. Thanks for finding these and sharing !

  • Those headphones are so cute! But I’m thinking about getting the real one :))

  • Old Navy and Charming Charlie are my top two spots for dupes! You can get the BEST designer styles for practically nothing. Thanks for pointing out that pullover – I really love it!

  • These are awesome dupes! I’ve been using Aveeno products lately and have really been liking them. Love saving $$ where I can!