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Update: This post has been updated on March 28, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Don’t get me wrong: I loooooove high heels with utmost passion, but when summer is blazing its heatwaves upon us, the last thing I would think of wearing are high heeled shoes. A good flat sandal that you can easily slide in and out of and walk in for hours is absolutely essential in the summer; especially if you’re planning to go on vacation. Flip flops would be an obvious choice here, but aren’t we so over them by now? That’s why I am absolutely smitten with these backless knotted sandal leather slides by Joie. I love their minimalistic yet chic design (made in Italy, btw) and the supple cowhide leather; these would go with almost anything in my wardrobe. And while they’re not terribly expensive at $125, we understand that many of you are on a budget, so we made it our mission to find some great alternative options for much less. Just keep on reading.

Joie a la Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals in black and brown

Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandalsls
($125, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Amazonamazon, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Joie, Nordstromls, DSW, Neiman Marcusls & Bloomingdale’s.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Joie

Celebs such as Reese Witherspoon and various personal style bloggers have been spotted wearing Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals.

Reese Witherspoon, Risa (Really Risa) and Jessie (Diary of Ambitions) wearing Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals

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Massimo Matteo Thong 17 Sandals

Update (03/28/2017): Spotted another Joie Nice inspired set of thong sandals! These here are by Massimo Matteo, they’re made of genuine leather and cost only $45! Also available in various other colors.

Massimo Matteo Thong 17 Sandals (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Massimo Matteo Thong 17 Sandals
($45, Zappos)

Merona “Malia” Thong Sandals

Update (03/06/2017): Check out these amazing Joie Nice look-alike sandals by Merona which are super budget-friendly ($19.99!) and come in either black, tan, silver or raspberry red. Absolutely love this designer dupe steal find!

Merona "Malia" Thong Sandals in black and tan (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Merona “Malia” Thong Sandals
($19.99, Target)

Rock & Candy “Blaney” Thong Sandals

Update (12/14/2016): Discovered these spot-on Joie Nice dupe sandals by Rock & Candy today which are available in various colors and are currently on sale for less than $25! Major steal deal alert! This sandal is also available with a 1,25″ stacked heel here if you need some extra height.

Rock & Candy "Blaney" Thong Sandals in black and orange (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Rock & Candy “Blaney” Thong Sandals
($24.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Wanted “Munn” T-Bar Knotted Flat Sandals

Update (12/14/2016): Also found these knotted summer sandals by Wanted which are a spot-on dupe of the Joie originals. They’re a little pricey at $129.95 AUD, but once they go on sale these might be a nice and budget-friendly alternative to the real deal. Available in tan, white, silver and leopard.

Wanted "Munn" T-Bar Knotted Flat Sandals in tan and white (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Wanted “Munn” T-Bar Knotted Flat Sandals
($129.95 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Spotted another very affordable Joie Nice alternative today! How cute are these knotted t-strap slides by Old Navy? Available in black or brown faux leather for $19.94.

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals in cognac brown and black (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals
($19.94, Old Navy)

Lucky Brand “Ari” Thong Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Here’s a fab Joie Nice look-alike by Lucky Brand which is available for less than half the price of the real deal ($42.95). Available in black, tan, blue and watermelon pink leather.

Lucky Brand "Ari" Thong Sandals in black, tan and blue (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Lucky Brand “Ari” Thong Sandals
($35.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Shoebuyls, Shoes.com & Onlineshoes.com.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Forever 21 now has a lovely non-suede Joice Nice dupe stocked! Available in black, tan, white and gold faux leather for a very budget-friendly price of $12.90! Steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals in black, tan and white (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals
($12.90, Forever 21)

Steve Madden “Olivia” Knotted Thong Flat Sandals

Update (03/09/2016): Spotted these amazing and spot-on Joie Nice look-alike sandals by Steve Madden. Available for $27.99 in various colors. Made of genuine leather. Love these!

Steve Madden "Olivia" Knotted Thong Flat Sandals (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Steve Madden “Olivia” Knotted Thong Flat Sandalsamazon
($27.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Belk.

