Luxe Inspired ‘Dupes’: Chloe, Céline, Bottega Veneta & More


Above: Photo from @handinfire

With the everything going on in the world, like many, I haven’t been at all interested in shopping these past several months. You could probably tell from my flurry of sewing-related posts :) However, I find my mind occasionally drifting nowadays…

In the hardest of times, it is important to still dream.

Daniel Lee (Bottega Veneta) for Vogue

We have somehow, officially entered fall in the blink of an eye. Autumn is my favorite season, albeit with some lingering anxiety of California fire season. When it comes to buying clothing, I usually hold off in anticipation of this time of year for excellent deals and sales. But I’ve also always enjoyed hunting for alternate, more affordable (but good quality) options of luxury classics and It Bags.

I use the term ‘dupe’ lightly and in jest here – as many of these ‘dupe’ brands have unique designs and styles in their own right. Of course, there are certainly direct replicas on the cheap on Amazon and Taobao, but those aren’t the focus here. I hope you find this list helpful and fun, at the very least!

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Cuyana Oversized Alpaca Sweater Review

Cuyana Oversized Alpaca Sweater Review

Above: Top – Cuyana via Poshmark; Bottom – Mott & Bow jeans; Shoes – Birdies Ani Slides; Bag – Lo & Sons Pearl crossbody

As usual, I had been eyeing the Cuyana Oversized Alpaca Sweater for a while… I feel like this opening phrase is now standard for most of my review posts. I’m trying to be more conscious about what I add to my closet these past few seasons. I try to adhere to a one-in-one-out policy, though there are exceptions if I really love a piece and it’ll be something I wear regularly. When possible, I also try to buy second-hand – sometimes, this is my only choice if I’m looking for a retired piece like the retired Everlane silk tanks.

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