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Update: This post has been updated on September 2, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Alright, let’s talk Gucci again. I know we’ve already featured the “Princetown” loafer mules here on this blog before, but that was just the basic, no-frills version and ever since the huge success of the “Princetown” loafer, Gucci has released like a gazillion variations of new Princetowns, so we felt obligated to show you at least one more of the most coveted Princetown styles. This blog post will focus on the floral embroidered one which features a delicate pink rose embroidery on the vamp and either comes with a fur trim on the footbed ($1.050 now: $1.100) or not ($780 now: $820). If you can afford the real deal, by all means, go for it since there are absolutely no signs of the loafer mule trend slowing down this summer. But if you’re on a tight budget and dropping that kind of money on ONE pair of shoes is simply not justifiable to you, keep on reading as we’ve discovered some amazing Gucci alternatives that won’t break the bank.

Gucci Princetown Floral Embroidered Fur-Lined Backless Loafer Mules in black and pink

Gucci Princetown Floral Embroidered Loafer Mules
($820, Gucci)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Net-A-Porterls, Nordstromicon, Bloomingdale’s, Barneysls, Matches Fashionls, Selfridges, Harrodsls, MyTheresa, Farfetchls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities, Style Bloggers & IGers Love Gucci

Celebs such as supermodel Gigi Hadid and style bloggers like Michelle Madsen (Take Aim) and Roos-Anne van Dorsten (Moderosa) have all been spotted wearing Gucci Princetown Floral Embroidered Loafer Mules.

Celebrities, Style Bloggers and IGers wearing black Gucci Princetown Floral Embroidered Loafer Mules

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Cape Robbin Adel-7 Floral Slip-On Loafer Mules

Update (09/02/2017): Spotted the cutest, floral Gucci Princetown loafer mule dupes today! They’re by Cape Robbin, come in black, beige, pale pink and denim and cost only $24.97! Super steal deal alert here, you guys! Get these while they’re still available (F21 is almost sold out of the black version already)!

Cape Robbin Adel-7 Floral Slip-On Loafer Mules in black, beige and pale pink (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Cape Robbin Adel-7 Floral Slip-On Loafer Mules
($24.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Tilted Sole, Forever 21 & Zulily.

Billini “Naomi” Floral Embroidered Loafer Mules

Update (08/07/2017): Also found these Gucci inspired floral embroidered loafer mules by Billini which cost $69.95 AUD and would be a great designer alternative for all you budget-conscious Gucci lovers from Australia.

Billini "Naomi" Floral Embroidered Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Billini “Naomi” Floral Embroidered Loafer Mulesicon
($69.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Also available at Billini, Princess Polly & eBayeBay.

SNJ Floral Embroidered Slip-On Loafers

Update (06/04/2017): Stumbled upon these lovely and super affordable Gucci Princetown floral loafer mules by SNJ which cost only $16.99! Steal deal alert!

SNJ Floral Embroidered Slip-On Loafers in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

SNJ Floral Embroidered Slip-On Loafersamazon
($16.99, Amazon)

Forever 21 Horsebit Floral Loafer Mules

Update (05/18/2017): Just discovered that Forever 21 now has their own Gucci Princetown look-alikes! Check out these floral embroidered loafer mules! Price? $24.90. Add to cart, please!

Forever 21 Horsebit Floral Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Forever 21 Horsebit Floral Loafer Mules
($24.90, Forever 21)

Vintage Havana Rose Mules

Let’s start off with my favorite Gucci Princetown dupes! They’re by a brand called Vintage Havana and look almost identical to the pricey Princetowns, but cost only $48 which is exactly $732 cheaper than the real deal. Now that’s a steal deal, right? Some sizes are already out of stock, so you better hurry if you want a pair!

Vintage Havana Rose Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Vintage Havana Rose Mules
($48, Forever 21)

Steve Madden “Jill-P” Floral Embroidered Loafer Mules

Deal: Use promo code “FALL” to get 20% off regular and sale items at Lord & Taylor! Offer valid through September 19th, at 11:59 PM EST. Exclusions apply.

Next up are these fabulous Gucci look-alikes by Steve Madden. These are a great alternative if you’re looking for the (faux) fur-trimmed Princetown version. They’re not an identical dupe, but close enough to get you the coveted Gucci look and all that for the budget price of $89 which is absolutely awesome! Make sure to use the promo code above to save an extra 20% on these loafer slides which would lower the price of these darlings down to an even budget-friendlier $71.20. Score!

