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Right, need a winter coat right now - need help! Thinking parka?

(52 Posts)
cherryburton Tue 06-Sep-11 10:09:57

School run this morning made me realise it's definitely not summer anymore and I need a new coat. I really like parkas but am intensely fussy. It would probably need to be green and very toasty.

Any suggestions? grin

cherryburton Tue 06-Sep-11 10:51:08


Ambernj1 Tue 06-Sep-11 11:03:54

Boden has a nice one here plus there is a 20% off code floating around here at the mo...

Nagoo Tue 06-Sep-11 11:06:46

I just bought this for £70

merrell haven

haven't recieved it yet mind. Better be waterproof.

cherryburton Tue 06-Sep-11 11:14:56

That Boden one is nice but looks a bit flimsy if we have another winter of subzero temperatures...

Quite like the merrell one, and this looks great but expensive. (And down jackets aren't waterproof, are they?)

Nagoo Tue 06-Sep-11 11:17:27

I think you'd only be able to wear that when it was absolutely freezing and you'd boil on ordinary days.

Try Sheactive. They've got a sale on ATM.

cherryburton Tue 06-Sep-11 11:21:10

Quite like this one

cherryburton Tue 06-Sep-11 11:29:04

And this one is nice but Joe Browns stuff seems to be a bit shoddy for the money...

Nagoo Tue 06-Sep-11 11:32:12

top one nicer but I'm not falling over with excitement yet smile

Nagoo Tue 06-Sep-11 11:33:07

You want to ask the dog walking women about coats. They know what's warm.

Popbiscuit Tue 06-Sep-11 11:39:55

The coziest parka on the planet

TapselteerieO Tue 06-Sep-11 11:47:06

The merrell one is very warm and completely waterproof, it falls down on style, I know, but it is so worth it for the feeling of wearing an electric blanket - I have worn mine over two very harsh Scottish winters, but it is very warm, so you need less layers underneath.

Nagoo Tue 06-Sep-11 11:48:04

For £709 I'd want it to have a built in radiator.

CountBapula Tue 06-Sep-11 11:50:48

Popbiscuit £709? shock

<lurks for more suggestions>

TapselteerieO Tue 06-Sep-11 11:55:46

This looks more lightweight and is described as a car coat, it is much cheaper elsewhere, saw it for £98 in Field+Trek.

TapselteerieO Tue 06-Sep-11 12:00:56

The Wakefield got good reviews from some mners.

TapselteerieO Tue 06-Sep-11 12:04:07 lovely and will do a great job, but only if you are making a trip to Scandinavia...?

TapselteerieO Tue 06-Sep-11 12:06:35

parka - I think I need to open a shop in Scotland selling this stuff, it would be great.

TapselteerieO Tue 06-Sep-11 12:09:38

oops, should have checked those links neither worked, if you select the women's collection there is lots of choice.

I tried to link to the women's crystal parka and the celeste parka.

TapselteerieO Tue 06-Sep-11 12:13:13

celeste parka

cherryburton Tue 06-Sep-11 12:36:58

I like this from River Island.

That celeste one looks good, drawing the line at the £709 one though - it's about £700 out of my price range! grin

cherryburton Tue 06-Sep-11 12:42:00

Quite like trad, moddy parkas...

TapselteerieO Tue 06-Sep-11 13:16:24

I like the RI one, it is a lovely style, but I am too practical for fashion coats, it wouldn't keep me anywhere near warm or dry enough here, but would be good for autumn/spring.

warmandwooly Tue 06-Sep-11 13:20:57

Dorothy Perkins have a nice selection of parkas

hettie Tue 06-Sep-11 13:59:13

you didn't mention budget but this is both warm and waterproof....

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