Just as recently promised today is the day we’re finally covering the incredibly popular Gucci Princetown loafer mules that have been constantly flooding our fashion feeds for roughly the past twelve months. If Stuart Weitzman’s Highland overknee boots have been the “It“-shoe for Fall/Winter, Gucci’s Princetown is the absolute must-have shoe for Spring/Summer. We’re admittedly pretty late to the party, but even though the loafer mule trend has been around for quite a while now, there seem to be no signs of slowing down anytime soon. And with Spring around the corner, Gucci’s Princetown is the perfect addition to your wardrobe. That is, if you can stomach the price tag of
$595 (now: $695), of course. Luckily, there’s no need to shell out a fortune to be right on trend this season as we have compiled a list of more than *drumroll please* 20, yes, TWENTY Gucci Princetown alternatives for you to satisfy all your fashion needs! This is an absolute first in the history of this blog; to start out with so many designer dupes right from the get-go. It only goes to show just how insanely popular (and probably super comfy) this footwear trend is at the moment. I also love how ELLE referred to loafer mules as “…the mullet of office-friendly footwear” which is one of the funniest fashion metaphors I’ve read in a while.
Gucci Princetown Loafer Mules, $695 || Gucci
Also available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Net-A-Porter, Barneys, Bloomingdale’s, Matches Fashion, Selfridges, Harrods, MyTheresa, Breuninger, Farfetch, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.
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Personal style bloggers such as Aimee Song (Song of Style), Jessie Bush (We The People), Elizabeth Lee (Stylewich) and Crystalin Da Silva (Crystalin Marie) have all been spotted wearing Gucci Princetown Loafer Mules.
Kaitlyn Pan Slip-On Loafer Mules
Update (08/20/2018): Kaitlyn Pan is usually my favorite go-to brand when it comes to Valentino dupes, but they’ve extended their shoe collection ever since and now stock these spot-on Gucci Princetown loafer mule dupes which are available in black, rose pink and white genuine leather and cost $109.99. Love these!
Kaitlyn Pan Slip-On Loafer Mules, $109.99 || Amazon
Sam Edelman Linnie Loafer Slides
Update (08/20/2018): Also spotted these fab loafer slides by Sam Edelman which are available in black, white, silver, plaid and floral print and cost $120.
Sam Edelman Linnie Loafer Slides, $120 || Sam Edelman
Dune London Geenee / Gene Metal Saddle Trim Loafer Slip-On Mules
Update (08/20/2018): Found another set of lovely Gucci Princetown inspired look for less options at Dune London. They come in a variety of colors and uppers and retail for $104/£75/€100.
Dune London Geenee / Gene Metal Saddle Trim Loafer Slip-On Mules, $104/£75/€100 || Dune London
Bamboo Jackpot Metal Buckle Loafer Mules
Update (08/20/2018): Discovered these super affordable Gucci inspired loafer slip-on mules by Bamboo which come in various colors and uppers (black, gold, silver glitter, faux suede trim) and are on sale for under $20. Steal deal alert!
Bamboo Jackpot Metal Buckle Loafer Mules, $16.04 || Charlotte Russe
Rampage Dacey Backless Loafer Mules
Update (08/20/2018): Another take on Gucci’s Princetown slipper slide has been made by Rampage with their Dacey loafer mule which comes in a plain black and a floral embroidered version, just like the real deal except this one costs less than $40.
Rampage Dacey Backless Loafer Mules, $39.99 || Amazon
Mila Lady Slip-On Loafer Mules
Update (08/20/2018): While scouting for new Gucci look-alikes I stumbled upon these loafer slides by Mila Lady. They come in a variety of colors and uppers and are quite affordable, too.
Mila Lady Slip-On Loafer Mules, $24.99 || Amazon
GC Shoes Drina Backless Slip-On Loafer Slides
Update (08/20/2018): Also came across the Drina by GC Shoes which is yet another fabulous and spot-on Gucci look for less alternative which is less than $20 comes in black or ivory PU.
GC Shoes Drina Backless Slip-On Loafer Slides, $19.80 || Amazon
Unionbay Solo Loafer Slides
Update (08/20/2018): Still haven’t found your perfect Gucci dupe? Check out these budget-friendly loafer slides by Unionbay.