Steve Madden "Jill-P" Floral Embroidered Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Steve Madden “Jill-P” Floral Embroidered Loafer Mulesls
($89, Lord & Taylor)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Dillard’s, ShoeMallls, Zappos & Akirals.

EGO “Cheska” Floral Embroidered Flat Mules

Deal: Use promo code EXTRA25 to get 25% off everything at EGO! Limited time offer! Exclusions may apply.

Another one of my absolute favorites are these spot-on Princetown dupes by EGO which also come in nude and white faux leather (perfect color choice for Spring and Summer). EGO is a footwear brand based in the UK, but they also offer worldwide delivery. Just in case some of you Non-Brits are interested in these as well.

EGO "Cheska" Floral Embroidered Flat Mules in white, black and nude (Gucci Princetown dupes)

EGO “Cheska” Floral Embroidered Flat Mules
(£9.99, EGO)

Romwe Rose Embroidered PU Fur Trim Loafer Slippers

If you’re looking for spot-on AND super affordable Gucci Princetown dupes, check out Romwe as they have the hugest selection of budget-friendly loafer mules I have seen so far; including fur and non-fur versions with most of them being priced around $30.

Romwe Rose Embroidered PU Fur Trim Loafer Slippers in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Romwe Rose Embroidered PU Loafer Mule Slippers
($29.99, Romwe)

Also available at SheIn.

Silent D “Ganthon” Rose-Embroidered Slide Loafers

If you’re willing to invest in a pair of quality designer dupes, check out these fab loafer slides by Silent D. They have noticeable differences to the real deal such as the rose embroidery and the horsebit detail, but the overall design still exudes that luxe Gucci Princetown look. Made of genuine leather and available in either navy or nude. Price: $124.99.

Silent D "Ganthon" Rose-Embroidered Slide Loafers in navy and nude (Gucci Princetown dupes)

Silent D “Ganthon” Rose-Embroidered Slide Loafersls
($124.99 AUD, StyleTread)

LaRosa Embroidered Slip-On Loafer Mules

And lastly, here’s a Gucci Princetown look-alike made of genuine leather for under $70! I found this dupe while browsing Amazon recently, the brand is called LaRosa and the loafer mules come in either black or white. I can’t personally vouch for this brand as I think these Gucci dupes are from one of those many generic China-based copycat sellers, but judging by the pictures, the quality looks decent for $69.99.

LaRosa Embroidered Slip-On Loafer Mules in black (Gucci Princetown dupes)

LaRosa Embroidered Slip-On Loafer Mulesamazon
($69.99, Amazon)

Image source(s): Gucci, MyTheresa, Take Aim, InStyle, Moderosa, @nikitadmadhani/Instagram, Tilted Sole, Billini, Forever 21, ShoeMall, Ego, Romwe, DNA Footwear, Amazon

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Now I love it when shoes remind me of other things as well. Like these navy canvas pumps by Charles by Charles David who not only look like cute shoes but mostly remind me of a preppy college blazer. And though I wouldn’t define myself as real life Blair Waldorf, I do find these heels extraordinarily charming with their deep navy canvas upper and the cute brass buttons on the vamp. Also, did I mention they’re on sale (down from $109.95) and come in black, too? Helloooooo, SOLD!

Charles by Charles David Caddy Peep-Toe Pumps in navy canvas

Charles by Charles David Caddy Peep-Toe Pumpsamazon
($42.75, Amazon)

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When I first saw these cute red suede Christian Louboutin slingbacks, I instantly associated them with Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl. Being quintessentially Blair, these fit B’s preppy style perfectly and would look great with a striped cashmere sweater and cropped jeans.

Christian Louboutin Jefferson Peep-toe Platform Slingback Pumps in red suede

Christian Louboutin Jefferson Peep-toe Platform Pumpsls
($1.048, Neiman Marcus)

bebe “Paige” Lace Up Slingback Sandals

No need to mention that bebe has a Loboutin alternative just waiting for you. Their “Paige” lace up sandal retails for $139 and comes in either red or white leather. Looks pretty similar to the real deal, no?

bebe Paige Lace Up Slingback Peep-toe Sandals in red leather

bebe “Paige” Lace Up Slingback Sandals
($139, bebe)

Charlotte Russe Topsider Stilettos

If you can’t afford spending $140 on shoes, maybe these preppy slingbacks from Charlotte Russe will fit the bill. They come in a variety of colors including red, blue and black and cost only $26.99.

Charlotte Russe Topsider Stiletto Slingback Peep-toe Platforms in red

Charlotte Russe Topsider Stilettos
($26.99, Charlotte Russe)

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