I was browsing stevemadden.com last week and stumbled on the Jill loafers and had to double take. They are nearly identical to the Gucci Princetown shearling mule loafers, but for 1/10th of the price. Honestly, they may just be the best dupes I’ve ever seen. I happen to love the shearling detail, but when I was buying my Gucci loafers, I had to go with the classics. Thanks to Steve Madden, I can now have both. While the quality doesn’t compare to Gucci loafers, I love being able to dive into a trend without breaking the bank (more affordable loafers here).
They didn’t have size 5 on the website, so I ended up going with a 5.5. They obviously run big, but the shearling detail actually helps hide any extra length (reviews on the site say they run small). The only downside, the shearling makes me feet sweaty (sorry if that’s TMI). Not sure how these will feel on a hot summer day, but I love them for cooler days when you want to wear flats and still need extra warmth.
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