Unionbay Solo Loafer Slides, $27 || Amazon
XOXO Patrixia Slip-On Loafer Mules
Update (11/25/2017): Came across these super affordable loafer mules by XOXO which are a great and budget-friendly alternative if you want the designer look for less.
XOXO Patrixia Slip-On Loafer Mules, $38.95 || Shoes.com
Spurr Sienna Loafer Mules
Update (11/25/2017): Another great and inexpensive look for less option are these faux leather loafer mules by Spurr which retail for $49.95 AUD and come in a variety of colors and uppers including gold, silver, blue jacquard and others.
Spurr Sienna Loafer Mules, $49.95 AUD || The Iconic
Billini Olivia Loafer Mules
Update (06/28/2017): Check out these cute Gucci look-alike loafer slides by Billini which come in black or rosegold metallic and cost
$69.95 (now on sale for $34.95 AUD). What do you think of these Princetown dupes?
Billini Olivia Loafer Mules, $34.95 AUD || The Iconic
Kensie Petunia Slip-On Loafer Mules
Update (05/21/2017): Spotted more Gucci Princetown look-alikes today including these budget-friendly loafer mules by Kensie which come in either black PU or taupe suede and are currently on sale for a little over $40.
Kensie Petunia Slip-On Loafer Mules, $44.97 || Nordstrom Rack
Windsor Smith Dree Loafer Mules
Update (05/21/2017): Also discovered these Princetown dupes by Windsor Smith for all of you Australian Gucci lovers out there. Price: $99.95 AUD.
Windsor Smith Dree Loafer Mules, $99.95 AUD || Myer
Jessica Buurman Leana / Dinah Slip-On Loafer Mules
Update (05/21/2017): And here’s a Gucci alternative found at Jessica Buurman which come in a variety of colors and uppers including a fur-lined version. Prices vary from $119 to $145. Make sure to use promo code “EXTRA20” to get 20% off your order at Jessica Buurman (limited time offer).
Jessica Buurman Leana / Dinah Slip-On Loafer Mules, $119-$129 || Jessica Buurman
Silent D Gigi Slip-On Loafers
Update (04/26/2017): Stumbled upon a bunch of new Gucci Princetown dupes including these spot-on loafer mules by Silent D which come in multiple colors and retail for $128.
Silent D Gigi Slip-On Loafers, $128 || Free People
André Assous Priya Slip-On Loafer Mules
Update (04/26/2017): Another great Gucci alternative – even though they’re on the more expensive side – is “Priya” by André Assous which costs $174.90 (sale price!, retail: $250) and comes in either nappa or black patent leather.
André Assous Priya Slip-On Loafer Mules, $174.90 || Amazon
ASOS Movie Leather Mule Loafers
Update (04/26/2017): Of course, ASOS couldn’t dare to miss out on the Gucci mule trendwagon! Check out their “Movie” mule loafers which retail for $56, are made of genuine leather and come in either black, pastel pink or gold. So cute, right?
ASOS Movie Leather Mule Loafers, $56 || ASOS
Nine West Jacobini Horsebit Slip-On Loafer Mules
Update (04/26/2017): Same goes for Nine West. They have a solid and budget-friendly Gucci Princetown look-alike which comes in black, brown or white and is on sale for $59.31.
Nine West Jacobini Horsebit Slip-On Loafer Mules, $59.31 || Amazon
Paprika Garson Mule Loafers
Update (04/26/2017): If your shopping budget is really tight, but you still crave the Gucci look, take a look at these fab Princetown inspired loafers mules by Paprika which come in an array of colors and variations and cost around $25.
Paprika Garson Mule Loafers, $24.99 || Amazon
Also available at Shiekh.
Breckelle’s Minky-01 Slipper Mules
Update (04/26/2017): These Breckelle’s loafer mules are also a chic way to get the coveted Gucci look for less. Available in various colors and finishes.
Breckelle’s Minky-01 Slipper Mules, $18.99 || Amazon
Steve Madden Kandi Slip-On Loafers
Let’s kick off the Gucci “Princetown” dupe game with a trusted ol’ copycat confidant: Steve Madden. Kandi is a pretty decent and almost spot-on Princetown look-alike which costs $79.95 and comes in either black, silver or floral embroidered. Definitely one of my fave steals! By the way, the (faux) fur lined Gucci loafer dupe by Steve Madden is called Jill and retails for $90.
