I freakin love Celine, period. Their stuff is peak iykyk vibes and I’m totally here for it. But as much as I appreciate quality designer items, I still can’t justify dropping almost $1k on shoes no matter how good they look. Like many of you, I’ve been looking for an affordable alternative to the Celine Margaret Penny Loafers. And guess what? I found it!
Behold, the G.H. Bass Lianna Lug Weejuns
I got super lucky and scored the last pair in my size 50% off straight from G.H. Bass’s website. They took about a week and a half to arrive. The leather was stiffer than expected but I can’t complain for the price. I ended up using a shoe stretcher to loosen them up so it wouldn’t hurt my feet as much and then I used Compeed’s anti-blister balm (game-changer btw) the first time I wore them out.
The Lianna Weejuns have a very similar shape and lug soles as the Celine Margaret Penny Loafers. The front emblem is different – Weejuns remind me more of the Gucci horsebit. But the stitching around the toes and heel height definitely check the right boxes. Maybe we’ll just call these the love child we didn’t know we needed.
They were out of stock for a while but now back for $170. Still not bad if you just wanna give the loafers trend a test run.
G.H. Bass Lianna Lug Weejuns
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