Fashion

A Dupe for the Aritzia Sculpt Knit Tank? Yes Please.

Hopefully, you guys saw my last post reviewing the Aritzia Babaton Sculpt Knit Tank – if you didn’t see it, check it out here!

If you’re a big fan of that top but unwilling to pay the number on the price tag for it, take a look at the Glassons Square Neck Rib Tank. I saw a lot of influencers tagging Glassons for this particular top, and I was surprised to find out that it wasn’t the Aritzia version since it basically looks identical. I’ve seen a number of companies trying to replicate this top, but haven’t really done it justice. So, this is the closest dupe that I’ve seen so far – and at such a low price!

My experience with shipping from Glassons has nothing to do with the top itself, but I thought it would be insightful to know. Since the brand is from New Zealand, I had to pay duties to get my package to Canada. Overall, my package was $75 CAD, with a $25 CAD duty fee on top of that. So, it’s really up to you to decide whether the duty fee is worth it. With all that being said, the clothing shipped quickly, so I can’t complain too much about that. It took 3 business days, which is way faster than most clothing brands that I have ordered from previously.

Review

I ordered two colours: Moody Blue and Espresso. If you like bright colours, Moody Blue is exclusive to Glassons. But, the Espresso colour is a good dupe for the neutrals that Aritzia offers.

Both versions use 100% nylon, so they offer a similar thickness. The Aritzia version is ribbed on both the outside and inside, so it’s just a tad thicker. Both versions can still easily be used without a bra though, which is what I really enjoyed about the Aritzia version!

I read reviews before deciding what size to buy, and a lot of people stated that the straps were too long. I ended up sewing the straps shorter (cut off around 6cm) so that it would sit better on my shoulders. Since it’s more of a thicker material, I would recommend sewing it using a sewing machine. Also, I found that the XS was pretty tight, but still wearable. If I end up buying more in the future, I will buy an S to see if it is more comfortable. This aspect is different, as I feel that the XS is a perfect fit in Aritzia version.

The main complaint I’ve seen about the Aritzia version is the steep price at $58. The Glassons version sits at $19.99 NZD, which is around $17.58 CAD and a third of the Aritzia price.

To sum it all up, you must consider a few things when deciding which version to buy:

  • the time and effort to shorten the straps
  • colour choice
  • duty fees
  • price

Which one would you buy? Let me know in the comments below!

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