3.01.2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Diane von Furstenberg Striped Dugan Top for a Steal

My loves, to the left allow your pretty peepers to rove over the sauciness that is Diane von Furstenberg’s Striped Dugan Top; to the right cast your gaze upon Bubblegum’s zany Zebra Striped Tunic via Lulu*s.

Though le darling DVF is constructed out of silk chiffon, whereas the blissful Bubblegum is crafted out of 100% polyester; for a mere $52.00, in comparison to the $265.00 asking price of the runway version, it is a sublime way for the budget babe to hop aboard the billowy blouse trend – without breaking the bank!

Now the question remains…will you be thrifty, or suckered into putting on your spendthrift cap?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shopbop and Lulu*s for the pictures.


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62 comments

Joanne said...

They look so similar, I'd take the Bubblegum. I like this top, it's really pretty for late Spring :)

Twenty.Something said...

Super cute! So perfect with black skinny and boots. Love it.

caitlin and megan said...

I think paying the 52 bucks for this top would be enough.

ellie said...

So lovely for spring. Great find on the better deal.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

They're both so similar that I'd go with the deal.

Rachel said...

Beautifully designed! I love the vertical stripes! :D

briannelee said...

Wow, that is an exact copy.

I love 100% silk so I would go with the original DVF version.

molly said...

THANK GOODNESS! for Lulu's!

Sandy a la Mode said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE that blouse!! stripes are my fave right now and vertical ones make u look skinny!! :)

StyleID said...

Beautiful, loved them both but they are identical so why pay more?
Nice find, thank you.

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Natasha said...

I really like the DVF version of the shirt. It looks a little darker but as if it's sheer. I hope you have a good Tuesday, E.

a book of short stories said...

Such a great find. I love it.

knk said...

i like this blog its cool

Sweet said...

:) I have the same style of top before...we can always find a budget friendly outfit.....love it!!!

Kisses
Sweet
PensandLens
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Style with Benefits said...

Craziness! They are nearly identical, with the exception of the fabric. Hands down, I'd go with the Bubblegum one!

xx, becs

Megan said...

I would go with the Bubblegum top.

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Laura said...

I can't even tell a difference at all!! Bubblegum all the way.

Megan said...

wow! that is an awesome find from Bubblegum!

She is Sara said...

The bubblegum one is perfect! I think you would look realyl cute in it Erika! You should get one :) Just sayin'.

Couture Carrie said...

Love this top!
Amazing Lulu*s find!

xoxox,
CC

Dancing Branflake said...

Cute and super flattering! Bubblegum all the way!

Dancing Branflake said...

Cute and super flattering! Bubblegum all the way!

AH said...

what a great find, the bubblegum one looks identical! i'd definitely be thrifty!

Maddy said...

I bet the DVF feels divine against your skinm but I'll have to go with Bubblegum on this one!

modanista junkie said...

I'm going to have to go with the $52 top because they look exactly the same, and n one would really know the difference if you said it were DVF anyway. Lovely finds by the way! :)


xoxo,
melrod

yiqin; said...

Wow, really a steal.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Unbelievable, this is such a good one! Although I really do prefer chiffon and love DVF so much I'd probably go with that one. But they are identical, wow! But Bubblegum should be careful b/c DVF sued Forever21 for knocking her off...

Hope you're having a lovely Tuesday Erika!

xo Mary Jo

Tights Lover said...

Oh my. I absolutely love this (these?) top...so gorgeous! I gotta admit, though, the $265 seems kind of tough to swallow. Bubblegum is a new name to me, but I'm willing to give it a try...sorry DVF!

Kira Lilly said...

look so similar
but not really my style so probably neither

My Heart Blogged said...

I think the top will be so pretty for spring.
My Heart Blogged

Sherin said...

It's such a gorgeous top! SO perfect for a night out. I really love the Bubblegum one.

Fashion Imperative said...

Love DVF...she always plays with all kinds of patterns

Josie said...

What a fabulous match! I love it.
xo Josie
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Oh to Be a Muse said...

definitely going with the Bubblegum top bc it is an exact replica. love the way it flows.

Paislea Elyse said...

i love the bubblegum one!!! great find!!!! per usual!

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ediot said...

they are so alike for sure. strange how there are so many knockoffs that look just alike, but still probably completely different materials. i love stripes so i'd take either of these ;)
xx

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Both tops are cute!

Style Eyes said...

Wow they look so similar I would definitely go for the budget version

ivy's closet said...

This is a great find.

Lux and Stan said...

So cool. Even so 50 bucks isn't even in budget. But I love the style. I'll be on the look out for this trend.

lucy and sarah said...

I'm sure the fabric is just as good(at the cheaper price). What a cool spring fling thing.

Grace said...

Both are adorable, so I'd go with the Bubblegum. :)

Rick said...

I see a pattern here, the "bubblegum" in this style competition as well as the model with the bubblegum in the previous entry both get a big thumbs up! :)

very married said...

now THIS is a good substitute!

OneCraftyFox said...

Erica hunny, I think you just cropped the same shirt and photoshopped it onto two different bodies cuz I can't tell these apart at all!! LOL.

Yvonne said...

This top is fantastic for spring!! Love your thrifty finds - you always amaze me!
I would have to go with the copycat!
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Clare said...

LOOOVE that top so cute and versatile!

Kavery said...

These are so identical its a wonder DVF hasn't put a copyright on theirs!

Angelica Ng said...

Oh wow, it's not often, but I choose the frugal one! I actually like the shape of the Bubblegum more so than the DVF.

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J'Adore Fashion said...

Cute top, so similar!

xoxo
Stella

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Hazel said...

They're so much alike.. with the cheaper one looking a bit more brownish! But still, the cut and the patters.. very the same!! So i guess, i'd choose the cheaper one haha!

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Wow, those both are so similar! I can't get over it.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

another amazing find, I would cheap it up :)

Glass and Splinters said...

Wow, you can barely tell the difference, actually I prefer the Bubblegum!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

amazing find, Erika! love the stripes! have a nice day! xo

Leia said...

I'd love the Bubblegum version! So pretty.

Leia

Xag said...

OMG what a great copy!
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theclassyturtle said...

they are almost identical!! such a cute top!

Anna Gray said...

Those tops are a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e! <3

Sarah said...

I am in love with this tank top! Have to go with the Bubblegum one!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ohh wow their similar!! I like the bubblegum one's price too much to resist!! =)

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