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Better Bets: The Ultimate Guide to Savvy Alternatives to Coveted Products

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* The best alternatives to the most coveted products
* Similar “dupes” for a fraction of the price
* Beauty, fashion, electronics, home appliances and more

Whether it’s a fancy coffee machine, celeb-worthy workout gear or a highly coveted skin care line, sometimes opting for more affordable alternatives to the original ends up being a win for both you and your wallet. Here, we’ve rounded up our top stories featuring awesome alternatives to the trendiest and most coveted products in beauty, fashion, electronics, home appliances and more.

  

Alternatives to Lululemon’s Wunder Under Tights

  

It’s no wonder why fans of Lululemon Atheletica’s best-selling Wunder Under leggings are willing to splurge on these $80+ leggings. After all, they’re flattering, comfortable, and hold up well over time. However, if you’re looking to update or refine your workout gear collection with more budget-friendly activewear pieces, we’ve rounded up the 6 best alternatives to this famous legging style that are equally as stylish and figure-flattering.

Active Camo Sheer Mesh Panel Leggings by Forever21 Image courtesy of Forever21

The 6 Best Alternatives to Lululemon’s Coveted Wunder Under Tights

  

Alternatives to Creme de La Mer Products

  

Creme de La Mer is a highly coveted moisturizer known for its power to heal and hydrate the skin. While it does contain a slew of all-star ingredients, you’re undoubtedly also paying for brand prestige. But if you’re simply not willing to drop the big bucks on this cult classic, we’ve rounded 6 strikingly similar products that rival La Mer’s skincare offerings, but without the high-end cost. See our favorite dupes in link below.

Aveda Exfoliating Creme Cleanser Image courtesy of Nordstrom

6 Alternatives to Creme de La Mer Products

  

Alternatives to Keurig Coffee Maker

  

While most of us are in a rush in the morning and don’t have the time or the patience to wait for a french press to brew our cup of joe, a Keurig machine isn’t always the best solution. Frankly, they don’t make the best brew, and those required k-cups are no friend to the environment. We’ve found four great alternatives that won’t force you to choose between convenience and flavor, and that aren’t as bad for the earth.

Wacaco Portable Mini Espresso Maker Image courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond

SPY Guide: 4 Alternatives to The Keurig Coffee Maker

  

Alternatives to Joules Sous Vide

  

Using the original Joules tool, you can employ technology and water for even cooking, leaving your meat flavorful and tender. But, is it worth $200? Thankfully, you no longer need to find out for yourself – we’ve found three tools that work just as well for a fraction of the cost. See our favorite models below.

Gramercy Kitchen Co Sous Vide Immersion Circulator Cooker Image courtesy of Amazon

Get This Best-Selling Cooking Device For Less: 3 Alternatives To The Joules Sous Vide

  

Alternatives to the Apple iPhone

  

Sure, the iPhone X may be one of the greatest smartphones ever made, but it comes with one hefty price tag. We thought we’d take a moment to look at some of the best non-iPhone phones currently on the market. If you want an iPhone-quality phone without actually paying for an iPhone, here are five great Apple alternatives that are sure to suit your fancy.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Image courtesy of Amazon

SPY Guide: 5 Smart Alternatives To The Apple iPhone

  

Alternatives to the Hawaiian Shirt

  

Hawaiian shirts are back in style. The floral Hawaiian shirts being worn by Harry Styles and A$AP Rocky in 2018 aren’t the oversized shirts your dad used to wear. They’re tailored and designed with a modern update that looks retro but not dated. They’re a great way to upgrade your everyday button up or vacation go-to, and they look great whether you’re at the beach or out to lunch. Check out our favorites below.

H&M Short-Sleeve Shirt Image courtesy of H&M

Prints Charming: 6 Affordable Alternatives To The Hawaiian Shirt

  

Alternatives to the Mason Pearson Hair Brush

  

Mason Pearson hair brushes are the cult-classic boar bristle brush that are guaranteed to be found in every celebrity hairstylist’s bag. Not mass produced and partially still made by hand, these brushes come with a price point that starts at $105. If you cannot comprehend spending that much on a hair brush, comparable alternatives do exist at a fraction of the price. Continue reading below for our top picks.

Sephora Collection Dual Boar Paddle Brush Image courtesy of Sephora

4 Solid Alternatives to The $100+ Mason Pearson Hair Brush

  

Alternatives to the Insta-Pot

  

The phenomenon that is Instant Pot has taken the pressure cooker world by storm. We have found some great options in a variety of price points should the original Instant Pot elude you. The products below come complete with similar functions, such as programmable food choices, one-touch cooking and extensive safety options so all you have to do is choose the one that works best for you.

T-fal 12 in 1 Programmable Pressure Cooker Image courtesy of Amazon

Under Pressure: The 5 Best Instant Pot Alternatives For Multi-function Cooking

  

Alternatives to the Clarisonic Cleansing Brush

  

The Clarisonic face cleansing brush was inspired the Sonicare toothbrush, the top-seller of its category in 2001. Available since 2004, the Clarisonic brush utilizes much of the same technology as its forebearer, such as sonic vibrations and zero-damage brushes. As the device’s popularity crested, competitors began offering more affordable alternatives to the original. In link below, we’ve found 6 alternatives to the Clarisonic cleansing brush that are just as effective – and lighter on the wallet.

EterBeauty Cleansing Brush Image courtesy of Amazon

SPY Guide: 6 Chic Alternatives to the Clarisonic Cleansing Brush