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.
Caring for Your Celine Loafers: Tips for Longevity
Investing in a pair of Celine loafers means you’ll want to take proper care of them to ensure they last for years to come. Here are some tips for maintaining the beauty and longevity of your loafers:
- Keep Them Clean: Regularly clean your loafers according to the specific material they’re made from. For leather and suede loafers, use a soft-bristle brush to gently remove dirt and debris, and be sure to treat them with a leather or suede cleaner when needed. For fabric loafers, spot clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent.
- Protect Them from the Elements: To prevent water damage and staining, treat your loafers with a waterproof spray or leather conditioner. Be sure to follow the product instructions carefully and reapply as needed. Avoid wearing your loafers in extreme weather conditions or on rough terrain to minimize potential damage.
- Store Them Properly: When not wearing your Celine loafers, store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent fading and damage. Consider using shoe trees or stuffing the shoes with tissue paper to help maintain their shape.
- Rotate Your Footwear: Rotating your shoes can help extend their lifespan. Avoid wearing your Celine loafers every day and give them a chance to air out and rest between wears. This practice can help prevent excessive wear and tear on your loafers and keep them looking fresh for longer.
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