Whether you’re shopping for yourself or buying Christmas presents for loved ones, a designer winter wardrobe or luxury beauty collection feels more out of reach than ever for most of us.
Luckily, the team at fashion and beauty site Eliza is on hand to help, with its expert editors and contributors.
The team have scouted-out the best quality dupes of cult products from the likes of The North Face, Ugg, Charlotte Tilbury and Skims.
By scouring the high street and online stores the team have found options that could potentially save you hundreds of pounds by simply swapping designer brands for affordable alternatives.
Zara short puffer jacket, at £25.999, is £274.01 cheaper than The North Face’s Retro Nuptse, £300
Expert editors from fashion and beauty recommendations site eliza.co.uk have found the best designer lookalikes on the high street and online, such as Zara’s puffer jacket, which comes in 10 times cheaper than The North Face’s model (pictured)
The selection includes a Zara puffer jacket that’s a dead-ringer for The North Face’s models 10 times more expensive.
There’s M&S’s bargain take on pricey must-have Ugg boots and a dress that will please any fan of Skims, Kim Kardashian’s clothing brand – for half the price.
There is also Eliza’s beauty editor’s favourite alternative to one of makeup guru Charlotte Tilbury’s cult products, and the team’s go-to dupes for Tom Ford’s luxury scents.
The biggest saving of all comes in the form of a tried-and-tested Revlon hair tool that the team rates as a rival to the Dyson Air Wrap. The Revlon model that’s £400 cheaper than Dyson’s offering.
Read on for the Eliza team’s pick of the designer dupes, and to potentially save yourself more than £1000.
The North Face Puffer Jacket
As Eliza’s self styled designer dupe detective, I swear by Zara for a lookalike of The North Face’s best-selling black Retro Nuptse jacket.
The original: The North Face Retro Nuptse
The dupe: Zara short puffer jacket
Price: Was £49.99, now £25.99
For details of this and more The North Face dupes, see eliza.co.uk.
Eliza’s fashion editor and self-confessed Ugg superfan Krissy Turner recommends Marks and Spencer’s take on the popular Mini style. Choose from classic chestnut or grey.
Suede Stain Resistant Faux Fur Lining Boots | M&S Collection, £39.50 is £115.50 cheaper than Ugg Classic Mini II, £155
The original: Ugg Classic Mini II
The dupe: Suede faux fur lining slipper boots
To discover more Eliza-approved Ugg lookalikes, see eliza.co.uk.
Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter
Eliza’s beauty editor, is a huge advocate of Charlotte Tilbury, but for when the budget won’t stretch to the real deal, she suggests turning to Australian brand E.l.f for a great alternative.
E.l.f Halo glow liquid filter, £14 is £22 cheaper that Charlotte Tilbury’s Flawless Filter, £36
The Original: Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter
The dupe: E.l.f Halo glow liquid filter
For more of Becky’s Charlotte Tilbury alternatives, see eliza.co.uk.
Dyson’s Airwrap is undoubtedly an expensive bit of kit for a hair tool so beauty contributor Olivia McCrea-Hedley recommends looking to Revlon for a hot brush that still delivers salon-worthy results, but is hundreds of pounds cheaper.
Revlon One-Step Volumiser Plus, £69,99 is £410.99 cheaper than Dyson Airwrap multi-styler, £479.99
The original: Dyson Airwrap multi-styler
The dupe: Revlon One-Step Volumiser Plus
For Olivia’s full review of the Air Wrap, see eliza.co.uk.
Tom Ford Beauty
Content creator Hannah Thompson is a self-confessed perfume obsessive and loves Tom Ford’s luxury scents. Her money-saving tip? Head to Zara for impressive smell-a-likes.
Zara Cherry Smoothie, £17 is £227.01 cheaper that Tom Ford Lost Cherry, £245
The original: Tom Ford Lost Cherry
The dupe: Zara Cherry Smoothie
For more Tom Ford perfume dupes, see eliza.co.uk.
For anyone after the sell-out black maxi dress from Kim Kardashian’s coveted Skims range, Krissy’s choice is Mango for a more purse-friendly style.
Mango side slit knit dress, £35.99 is £42.01 cheaper than Skims Soft lounge ribbed stretch modal maxi slip dress, £78
The original: Skims Soft lounge ribbed stretch modal maxi slip dress
The dupe: Mango side slit knit dress
For more Skims lookalikes, see eliza.co.uk.
Total designer basket: £1293.99
Total dupe spend: £281.46
For more affordable fashion and beauty recommendations, see eliza.co.uk.