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Aldi Look-alikes: $6 Tarte Shape Tape Alternative and $8 Belt Bag

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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 look-alikes of popular products will lure you in. From Dagne Dover bag alternatives and Bogg Bag-inspired handbags, Anthropologie-esque candles, an Always Pan alternative, and even a Le Creuset look-alike, Aldi alternatives can save you loads versus buying their brand-name counterparts. And some of these Aldi look-alikes are even made in the same factories as the higher-priced brands. Heck. Yes.

One rule for shopping these Aldi alternatives in-store? You have to be quick. These so-called Aldi Finds won’t get restocked. That means once you see them in your local store, you better snatch it right up. And if you’re not fully satisfied with your alternative purchase for any reason, Aldi’s hassle-free return policy lets you return anything, anytime.

To help get you started, we assembled everything you should know about Aldi alternatives, plus 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.

Someone taking a This Weeks ALDI ad from the basket in the entrance of ALDI

When we say Aldi alternatives, we’re referring 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 the Aldi 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.

 

Aldi Comparable Products we love this week:

Lacura Bold Cover Concealer (Tarte Shape Tape): $5.99:

The Tarte Shape Tape has been a cult favorite for years now, but at $31, it’s not cheap. Enter the Lacura Bold Cover concealer, a comparable product that retails for almost six times less than the Tarte OG. And, as usual, Aldi has not disappointed. This concealer has similar packaging, and according to netizens, has a very comparable formula. The only catch? The Aldi option only has eight shades compared to the Shape Tape’s 36.

 

Serra Neoprene Convertible Bag (lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag) $7.99:

There are a lot of lululemon belt bag alternatives on the market, but this Aldi lookalike is one of the most affordable options we’ve seen. At just $7.99, it’s a whole 85% less than the name-brand option. That’s practically a steal. The Aldi belt bag comes in three colors and can also be worn as a wristlet or crossbody bag.

RELATED: lululemon Belt Bag Restock Guide

 

Prior Aldi alternatives we loved:

Huntington Homes Fresh Face Cloth (The Original MakeUp Eraser Look-alike): $4.99

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Back in August 2022, Aldi Finds included an alternative to The Original MakeUp Eraser. And thankfully this deal made a comeback in late November 2023. 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.

 

Serra Ladies Cozy Boots (Koolaburra by Ugg Victoria Short Boot): $14.99

Aldi dropped these Ugg look-alikes on Nov. 29, just in time for the holiday season. Just like the Victoria Short Boot ($99.99, Koolaburra), the Serra Cozy Boots are made of suede and faux fur with suede bow detailing. The Aldi alternative looks incredibly similar to the name-brand option but retails for 85% less. Aside from pricing, the only other key difference is that Aldi carries fewer sizes and colors than Koolaburra. Currently, Aldi only sells sizes 7 – 10 and two color options.

 

Lacura They’re Brilliant Mascara (Too Faced Better Than Sex Look-alike): $3.99

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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.

 

Lacura Naturals Eye Shadow Palette (Urban Decay Look-alike): $5.99

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Aldi released four different Lacura Eyeshadow Palettes, all of which are known as look-alikes for Urban Decay. These Lacura palettes were previously at Aldi in December 2022 and are making a comeback for the 2023 holiday season:

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 $59 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.

 

Aldi Canvas Slip-Ons (Vans Classic Slip-On Shoe) $8.99:

Everyone has seen the iconic Vans slip-ons, and in Sept. 2023, Aldi was selling their own take on the shoes for less than 1/5 of the name brand’s price. The Aldi alternative was made of canvas, memory foam insole, and a flexible outsole for maximum comfort. The only catch? Aldi offered way fewer sizes than Vans does. They only carried Men’s 10–12 or Ladies’ 7–10.

