Looking for the best Gucci loafer dupes? Keep reading for our favorites for women, plus a couple picks for men, too!
Gucci loafers have been a quiet luxury wardrobe staple for decades. The loafer is impeccably well-made, and has no loud logos or embellishments, so only those in the know would be able to identify this Gucci classic.
While Gucci makes a range of loafers, and puts out trendier versions every few years (Remember the shearling-lined mules that sparked a movement?), the Gucci loafers we’re talking about here ae the OGs:
Of course, like all things Gucci, these pretty loafers don’t come cheap, coming in at $900+.
The good news is that there are lots of high-quality dupes that are nearly identical.
The Best Gucci Loafer Dupes for Women (and a Pick for Men!)
1. Coach Outlet Hayley Horsebit Loafers – The Best Gucci Loafer Dupe
In my opinion, the Coach Hayley Loafer is the best Gucci loafer dupe you can buy. I purchased these in the spring of 2023 after doing lots of research, and went with these ones for a few reasons. The first is that they’re real leather. And it’s not just any leather. It’s oh-so-soft leather. Which means these shoes are comfortable from the day you buy them.
I also liked that I was buying shoes from a quality brand, which makes the purchase feel like less of a compromise.
In person, these shoes are beautiful and hard to tell apart from genuine Gucci loafers. The final detail I want to point out is that, like the Gucci horsebit loafer, you can also fold down the back of the shoe to make it a mule-style, which is a nice touch.
These loafers from Jeffrey Campbell are a great pick if you’re looking for a Gucci loafer dupe under $100. Currently selling at Nordstrom Rack for around $80, they’re made from a synthetic leather, not the real thing, and have a narrower toe which gives the shoe a sleeker look.
Like the Coach dupe, the Jeffrey Campbell loafer can also be converted to a mule.
3. Sam Edelman Lorraine Bit Loafer – Best Wide Width Option
If you have wide feet, loafers can often be hard to find, since many, especially Gucci-style loafers, tend to get pretty narrow in the front. Luckily, Sam Edelman has a wide-width option that looks like a dead-ringer for Gucci loafers. The shoe also comes in regular width, and a large range of colors and leather-styles, too.
The details on this Steve Madden loafer are super similar to the Gucci original, except for the added leather strap around the horsebit part of the shoe. Honestly, I love the extra detail, and it seems to make the shoe feel less formal. These shoes are also real leather, and a great choice if you’re looking for a genuine leather loafer under $100.
The Joie Laila loafers are a fun and modern take on the shoe thanks to a silver-toned braided detail that replaces the more classic horsebit.
This faux-leather option by BCBGeneration is another budget-friendly pick. Like the Steve Madden version, this loafer also has an extra loop-like detail around the horsebit. Overall, though this is a great Gucci dupe for the price point.
If you’re looking for a black loafer that’s not an exact replica of the Gucci version, this Franco Sarto version is a fashion-forward pick. It’s a little more masculine and less streamlined than the Gucci loafers, but not quite as chunky as your standard chunky loafer, making it a nice cross between classic and fashion-forward. It’s also super affordable at under $100.
If you want a classic black designer loafer that’s not quite as pricey at the Gucci loafer, these Tory Burch shoes are a great pick. They have a little more bling than the Gucci shoe, which makes them feel more elegant and less everyday, but they’re perfect for work or dressing up jeans and a blazer.
9. Best Gucci Loafer Dupes for men: Beckett Simonon Horsebit Leather Loafer
I bought these for my husband for Father’s Day when I was looking for a Gucci loafer dupe for men. I almost bought the real deal, but then I saw these for about $600 cheaper. These shoes are handmade in small batches using high-quality materials. When we got them, my husband compared them to his old, real Gucci loafers and they’re very hard to tell apart. (Except that my husband’s old loafers have really seen better days).