The Best Gucci Loafer Dupes

Topshop button down (old, similar), Boohoo longline coat, Asos jeans, Steve Madden Jill loafers, 3.1 Phillip Lim mini Pashli satchel, Ray-Ban rounded sunglasses, Maria Pascaul necklace (similar)

Petite longline coat

affordable Gucci loafers

best gucci loafer duplicates

Asos fringe cropped flare jeans

Steve Madden Jill loafers

Ray-Ban rounded sunglasses

3.1 Phillip Lim mini pashli satchel

Boohoo camel longline coat

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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9 Comments

  1. Vicky
    February 16, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    I like this whole outfit, except… for the shoes. I totally understand that it’s personal taste, but I think the furry loafers are just bizarre. On that note, I’m also not crazy about when another brand literally just copies a high-end design. I mean companies obviously take inspiration from high-end styles, and each other, that’s fine. I mean how many brands offer awesome black loafers now! But the only thing you can do with those Gucci furry loafers is to copy them exactly because they are so unique. That just seems sad to me. This is all just my opinion though! Do you have any thoughts on this? I really do love your style aesthetic!

    • Crystalin
      February 16, 2017 / 3:11 pm

      I totally respect your opinion and get it. I happen to love this style and think they’re a super fun trend to try. Not everyone can afford $1000 loafers, so for me, it was about finding an very similar alternative for anyone who might be interested in this style. I used to think it was crazy when a lower end brand straight copied a more high brand, but the longer I’ve been in the retail/fashion business, the more I realize that’s the nature of the business. Stores are made famous for this exact model. Look at Zara, H&M, Forever 21, and yes, Steve Madden. But again, I respect your opinion and I get they’re not for everyone.

    • February 16, 2017 / 3:27 pm

      Agree ! Intellectual property is not valued. Especially in the creative industry.

    • Crystalin
      March 2, 2017 / 10:02 am

      Thanks, Rachel!

  2. February 20, 2017 / 7:22 am

    Great find girl! I wish I could afford Gucci, but these are a fabulous alternative!

    Katie | Willow and White

    • Crystalin
      March 2, 2017 / 10:03 am

      Thanks, Katie! It’s nice to be able to jump on a trend without having to spend so much money.

      • brenda i orellana
        March 13, 2017 / 12:58 pm

        I love the entire outfit! and 100% agree with ” It’s nice to be able to jump on a trend without having to spend so much money.”

        • Crystalin
          March 14, 2017 / 11:29 am

          Thank you! and I couldn’t agree more!

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