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Definitely pop into Russell & Bromley. They have very classic but stylish loafers that are comfortable and well made. Their shoes last a long time and are easy to re-heel if necessary. The only problem may be that their most classic styles don't always go into the sales. They also don't do sales online - only in stores.
It may also be worth trying LK Bennett although I tend to buy higher heels from there and more classic everyday shoes from R&B.
The shoe fixing man I go to (I keep him busy, and after seven years we know each other well!) tells me that of all the shoes I've brought him to fix, the best made have been Michael Kors and Karen Millen. Better than posher brands, he reckons.
By the way, in terms of quality, I have some shoes from Jones and in my view they don't really compare to R&B for quality and longevity so in the long run it may be worth worth splashing out on a better pair if you possibly can!
I have bought R&B shoes on eBay before. If you are not sure of sizing then perhaps pop into a store to try some on and then see if you can find anything similar on eBay. In my experience there are quite a few nearly new or new pairs that come up for sale.
Have a look at Grenson and en brogue. Mainly flat shoes but very nice, some quite expensive but en brogue has links to lots of other sites. Clarks have Orla Kiely in their sale - something different. Hobbs also have some nice styles. Also have a look at its got sole website - their sale has just started.