Rebels “Paitlyn” Knotted Thong Sandals

Update (03/09/2016): Also discovered these Joie dupes by Rebels which are currently on sale for $20.95. There’s also a very cute cow-hair version available for a little over $30.

Rebels "Paitlyn" Knotted Thong Sandals in tan and gold metallic (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Rebels “Paitlyn” Knotted Thong Sandalsamazon
($20.95, Amazon)

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals

Update (03/06/2016): These Alex + Alex thong sandals have an extra back strap, but the overall design is obviously inspired by the Joie sandals above.

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals
($69, Gilt)

Maiden Lane “Gia” Thong Slides

Update (03/09/2016): Also love the fun colors of these Joie inspired flat sandals by Maiden Lane. So many colorful options! Love it!

Maiden Lane "Gia" Thong Slides (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Maiden Lane “Gia” Thong Slides
($19.99, Gilt)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals

Update (12/13/2015): Spotted these lovely faux suede Joie Nice dupes at Forever 21 for a steal price of $12.90. Love every one of the colors!

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals (Joie Nice Plage dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals
($12.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

Mossimo Supply Co. “Ainsley” Knot Thong Sandals

If you’re on a really tight budget, then these cute thong sandals by Mossimo Supply Co. are probably your best option. The design is spot-on, they come in three different colors (black, brown and white) and they can be yours for less than $15! Only downside? These are made of PU leather, so no promises regarding durability and/or sweaty feet here.

Mossimo Supply Co. "Ainsley" Knot Thong Sandals in black and cognac brown (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Ainsley” Knot Thong Sandals
($13.98, Target)

Sole Society “Sarena” Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandals

If you’re willing to invest a little more for a genuine leather option, check out these chic summer sandals by Sole Society. Again, these are pretty much a spot-on dupe compared to the Joies above (plus, I love that these are made of genuine leather). The price of $29.98 (sale!) ain’t too bad either (that’s less than half the price of the real deal).

Sole Society "Sarena" Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandals in black and platinum metallic (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Sole Society “Sarena” Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandalsls
($29.98, Sole Society)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls.

Naya “Crescent” Huarache Sandals

Another look-for-less option would be these huarache sandals by Naya. They have a very similar design and come in various color combinations (and are genuine leather, too), plus they’re currently on sale for a budget-friendly $44.99.

Naya "Crescent" Huarache Sandals in black and brown (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Naya “Crescent” Huarache Sandals
($44.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

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Update: This post has been updated on March 27, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

And we’re back to Chanel. Back to the now uber-famous and highly popular Chanel espadrilles, to be exact. We have already written about the black mesh pair and this time we’re showing you the just as lovely canvas version. And while I do think that they are really beautiful and would make a great pair of summer shoes, there’s absolutely no way I’d pay more than $500 for a pair of espadrilles! Not gonna happen, not even if they’re Chanel.

Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles

Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles
($525, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Chanel

Celebs such as Emma Roberts and Ashley Tisdale and style bloggers such as Brenda Song (Song of Style) and Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) have all been spotted wearing Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles.

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Roberto Festa “Ibiza” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles

Update (03/27/2017): Just spotted these lovely Chanel look-alike espadrilles by Roberto Festa which have a cool peace sign sewn onto the front instead of the interlocking CC logo. What a cute idea!

Roberto Festa "Ibiza" Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles in natural and taupe (Chanel dupes)

Roberto Festa “Ibiza” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles
($165, Jildor)

P.S.: Also available at Footnotescj.

Merona “Eden” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles

Update (05/10/2016): Stumbled upon these cute and super affordable $25 cap-toe espadrille flats by Merona which instantly reminded me of the Chanels above.

Merona "Eden" Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles in beige/black and denim/black (Chanel knockoffs)

Merona “Eden” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles
($24.99, Target)

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles

Update (11/08/2014): Nice try, Tory Burch, but we all know where you got your inspiration for these Chanel-esque canvas espadrilles.

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles in beige and black and blue and denim (Chanel knockoffs)

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles
($150, Tory Burch)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls & Neiman Marcusls.

