Three designer dupes you need in your wardrobe

I love finding the ultimate designer dupe, especially when it comes to accessories as they tend to be the most expensive, or, ahem, investment pieces to give them their rightful term.

This season there are some absolutely amazing accessories coming from the catwalks, and what's better, is that there are some fairly good high street dupes that you can get your hands on for a lot less!

I've found some dupes, that are great for all year round and not just spring.

Top, Dune, €195; Bottom, Isabel Marant, €480 Top, Dune, €195; Bottom, Isabel Marant, €480


This season sees the return of the ankle boot as a big shoe trend. Isabel Marant is leading the way as the best designer boot option with an abundance of styles in her current collections. Most of her boots focus on a mid height heel which is great for comfort, with a lovely soft leather so you do really get a lot of quality for your money.

But what's equally good in the quality stakes is Dune's style which is very much inspired by Marant's. Not a perfect match, but taking in all the Parisien designer's key features, they are a great boot to wear all year round.




sunglasses Top, Penneys, €3; Bottom, Thierry Lasey at Net-a-Porter, €280


You cannot have a Summer season without some great shades. The new trend is for a marble effect and if you look on Net-a-Porter you will see a lot of this, and in several colour combinations. And there's a move away from black lenses to coloured ones, like pink and turquoise.

You can make an investment into a good pair (I've lost all of mine) or you can try the trend with Penneys equally cool style for just €3! It's a no-brainer really.


Left, Mango, €89.99; Right, Isabel Marant, €890 Left, Mango, €89.99; Right, Isabel Marant, €890

My favorite boot dupe has to go to Mango. Now this pair may be selling out online fairly fast, as it's a dead ringer for another Marant best seller that costs nearly €1000.


Buckles are a "thing" for 2016 so look for boots and shoes with plenty of this feature (take a look at Gucci's buckle shoe for the best ones out there). They may look wintery, but when the weather is still cold and changeable, they make perfect sense.

Have you spotted any designer dupes that we need to know about?

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