A ‘Penny’ For Your Thoughts

Leandra Medine’s MR By Man Repeller metallic penny loafers in stop traffic red and blue
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Saddle shoes are making a comeback, in good part because of Joseph Altuzarra’s endorsement of them for resort 2018 (if missed my article, here is a link). Can penny loafers be far behind?

I am of the belief that when something is good, it’s good forever regardless of the vagaries of fashion ins and outs; simple yet tasteful designs have an enduringly timeless style. That being said, I am hardly suggesting you dust off the ones you wore in college lol. There are seemingly endless varieties available right now, from the relatively straightforward, simple and classic to those that have been updated and reinvented to make them more interesting and edgier. And let’s just say, it is the latter, the more unexpected versions, rather than the run of the mill, which I am obsessing over right now.

There are penny loafer flats, penny loafer heels, and penny loafers on platforms. They are made of leather, suede, velvet, metallic and animal printed calf. They range in color from white to black and everything in between (it’s the colorful ones that got my attention because, why not!) There are penny loafers to slip on and those to slide into. There are even penny loafers to wear in the rain. FYI, this is a great time to shop because many items are greatly reduced, as you will see.

MR by Man Repeller two-tone satin lace up loafers in pink with red penny slot, are an exclusive at netaporter.com. Leandra Medine, the style influencer who designed this highly anticipated shoe collection, noted, “I love to wear a loafer. But I also like things that are a bit silly, so why not a pink one” Why not indeed! $119 (reduced from $395) More info/purchase

MR by Man Repeller The Alternative to Bare Feet penny loafers in pink plush velvet embossed with a paisley motif, $128 (reduced from $425) More info/purchase

Miu Miu’s update on the classic penny loafer is in dark cherry polished leather with contrasting orange and is set on a thick heel. Leave it to Miuccia to substitute a traditional penny with a golden medallion that has been embossed with the label’s name for recognition, $590. More info/purchase

Tod’s two toned glossed leather penny loafer pumps on a stacked 4 inch heel, $725 More info/purchase

Maison Margiela white leather with white stitching moccasins feature a pound coin detail, $428 reduced from $855. More info/purchase

Christopher Kane pointy toed silver metallic penny loafers, $195 (reduced from $489) More info/purchase

Givenchy black patent leather platform penny loafers, $ 450 (originally $1125) More info/purchase

Zara red metallic leather penny loafers, $49.90 More info/purchase

Vintage Prada animal printed fur penny loafers, $295 More info/purchase

G.H. Bass & Co. Wynn two tone penny mules, $110 More info/purchase

Hands down the most practical, are Hunter’s gloss finish waterproof penny loafer and penny loafers boots. I love the combination of form and function and am of the belief that one should look as wonderful in the rain, as in the sun if not better!!!!Hunter waterproof penny loafers $135 More info/purchase

Hunter waterproof refined penny loafer Chelsea boots, $89.99 reduced from $145 More info/purchase

Hunter waterproof tall penny loafer boots, $175  More info/purchase

Marilyn Kirschner

I am a long time fashion editor with 40+ years of experience. As senior market of Harper's Bazaar for 21 years I met and worked with every major fashion designer in the world and covered all of the collections in Paris, London, Milan and New York. I was responsible for overall content, finding and pulling in the best clothes out there, and for formulating ideas and stories.

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