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Spot the Real: Kate Spade Stripe Dress

Kate Spade New York's striped "Carolyn" dress costs $333.99 (down from $478). The girl on a budget can get a similar dress style for $59.90 (down from $98) elsewhere. Can you spot the real from the steal? Click either image below to check your guess!

Kate Spade at POPSUGAR Shopping

The Limited at POPSUGAR Shopping

Love that dress! I think The Limited is taking a page from Kate Spade this season, I also did a splurge v. steal with the bow sweater just last month :-)

#1 Tracy (Homepage) on 2013-03-07 19:44 (Reply)
wow! I love the steal so much more! who doesn't love stripes right now!
#2 Leah Reams (Homepage) on 2013-03-07 23:52 (Reply)
I heart this dress. Nice one!
#3 Reichel (Homepage) on 2013-03-08 01:11 (Reply)
Thanks Reichel! I love your blog :-)
#3.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-03-08 09:52 (Reply)
Is the dress on sale; showing as 98.00 on website?
#4 marianne downs on 2013-03-08 05:15 (Reply)
The dress was on sale at the time I posted this but it looks like the sale has ended.
#4.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-03-08 09:51 (Reply)
Old Navy has a similar look too :o)
#5 Tiffany on 2013-03-08 12:10 (Reply)
ooh nice find! loving all of old navy's striped dresses lately.
#5.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-03-12 08:59 (Reply)
Cute dupe, though I like the navy/ivory combo. My friend SewPetiteGal just made a dupe of this herself!
#6 lisacng @ (Homepage) on 2013-03-08 13:04 (Reply)
My first thought when I saw that dress at the Limited was that it looked like Kate Spade. I'm a bit bummed that they ended their dress sale because I was going to get it but I bet they'll run it again soon with Easter right around the corner. Can I just say too that your blog is one I make a point to check everyday. I love to see what deals you find and often check out what you post. You do such a great job of finding good dupes of designer duds for a fraction of the cost and finding cute fashion period. Keep up the great work!
#7 Sarah on 2013-03-08 13:09 (Reply)
Thank you so much.
#7.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-03-12 08:50 (Reply)
Oh so here's another striped dress at White House Black Market but it's $170, kinda pricey but it might go on sale:
#7.2 The Budget Babe on 2013-03-12 08:54 (Reply) has a similar style dress. It's only $20, but the only downfall is it's rayon which wrinkles easily.

LC Lauren Conrad Checkered Embroidered Shirt
#8 Erin A on 2013-03-09 11:45 (Reply)
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