Your childhood slippers just got a high fashion makeover

Remember the good old days of having a tough day at school and coming home to your fluffy animal slippers on? They were virtually a hug for your feet and instantly made everything better, especially paired with a biscuit and cup of hot chocolate.

Well be nostalgic no more, because you can now legitimately wear them again, albeit a slightly higher end version.

Vetements has released a luxury pair of teddy bear slippers and they're already selling like hot cakes. No surprise really given the French label's ability to create cult classics with a tongue-in-cheek twist.

Shop now: VETEMENTS Hug Me Bear cotton, alpaca and mohair-blend slippers for £680 from Net-A-Porter

The 'Hug Me Bear' slippers are made in Italy from a blend of cotton, alpaca and mohair blend, with Velcro® tabs so you can move the bear's arms and legs to mix things up a bit. A definitely improvement from our childhood version.

They're available for both men and women, so you can both sit there watching Netflix in pure style.

Being Vetements, these now retail at £680, quite dear for slippers, I'll give you that, but can you put a price on a hug for your feet?


Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.