Steve Madden Kandi Slip-On Loafers, $61.77 || Amazon
Merona Kona Backless Mule Loafers
Another one of my favorite dupes and super budget-friendly, too, are these lovely loafer slides by Merona which can be yours for the steal-worthy price of $22.99! Major steal deal alert!
Merona Kona Backless Mule Loafers, $22.99 || Target
AnnaKastle Backless Slip-On Loafer Mules
AnnaKastle is a brand I have recently discovered on Amazon and they have the biggest selection of Gucci “Princetown” dupes I’ve yet come across. Fur, no fur, embroidered, printed, you name it, they got it. I assume the merchant is operating somewhere from Asia to be able to produce such spot-on “Princetown” look-alikes and most of the dupes sell for ~$50. Customer reviews average around 4/5 stars, so I’d say they’re worth taking a closer look at. I wouldn’t say they’ll last you a lifetime, but if you want to try the trend without breaking the bank, this one might be a suitable option. By the way, my personal favorite of the Gucci dupe bunch is the rose embroidered one, it’s so pretty!
AnnaKastle Backless Slip-On Loafer Mules, $48.90 || Amazon
Louise et Cie Finay Loafer Mules
Another beautiful looking Gucci Princetown alternative are these loafer mule flats by Louise et Cie which are currently on sale for $61.99 (down from $110) and come in either black, red (looove!) or silver patent. What a sweet steal deal!
Louise et Cie Finay Loafer Mules, $61.99 || 6pm
Boohoo Harriet / Melissa Loafer Mule Flats
At Boohoo you can find plenty of cute and budget-friendly Gucci “Princetown” dupes and most of them are currently on sale for $25. Steal deal alert!
Boohoo Harriet / Melissa Loafer Mule Flats, $25 || Boohoo
Forever 21 Faux Leather Loafer Slides
It didn’t really surprise me that Forever 21 also jumped on the loafer mule bandwagon and came up with their own take on Gucci’s “Princetown” mules which cost $16.99 (sale price!) and come in either black, silver or gold faux leather. I bought these in black and am really liking them so far! A cute and affordable way if you don’t want to spend $600 on the real deal.
Forever 21 Faux Leather Loafer Slides, $16.99 || Forever 21
Qupid Slip-On Loafer Flats
Want to save even more on the loafer mule trend? Then try these loafer slides by Qupid which come in black, rosegold or floral print and are on sale for a steal price of $17.99 at CiCi Hot. These are probably the cheapest Gucci “Princetown” dupes available at the moment!
Qupid Slip-On Loafer Flats, $17.99 || CiCi Hot
Romwe Backless Loafer Slippers
Another now not-so-secret Gucci dupe favorites of mine are these loafer mules I discovered at Romwe. While they’re only pictured in the plain black version here, if you click over to the website, you’ll find an abundance of gorgeous Gucci “Princetown” look-alikes for just ~$30 and I want to have them ALL! Chic and budget-friendly is exactly how we like our designer dupes, right?
Romwe Backless Loafer Slippers, $24.99 || Romwe
Also available at SheIn.
275 Central 784 Backless Loafer Mules
If you’re willing to invest in a durable high-quality Gucci dupe, check out these cool loafer slides by 275 Central which are almost spot-on to the real deal, but also cost $225. “Made in Italy” obviously comes at a price. You’re still saving $370 compared to the original though! Available in black, white and gold metallic.
275 Central 784 Backless Loafer Mules, $225 || Footnotes
Also available with a floral print velvet upper at Amazon.
Wanted Cavallo Loafer Mules
Not ready to commit to such a price tag? Then take a look at these super budget-friendly loafer mules by Wanted which are under $30 and come in either black, white, silver and rose gold. Steal deal alert!
Wanted Cavallo Loafer Mules, $29.98 || DSW
Mollini Googi Slip-On Loafer Mules
Now we’re moving over to the Australian-based Gucci Princetown dupes. These pretty loafer mules are by Mollini and will cost you $149.95. Which one is your favorite? The plain black version or the studded floral embroidered one? I can’t decide!
Mollini Googi / Grover Slip-On Loafer Mules, $149.95 AUD || StyleTread
I Love Billy Gollam Loafer Mules
Not ready to drop $150 on loafer mules? Well, how about $69.95 AUD for these just as fabulous loafer mules by I Love Billy then? They’re made of faux leather, but cost only half as much as the Mollini ones.
