Designer Knock Offs And Replicas

Designer brands like Prada, Coach and Louis Vuitton are highly sought after, but we all know they can be quite pricey. If you want the designer look without spending a small fortune, you may want to consider getting a knock off version of the designer product instead. Depending on the product, knock offs or replicas typically duplicate the look, feel and/or smell of the designer versions by using cheaper materials. This is why knock offs can be sold for significantly less than designer versions.

Many department stores, discount retailers and online sites sell bags and accessories that look very similar to designer brands. While these aren’t original designer products, they are “designer-inspired” versions that look just as trendy.

Products that are popularly copied and sold as knock offs range from handbags and shoes to furniture and perfumes. Stores that typically sell designer inspired products include:

  • JC Penny
  • Mervyn’s
  • Sears
  • Target.

A vast array of replicas and knock offs are also available at online retailers. Purchasing designer knock off items online can offer a buyer better variety and more products in stock. While some manufacturers do use faux leather and other lower quality materials, others offer products with high quality materials on par with the original designs. Some commonly copied designers are:

  • Burberry
  • Chanel
  • Coach
  • Fendi
  • Gucci
  • Luis Vuitton
  • Prada.

Prices for knock offs and replicas can vary depending on the quality of materials used. For instance, a designer knock off handbag could cost as little as $40. However, buying one that is structurally sound and made with real leather could cost up to $200. If you are looking for a particular designer knock off, shop around for the best prices. Also, keep in mind that the old saying, “you get what you pay for,” usually applies.

Knock Off Handbags

Handbags are one of the most popular designer knock off products, and most ultra-trendy designs are copied by a variety of manufacturers. However, many retailers sell low quality items, so having a sharp eye is essential to finding a replica handbag you will actually like. Fendi, Coach and Gucci are often inspirations for replica handbags.

Replica Designer Shoes

Like designer handbags, designer shoe styles are frequently copied, and a wide variety of versions are available at both discount department stores and online retailers. Depending on the quality of the product and the materials used, designer knock off shoes can cost anywhere from $20 to upwards of $120. Many discount stores sell only shoes, making it easy to find a cute pair.

Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent are commonly inspirations for replica designer shoes.

Knock Off Sunglasses

In comparison to other knock off products, such as handbags or shoes, replica designer sunglasses are generally less expensive. This is due to the fact that the designs and materials used for sunglasses are cheaper to duplicate, making designer replica sunglasses more affordable.

While designer versions of sunglasses can cost upwards of $500, knock off versions are usually a fraction of the price, costing between $10 and $300, depending on the type you get. Versace, Fossil and Marc Jacobs are all inspirations for replica sunglasses.

Designer Originals For Less

For those who really want designer originals, off-price stores, such as Marshalls, sometimes offer designer items at discounted prices. These stores buy surplus designer products at a lesser price and sell them for 20 to 60 percent less than department and specialty stores. Although high-end designer items are harder to find, searching through the racks at these stores can still help you find less expensive designer originals.

Some off-price stores to consider are:

  • Burlington Coat Factory
  • Leohmann’s
  • Overstock.com
  • Ross
  • TJ Maxx.