Have a penchant for expensive items but missing the designer budget? Me too.
Thats why I’m pretty good at finding high-street copies of my favourite designers – including those beautiful brushed leather loafers from Prada you’ve been seeing everywhere.
I’ve been spotting the loafers over and over again on Instagram over the past 18 months, with influencers and celebrities such as Emili Sindlev, Sara Louise Thomas, Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid all being spotted in a pair of the coveted shoes.
It’s not just Prada that have dropped loafers this season. Chanel, Gucci, Celine and Saint Laurent are just some of the designers who have thrown their hat in the ring when it comes to the shoe, so it’s clear the style is going no where soon.
I personally love how they can be worn all year round. Team with a summer dress in the summer, or wear them with your jeans in the winter.
Like everyone, I’m desperate for a pair – but they certainly don’t come cheap. If you do want to invest, here are just a few of our favourites from the designer.
Chunky-sole loafers, £880, Prada – buy now
Monolith platform loafers, £880, Prada – buy now
Triangle logo loafers, £790, Prada – buy now
Triangle logo plaque loafers, £896, Prada – buy now
Here are a few I think you’re gonna love.
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WN’s Loafers Edit
Trailblazer Corn – Black Vegan Loafer, £180, Alohas – buy now
Looking for a loafer with height? Opt for a sustainable pair from Spanish footwear brand Alohas.
Slip-on loafer shoes, £140, Camper – buy now
Camper’s shoes are so good this season. I love these slip-on loafers, that offer a daintier version of Prada’s platforms and keep the height.
Hamble Leather Loafers, now £45, Clarks at The Hut – buy now
Grab a good deal with these Clarks loafers. With £20 off right now, they won’t stick around for long.
UO Black Cleo Chunky Loafers, now £38, Urban Outfitters – buy now
A great mid-range option, Urban Outfitter’s shoe collection is relatively affordable and always on trend.
Embossed Snake Leather Loafers, now £183, Ganni at Coggles – buy now
Ok, they’re not black but hear me out. These chunky Ganni loafers are in a league of their own and they’re a great option for those looking for a mid-way point between designer and high street.
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Loafers, £100, & Other Stories – buy now
Our favourite high-street store has done it again. These shoes are slick, stylish and look almost identical to the Prada pair. They’re still an investment, but they’ll last for years and if price per wear means anything, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.
Nina Leather Loafers in Black Hi Shine, now £207, Grenson at AllSole – buy now
Pay a bit more and these will last you a lifetime. They’re Grensons, after all.
Storm Loafers in Patent, £28, ASOS DESIGN – buy now
Prefer patent shoes? On top of over 300 styles of loafers they have listed on their site is this ultra-affordable shiny pair.
Track Total Black, £137, Alohas – buy now
This pair from Alohas look pretty similar, but instead of the triangular panel, they have a chunky gold chain.
Cosmo 2.0 Loafers, £148, Vagabond at Free People – buy now
Vagabond is unrivalled when it comes to chunky shoes. This pair is one of the best Prada dupes on the market now, with an almost identical shape – but they’re also a great shoe in their own rite, which is why Kendall Jenner and Katie Holmes are fans.
Mulled Chunky Loafer in Black, £34, ASOS DESIGN – buy now
You won’t get much closer to a perfect Prada dupe than this chunky pair from ASOS. At just £30, they’re unmissable.
Chunky Leather Penny Loafers, £110, & Other Stories – buy now
Keep it simple with this chunky pair, with sleek edges and softer leather. The contrast stitching adds a touch of luxury.