And predictably, the high street has twigged on faster than you can say Gucci. With the likes of Topshop, ASOS, River Island and Zara all offering us normal folk who sadly cannot justify spending £600 on a pair of loafers (no matter how many Starbucks coffees we skip in the morning's) a more affordable alternative, which won't require the selling of an organ to attain. Hallelujah!
So after examining every way humanly possible for me to acquire a pair of these Gucci Loafers without having to take out a credit card (believe me I strongly considered this), or having to sell my soul to Gucci themselves, I have finally admitted defeat and have been accepted that I will have to turn to the trusty ol' high street for adequate alternatives. One day you will be mine my little babies, but unfortunately today is not that day (or year...or probably even decade), so I've done all the hard work for you guys and have perused the high street to find the best Gucci dupes that are currently on the market. You can all thank me later...
GUCCI JORDAAN LOAFER VS. TOPSHOP KENDALL LOAFER
GUCCI PRINCETOWN MULE VS. TOPSHOP GRADE LOAFER MULE
GUCCI METALLIC MID-HEEL PUMP VS. CARVELA MID-HEEL LOAFERS
GUCCI PRINCETOWN METALLIC SLIPPER VS. RIVER ISLAND GOLD LOAFER
GUCCI PRINCETOWN SLIPPER VS. OFFICE FUR MULE
GUCCI ANKLE BOOT VS. TOPSHOP FRINGE LOAFER BOOT
GUCCI FLORAL JACQUARD SLIPPER VS. TOPSHOP BACKLESS BUCKLE LOAFER
And there we have it...those are the best Gucci dupes the high street has to offer us ladies to get on board this huge, huge trend for AW16 and the best part of it is, you can treat yourself to all the coffees in the world because none of these shoes will leave you bankrupt, hurrah! There is absolutely nothing I love more in this world (apart from pizza) than finding a designer-inspired bargain for a fraction of the price, which will leave people in the street guessing if it's real or not, so if you like me sadly cannot afford to jump on board this Gucci bandwagon, then you know what they say...if you can't beat 'em, join 'em....but just bend those rules a tad and join 'em in Topshop instead!