I Only Want to Wear Prada and Miu Miu—25 Affordable Alts That Are Just as Strong


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Prada and Miu Miu are my mothers. Both brands raised me in this industry and shaped my view of style and elegance as we know it. Each is constantly evolving yet always manages to stay true to the DNA of each Miuccia Prada-led brand. Unfortunately, buying multiple pieces from each collection a year is not in my budget, but that doesn't mean I don't splurge on an It item every now and again. To ensure I am getting the Prada and Miu Miu look without going broke, I turn to some of my favorite affordable retailers for alts that are not too shabby

I have shopped out an assortment of items inspired by these iconic brands that are not only in line with the brand aesthetics from S/S 22 to F/W 23 but are wildly affordable in comparison. Curious about what I mean? Just keep scrolling and you'll get the picture. 

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Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.