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Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Look for Less - Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Woven Bags and Padded Shoes

Heritage brand Bottega Veneta's woven Intrecciato handbags and shoes have dominated the style scene since Creative Director Daniel Lee took the helm. The best selling Bottega Veneta Pouch bag and square-toe Padded sandals have reached icon status and catapulted Bottega Veneta into the spotlight. The easily recognizable intrecciato weave and quilted details lend an artisan vibe to the luxurious leather accessories while also remaining edgy. It's official. Quilted handbags and square-toe shoes are summer 2020 must-haves thanks to Bottega Veneta. When it comes to designer accessories in the Covid-19 era, it's all about quiet luxury. There are no loud logos here; it's time to usher in a sartorial wave of understated glam and subtle embellishments. 

Bottega Veneta pouch bag and intrecciato shoes

Bottega Veneta pouch bag and intrecciato padded mules

photos via Pinterest

Not surprisingly, the popular Bottega Veneta Pouch bag and Padded sandals have inspired many look alikes and dupes. Keep scrolling for a closer look at the real deal and designer dupes.

Shop Bottega Veneta bags:

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The Look for Less

If the luxury price points aren't in line with your budget, there are a multitude of Bottega Veneta intrecciato handbag and shoe dupes. Below, get the look for less by shopping these Bottega Veneta look alikes. 

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Look for Less - Max Mara Teddy Bear Coat Dupes

The now iconic Max Mara teddy bear coat first made its debut on the fall 2013 runway, and style insider Carine Roitfeld took notice. With a price tag of over $3600, it's quite the investment coat. It didn't gain major traction until 2018. Since then, it's been surging in popularity. The statement cold weather coat has been spotted on Hailey Bieber, Karlie Kloss, Kim Kardashian West, Julia Roberts, Eva Chen and countless other celebrities and influencers. The ultimate in luxury outerwear, the Max Mara teddy coat offers warmth and cozy comfort because of its soft camel hair and silk construction. With its twisted arm seams, dropped shoulders, and oversized fit, it's a certified street style gem. Max Mara even introduced the coat in look-at-me bold colors such as turquoise, cornflower blue, and coral

Shop Max Mara teddy coats:

On the street

Max Mara teddy bear coat street style outfit
On the runway

Max Mara teddy coats runway looks

Max Mara blue and yellow teddy coats runway

runway images via Vogue Runway

Treat yourself. Shop the Max Mara teddy coat:

The Look for Less

Given the high demand and the high price of the Max Mara teddy coat, there are numerous high street and fast fashion dupes at a variety of price points. It's easy to get the Max Mara teddy coat look for much less with these stylish options. I'm currently eyeing some of these affordable teddy coat styles which come in many colors. 

January 12, 2021 update - Stay warm in these coats:

December 24, 2020 update - Get cozy in these styles:

December 4, 2020 update - Stay cozy in these coats under $225:

November 28, 2020 update - Shop coats under $200:

November 14, 2020 update - Shop teddy coats under $100:

November 11, 2020 update - Shop these styles under $350:

November 5, 2020 update - Shop cute new coats:

October 29, 2020 update - Shop these styles under $80:

More chic styles:

Shop these options under $100:

December 2, 2019 update - Shop the best Max Mara teddy coat dupes under $120 below:

December 1, 2019 update - In the United States? Shop this teddy coat dupe pictured below under $45 in beige or in coral. It runs slightly big.

wild fable sherpa teddy coat, max mara teddy bear coat dupe

Shop this Max Mara teddy coat dupe pictured below under $50 in nutmeg or in black.

max mara teddy bear coat dupe, sebby teddy fur coat

I spotted this pretty blue Max Mara teddy coat dupe as seen below for under $55.

blue max mara teddy bear coat dupe

I just bought this teddy bear dupe under $70 and I can't wait for colder temperatures to wear it with everything. It runs true to size, is super soft, and has a shorter length which works well for petite shoppers and people in warmer climates (like me). Plus, I adore the pale oatmeal color because it's easy to match with other neutrals and all the animal prints that are on trend right now.

Max Mara teddy bear coat dupe

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Look for Less - Prada Padded Headband Dupes

When Miuccia Prada sent her models down the spring/summer 2019 runway adorned with baby bangs and padded headbands, a new beauty trend was (re)born for the season. Set aside all those pearl hair clips you've been wearing (and admiring on the 'gram) and get ready for the resurgence of the headband. This time around, the trend has a whole new look. These aren't the preppy styles of Blair Waldorf's Gossip Girl era; they are retro and modern all at once. Prada's puffy versions, adorned with jewels or made from lustrous satin, were paired with striking baby bangs for a fresh new take on the schoolgirl classic. The padded construction makes them quite the statement piece, infusing them with a unique futuristic feel. 

Influencers and royalty alike are already getting in on the padded headband trend. Kate Middleton wore a black velvet one in November to an event at Westminster Abbey. Camila Coelho and Leonie Hanne are also fans. 

A padded headband instantly elevates any outfit, especially when made from velvet or adorned with faux pearls.

The Look for Less

If the Prada headband isn't in your budget, no worries. (If so, you can shop the pretty pink style here for $240.) There are so may ways to get the padded headband look for less. Insta favorite accessories designer Lele Sadoughi makes super affordable styles that are easy on the wallet. Choose from knotted versions, printed styles, velvet, and more. 

April 1, 2021 update - Shop new styles for spring:

May 20, 2020 update - Shop stylish headbands below:

September 6, 2019 update - Shop chic padded headbands for fall:

Shop some of my budget friendly favorites below.

Shop more expensive styles:

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