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If you haven’t shopped at Aldi yet for their unique Aldi Finds and low prices on groceries, then maybe these Aldi alternatives of popular products will lure you in. From Anthropologie-inspired candles to an Always Pan alternative and even a Le Creuset look-alike, Aldi alternatives can save you loads on their brand-name counterparts. And some of these Aldi look-alikes are even made in the same factories as the higher-priced brands.
But you have to be quick when you see Aldi alternatives in your store because these so-called Aldi Finds don’t restock. That means once you see them in your local store, you better snatch them right up! And if you’re not satisfied with your alternative purchase for any reason, Aldi’s hassle-free return policy lets you return anything, anytime.
To help get you started, here’s what to know about Aldi alternatives and what products to look for this week.
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Aldi alternatives show up in the weekly ad, but they don’t get restocked.
A dupe refers to a product that’s made to look like a more expensive or well-known item but sold at a much lower price. Shopping for alternatives at retailers like Aldi can be a great way to save money without sacrificing quality or style. At Aldi, you’ll usually spot the alternatives in the Aldi Finds section of their weekly ad.
And if you’re not familiar with Aldi Finds, they’re the limited-edition products that Aldi only sells for a short period of time and in limited quantities. Many of these items are Aldi’s alternatives, and they won’t get restocked. So if you spot something you love that’s an Aldi Find, don’t wait too long to snag it!
TIP: Aldi Finds don’t include everyday essentials like toilet paper or laundry detergent, which Aldi considers “Regular Buys” and will always keep in stock.
Latest Aldi alternatives from the March 1 ad:
These Aldi alternatives came out with the Aldi weekly ad released on March 1, 2023. Check your local store to see if you can find them still in stock!
1. Serra Ladies Mules (Nine West Lookalike): $9.99
As part of the March 1 Aldi Finds ad, there are Serra Ladies’ Mules for just $9.99. There are multiple styles available in the Aldi’s Finds aisle, while supplies last.
Amazon has comparable Nine West Mules for $27.43!
2. Easy Home Spin Mop Set (O-Cedar Spin Mop): $24.99
Aldi’s Easy Home Spin Mop Set is back in the Aldi Finds for March 1 and is offered at a price of $24.99. This mop and bucket set has been creating quite a buzz on social media and is presently available in two colors: blue or gray. With its hands-free wringing feature, the bucket aids in cleaning the mop effortlessly. The mop also has a pivoting head that cleans under furniture and reaches into corners, making cleaning more comfortable. Furthermore, an additional mop head is included in the package.
Amazon has the comparable O-Cedar Spin Mop for $34.98.
Prior Aldi alternatives we loved:
3. Bamboo Pendant Light (Wayfair & Ikea Look-Alike): $49.99
The Aldi Finds ad for Feb. 22 offered this Huntington Home Bamboo Light for just $49.99. You can choose between a plug-in or hardwire installation option.
Wayfair offers a comparable light for $81.99, while Ikea has one for $89.99.
4. Covered Stoneware Baking Dish (Le Creuset Lookalike): $14.99
As of Feb. 22, Aldi has the Crofton Covered Stoneware Baking Dish for only $14.99 as part of their Aldi Finds. Perfect for taking dishes straight from the oven to the table, this baking dish comes in three colors — beige, blue, and lavender. Additionally, you can put it in the oven (up to 356 degrees Fahrenheit) and clean it easily.
People often compare this baking dish to the pricier Le Creuset Heritage Square Casserole Dish, which costs $115.
Related: Want a true Le Creset? Here’s how to save on Le Creuset.
5. Crofton Awesome Pan (Always Pan Lookalike): $28.99
The Crofton Awesome Pan came out with the Nov. 30 Aldi Finds flyer, and people consider it an alternative for the famous Always Pan.
Priced at $28.99, this Aldi alternative comes in at a whopping $116 less than the original’s list price ($145). Even when the original goes on sale for $99, the Aldi version is still $70 cheaper. The Aldi version came in three colors: matte black, white, and lavender.
6. Fresh Face Cloth (The Original MakeUp Eraser Lookalike): $4.99
Back in August 2022, Aldi Finds included an alternative of The Original MakeUp Eraser. This Huntington Home Fresh Face Cloth costs $4.99 for a set of five cloths, making it a great deal compared to The Original Makeup Eraser‘s $20 price for one cloth.
7. Huntington Home Paradise Cliff Candle (Anthropologie Lookalike): $8.99
If you haven’t heard yet, the Capri Blue Volcano candle has a huge cult following. But at $34, it’s a bit too expensive for my liking. Luckily, in January 2023 Aldi Finds had an alternative for this pricey candle.
The Huntington Home Paradise Cliff Candle has that same enchanting and tropical scent that you know and love from the pricier one but at a much more affordable price ($8.99).
8. Lacura Eye Shadow Palette (Urban Decay Lookalike): $5.99
Aldi has released four different Lacura Eyeshadow Palettes, all of which are known as look-alikes for Urban Decay. These palettes were most recently at Aldi in December 2022:
- Lacura Intense — Compare to Urban Decay Naked Heat
- Lacura Two — Compare to Urban Decay Naked 2
- Lacura Smoky — Compare to Urban Decay Naked Reloaded
- Lacura Nectar — Compare to Urban Decay Naked Honey
These palette alternatives are super affordable at only $5.99, and they’re cruelty-free. Don’t get me wrong, Urban Decay also follows the same cruelty-free promise, but their palette prices are around $54 each. Plus, in Europe, where Aldi (and their sister brands) are originally from, they’ve received the Leaping Bunny cruelty-free award, so you know animals weren’t used for testing.
9. Lacura They’re Brilliant Mascara (Too Faced Better Than Sex Lookalike): $3.99
For those who love the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara — but don’t love its high price — Aldi Finds has an alternative! At only $3.99 for a 0.28-ounce tube, The Lacura They’re Brilliant Mascara is a steal. Compare it with Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara, which costs a whopping $28 for the exact same size.
Aldi even offers this mascara in both original and waterproof formulas, so you can take your pick.
10. Sherpa Pumpkin Pillow (Pottery Barn Look-Alike): $14.99
In August 2022, Aldi Finds had white and brown sherpa pumpkin-shaped pillows for just $14.99. Compare it to Pottery Barn’s similar pillows, which sold for over $35 each.