What Is the Dilly Dally Vanity?

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If you're on social media or happen to be a true vintage lover, chances are you've heard of the Luigi Massoni Dilly Dally Vanity. With a unique design and homage to functional midcentury modern style, we'd be more than happy to add it to our space. Unfortunately, this vanity set is hard to come by, and when you are lucky enough to spot one, the price can range anywhere from $2,000 to more than $15,000.

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Whether you have a big budget or are looking for a Dilly Dally Vanity dupe, here's everything you need to know about the vintage modular vanity set.

What is the Dilly Dally Vanity?

Created by Italian designer Luigi Massoni in 1968 and produced by Poltrona Frau, the Dilly Dally Vanity has a modular design that features a barrel-shaped table with a built-in chair, leather upholstery, hidden storage, and a mirror. The table and chair are also both on casters, making it easy to move around. It's a unique midcentury modern vanity that's perfect for bedrooms — especially smaller spaces, thanks to its compact size.

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What makes the Dilly Dally Vanity so unique?

According to Noel Fahden, vice president of merchandising at Chairish, the Dilly Dally has a "fun spin on a traditional vanity with an undeniably nostalgic 1960s feel."

"It's so unique that it's highly coveted by collectors and design lovers alike," Fahden tells Hunker. "Plus, it has storage and seating all in one. Talk about efficiency!"

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Where to buy an original Dilly Dally Vanity

If you're determined to get an original Dilly Dally Vanity, there's still hope. Online marketplaces, like Chairish and 1stDibs, are great options for finding authentic vintage furniture and decor, including the Dilly Dally Vanity. But be sure to check the sites regularly, as you don't want to miss it, Fahden recommends.

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The Best Dilly Dally Vanity Dupes and Vanity Table Alternatives

We love a good home decor dupe as much as the next person, but Dilly Dally Vanity dupes in good condition are pretty rare. The Urban Outfitters Elise Vanity and Stool Set stood out as a solid, more boho-style alternative, but unfortunately, it's no longer available. So, we scoured the internet to find the next best thing. Check out the best modular vanities we could find, including a few with equally unique designs and extra storage.

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Compact and versatile with plenty of storage compartments, this set can not only be used as a vanity but also as a desk or bedside table.

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This makeup table isn't exactly barrel-shaped, but it does have curved edges, swivel drawers, and a removable tray to reveal hidden storage. It also has an LED-lighted mirror for an extra-modern touch.

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This stunning vanity table features a stylish side cabinet with fluted drawers; a spacious tabletop; and an equally modern, pleated stool.

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A simple and barrel-shaped silhouette, this art-deco-style pick is upholstered in luxe green velvet and comes with a matching tufted stool.

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This vanity from Urban Outfitters has a vintage and slightly rustic look that's compact enough to fit in even smaller spaces.

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