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Best parka ?

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smother Sun 23-Sep-12 23:00:07

Looking for a parka - any suggestions where to find a nice one?

I like the look of this

www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/uk/en/zara-W2012/269183/826518/PARKA%20WITH%20DETACHABLE

although perhaps just a little longer would be better?

If possible - in light of current weather - waterproof would be ideal (although nothing even vaguely shiney!)

Would appreciate any suggestions... many thanks!!!

SlinkyB Sun 23-Sep-12 23:12:39

Watching with interest, same boat as you op

suze28 Sun 23-Sep-12 23:42:51

I have one from Oasis, sorry not sure how to link on my phone. It is called black quilted lining parka. I'm very pleased with it.

Tweet2tweet Mon 24-Sep-12 09:21:40

This one looks quite good and as waxed may offer some waterproof wear:

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Indigo-Collection-Cotton-Hooded-Parka/dp/B00320RUOO?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_1&nodeId=42966030&sr=1-1&qid=1348474828&pf_rd_r=17J523R8SEYZGPHWVCEP&pf_rd_m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_i=0&pf_rd_p=321381407&pf_rd_s=center-3

smother Mon 24-Sep-12 09:46:09

thanks for suggestions... ooh one of the oasis ones has leopard fur lining - not sure if this is a hit or a miss but I quite like it!

www.oasis-stores.com/leopard-faux-fur-lined-parka//oasis/fcp-product/3930013328

RamblingRosa Mon 24-Sep-12 10:26:11

Didriksons without a doubt. Pricey but they'll keep you toasty warm and dry and will last forever.

smother Mon 24-Sep-12 11:13:43

thanks RamblingRosa Dirdriksons look very good quality - do you know if there are any UK outlets or would I have to order online?

RamblingRosa Mon 24-Sep-12 11:24:16

I think online only I'm afraid. I got mine from VikingKids and I can highly recommend them. It's run by some really nice women (all mums) and they're happy to talk through all the different sizes and options on the phone. Actually, I think they've got a shop but it's in South London - so if you live there you might be in luck.

YourCallIsImportant Fri 28-Sep-12 00:00:18

ahem... Didriksons UK Stockist

dancingqueen78 Fri 28-Sep-12 11:43:22

I have last year's version of Didriksons Lindsey and can highly recommend it. They really do come up big so I'd go a size down (assuming that the Lindsey is as similar to the Celeste as it looks). I took the fur trim off mine in the spring and kept wearing it for ages. Just put the trim back on again as it's getting cold (not that it makes a difference but it makes it feel more snug, lol)

dancingqueen78 Fri 28-Sep-12 11:45:07

LOL just re-read that - to clarify, I was wearing the parka for ages minus the trim, not the trim on its own (now there's an idea though) grin

headfairy Fri 28-Sep-12 11:46:35

Not sure what they mean day to evening but this one's a bit of a bargain

Ohhelpohnoitsa Fri 28-Sep-12 11:49:13

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Shoshe Fri 28-Sep-12 11:50:16

Can't do links on my phone but I bought the trespass moody brilliant coat

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