Splurge Or Save Faceoff: Net-a-Porter VS Nordstrom

Posted by Azure on February 2nd, 2012

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  (L) Matthew Williamson reception dress, (R) Sue Wong reception dress

I'm the youngest of three girls so growing up, I was sporting my sisters' hand-me-downs like nobody's business. And when we did go shopping, it was to Marshalls or TJ Maxx. Not Nordstrom or Saks.

I grew up thinking that Nordstrom was expensive and only appropriate when looking to splurge. But after doing some side-by-side comparisons of products in Nordstrom's Wedding Suite and designer items in Net-a-Porter's online bridal boutique, it suddenly hit me...Nordstrom is actually a stylish budget bride's dream come true!

Case in point—the embellished bridal headbands below. One is by Lanvin and costs a whopping $1,650, the other is by Tasha and is priced beautifully at $98.

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Now take a look at the bridal clutches. If you like the woven look, you can splurge on the Bottega Veneta version for $1,380 or steal the Nordstrom look alike for just $78!

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  Bridal clutches by Valentino, Tasha, Bottega Veneta, Nordstrom

And of course, we can't forget the wedding dress! Both of the gowns below are gorgeous and on-trend (with transparent illusion necklines), but one costs nearly $8,000 while the other is just $548.

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  (L) Valentino silk-organza wedding dress, (R) Tadashi Shoji lace and chiffon gown

Check out a few more splurge vs. save face-offs below then post a comment to tell us where you'll save and where you'll splurge!

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  (L) Bernie of New York Marabou shrug for $245, (R) Miu Miu feather collar for $730

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  (L) Jimmy Choo Fairy for $850, (R) Vera Wang Lavender Zohar platforms for $275

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  (L) Valentino bridal necklace for $725, (R) Kendra Scott bib bridal necklace for $245

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