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6 Chic Alternatives to the Gucci Loafer

Alternatives to Gucci Loafer Mules Princetown
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* Gucci fever continues on for fall
* Loafer mules are comfortable and easy-to-style
* Invest in the original luxury styles or try one of these dupes first

2017 has been the year of the loafer mule, thanks to Gucci’s take on the formerly lazy-day shoe. And it makes sense why this trend would go viral; loafer mules are comfortable, easy to style, and you can throw them when you’re literally running out the door. Plus, they look understated but they can also work at the office (depending on the style, of course).

While Gucci’s hallmark styles like the Princetown (women) and Kings (men) are undeniably gorgeous shoes, with luxe Italian leather and a designer logo also comes a hefty price tag. Whether you’re ready to invest in the real deal or prefer to not drop one car payment on a pair of shoes, we’ve got you covered. Here are six affordable alternatives to the ubiquitous style that you need in your closet now.

gucci fur slides celebs Photo by Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock | Rachel Bilson out shopping in Los Angeles in Gucci Fur Loafers
  

FOR WOMEN:

  

Qpid Floral Mule Slides vs. Gucci Princetown Bloom-Patch Mules

Talk about a dupe. Qupid’s vegan leather loafer slides are adorned with brass accents and a floral applique at the center that looks nearly identical to its high-end counterpart.

$38.95 | $780.00


Gucci Bloom Patch Mules Dupe Images courtesy of Amazon/Neiman Marcus
  

Steve Madden Jill Slides vs. Gucci Princetown Sherling Loafer Mule

The fur-lined loafer mule is this fall’s it shoe that everyone will be wearing. It looks appropriate for the season, and allows you to transition into fall by offering your feet just a little bit of warmth.

$148.00 | $995.00


Gucci Fur Slides Dupe Images courtesy of Amazon/Nordstrom
  

Sam Edelman Marilyn Mule vs. Gucci Princetown Jacquard Slippers

Jacquard patterning adds an exotic and luxe feel to your look. Add these to a printed look for a maximalist ensemble or pair them with a simple outfit for added kick.

$130.00 | $730.00


Jacquard Gucci slide dupe Images courtesy of Amazon/Shop Spring
  

FOR MEN:

Photo by Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock | ASAP Rocky at the LACMA Art and Film Gala wearing Gucci Loafers
  

Steven Madden Fievel Mules vs. Gucci Kings Loafer Mules

Low maintenance men rejoiced when Gucci’s luxe — yet insanely easy to wear — King loafer became available. Now, affordable footwear brands are starting to release budget-friendly alternatives inspired by the original slides.

$59.98 | $680.00


Gucci Men's King Mules Images courtesy of Amazon/Bloomingdales
  

Steve Madden Lorde Slippers vs. Gucci Princetown Fur Lined Slippers

Fall footwear allows you to experiment with different textures and fabric, giving your outfit an instant upgrade without much effort. Steve Madden’s Lorde slippers are a great option for someone who likes the look of suede or velvet but isn’t quite ready to take the plunge into the world of fur.

$99.95 | $850.00


Gucci Velvet Loafer Alternative Images courtesy of Amazon/Matches Fashion
  

Steve Madden Leagle Slip-On Loafers vs. Gucci Lawrence Slippers

This newly-released Gucci Lawrence Slipper is gaining traction in footwear trends this season, and while we haven’t spotted an exact dupe to this up-and-coming style, the Steve Madden Leagle Slip-On Loafers are also designed with lush velvet fabrication and feature embroidered detail in front.

$69.99 | $980.00


Gucci lawrence loafer dupe Images courtesy of Amazon/Nordstrom

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