I have been on the lookout for solid alternatives to the sold-out and well coveted Hermès Carlotta mules. These clogs have lived in my head rent free and I am absolutely obsessed. Below are 10+ alternatives for every budget (I hope you like it!)
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cheaper alternatives to the Hermès Carlotta mules
side-note: pictures are clickable!
Mango menor studded mules
These clogs started the journey for me, they reminded me so much of the Hermès Carlotta mules. I bought these within five minutes of seeing them and I’m so excited for them to arrive. I’ve never bought shoes from Mango before, but I know them as a pretty solid brand. I love how you have the option to move the straps to the back and change the shape of the clogs.
Fingers crossed that they’re just as good as they look ♡
also available here:
ASOS Moon leather clog mules
Swedish Hasbeens Black Clogs
available at Urban Outfitters
Aloha Harley Studded clogs
These clogs are so adorable. They’re a bit clunkier to be one of the exact alternatives to the Hermès Carlotte clogs, but I still get the same vibe.
about the brand:
Aloha is a Spanish brand which produces their products locally. They’re a super trendy brand, yet sustainable. From what I can see from their website, they do on-demand production with their pre-order system to avoid over-production. This them to accurately anticipate demand levels prior to production. Another cool thing about the brand, they’re mostly vegan!
also available on:
Free People culver city clogs with buckle-Black
I’ve never shopped from Free People myself, but I’ve heard great things about them. The reviews are super positive (4.6 stars out from 17 reviews) and these come in five different colours, so you’d be sure that you can find an option that works for you.
I mentioned before that I bought the Mango clogs, but to be honest, these are so cute and have the perfect heel height. As a short person, I think this would work great for me. I’m definitely adding this as second on the list (especially if the mango clogs doesn’t work out).
side-note: if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, you might want to look at Zara’s studded clogs. These two look quite similar, but I’m not super sure how comfortable the Zara clogs would be.
ASRA Fenton studded clog in bone leather
I love the colour scheme, it’s so soft and pretty. These clogs are real leather and comes with an adjustable pin strap.
about the brand*:
ASRA (which stands for Association, Social, Responsibility and Awareness) creates on-trend footwear for every occasion. Laid-back days call for the brand’s range of classic espadrilles, sandals and ballet flats, while boots and mules are on hand to switch up your rotation. A portion of each shoe sale goes to the Aasraa Trust to support vulnerable young children in India, too *praise hands*.
*description taken directly from asos.
Steve Madden Brooklyn Studded Clogs
Veronica Beard Fern Clog
other luxe alternatives
Ancient Greek Sandals Wing-buckle leather clog mules
I’ve never shopped with this brand before, but I’m obsessed with their clogs.
about the brand*:
Taking its inspiration from ancient Greek aesthetics and mythology, this Grecian footwear label, headed by Christina Martini and Nikolas Minoglou, combines artisanal craftsmanship with wit and irreverence. Flat sandals bearing wings, gleaming metallic leathers and elegant hardware bring a contemporary edge to the humble sandal.
*taken from Matches Fashion
Bonus: the sandals version is on sale right now at Farfetch (link)! They’re not exactly clogs/mules in the exact form, but they’re still super cute.
Isabel Marant Thalie Studded Leather Clogs
I’m convinced that Isabel Marant is an expert on studs. I don’t know how they do it, but they do it so so well. love how muted and simple these clogs look and they’re just such a good alternative to the Hermès Carlotte mules. I love them.
These clogs reminded me of how in love I am with the Oskan bag. I would love to be able to pair these two together and stroll around town. I feel like these would make really good festival gear as well. I’m just absolutely in love.
other alternatives from isabel marant:
Celine LES BOIS CELINE CLOG IN CALFSKIN (“Legno”)
I find it super cool that it’s an actual wooden clog. I’m based in the Netherlands and this is very much a Dutch ode to the dutch culture
Celine’s Triomphe Les Bois clogs reflect the house’s expertise in the design of elegant, modern shoes. This pair has distinctive gold-finish metal details with the brand’s logo on the front and visible contrast stitching. An iconic piece from the collection. ♡
Gucci Bamboo-buckle leather clogs
Bamboo buckles is a part of the Gucci heritage. They started using bamboos in the 40s to make handles for their bags and it’s super cool that they’ve incorporated more of the element in these clogs. Although the sole is made out of wood, the best part is that they’ve lined the bottom part of the sole with rubber. It provides more grip (and you’ll have less chance to slip).
Also available on mytheresa (link).
Fabrizio Viti Jean floral-appliqué leather clogs
These are the cutest clogs I have ever seen in forever. The daisy details are such an ode to the 60s and 70s and I am obsessed. They’re crafted in Italy with a carved wooden sole and they’ve included their signature style of floral appliqués.
About Fabrizio Viti:*
A world so personal and intimate that to wear the shoes bearing his name is to be transported into the very heart of their creation. Fabrizio Viti’s professional career saw the women’s and men’s shoes he designed steer both the luxury fashion industry and popular culture as he rose to become leading shoe designer at Gucci, then Prada, and in 2004, Louis Vuitton, where he continues to explore his passion as the House’s Shoe Style Director.
*taken from their official website.
and, there you have it! I hope you enjoyed it and as with my other articles, I’ll continue to update this with more options as time goes. Let me know in case you have more suggestions, I’d love to hear from you!