Love designer duds but don’t have the bank balance to fund a shopping spree in Chanel? Well fear not, because we have got you covered.
Many high street stores take design inspiration from the cult designer pieces you’ve loved from afar, and sell them at a much more accessible price point. Check out our top 5 real versus steal picks below and get that designer feeling without the designer price tag.
1. The Burberry Trench
The trench coat is a wardrobe staple for any woman and Burberry’s tan version is often spotted on the backs of the young and famous. You can steal this style with the Sincerely Jules trench, which channels the same classic buttons and cut as the original. Can you guess which is which?
2 Valentino ‘Rockstud’ Pumps
These studded pieces of heaven from Italian design house Valentino have proved a huge hit this season with the fashion crowd, worn by the likes of Olivia Palermo, Alexa Chung and Kim Kardashian. The ‘Rockstud’ line features studded sandal style straps and a pointed toe, a look that is recreated by chain store Macy's in their T-strap sandals featured below. Can you guess which is which?
It seems everything young designer Alexander Wang touches turns to gold and the Rockie bag is no different. It is a style that has been constant in his collections over the years and has spawned a number of chain store copies during this time. Check out Deux Leux version below. Can you guess which is which?
The quilted bag with the iconic chain strap is one of Chanels most timeless and popular styles in their long history. Every fashion addict worth their salt knows that they are worth big bucks if you can get your hands on one and they are often spotted on the arms of celebrities and heiresses as well as royalty. You can find dozens of high street brands who have referenced the style and made it more accessible for you and I, and we've found one of the better versions below. Can you guess which is which?
Louboutin has had its fair share of copyright battles over its iconic red sole but fashion houses continue to replicate the Louboutin style. The D’Orsay pump is a classic in their line and you can see it replicated by hundreds of chain stores and high-end designers alike. We love this silver sparkle version and its ‘steal’ alternative. Can you guess which is which?
There is no doubt that the quality of fabric and craftsmanship is often what sets the real deal apart from its replica alternative. But if you’re after a quick fix to your fashion cravings without taking out a second mortgage on your house, then a fashion steal may be the answer.