* 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.
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
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
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
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
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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
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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
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