Dupes That Will Save You Money Without Sacrificing Quality

We all love a dupe, whether it's a beauty product or fashion staple, and here are some of our current faves to help you save that P without sacrificing on quality!

Written byBea Howison
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If you're a sucker for trends and a lover of high-quality products but are trying to stick to your budget this Christmas, we’ve got you covered.

Dupes are becoming more and more widely recognised and appreciated for being just as good as their pricier counterparts whilst being affordable and accessible. And let’s face it, we’ll take all the savings we can get this cozzie livs.

Here are some of our current favourite dupes to save you that P without having to sacrifice on quality...

1. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Dupe


All makeup fanatics out there have heard of Giorgio Armani’s iconic Luminous Silk Foundation. A favourite amongst beauty bloggers, makeup artists and models, this foundation is renowned for leaving your skin looking dewy and flawless whilst providing you with a medium-full coverage finish - it’s giving glazed donut.

Whilst we love love loveee this foundation, it isn’t the most affordable for everyday use, priced at £45. But do not fear! L’Oreal True Match Liquid Foundation is a great solution.

Like Luminous Silk, True Match also provides a luxurious, silky yet medium-full coverage buildable foundation for a fraction of the price at just £9 at Boots with your 10% TOTUM discount. No brainer if you ask me! 

2. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter Dupe


Next up we have another foundation dupe. Another strong contender and frequent favourite in the makeup world is Charlotte Tilbury's Hollywood Flawless Filter. Renowned for its poreless and Instagram-filter-looking finish, this foundation boosts your complexion and makes your skin glow beautifully.

Again, it deserves all the hype it gets as it's recognised for being a staple in every makeup lover’s makeup bag. However, being priced at £39 means that not everyone can afford this deluxe foundation - but that's where the e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter comes in.

This foundation has been widely praised for being a direct dupe of its pricier counterpart. Containing the same illuminating ingredients, it leaves you with a healthy and naturally glowing finish. Try it out today at Boots for £13.50 with your 10% TOTUM discount.  

3. Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette Dupe


Everyone and their mother has heard of Marc Jacobs' legendary Daisy Eau de Toilette. Youthful, fresh, charming and feminine, this fragrance is an embodiment of summertime sweetness and has been highly popular for the past 15 years.

This award-winning perfume is a consistent best seller for a reason, but coming in at £97, an affordable alternative is sought after by many. Surprisingly, M&S offer the most similar substitute (we were shocked too!)

Floral, sweet, fresh and also possessing the delicious sandalwood and vanilla base notes, you’ve got to give M&S’ Gardenia and Vanilla a go. Priced at £12.50 this could be a long-term way of saving loads on your favourite scent – especially as you’ll earn money back at M&S with TOTUM Cashback.  

 4. Bottega Drop Earrings Dupe


Earlier this year, Bottega turned heads when it launched its viral Drop earrings. Seen on celebs everywhere, it’s no surprise these gorgeous bauble like drop shaped earrings have been in high demand.

Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, Bella Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are just a few famous faces (or should we say ears) that have been sporting the look. However, at the jaw dropping price of £500, I think it’s fair to say none of us will be purchasing these for Christmas any time soon.

Luckily, there have been hundreds of dupes released everywhere which provide the same glamour, drama, and modern elegance. We found multiple on Amazon Prime, the best rated being the Rajputana ones, coming in both gold and silver and 3 different sizes. With free next day delivery at Amazon with a TOTUM Student 6-month free trial, these will only set you back £10.93!  

5. Prada Monolith Leather Loafers Dupe


Equally as stunning yet 'spenny are Prada’s Monolith chunky-sole leather loafers (£850). This statement shoe is a modern twist on the classic penny loafer which has stayed consistently popular throughout the times.

Perfectly paired with sporty white socks and an oversized blazer, this look can be dressed up or down and will give anyone a spring in their step this winter. ASOS has answered our loafer prayers, offering an affordable akin for only £27 with your 10% ASOS discount from TOTUM.

6. Zara Bomber Tracksuit Dupe


Earlier this year, Zara went viral with their bomber tracksuit set which possesses the classic bomber jacket silhouette in a comfy cotton tracksuit material. Shoppers all over TikTok are obsessed with this stylish and modern yet simplistic look, which favours both aesthetics and comfort.

The two pieces are sold separately by Zara, amounting to £52.98.

BOOHOO offers a less expensive but just as fashionable alternative, with an identical frame and cosy cotton finish. Stick with the trends and indulge in this stunning tracksuit which comes in two colours - a cream and a charcoal grey - at BOOHOO for only £45 with your 10% TOTUM discount.  

 7. Lululemon Define Luon Jacket Dupe


Lululemon is known for its sleek and snatching athletic apparel. Designed for support, comfort and style, this brand has become massively popular online and is praised for its high-quality products which are described as durable, breathable and extremely well fitting and flattering.

Because of this, it’s no surprise that having a wardrobe stacked with Lululemon is every fitness girl’s dream.

One of their most sought after styles is the tight, waist-snatching full sleeve workout jackets. However, at £98, the Lululemon Define Luon Jacket is a bit steep for most.

If you want to achieve this look for less, without losing the high-quality feel, try the 90 Degree By Reflex Women’s Lightweight, Full Zip Running Track Jacket. The jacket is nearly identical in appearance, material and feel. Check it out for £41 on Amazon Prime and remember to enjoy next day delivery with your 6-month free student trial!

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