China Girl “Espa” Canvas Espadrille Flats

Update (05/27/2014): OMG! Look at these fabulous Chanel espadrille dupes by China Girl! So lovely, right? And pretty budget-friendly as well. Just wish I had discovered these earlier because a lot of sizes are already out of stock. ūüôĀ

China Girl "Espa" Canvas Espadrille Flats (Chanel knockoffs)

China Girl “Espa” Canvas Espadrille Flats
(£9.50, ASOS)

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrilles

Luckily, there’s no need to lay down the big bucks because these Bamboo espadrilles are a cute and very budget-friendly Chanel alternative. Available in various color combinations including ivory/black, red/denim and denim/denim.

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrilles in beige/black and red/denim (Chanel knockoffs)

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrillesamazon
($27.95, Amazon)

Dollhouse “Preserve” Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats

Another possible alternative are these fab and wallet-friendly two-tone espadrille flats by Dollhouse. Also available in other color combinations.

Dollhouse "Preserve" Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Preserve” Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats
($34, LuLu*s)

Alloy “Penny” Two-Tone Espadrilles

You can also find a very lovely Chanel-inspired espadrille at Alloy. Better get these while your size is still in stock!

Alloy "Penny" Two-Tone Espadrilles in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Alloy “Penny” Two-Tone Espadrilles
($7.99, Nordstrom Rack)

KG Kurt Geiger “Madison” Canvas Summer Espadrilles

And for all of you who are willing to invest in their Chanel espadrille look-a-likes, here’s a very stylish Chanel alternative by KG Kurt Geiger.

KG Kurt Geiger "Madison" Canvas Summer Espadrilles in bone and black (Chanel knockoffs)

KG Kurt Geiger “Madison” Canvas Summer Espadrilles
($142.91, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at Kurt Geigerls & Nordstromls.

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One swift glance at these chic Chanel flats and you’ll be thinking about giving your feet a little break from those platforms you’ve been wearing all season. These cute ballerinas are a must-have in every shoe wardrobe, and they take the prize for the most comfortable yet stylish footwear… and as you’ll see below, you can get a pair just like them to fit any budget.

Chanel Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black

Chanel Ballet Flats
(Price Unknown, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal.

Sam Edelman “Freya” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Update (03/22/2017): Steal deal alert! Check out these amazingly spot-on cap-toe ballet flats by Sam Edelman which I have just discovered and which are currently on sale for less than $40 at Amazon and 6pm. Get these darlings before they’re gone! Also available in silver/black and black/black at Sam Edelman.

Sam Edelman "Freya" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel dupes)

Sam Edelman “Freya” Cap Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm & Sam Edelman.

Massimo Matteo Cap-Toe Ballerina Flats

Update (03/22/2017): Also discovered these fabulous Chanel look-alike flats by Massimo Matteo which are currently on sale for $89.99 and also come in other color combinations.

Massimo Matteo Cap-Toe Ballerina Flats in nude/black (Chanel dupes)

Massimo Matteo Cap-Toe Ballerina Flatsamazon
($89.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos.

Cole Haan “Deltona” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (07/19/2016): Found another amazing and super steal-worthy Chanel ballet flat alternative today! Check out these lovely flats by Cole Haan which are currently 75% off (!!!; RRP was $160) and still available in most sizes. Love these!

Cole Haan "Deltona" Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel look-alikes)

Cole Haan “Deltona” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats
($39.95, Cole Haan)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon & ShoeMetrocj.

Merona “Aimi” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Update (04/19/2016): Now look at these spot-on Chanel flat dupes by Merona which I have discovered today? Aren’t they lovely? And so light on the wallet as well. Available in nude/black or black/black for $16.98 (clearance price!) at Target.

Merona "Aimi" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Merona “Aimi” Cap Toe Ballet Flats
($16.98, Target)

Vince Camuto “Impella” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (07/02/2015): And here’s Vince Camuto‘s second attempt at interpreting Chanel’s cap-toe ballet flats. Available in various colors.

