Parka

(90 Posts)
SprinkleLiberally Mon 16-Sep-13 20:03:55

Can you help? I'd love a new parka this year. Bum covering. Maybe blue, grey, black or dark green. Ideally at least showerproof and with an actual waist. I see people in ones I like but have scoured the internet and not really happened upon one. Do any of you have such a thing? Thanks

MrsReacher85 Mon 16-Sep-13 20:06:04

I've recently bought this one - m.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_037010150933_-1?m-referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.uk%2F

It doesn't look like it has a waist but it has drawstrings you can pull in on the inside.

SprinkleLiberally Mon 16-Sep-13 20:07:48

I do like the look of it. Is it also warm though?

MrsReacher85 Mon 16-Sep-13 20:31:26

I've only worn it a couple of times, I wouldn't say it's amazingly warm but there's room for a decent jumper underneath! Equally though, it's not as cold as some jackets I've had.

Dancealot Mon 16-Sep-13 20:38:41

I bought this one last week and love it! It's very cosy when zipped up to the neck and the hood is lovely. It looks like it will be shower proof but I've yet to wear in the rain.

Miss selfridge

SprinkleLiberally Mon 16-Sep-13 21:29:12

I like that one actually. Would never think to look there. Might give it a go. Thanks.

Imwoodword Mon 16-Sep-13 21:35:12

I bought this and love it.

SprinkleLiberally Mon 16-Sep-13 21:48:05

I do like that! What colour did you get? I could be tempted by the red actually.

bobbyboboo Mon 16-Sep-13 21:58:54

I've just ordered the target dry Georgia in the blue. If you put SCHOOLGATE15 in the code box you get 15% off too.

Am deciding between ones from Poetry/Fat Face/White Stuff at the moment. Around £100 new but there are some on eBay...

Imwoodword Mon 16-Sep-13 22:26:25

I got the blue, I really like it. Forgot about the discount code blush but I think it's a real bargain.

Jemster Tue 17-Sep-13 07:06:36

Imwoodword I like that coat. What's the sizing like? I'm only 5'3 so slightly worried it would be really long on me.

Pufflemum Tue 17-Sep-13 07:25:06

I share your problem. I was going to get the Poetry one but it has sold out already. So I will watch this thread with interest.

Bobbyboboo I have the one from Target Dry, I think it will be a great purchase. Not quite as soft as some other parkas but the pay off for that is being completely waterproof so worth it and the price is amazing.

GobblersKnob Tue 17-Sep-13 09:29:31

I considered this (25% off with code 0747).

But bought this, not been delivered yet though.

Both are cotton, but can be (and mine will be) sprayed with waterproofing spray to make them showerproof.

Imwoodword Tue 17-Sep-13 11:15:08

Jemster it comes to mid thigh (literally!) on the front and the back is slightly lower, so it covers all of my bum and stops about an inch or so above my knee pit. I'm 5'6. If I give it a but of a tug when sitting down it means I'm sitting totally on it rather than a bench or whatever.

Hope that makes sense!

SprinkleLiberally Tue 17-Sep-13 14:58:17

Thanks. Would not have thought of some of these places.

I just bought the target dry one in blue. I am only shirt at 5 foot 2 so it may go back if it swamps me!!

werenotreallyhere Tue 17-Sep-13 15:47:50

I'm loving all the parkas on this thread, I'm looking for one and these are all exactly what I'm looking look. I'm umming and ahhhing between the Miss Selfridge one and the H&M one (I think I just prefer the missS one but H&M a lot cheaper).

werenotreallyhere Tue 17-Sep-13 15:48:47

The other consideration is H&M delivery takes ages and knowing my luck it won't be in store.

Lagoonablue Wed 18-Sep-13 19:36:35
LimeLeaafLizard Wed 18-Sep-13 22:14:47

I love the Target Dry Parka. I'm quite busty though - not sure whether to size up because of that - any thoughts?

SprinkleLiberally Wed 18-Sep-13 22:23:38

I wondered that too. I definitely want more of a nylon finish I think. Like target dry one.

CockBollocks Wed 18-Sep-13 22:30:16

Timberland do some great waterproof coats.

Pricy though, if you remember go on the website January/February time and they really reduce.

I get my boots every year at half price and got a down coat for 75 reduced from £250!!

SparePants Wed 18-Sep-13 22:34:21

I've got the H&M one. It's lovely and cosy but the lining is detachable - 2 for the price of 1!

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