Target Designer Dupes & Recent Outfits

I spent the long weekend with my sister – we got up to our usual activities: swimming, snacking…and late night Target runs (aren’t they the best?)

watch / necklace / bag

I spotted a LOT of designer dupes at Target – firstly, this Merona Rose Gold Watch is IDENTICAL to my MK 5430 Michael Kors watch …except it’s under $20! The clover necklace (I couldn’t find it online) is a copy of the Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra necklace (I picked up a similar necklace from Loblaws in 2012). I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of the Mossimo Scrunch Ballet flats – but they feel super luxe – and look just like Lanvin Ballerinas. I don’t think that the Merona Sequin Tote is a dupe for anything, I’ve just wanted it forever – I should TOTALLY grab it now that it’s on clearance!

Now on to some recent outfits:

Top: Zara (identical), Necklace: J.Crew, Bag: Pashli, Shoes: Sam Edelman

This ZARA floral peplum is my favorite top of the summer. The print is so cheerful – and the flare doesn’t make me look too hip-py – finally, a peplum I can wear!

Top: Garage (similar), Necklace: H&M (similar), Bag: LV Speedy 25, Jeans: GAP (similar), Shoes: Sam Edelman

Pairing my camo leggings with a crocheted lace top.

Top: H&M (similar), Necklace: F21 (similar), Bag: Minkoff, Jeans: GAP, Shoes: Sam Edelman

Graphic shirt and distressed boyfriend jeans.

Top: H&M, Necklace: Friend’s store, Bag: Pashli, Shoes: Target

Oversized button-down and white jeans.

Jacket: Walmart (similar), Necklace: F21, Bag: M&S (similar), Jeans: GAP, Shoes: Old Navy (similar)

Backpacks are quite popular again – so I took this 12 year old (!!!) bag out of storage. I bought it from Marks & Spencers when I used to work in London – the faux leather has held up amazingly well despite being squished away in a box!

Are you loving the backpack trend this time around? Have you found any Designer Dupes recently?

Linking up with More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express.


  1. Marta C
    August 6, 2014 / 1:24 pm

    Those are amazing Target finds, I really need to pop in one soon! Love all your looks-that Zara floral peplum top is beautiful!! Hope you are having a great day:)Marta, xo

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 7, 2014 / 5:23 am

      Hi Marta! Thanks for your comment – isn't Target the most addictive place to shop LOL? Hope you have a great day too!

  2. Kelly F
    August 6, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    I need to keep referring to your blog when I need to know if there are any great clothing/accessory dupes out there for cheap! 😛 I'm always out of the loop with that. Love those camo pants, which I so desperately need in my life.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 7, 2014 / 5:24 am

      Ha ha – my sister couldn't understand why I got so excited about all the dupes I spotted LOL – but I couldn't wait to share them with my blog readers 😛 So glad you find them useful!

  3. Ariadne Elise
    August 6, 2014 / 3:25 pm

    Oh wow– I have that same Merona watch & had no idea it's an MK dupe!I haven't been able to wear it though, because I can never work out the sizing (too big, too small) on my wrist. But now I feel better about having it anyway. 😉

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 7, 2014 / 5:25 am

      That Merona watch is beautiful – it's a shame about the sizing – hope it works out and you can wear it 🙂

  4. Beautygirl24
    August 6, 2014 / 9:24 pm

    I love the clover necklace! I'll have to keep an eye out for it because I haven't spotted it yet here at my local store. And as always, I love your outfits. Looking good!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 7, 2014 / 5:27 am

      Hope you find it Noelle – I think there were 2 at my Target – I always get so excited when I see clover necklaces…am still kicking myself for not buying the turquoise one a couple of years back (when I purchased my white one). Target only had white or black…but the turquoise would be so pretty too!

  5. Daily Express
    August 7, 2014 / 5:10 am

    You have a great eye for finding those dupes! I guess I am not familiar enough with designer items to pick them out even though I'm at Target alllll the time. But I do notice when they have something similar to Express. hee hee. I adore your outfits and feel like it's a treat when I get a few of them in one post. I think two of these are already on my Pinterest board- so classic and chic!Gina – On the Daily Express

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 7, 2014 / 5:29 am

      Thanks so much Gina – glad you like the outfits 😉 With regards to dupe-spotting – I feel sorry for my shopping buddies – because I'm always like "that bag is inspired by X, and those shoes are dupes for Valentino rockstud flats"…I get blank stares – but I can't help it – I always get excited when I find "the look for less" items – especially when they're inexpensive yet great quality 🙂

  6. Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos
    August 7, 2014 / 11:55 pm

    ooooh… your lace with camo is amazing! I may have to sport a similar look soon! 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 8, 2014 / 3:48 am

      Thanks Skylette – can't wait to see your version 🙂

  7. Gaby Fauchon
    August 10, 2014 / 4:30 pm

    Ooooh I love the Walmart jacket! x

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 13, 2014 / 6:00 am

      Thanks Gaby – it was such a bargain too 😉

  8. Lauren Rutherford
    August 11, 2014 / 12:08 pm

    I love a forever purchase like most of us shopaholics and blogaholics but finding a bargain that you are really really happy about is almost better!www.lovelaurenxx.comLove Lauren xx

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 13, 2014 / 6:02 am

      So true Lauren – some things are worth investing in – but other trends are fun to participate in without spending too much 🙂

  9. gabrielle
    August 11, 2014 / 5:37 pm

    such cute outfits! love the idea of this post (especially since i'm obsessed with target to begin with).xo,

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 13, 2014 / 6:03 am

      Thanks Gabrielle – I'm obsessed too 😉

  10. Tiffany Opp
    August 11, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    I love Target, it's the best! I totally want that watch. Cute outfits too! Especially love the floral peplum and crochet

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 13, 2014 / 6:03 am

      Thanks Tiffany – I wish ZARA made the floral peplum in a blue print too… I would wear it forever 😉

  11. Darcy
    August 12, 2014 / 1:52 am

    I am always impressed with the dupes they have! They always have shoes that match Steve Madden designs, which are so fun for trying out trends!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 13, 2014 / 6:04 am

      Ooh – I'm not that familiar with Steve Madden designs – will have to check them out so that I can spot the Target versions of them too 😉

  12. Elle Sees
    August 12, 2014 / 10:51 am

    gorgeous looks. i have that watch and a tortoise shell that looks like MK too.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 13, 2014 / 6:05 am

      OMG…a tortoise shell version??? I didn't see that in store – but when I do – it's coming home with me!

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