the great coat debate

posted on: October 29, 2010

I don't know about you, but I am finding the array of different coat styles this year overwhelming. I want to invest in a coat this season and there are just so many different styles to choose from! The predictions for Vancouver is that we're going to have the worst winter since 1955, so I need to choose carefully.

the great coat debate

1. Feminine Peacoat from ASOS $174 (USD)
A twist on the tired peacoat, I love the full skirt and oversized cuff on this coat!

2. Fur Coat from Urban Outfitters $168
I don't know if I would get enough wear out of a fur coat, but I like the soft and rich look of this UO coat.

3. Blanket Trench Coat from NastyGal $298
Blanket coats just look soooo comfortable and warm! I'm all about grey this season and love the fact that it has a hood!

4. Trench Coat from TopShop $400 (USD)
I've been wanting to invest in a trench coat for a few years now and never seem to find one that I like. The detailing and vintage touches on this trench surely explain its $400 price tag!

5. Cape from Zara $179
Though I found a vintage cape in SF for $30, I honestly wouldn't mind investing in a black one as well. They are the perfect thing to throw on with boots on those rainy Vancouver days.


And so, the hunt continues. Perhaps I can hold out until sale time ;)?

12 comments:

  1. I was going to say wait till Black Friday but you already had Thanksgiving! Maybe drive down to Seattle? I love the blanket coat and cape!

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  2. I like the first one best. It looks like it could be the warmest and the most stylish.

    I'm almost tempted to buy a parka type coat from Artizia (for $200). That would be cozy!

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  3. Haha, since I live on the OTHER side of Canada, the only coats here that look remotely warm enough to work for winter are 1 & 3! They are all adorable, but 1 is by farrrr my favorite! So cute!

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  4. The peacoat is adorable! I have one coat with a skirt bottom and it's always a favorite. The blanket coat with hood is great too. I vote u get more than one, just because the weather is always changing.

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  5. I think you need a puffy vest.

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  6. As mentioned above, as a Winnipegger now living in Vancouver, those coats definitely will not be warm enough if this is going to be the worst Winter in Van! Get a cute parka!

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  7. @Liz oooh Black Friday in Seattle would be so dangerous for my bank account!

    @Shannon Yeah, parkas are a really good option for warmth!

    @Kate LOL I am soo not practical!

    @Ashelle so glad you like it, the first one is my favourite too!

    @Danielle I already own one, I'll have to wear it into the office one day :P

    @Stefanie Yeah I'm thinking too much of the weather now rather than 20 degrees colder!

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  8. You should just buy two. If the weather and snow gets as bad as they predict, you might have to layer.

    Really, this is just how I justified buying another coat when I bought a few last year.

    And Front and Co. has a BB Dakota coat that have a similar cut to the NastyGal pic.

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  9. I'm really liking capes more and more but I'm not sure if it's someting I cold pull off! You however, can pull of anything!

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  10. I vote for #3. That's my fav :)

    Have you tried H&M (downtown on the 2nd floor)? I resisted in buying a couple today. I buy at least 2 or 3 every season. *blush*

    Have a great weekend Alicia :)

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  11. Love Love Love #1 and #3...

    I think my purchases are bias hence staff discount.. but atleast $400 lamb skin leather or suede for only $140 is a score!!!

    we should swap staff discounts!

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  12. I love coat #3 from NastyGal. I love the slouchy but chic look of it. But with that price tag, I'd definitely wait for a sale. I snagged by Kenneth Cole (at macys) for $140 from $325!

    -Samantha
    http://sincerelysamantha.com

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