 

Aldi Gear Travel Mug (YETI Rambler 30-Ounce) $6.99:

In summer 2023, Aldi rolled out their Yeti Rambler mug look-alike in the smaller size. Then in Sept. 2023, they brought out the big guns with this 30-ounce travel mug. Much like the Yeti Rambler that inspired the Aldi gear, this mug featured double-walled insulation and a durable stainless steel design. The only difference? The Aldi alternative was almost 85% cheaper.

 

Aldi Gear Backpack (Fjallraven Classic Kånken backpack) $9.99:

Shoppers got the look of the classic Fjallraven backpack without spending $90 by opting for this Aldi alternative. Despite being 1/10 of the price, the Aldi version had many of the same features as the Fjallraven. This included a padded laptop sleeve, two side drink pockets, a spacious front pocket, and similar storage capacity.

 

Bee Happy Mag Tiles (Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 37pc Set) $14.99:

Shoppers inspired creativity with these magnetic building blocks at Aldi. While name-brand versions of the toy retail for $59.99, the Aldi alternative sold for a whopping 75% less. The kit came with 40 brightly colored pieces that are made to last.

 

Crofton 40-ounce Thirst Crusher Tumbler (Stanley Adventure Quencher) $9.99:

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This Aldi find officially hit the shelves in early Sept. 2023. If you wanted a Stanley cup but didn’t want to spend $45, this look-alike was perfect. The Stanley-inspired tumbler had many of the features shoppers loved about the OG; it held 40 ounces, fit in a cupholder, and had a handle. All for just $9.99.

 

Crofton Stainless Steel Vacuum-Insulated Mug with Lid (Yeti Rambler Alternative) $5.99:

The Yeti Rambler is another incredibly popular drinkware that has inspired several look-alikes. And as of summer 2023, Aldi threw their hat (or rather, cup) into the ring with their take on a Yeti Rambler-esque mug. This (much cheaper!) version had an iconic square handle, a sleek design, and held 16.3 ounces. Plus it came in four colors. And did I mention it was only around 1/5 of the OG’s price?

 

Crofton 24-ounce Studded Tumbler (Starbucks Cup Look-alike) $5.99:

Starbucks cups are everywhere it seems. And in summer 2023, you could find a similarly textured cup at Aldi for so much cheaper. Instead of shelling out almost $25 for a studded tumbler, you can spend just $5.99 for a comparable product. Plus, it was double-wall insulated, BPA-free, and came in four colors.

 

Huntington Home Ultra Cozy Knit Throw (Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Blanket): $19.99

barefoot dreams dupe

We’ve all seen the crazy viral CozyChic Barefoot in the Wild Throw ($180, Barefoot Dreams) on social media. But what if I told you Aldi offered a store-brand alternative for $160 less? The generic had the same animal print pattern, neutral color palette, and incredible softness of the name-brand product.

 

Ambiano Portable Blender (BlendJet 2): $14.99

If you’ve ever wanted a BlendJet, but didn’t want to spend nearly $100, Aldi had a similar product in summer 2023. This portable blender ($14.99, Aldi) was great for smoothies on the go, whether you’re thirsty on your commute or packing it for school lunch. Plus, it came in four different colors for a bit of variety.

 

Easy Home Spin Mop Set (O-Cedar Spin Mop): $24.99

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Aldi’s Easy Home Spin Mop Set came back in the Aldi Finds for the first week of July and cost $24.99. This mop and bucket set created quite a buzz on social media and was available in two colors: blue and 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. An additional mop head was included in the package.

Amazon has the comparable O-Cedar Spin Mop for about $40.

 

Crofton 40-oz. Vacuum-Insulated Bottle (Cheaper Alternative to Trending Water Bottles): $9.99

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We loved this water bottle that visually resembles trending water bottles like the $50 Hydro Flask or $23 Zulu, but only costs a fraction of the price. The Aldi bottle kept drinks hot for 12 hours and cold for 24, promised no flavor transfer, and was sweat-proof. The Aldi alternative came in four colors.

