Whether you've been noodling on buying a luxe firming moisturizer or treating yourself to an oh-so-comfy pair of celeb-approved UGGs, we understand the hesitation. Yes, brands like Crème de La Mer, Charlotte Tilbury, and UGG offer premium goods, but those products often come at higher price points.
If you've been holding off on treating yourself to luxe clothing or skin care, you're in luck because there are look-a-likes for nearly all of your favorites that won't break your budget (they're just like the real thing!). To make shopping easier, we did the due diligence and hunted down dupes for all things expensive, be it $380 moisturizers for only $28 to $100 UGG slippers for half the price. And we must have done a good job, because our readers couldn't stop shopping them!
Scroll down to shop the dupes that our readers just couldn't get enough of this year.
Most-shopped dupes of 2022
Skin-care devotees, I’ve got good news for you. If you’ve been keen on securing Crème de La Mer’s moisturizer, there’s a wallet-friendly alternative that cost a fraction of the price. For just $28, you can score Avène’s Restorative Cream. Just like La Mer, this cream was designed to repair sunburns, scars, cuts, scrapes, and burns while smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. This is the moisturizer of your dreams.
Sizes available: 5-11
You can find Ugg’s Tasman Slipper dupe in Madewell’s Quilted Jacqueline. Apart from the quilted nylon exterior, the Jacqueline’s clog style mimics the Tasman slip-on—which are comfy beyond belief. They’re lined with faux shearling and have a durable outsole, so you can get your steps in.
Sizes available: 6-10
Another you’d-never-know-it UGG dupe is Quince’s Australian Shearling Mid-Calf boots, which are made with suede leather and 100 percent Australian shearling. With a non-slip rubber outsole and water-repellent treatment already applied, these boots are just as durable and comfortable as the original. But way, way less expensive.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter is always sold out. It retails for $46, which isn’t cheap! Behold, a copycat just like it for just $13. Introducing, L’oreal Paris’ Makeup True Match Lumi Glotion. Nearly identical to Tilbury’s filter, the Lumi Glotion provides radiance and hydration at the same time. It’s infused with shea butter and glycerin to strengthen your skin’s barrier one dab at a time.
Sizes available: XS-XXL
Fans of Kate Middleton will know that her effortless looks will captivate any crowd. Even her green, quilted vest—which she paired with black skinny jeans, a black turtleneck, and combat boots to her 2021 trip to Scotland—was iconic. You can score the vest, too. This one from Amazon looks exactly like hers with quilted chambers that’ll keep you warm for days.
If the $169 bottle of SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic serum is out of reach, consider splurging on its $30 sister, Maelove’s Glow Maker. Formulated with vitamin C, this serum will leave your skin feeling brighter, healthier, and more hydrated.
Sizes available: XS-XL
Skims is on top of everybody’s list. Why? Because the brand’s apparel is like clouds on sleeves. This shirt is no different, boasting feather yarn fibers with a soft, mid-weight fabric that feels just like second skin.
The Andrew Fitzsimons Virgin Repair Restructuring shampoo is an affordable (and very good) dupe for Olaplex, as it has the same bond-building tech. “It has amazing packaging and offers a full wet line that’s infused with bond-building technology,” Dhairius Thomas, a celebrity hairstylist, previously told us. For stronger, shinier, and healthier strands, get yourself a bottle of this stuff—heck, get a few.
Sizes available: 5-13
These genius copycats truly look (and feel) like the real thing, which is $100+ Birkenstock sandals. The Cushionaire sandals are only $30, but come with suede insoles, a cork footbed, and EVA outsoles to give you that same arch support and comfort.
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