Cheap and chic of the week

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I read about this down jacket last week, and have worn it every day since it arrived in the mail on Friday. It looks (does it not?) like some fancy Japanese designer piece that goes for a fortune, but in fact it cost just over $100, and I picked it up on Amazon.

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    Maggie
    7 Dec 2018
    2:29pm

    I got this coat for a present and do not love it. It literally looks like I’m wearing a sleeping bag. This might be a for tall women-only item (I’m 5’1). That said, I might still wear it because it’s super cozy and also feels like I’m inside a sleeping bag. The photo made it seem more like a version of those parkas all the Brit Pop kids wore 20+ years ago, though, and it’s not.

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    EW
    4 Dec 2018
    1:03pm

    Gotta luv engrish
    “The hem of the eiderdown garment adopts unique crumples. This was coupled with perfect stitches and manifested a unique charm of magnificence but at the same time not too overt.”
    doG knows I do not need another coat but the overwhelming enthusiasm is too compelling to resist…

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    Jackie
    3 Dec 2018
    9:45am

    Nymag had an entire article about this coat! Glad to hear it lives up to the hype. It does look very chic. How did you find the sizing to be?

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      Kim France
      3 Dec 2018
      10:17am

      Seems true to size.

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    Amy
    3 Dec 2018
    10:13am

    Yes, please. Sizing info much appreciated.

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    Lisa Reade
    3 Dec 2018
    11:00am

    I got mine a few days ago and am so happy with it!

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    Lisa Reade
    3 Dec 2018
    11:01am

    And yes, true to size. Go up if you’re worried but there are side zippers and front snaps that can tighten or loosen things up

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    Tamara
    3 Dec 2018
    12:52pm

    I had to go a size up because they were out of my size in the green…but I had to have it…too chic and what a crazy price!

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    mk
    3 Dec 2018
    2:32pm

    I bought this in black last year and love it! Surprisingly it’s keeping me warm in freezing Chicago – didn’t expect this for $100. Sizing is true to size – I usually wear an 8 and bought the medium.

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      Kathi
      4 Dec 2018
      3:03pm

      Just ordered this in the green, will have by Thursday – early Christmas gift to me!! Glad to hear it keeps you warm in freezing Chicago which translates to keeping me warm in freezing Iowa. I also like that it has a hood which my warm & toasty wool coat does not have.

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    elaine Martin
    3 Dec 2018
    3:51pm

    How could I resist a coat that has allows me to “show the fashionable breath in the cold winter” and has “profile perpendicular line quilting to join”, along with these qualities??
    * Almost touch not forget.
    * Super soft, super light.
    * Unprecedented light cutting in feeling and spell able,
    * Improvement of fabrics, details, and clipping.
    * The line is more beautiful, wearing more comfortable.
    * Bring more capable curves on the vision.

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    SndraDee
    3 Dec 2018
    4:16pm

    I love this coat and am constantly asked where I got it! I did add a faux fur ruff to the hood for some extra style 😉

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      Deborah
      3 Dec 2018
      4:49pm

      I like that idea, where did you get the ruff? Also I have the olive coat, if you have the same, what color did you use? Thanks!

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        Sndra Dee
        3 Dec 2018
        8:35pm

        I got this one, size M (31.5 in), in Honey:

        Futrzane Trim Hood Faux Fake Fur Hood
        https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B074YKLZSW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

        It comes with buttons, and has loops sewed into the ‘pelt’, and I took it to my tailor and had them sew the buttons basically across from each other on the inside and outside of the hood, so the fur folds over and buttons on either side so you can take it off when you clean the coat. It is BEAUTIFUL and takes this already cool coat over the top. There are lots of pelt colors if you didn’t get the olive coat/don’t like my color choice!! (PS they are FAUX, but really nice quality.)

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          Deborah
          3 Dec 2018
          10:36pm

          Thanks so much!

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          Mimi
          4 Dec 2018
          10:52am

          I love tweaking my clothes with special buttons or belts, but this is a genius level idea! Thanks for sharing the info. I’m going to check to see if any of my hooded parkas “need” fur trim. And the color selection is awesome.

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    Elisa
    3 Dec 2018
    5:28pm

    I got numerous colors and sizes and decided on the black. I am usually a L or XL and had heard that it was roomy. That said, I took an XL because the bottom of the L was tight on me.

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    Barb
    4 Dec 2018
    10:32am

    hey guys – I ordered it yesterday – so excited – can’t wait to get it – 2 day shipping – yah

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