Vince Camuto "Impella" Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Impella” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsls
($72.88, Nordstrom)

Aldo “Eleallan” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (07/02/2015): Aldo also has come up with a second Chanel ballet flat dupe. This quilted version is available in either nude/black, black or white/black.

Aldo "Eleallan" Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Aldo “Eleallan” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsls
($13.99, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK)ls.

Tony Bianco “Taylah” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (02/07/2014): Discovered these fabulous Chanel-inspired ballet flats at Tony Bianco today.

Tony Bianco "Taylah" Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Taylah” Two-Tone Cap-Toe Ballet Flats
($80 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Yosi Samra “Samantha” Soft Leather Fold Up Cap Toe Flats

Update (08/13/2014): Stumbled upon these amazing and comfy looking Chanel flat dupes by Yosi Samra. I love that they’re only $94! Also available in various other colors.

Yosi Samra "Samantha" Soft Leather Fold Up Cap Toe Flats in blush and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Yosi Samra “Samantha” Soft Leather Fold Up Cap Toe Flatsls
($94, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Yosi Samra, Bloomingdale’s & Amazonamazon.

Aldo “Sorah” Elastic Ballet Flats

Update (08/13/2014): Aldo have released a second Chanel alternative with their “Sorah” elastic ballet flats. Also available in black and navy.

Aldo "Sorah" Elastic Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Aldo “Sorah” Elastic Ballet Flats
($22.50, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK)ls.

Apt. 9 Two-Tone Ballet Flats

Update (02/22/2014): And here we go with yet another Chanel ballet flat look-a-like. What do you think of these budget-friendly two-tone flats by Apt. 9?

Apt. 9 Two-Tone Ballet Flats in black patent and nude (Chanel knockoffs)

Apt. 9 Two-Tone Ballet Flats
($49.99, Kohl’s)

Banana Republic “Aida” Ballet Flats

Update (01/12/2014): Came across another super fabulous Chanel inspired ballet flat at Banana Republic. I love this steal!

Banana Republic "Aida" Ballet Flats in blush and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Banana Republic “Aida” Ballet Flats
($69.99, Banana Republic)

P.S.: Also available at Banana Republic (EU).

Tory Burch “Bridgette” Quilted Leather Ballet Flats

Update (01/01/2014): Found another Chanel inspired ballet flat style by Tory Burch. Not budget-friendly, but probably worth the investment. Available in beige and and pewter.

Tory Burch "Bridgette" Quilted Leather Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Tory Burch “Bridgette” Quilted Leather Ballet Flats
($69, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls & Nordstromls.

Audrey Brooke “Brie” Flats

Update (10/25/2013): Stumbled upon another Chanel inspired two-tone ballet flat today! What do you think of these by Audrey Brooke? Under $40 and also available in black.

Audrey Brooke "Brie" Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Audrey Brooke “Brie” Flats
($39.95, DSW)

Vince Camuto “Elisee” Flats

Update (03/09/2013): And here we go again with yet another great Chanel ballet flat alternative for under $40. I really like these lovely cap-toe flats by Vince Camuto. Also available in baby blue and peach.

Vince Camuto "Elise" Cap-Toe Flats in beige and black (Chanel look-a-likes)

Vince Camuto “Elisee” Flatsamazon
($32.98, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom Rack.

Anne Klein “Bea” Quilted Ballet Flats

Update (02/12/2013): Came across a lovely Chanel inspired ballet flat look-a-like by Anne Klein. Currently on sale! Yay!

Anne Klein "Bea" Quilted Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Anne Klein “Bea” Quilted Ballet Flatsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Steve Madden “FAVORYTE” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (10/05/2012): Found yet another great Chanel inspired ballet flat version. These cap-toe flats by Steve Madden have a few differences, but overall share the same look. Also available in other color combinations.

Steve Madden "FAVORYTE" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Steve Madden “FAVORYTE” Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($26.99, Amazon)

Aldo “Kissell” Two Tone Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Update (08/11/2012): And here we go again with a new Chanel ballet flat alternative. These Aldo flats are made of faux leather and also come in other color versions.

