Designer Dupes Vol. 2; Dainty Necklaces

     Today I’m continuing my new series, “Designer Dupes” (read my last post in the series here)!  It’s no secret that while many designer pieces are absolutely gorgeous and so tempting, the price tags often cause us ladies on a budget to turn away.  That’s why I started this series in which I round up a few designer pieces I’ve been coveting along with their almost identical dupes!  After you see each pair of products and their prices, I list the differences between the two so you can decide for yourself which one’s a better deal.  In today’s installment, I’m sharing a handful of high end dainty necklaces and their cheaper lookalikes.  I love dainty necklaces and wear one practically everyday, but I don’t love them quite enough to break the bank!  In today’s post I’m hope you’ll find a cheaper necklace that will provide the same look as a more expensive one you might have already had your eye on.  Find each product’s link by clicking on it’s picture or name.  Enjoy!

Bauble Bar Slim Bar Pendant Necklace: $34.00

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Charming Charlie Mini Bar Pendant Necklace: $8.00

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Differences: The gold color of the Bauble Bar necklace is a lot more yellow than that of the Charming Charlie necklace.  The Bauble Bar necklace extends 2 inches while the Charming Charlie necklace doesn’t extend at all, the Bauble Bar necklace is 14 inches long while the Charming Charlie necklace is 15.5 inches long.  The Bauble Bar necklace has a springform clasp while the Charming Charlie necklace has a lobster claw clasp.  The Bauble Bar necklace is made of a zinc casting and shiny gold plating while the Charming Charlie necklace is only specified online as “plated base metal.”

Kate Spade Initial Pendant: $58.00

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Target Silver Plated Letter Initial Station Necklace in Gold: $15.00

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Differences: The Kate Spade necklace is a rose gold plated metal while the Target necklace is gold plated metal.  The attachment of the initial charm to the chain is a little different between the necklaces.  The Kate Spade necklace totals 17 inches in length while the Target necklace totals 18 inches in length.  The Kate Spade necklace has a lobster claw clasp while the Target necklace has a spring ring clasp.  The Kate Spade necklace has the phrase “one in a million” engraved on the back of the initial charm while the back of the Target necklace’s charm is blank.  The font of the initial differs slightly between the two necklaces.

Kendra Scott Elisa Gold Pendant Necklace in Iridescent Drusy: $65.00

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Charming Charlie October Round Pendant Necklace: $8.00

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Differences: The pendant shape on the Kendra Scott necklace is hexagonal while the pendant shape on the Charming Charlie necklace is circular.  The pendant on the Kendra Scott necklace is made of a genuine iridescent drusy stone while the Charming Charlie necklace claims to hold an opal pendant.  The Kendra Scott necklace chain is 14k gold plated over brass while the chain material of the Charming Charlie necklace is not listed on the website. (P.S. – The pendant on the Charming Charlie necklace is technically a birthstone, but I think it’s really pretty and has a similar look to the pendant on the Kendra Scott necklace so I included it anyways.)

Tiffany Infinity Pendant in 18K Gold: $500.00

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Charming Charlie Single Infinity Rhinestone Pendant Necklace: $5.99

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Differences: The pendant on the Tiffany necklace is plain gold while the pendant on the Charming Charlie necklace has rhinestones, the Tiffany necklace is 18k gold while the Charming Charlie necklace is only specified online as “plated base metal.”  The Tiffany necklace is 16 inches long while the Charming Charlie necklace is 15.5 inches long.  The Tiffany necklace can be extended 2 inches while the Charming Charlie necklace can be extended 3 inches. The Tiffany necklace’s clasp type is not specified online while the Charming Charlie necklace clasp is a lobster claw.

Tiffany Elephant Never Forgets Charm: $460.00

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The Elephant Necklace Tiny Elephant Necklace in Gold: $32.00

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Differences: The Tiffany necklace doesn’t actually come with chain while the necklace from The Elephant Necklace does, since the chain on the Tiffany necklace is not included you have a choice in chain length while the chain on the necklace from The Elephant Necklace is 18 inches long.  The Tiffany necklace is 18k gold while the necklace from The Elephant Necklace is 18k gold plated, the charm on the Tiffany necklace says “never forgets” on the back while the back of the charm on the necklace from The Elephant Necklace is the same as the front.  The gold finish of the charm on the Tiffany necklace seems shinier than that of the charm on the necklace from The Elephant Necklace.

