The Look for Less: 5 Pieces That Inspire a Double Take

Champagne taste but a beer budget? I hear you! Today I’m sharing 5 incredible “look for less” pieces that will inspire you to do a double take.

The Look for Less

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Veronica Beard vs. Quince

I’ve had my eye on a Veronica Beard Dickey Jacket for some time now. But the price tag…ouch! Imagine my surprise when spotting this dead ringer at one of my favorite shops, Quince.

Just like the original, the Quince version comes in black and navy and single and double-breasted styles. Quince also offers a fun selection of inserts, just like Veronica Beard. All we have to do now is wait for them to come back in stock!

QuinceVeronica Beard
Single-breasted jacket$89.90$645.00
Double-breasted jacket$89.90$695.00
Fleece insert$29.90$175.00
Cashmere insert$49.90$275.00

Bottega Veneta vs. J. McLaughlin

A Bottega Veneta Arco bag is a cult-classic for a reason. IYKYK! With a roomy interior, classic design, and Bottega’s trademark woven leather, what’s not to love?

If you’ve had your eye on the Caramel Gold (original / dupe) or Pool Gold (original / dupe) colors, I have incredible news for you! J. McLaughlin makes a stunning look-alike for less than 1/6 of the price.

Anthropologie vs. Quince

The Anthropologie Somerset maxi dress is one of their best-selling pieces of all time. And for good reason, It’s cool, effortlessly chic, and flattering. Not to be outdone, Quince came along with a version that features the same cotton poplin fabric, smocked waist, and pockets of the Somerset for almost $100 less.

While Anthropologie has more prints/colors to choose from, Quince offers this same dress in a 100% silk version for those of you that just need to be a little extra.

Gucci vs. Sam Edelman

As you can see in the photo below, the Sam Edelman Loraine bit loafer is nearly a doppelganger of the iconic Gucci Jordaan. Save for slightly different seaming and a smaller bit-ring, the resemblance is strong.

If you decide to pony up for the real McCoy, read this post on how to take care of your investment footwear!

Shop Gucci Loafer Dupes

Jenny Kayne vs. Quince

Are you noticing a pattern here? Quince is coming in hot with some pretty amazing, high-quality designer dupes.

The Jenny Kayne cashmere fisherman sweater is what dreams are made of! A soft, cozy cloud of lightly ribbed cashmere cut in a classic crew neck style. But at $425, it’s out of reach for a lot of people.

The Quince version is every bit as dreamy and luxe, but at $99.90, is less than a quarter of the cost.

Look for Less

Did you have a favorite dupe today? Mine is the Quince blazer and I’m hoping it comes back in stock soon.

Have you come across a look-alike that you just found unbelievable? Share it with me in the comments or on social and I’ll include the next time we have a look-for less post!

Until next time…keep cultivating a simple, stylish, and satisfying life!

Champagne taste but a beer budget? I hear you! Today I'm sharing 5 incredible "look for less" pieces that will inspire you to do a double take.
Champagne taste but a beer budget? I hear you! Today I'm sharing 5 incredible "look for less" pieces that will inspire you to do a double take.

Author: Betsy Ramsey

Betsy Ramsey is the author of Natty Gal. Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, she now lives there with her husband and Bichon-Frise, Dolce. A mindful fashion & capsule wardrobe enthusiast, she travels extensively, visiting 56 countries to date. Betsy is committed to helping others live their most fulfilling life!

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