So last month when I did a review of the Slip Silk Pillow case (here), I was asked by a reader if I would test out a dupe she found on Amazon. And I totally understood because if you can get away with paying $38 instead of $80 for the same thing, why not? The one she liked from Amazon was this one, with 25mm silk which is higher in momme weight than the 22mm Slip silk pillowcase. Also the Amazon one says it's made of the same mulberry silk charmeuse that Slip touts as using.
So what did I think?
Unfortunately it is not the same. I had mentioned in my Slip silk review that I tried to make my own cheap silk pillowcase by converting the Grana 22mm silk slip dress into pillowcases. And well to be honest the one from Amazon is more like these Grana ones than it is to the original Slip (though I would say the Amazon one is better than the Grana ones by a smidge). There's a difference in texture between the Slip one and the Amazon one. Somehow the Slip ones are just more slippery and smooth, while the dupe is (though not rough) a tad rougher. It just doesn't have the same slinkiness to it (for the lack of a better descriptive word). Also when it comes to my face creams, with the Slip pillowcase I can tell it's not absorbing into the silk (it just kinda stays on the surface and sometimes can feel a bit tacky) but this pillowcase is definietly absorbing it.
I do however like that these Amazon ones have a zipper to it since sometimes my pillow pops out of the sleeve of the Slip pillowcase. But other than that I would repurchase my Slip silk pillowcase in a heartbeat. Like I said $80 is a lot but if you only use one and take great care of it, it's worth it all the way. Now this dupe is sort of like a substitute whenever my Slip one is in the wash.