Thanks for reading!  Let me know what kind of pieces you’d like to see in my next installment of “Designer Dupes!”

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Designer Dupes Vol. 1; Summer Sandals

     Hey friends!  I, along with many of you I’m sure, love the look of many designer pieces, but I don’t love the price tag quite as much.  Today I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite trendy designer shoes for the summer along with their much cheaper lookalikes!  After each pair of lookalikes, I have listed all the differences that I think are noticeable and/or are listed online so you can decide for yourself which one’s a better deal.  I’m planning on continuing to do more posts of this sort as a series which I’m calling “Designer Dupes.”  I hope you find this post useful!  Enjoy!

Steve Madden Cognac Rizza Lace-Up Block-Heel Sandals: $79.00

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Target Brown Matilda Lace Up Heeled Quarter Strap Sandals: $27.99

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Differences: The color of the heel on the Target pair is a little darker than the heel on the Steve Madden pair.  The Steve Madden heel height is exactly 2 inches while the Target heel is approximately 2.75 inches.  The Steve Madden pair is real suede while the Target pair is faux suede.

Soludos Fire Red Knotted Slide Sandals: $99.00

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Target Red dv Anila Knotted Slide Sandals: $29.99

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Differences: The Soludos sandals have a 0.5 inch heel while the Target sandals are completely flat.  The knotted upper on the Soludos sandals is made of leather while that of the Target sandals is made of polyester.  The Soludos sandals have a leather footbed while the Target sandals’ footbed is faux leather.

Lilly Pulitzer Gold Fit To Be Tied Gladiator Sandals: $168.00

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Lulu’s Micah Light Gold Lace-up Flat Sandals: $18.00

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Differences: The straps are more structured in the Lilly Pulitzer sandals while the Lulu’s sandals have less holding the straps in place.  The gold color of the Lulu’s pair is slightly darker and more metallic than that of the Lilly Pulitzer sandals.  The Lulu’s sandals have gold aglets at the end of the straps while the Lilly Pulitzer sandals have gold tassels at the end of the straps.  The Lulu’s sandals’ straps are vegan leather while the Lilly Pulitzer sandals’ straps are metallic leather.

Kork-Ease Black Austin Wedges: $145.00

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Target Black Tracey Quarter Strap Sandals: $32.99

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Differences: The Kork-Ease wedges have a heel height of 3 inches while the Target wedges’ heel height is approximately 5 inches.  The Kork-Ease wedges have a cushioned footbed while the Target wedges don’t advertise that.  The Kork-Ease wedges’ buckle has a slightly more rustic appearance than the Target wedges’.  The cork wedge on the Kork-Ease wedges looks more authentic than that of the Target wedges.

Steve Madden Cary Sandals: $79.95

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Target Kay Slide Sandals: $27.99

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Differences: The embellishments are not identical between the two sandals and the Steve Madden sandals are real leather while the Target sandals are faux leather.

Steve Madden Floral Jasmine Heels: $99.95

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Forever 21 Floral Embroidered Heels: $34.90

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Differences: The floral pattern is slightly different between the two pairs.  The buckles on the Forever 21 pair are circular while the buckles on the Steve Madden pair are square. The Steve Madden heel height is 5 inches while the Forever 21 heel is 4.75 inches.

Boden Bleach Denim Angelina Slide: $90.00

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Forever 21 Frayed Denim Slide Sandals: $17.90

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Differences: The toe of the Forever 21 slide has is covered in denim while the toe of the Boden slide is bare.  The Boden slide has a leather lining while the Forever 21 slide has a padded insole.  The Forever 21 slide has a 0.25 inch heel while the Boden slide is completely flat.

Thanks for reading!  I’d love it if you’d leave a comment below sharing what type of designer pieces you’d like me to find dupes for next (i.e. handbags, jewelry, dresses, etc.).

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