Aldo "Kissell" Two Tone Cap Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Aldo “Kissell” Two Tone Cap Toe Ballet Flats
($34.98, Aldo)

J.Crew “Mila” Cap Toe Leather Ballet Flats

Update (07/20/2012): Thanks to our reader Mary, we now could add J.Crew‘s “Mila” cap-toe ballet flats as yet another great Chanel look-a-like.

J.Crew "Mila" Cap Toe Leather Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

J.Crew “Mila” Cap Toe Leather Ballet Flats
($119.99, J.Crew)

BP. “Mindy” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (07/14/2012): Just came across this lovely and super affordable Chanel alternative with a patent cap-toe by BP..

BP. "Mindy" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

BP. “Mindy” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats
($33.46, Nordstrom)

Lacoste Constance 3 Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (03/15/2012): Found another fabulous Chanel alternative by Lacoste.

Lacoste "Constance 3" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Lacoste Constance 3 Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($40.95, Amazon)

Me Too “Kaden” Cap-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (02/29/2012): Our reader, horangi113, informed us about yet another lovely Chanel ballet flat alternative. These cap-toe flats by Me Too have a patent leather upper and come in an array of colors.

Me Too "Kaden" Cap-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black patent (Chanel knockoffs)

Me Too “Kaden” Cap-Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Jessica Simpson “Madisen” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

This pair by Jessica Simpson are pretty affordable, especially if you are semi-permanently attached to your sky-high pumps and are just starting to ease your way into the idea of wearing ballet flats. If this sounds like you, try these out with some black leggings, a fitted sweater dress and you’ll soon be channeling some serious Parisian style!

Jessica Simpson "Madisen" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige black (Chanel knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Madisen” Cap Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($50, Amazon)

Bloch “Classica Pearl” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Already a ballerina fan but also on a real-girl budget? Check out these gorgeous slippers by Bloch. They will look fantastic with a slouchy black or tan tote, and the classic two-tone leather will take you from work to cocktails easily when worn with some tailored black trousers and a sheer blouse in a complimentary nude tone.

Bloch "Classica Pearl" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Bloch “Classica Pearl” Cap Toe Ballet Flatsamazon
($48.94, Amazon)

Tory Burch “Carrie” Cap Toe Ballet Flats

Love designer shoes but can’t quite seem to splurge on the original? Why not consider this lovely version by designer Tory Burch? Just like all of her designs, you can count on these sleek flats to be super comfortable and you won’t ever want to take them off!

Tory Burch "Carrie" Cap Toe Ballet Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Tory Burch “Carrie” Cap Toe Ballet Flats
($225, Bergdorf Goodman)

Image source(s): InStyle, Sam Edelman, Target, Tony Bianco, Shopbop, Kohl’s, Banana Republic, DSW, Vince Camuto, Shoes.com, Zappos, Aldo, J.Crew, Nordstrom, Amazon

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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, 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 in black

Gucci Princetown Loafer Mules
($595, Gucci)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromicon, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Net-A-Porterls, Barneysls, Bloomingdale’s, Matches Fashionls, Selfridges, Harrodsls, MyTheresa, Farfetchls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers Love Gucci

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.

Personal style blogger wearing Gucci Princetown Loafer Mules

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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 in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Steve Madden “Kandi” Slip-On Loafersamazon
($79.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls, Zappos, Dillard’s, Steve Maddenls, ShoeMallls, Tilly’s, LuLu*s, Steve Madden (Canada)ls, Jildor, Hudson’s Bay & Nordstromls.

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 in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

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 in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

AnnaKastle Backless Slip-On Loafer Mulesamazon
($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 $81.99 (down from $110) and come in either black, red (looove!) or silver patent. What a sweet steal deal!

Louise et Cie "Finay" Loafer Mules in black and red (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Louise et Cie “Finay” Loafer Mules
($81.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Lord & Taylorls, Nordstromls, Dillard’s, Vince Camutols, Zappos & Sole Society.

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 in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Boohoo “Harriet” / “Melissa” Loafer Mule Flats
($25, Boohoo)

P.S.: Also available at Boohoo (UK) & Boohoo + Global.