 

Crane Market Tote Bag (Madewell Look-alike): $12.99

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Madewell’s sold-out Canvas Transport Tote retailed for $88 when it was in stock. By comparison, this comparable style was in stock at Aldi for just a fraction of the price. Both are made of a durable canvas with a spacious interior and multiple pockets lining the outside.

 

Serra Haul It All Tote Bag (Bogg Bag Look-alike): $22.99

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As part of the May 10 Aldi Finds ad, they had the new Serra Haul It All Tote Bag for just $22.99. You could choose from three colors: teal, coral, or powder blue. The bag measured 18.5″ x 14.6″ x 9.5″ — very similar to the dimensions of the Original Bogg Bag.

The Original Bogg Bag retails for $89.95 on the Bogg website.

 

Lily & Dan Children’s Clogs (Crocs Look-alike): $5.99

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These Lily & Dan’s Children’s Clogs came out with the May 10 weekly ad. They resembled the well-known Crocs design, with similar features like a slip-on style, holes for ventilation, and durable material. They came in various colors and sizes, but cost 76% less than the Crocs clogs for kids.

You can get Kids’ Crocs for as low as $24.99.

 

Crane Men’s or Ladies’ Clogs (Crocs Look-alike): $7.99

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Also highlighted in the May 10 Aldi ad were the Crane Men’s or Ladies’ Clogs. These shoes had a similar design to adult Crocs, with a slip-on style, breathable holes, and durable material. These clogs came in multiple colors and sizes for both men and women. The Aldi look-alike cost 77% less than the official Crocs shoe for adults.

You can get adult Crocs for as low as $34.99.

 

Serra Ladies Mules (Nine West Look-alike): $9.99

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As part of the March 1 Aldi Finds ad, they had Serra Ladies’ Mules for just $9.99. There were multiple styles available in the Aldi’s Finds aisle, while supplies last.

Amazon has comparable Nine West Mules for $27.43.

 

Bamboo Pendant Light (Wayfair & Ikea Look-Alike): $49.99

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The Aldi Finds ad for Feb. 22 offered this Huntington Home Bamboo Light for just $49.99. You could choose between a plug-in or hardwire installation option.

Wayfair offers a comparable light for $81.99, while Ikea has one for $89.99.

 

Covered Stoneware Baking Dish (Le Creuset Look-alike): $14.99

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As of Feb. 22, Aldi had the Crofton Covered Stoneware Baking Dish for only $14.99 as part of their weekly Aldi Finds. Perfect for taking dishes straight from the oven to the table, this baking dish came in three colors — beige, blue, and lavender. It’s oven-safe (up to 356 degrees Fahrenheit) and easy to clean.

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.

 

Crofton Awesome Pan (Always Pan Look-alike): $28.99

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The Crofton Awesome Pan came out with the Nov. 30 Aldi Finds flyer, and people considered it an alternative for the famous Always Pan.

Priced at $28.99, this Aldi alternative came in at a whopping $116 less than the original version’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.

 

Huntington Home Paradise Cliff Candle (Anthropologie Look-alike): $8.99

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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).

 

 

Sherpa Pumpkin Pillow (Pottery Barn Look-alike): $14.99

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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.

 

Serra Neoprene Bag (Dagne Dover Landon Carryall Look-alike): $20

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I stopped in my tracks when I saw this Dagne Dover look-alike at Aldi. It comes in three colors: black, green, or blush. The Dagne Dover Landon Carryall Bag costs a whopping $245 for its largest size, which measures 20.5″ L x 10″ W x 10.5″ H. Compare that to the Aldi Serra Neoprene Duffle, which costs $20. It’s longer and measures out to 23.23″ L x 11.02″ W x 12.99″ H.

Sure, the Dagne Dover option comes in five more colors than the Aldi Serra bag, but you’d save $225 with the cheaper alternative. Side note: the smallest version of the Dagne Dover bag costs $125, and it measures less than half of the Aldi Serra bag at 9″ L x 4.75″ W x 6.25″ H.

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