Weekend Shopping: Impulses & Obsessions

February 29, 2020 by Lila Delilah

The Gucci fur-lined slide was introduced as part of Alessandro Michele’s Fall 2015 Gucci collection. The shoe was also an early participant in the Instagram influencer gifting strategy. It proved to be a brilliant move for this Gucci bourgeois signature item that still seems mildly relevant today.

Most people opted for the slide without germ collecting fur or the now-classic Princetown loafer. Both options are a staple for almost anyone fashionably include who is 15-years-old or over. Many people own multiple pairs and some have even overindulged in questionably tasteful colorways from neon to colorful tapestries. There is no doubt that the loafer is a highly utilized wardrobe staple but so much about fashion is expressing your individualism and I set out on a hunt to find Gucci loafer alternatives.

This season, Prada ($850) is offering a lug sole with its iconic triangle emblem. Bottega Veneta’s kitten heel loafer ($970) is already a big hit for Spring as it is perfect for showing off a logo sock and can be easily paired with a skirt or dress. The Row ($940) offers a classic no-logo no buckle option but those one team Row will always identify their kind.

My personal favorites are the Givenchy option ($890), which has a chunky chain ornament, the tow-tone Celine loafer ( $920) and the Louis Vuitton ($1140) two-tone style with a hit of logo on the back. Finding these styles on sale is difficult at the moment but they are worth watching if you’re in the market for something unique.

By way of sales, there aren’t many highlights this week. Coltori, an Italian boutique, continues to offer the most attractive deals. Sale items are an additional 30% off with the code EXTRAMOON30 and full-price merchandise is 25% off with the code DEALMOON25. The highlight of the sale is that there is no sales tax, no duties and many items are already priced less than in the US.

I found a floral print Dolce & Gabbana dress is $575 from $1500,  a PVC Fendi bucket bag is $910 from $1370, and Amina Muaddi boots are $370 from over $1000 US. From the full price assortment, there are lots of brand exclusions but you can apply the code to Paris Texas boots that come to $331 from $700 US and a Zimmerman dress is $600 from $850 US.

The site is absolutely worth a scroll. Coming up this week, we are preparing for a few great promotions and sample sale season is about to begin again. Stay tuned. Happy scrolling and have a great weekend.

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