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 $24.90 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 in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Loafer Slides
($24.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK) + (silver/gold) & Forever 21 (EU) + (silver/gold).

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 in black and rose gold (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Qupid Slip-On Loafer Flats
($17.99, CiCi Hot)

P.S.: Also available GoJane & LuLu*s (faux fur version).

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 in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Romwe Backless Loafer Slippers
($24.99, Romwe)

P.S.: 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 in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

275 Central 784 Backless Loafer Mulescj
($225, Footnotes)

Wanted “Coverlet” 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 $40 and come in either black, white, silver and rose gold. Steal deal alert!

Wanted "Coverlet" Cavallo Loafer Mules in black and white (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Wanted “Coverlet” Loafer Mules
($39.95, DSW)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Belk.

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 in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Mollini “Googi” / “Grover” Slip-On Loafer Mules
($149.95 AUD, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at Mollini, Wanted Shoes & eBayeBay.

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 in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

I Love Billy “Gollam” Loafer Mules
($69.95 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 in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

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 £29!

Miss Selfridge "Elena" Snaffle Backless Mules in nude, black and silver (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Miss Selfridge “Elena” Snaffle Backless Mules
(£29, Miss Selfridge)

P.S.: Also available at Miss Selfridge (US)ls, Miss Selfridge (EU + AU), Zalando, Debenhams & Zalora.

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 ‚ā¨29.99. Really like these!

Pull & Bear Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Pull & Bear Loafer Mules
(¬£25.99/‚ā¨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 ‚ā¨179.95, but possibly worth the investment if you are not looking for a cheap fix.

Billi Bi 5220 Slip-On Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Billi Bi 5220 Slip-On Loafer Mules
(‚ā¨179.95, Zalando)

P.S.: Also available at Mirapodo & 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 in black (Gucci Princetown inspired)

Marc O’Polo Backless Slipper Mules
(‚ā¨149.95, Zalando)

P.S.: Also available at 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 ¬£59.99 or ‚ā¨59.99. So fab!

Mango Dear1 Slip-On Loafers in silver (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Mango Dear1 Slip-On Loafersls
(£59.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (EU)td & Zalando.

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. Also available in various other colors.

Dune London "Gole" Backless Loafer Shoes in silver and gold (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Dune London “Gole” Backless Loafer Shoes
($99, Dune London)

P.S.: Also available at Zalando, Selfridges, House of Fraser & John Lewis.

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 in silver metallic (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Topshop “Kylie” Loafer Mulesls
($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 in black suede (Gucci Princetown inspired)

Topshop “Alexa” Slip On Mules
($52, Topshop)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls.

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 £39.99. Love the look and love the price even more! By the way, a super cute floral print version for £17.99 is available here.

5th Avenue by Deichmann Backless Loafers in black and nude (Gucci Princetown dupes)

5th Avenue by Deichmann Backless Loafers
(£39.99, Deichmann)

P.S.: 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 in gold and pewter metallic (Gucci Princetown dupes)

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 $70.99 to $119. My favorite of the bunch: soft pink suede! A Barbie dream come true!

Steven by Steve Madden "Razzi" Velvet Slipper Mules (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Steven by Steve Madden “Razzi” Slipper Mules
($70.99, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Dillard’s, Amazonamazon, Lord & Taylorls, Steve Maddenls, Macy’s, Shopbopls, 6pm, DSW & HSN.

Image source(s): Nordstrom, Instagram/@songofstyle, We The People, Stylewich, Crystalin Marie, Amazon, Zappos, Target, Boohoo, Forever 21, CiCi Hot, Footnotes, DSW, Romwe, StyleTread, Miss Selfridge, Pull & Bear, Tony Bianco, Mirapodo, Marc O’Polo, Mango, Dune London, Topshop, Deichmann, Public Desire, Steve Madden

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Cheap vs. Cheaper - Sole Society Lyriq vs. Merona Ginnifer Navy Suede Ankle Booties

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P.S.: Sole Society “Lyriq” Ankle Booties are also available at Nordstromls, QVCcjcj & Amazonamazon.

Image source(s): Sole Society, Target

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