These Zara shoes just sold out in a day (but don’t worry, they’re coming back!)

From TV stars like Lorraine Kelly to royals like the Duchess of Sussex, everyone loves a bit of Zara. The Spanish store is known for its consistent ability to offer trend-led fashion at affordable prices – but very now and then, however, one particular product comes along that causes even more of a frenzy than usual amongst its shoppers.

This time, it’s a pair of £25.99 velvet mules, which have proved so popular that Prima reports that they sold out completely online in just 24 hours (well, at that price, we’re not surprised…).

But fear not – if you’re a fan of the comfortable flats, which feature cute black and gold leopard embroidery detail, and weren’t lucky enough to get your hands on a pair from the first drop, the website says that another batch is ‘coming soon’.

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Velvet mules, £25.99, Zara

To make sure you’re at the very front of the queue for the shoes’ comeback, you can sign up to receive an email when they’re back in stock – and its worth keeping your eyes peeled if you pop into a local store, as some still have a pair or two hiding on the shelves.

Of course, nothing will set off A/W 18’s ongoing animal print trend quite like these leopard-adorned lovelies – but if you really need a pair of flat black mules stat, here are some high street alternatives that are available to shop now, including a couple of on-sale bargains that you don’t want to miss. Happy shopping!

Pure blush women’s shoes in black leather, £65, Clarks

Black mules with buckle, £25.99, Stradivarius

Black Suedette Bar Front Loafer Mules, £17.99, New Look

KG Kurt Keiger Michelle leather slingback loafers, £29 (reduced from £79), Selfridges

Dune Cathlene Jewel Embellished Mule Loafers, Black Suede, £99, John Lewis & Partners
Kali Pointed Mules, £49, Topshop

Park Lane Embroidered Mules, £22 (reduced from £29), ASOS