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Your Favorite Looks And Their Budget Twins

I am an online shopping pro. Give me a bad day, and I’ll give you two hours of online shopping at the end of the night to smooth it all out. I specialize in the “stumble on something/research its budget twin” method of shopping. Basically this involves stumbling accidentally on THE most amazing, THE most expensive sweater, and then hounding the Internet until I find it’s cheaper replacement. It’s terribly satisfying.

For example, did you know that the highly covetable, highly sold out heart sweater from J.Crew has a budget doppelganger? From, of all places, Delia’s?

The link to that sweater and more, after the jump!

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  • Heart Me Sweater 1 of 14
    Heart Me Sweater
    So cute. So sold out.
    The real deal, from J.Crew, $88, Sold Out
  • Chloe Printed Pullover Sweater 2 of 14
    Chloe Printed Pullover Sweater
    Basically exactly the same!
    Its budget twin, from Delia's, $29.50
  • The Spotted Snowfall Slipper 3 of 14
    The Spotted Snowfall Slipper
    Adorable!
    The real deal, from Madewell, $35
  • Polka Dot Slippers 4 of 14
    Polka Dot Slippers
    Not even $10!
    Its budget twin, from Forever 21, $7.80
  • Handknit Fair Isle Sweater 5 of 14
    Handknit Fair Isle Sweater
    Gorgeous.
    The real deal, from J.Crew, $225
  • AE Fair Isle Long Sweater 6 of 14
    AE Fair Isle Long Sweater
    Get this sweater instead and you can afford ski lift tickets, too!
    Its budget twin, from American Eagle, $69.50
  • Cute Embellished Front Sweater 7 of 14
    Cute Embellished Front Sweater
    It IS really cute, you know.
    The real deal, from Urban Outfitters, $69
  • Bunny Sweater Top 8 of 14
    Bunny Sweater Top
    Okay, granted, this is not a fox.
    Its budget twin, from Forver 21, $19.80
  • Hollyberry Plaid Ex Boyfriend Shirt 9 of 14
    Hollyberry Plaid Ex Boyfriend Shirt
    This shirt already pretty favorably priced...
    The real deal, from Madewell, $69.50
  • Plaid Shirt 10 of 14
    Plaid Shirt
    But this shirt from Forever 21 doesn't even break the $20 mark.
    Its budget twin, from Forever 21, $17.80
  • Silk Tatterseam Tank 11 of 14
    Silk Tatterseam Tank
    Under a cardigan, this glossy tank will steal the show at any holiday party.
    The real deal, from Madewell, $78
  • Rhinestone Chiffon Top 12 of 14
    Rhinestone Chiffon Top
    But then so will this one too, also leaving room in your wallet for the cab fare home.
    Its budget twin, from Forever 21, $19.80
  • Silk Trelliswork Top 13 of 14
    Silk Trelliswork Top
    A tee-type top with a little something extra. And what a great color!
    The real deal, from Madewell, $148
  • Scalloped Woven Top 14 of 14
    Scalloped Woven Top
    Exact color, same idea, less of an investment.
    Its budget twin, from Forever 21, $17.80

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