I Love Billy Gollam Loafer Mules, $52.46 AUD || StyleTread
Tony Bianco Vienna Slip-On Loafer Mules
Another Australian high-quality Gucci Princetown dupe comes from Tony Bianco which is currently on pre-order for $149.95 AUD and also comes in a faux fur version in black and nude. Really like these, they are so chic and spot-on to the real deal!
Tony Bianco Vienna Slip-On Loafer Mules, $149.95 AUD || Tony Bianco
Miss Selfridge Elena Snaffle Backless Mules
Let me show you another lovely and budget-friendly Gucci inspired loafer mule option which I have recently discovered at Miss Selfridge. Currently on sale for just £22.40!
Miss Selfridge Elena Snaffle Backless Mules, £22.40 || Miss Selfridge
Pull & Bear Loafer Mules
A great Gucci Princetown inspired loafer mule version in faux leather can also be found at Pull & Bear and it’s quite easy on the wallet, too. Price: £25.99 or €29.99. Really like these!
Pull & Bear Loafer Mules, £25.99/€29.99 || Pull & Bear
Billi Bi 5220 Slip-On Loafer Mules
Not convinced? Well how about these Gucci “Princetown” look-alikes by Billi Bi which might be especially of interest for all of you European Gucci budget-conscious fashionistas. They’re rather on the expensive side at €179.95, but possibly worth the investment if you are not looking for a cheap fix.
Billi Bi 5220 Slip-On Loafer Mules, €179.95 || Mirapodo
Also available at Otto.
Marc O’Polo Backless Slipper Mules
Another fabulous look-for-less option inspired Gucci’s “Princetown” mules are these backless slipper flats by Marc O’Polo which I think would be perfect to wear at the office. Again, these are not exactly budget-friendly, but the quality looks so good, don’t you agree? Also available in half sizes.
Marc O’Polo Backless Slipper Mules, €149.95 || Marc O’Polo
MANGO Dear1 Slip-On Loafers
Fast fashion moguls like MANGO couldn’t pass up on such a major trend and so they came up with a lovely silver metallic Gucci look-alike which costs $99.99 (£59.99/€59.99). So fab!
MANGO Dear1 Slip-On Loafers, $99.99 || MANGO
Dune London Gole Backless Loafer Shoes
Metallic silver and gold were also the choice of color for Dune London‘s take on the Gucci “Princetown” which can be yours for
$99 (now on sale for 49. Also available in various other colors.
Dune London Gole Backless Loafer Shoes, 49 || Dune London
Topshop Kylie Loafer Mules
Of course, this dupes list wouldn’t be complete without Topshop! A lovely silver metallic loafer mule (“Kylie”) can be purchased for $85 at Nordstrom.
Topshop Kylie Loafer Mules, $85 || Nordstrom
Topshop Alexa Slip On Mules
And then here’s yet another dupe by Topshop, Alexa is a fab Gucci inspired loafer in black faux suede which is also quite budget-friendly at just $52.
Topshop Alexa Slip On Mules, $52 || Topshop
Also available at Nordstrom Rack.
5th Avenue by Deichmann Backless Loafers
I also discovered a set of great Gucci Princetown look-alikes by 5th Avenue which you can buy at Deichmann in either black or nude genuine leather for just £19.99. Love the look and love the price even more!
5th Avenue by Deichmann Backless Loafers, £19.99 || Deichmann
Also available at Deichmann (DE).
Public Desire Louisa Backless Loafers
Also check out these fab metallic Gucci inspired backless loafer mules I found at Public Desire which are quite budget-friendly at £29.99. Plus, students get an extra 10% off all non-sale items at Public Desire.
Public Desire Louisa Backless Loafers, £29.99 || Public Desire
Steven by Steve Madden Razzi Slipper Mules
Let’s make a full circle here and close as we began: with Steve Madden. Apparently one Gucci “Princetown” dupe was not enough for Steve Madden, so they came up with multiple more and we decided to show you the Steven by Steve Madden Razzi which is available in a velvet version as pictured below, but also comes in other exotic variations like studs or python print. The price point for these designer dupe beauties ranges between $62.99 to $107.99. My favorite of the bunch: soft pink suede! A Barbie dream come true!
Steven by Steve Madden Razzi Slipper Mules, $53.87 || 6pm
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