Thursday, February 21, 2013

Thrifted Coat Find





Would you like the short story or the long one?
Short version:  I needed a replacement for my winter wool coat.  I needed it to be colorful,  long and soft.  I had no luck at local retailers, as this year, most of the coats were shorter, duller and even the cashmere ones felt stiff!



The long version:  The coat had to be long--I wear so many skirts, I needed the warmth for these cold NE winters.
AND why, during the most dreary season,  is there no color in clothing?  I will never get that.  So many coats are black and grey--JUST LIKE THE SKY!!!! 

And when was cashmere so stiff? So many of the coats I tried on were like cardboard. I wanted something cuddly.
And lastly, I want this to be the last winter coat I buy!   So no big budget here.



Finally found:  A 90's (maybe 80's) barely worn, thrifted, royal blue, wool midi for $30.00.  Ahhhh.

18 comments:

  1. What a fantastic find! And a perfect price. You would not have found such a pretty coat at that price at the department stores.

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  2. it's a beautiful coat! I am so sick of the dull, dreary colors too....and so jealous that it will be the last winter coat you will buy.

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    1. So true! so sick of dull colors...
      and maybe not too much longer!

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  3. The 'thrifting goddess' was with you! Love the blue, the length and the price. This beauty should keep you warm for a very long time.

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  4. Gorgeous! Look comfy, cozy and warm.

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  5. Gorgeous coat!!! I like how it's long enough so you can wear skirts with it--- never think about that kind of stuff here in the Sunshine State!
    Becky :)

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    1. Jealous--wish I was in the sunshine state.

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  6. You hit the jackpot! I love that color on you. Imagine all the pretty scarves you can wear for contrast, too!

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    1. I have them hanging on the hanger with the coat!

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  7. Wow, what an incredible find! Perfect color on you as well as the length for every occasion. You really did good on this one.

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  8. That is such a great color on you! You look beautiful and what a bargain price! How are you? I hope all is well! XO, Jill

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  9. Don't you love it, when you find a thing like that? It is a beautiful coat.
    And I so agree with you on the coats this winter (too short and no colour).
    I scored a yellow coat at a thrift shop. Lovely but not for really cold weather and a hand above the knee...
    Now I am trying to find a coat (even black will do)that gives me a waist and is just over the knee. Nowhere to be found...

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  10. Wow! Great find, and $30! Again, wow. You aren't the only person who's complained of cashmere of late. I wonder if tis just so expensive that moderate price retailers can no longer offer the real thing.

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  11. Only $30.00 for this lovely color jacket is quite a find!
    The length is perfect for the weather and if you move to a warmer climate you can cut it and make it short.

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  12. That coat is STUNNING and PERFECT for you!!!

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