“Shame on you for buying designer dupes!”
After hearing multiple luxury addicts say that, I started to justify their claims. Negative connotations attached with being cheap, poor quality and disrespect towards designer’s artistic ideas started to repulse me from the thought of getting dupes. When the price tag is just ridiculous, my coping mechanism is to simply lust over them till that craving subsides. But with the tittle of the post, you probably guessed that I obviously had a change of mind.
the Princetown Gucci slippers have been seen basically on every feet of fashion bloggers out there. My personal thoughts changed constantly since I first saw them circling around the internet.
“It’s whatever”–> “It’s such a sell-out”–>”I’ll never buy it”–>”Maybe I’ll like it”–> “I need it now!!”
It only make sense that I progressed to stalking netaporter and farfetch, then YouTube videos on product reviews and finally the Gucci website. But I never made the leap of faith with the 875AUD price tag. This is contrary to my normal mind set of not needing full commitment with the purchase as I can always return them. Up till now, I can not see myself spending that much money on a pair of slippers, especially that I’ve never been a flats kind of girl. Despite multiple sources labelling them as the new classics, I just don’t see it happening.
Then I stumbled upon a UK brand called “EGO shoes” ,which I will put under the same category like “Public Desires”. They had a range of the slippers’ dupes with a few colour selection and some other models and I was quite intrigued.
Scepticism on product quality is one of those things that I always have with dupes but the stitching looked neat, leather seem durable and the embroidery look very legit as well. So I placed my order, knowing that the reasonable price reduces the level of risk and so the anxiety I had. A self-proclaimed online shopping addict is a tittle of mine that receives acknowledgements from my closest friends. But when you shop online too much, it starts to take away that excitements and anticipation you get when waiting for the order arrival. I’m now quite distant from those emotions but this order somehow reignited that passion which made me tore through the parcel the moment I locked my bedroom door.
And I just can’t believe the quality on these slippers. Just like the pictures, the leather is shiny and hold the slippers’ structure very well. The flower embroidery is also incredibly neat and the soles are reasonably cushioned so they are comfortable to wear. The edges are far from being rough and will never cause blisters on your feet.
Definitely be a little careful with sizing if you have wider feet as the tips protrudes inward so they might rub against your toes a little. Maybe I’m just not used to slippers but I also have to point out that absence of traction on the soles makes me very cautious of slipping on the floor. There are downsides with the slippers but overall they don’t look or feel cheap at all and definitely the best bargain I’ve made this year.
The slippers range between £24.99-£29.99 and if you signed up for their email subscription, there is an additional 15% off the total price (code: NEWEGO) which is an awesome deal!!! Putting side-to-side comparison of the two, I still think the dupes are such a steal. What do you guys think?