We’re closing in on the number of shopping days left before Christmas, and I don’t want to make any sweeping gender generalizations here (men!), but if you’re still looking for a stylish gift for a lady friend, check out these snazzy driving loafers. Designed by Newport’s own Stacie Hall, owner of the Pink Pineapple and mastermind behind her own clothing and accessory lines, these women’s loafers are as pretty as they are practical. Similar styles are made by Gucci (avg. $575) and Tod’s (avg. $495), but unless you’re looking to spend hundreds and hundreds of smackaroos, these are a sweet deal at just $118.
Hardware choices include a classic gold or bamboo horsebit across the top and available colors include: pale orange, orange, navy, black, brown, beige, purple, light pink, cobalt blue and light blue. (Reliable sources say a mens version may be in the works!) Available at Island Outfitters on Newport’s lower Thames Street and online here.