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Please give me your opinion - do I want to spend £50 on a cloak from a charity shop?

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2sugarsandadog Sat 11-Jan-14 08:10:08

Which I may or may not wear. At 48 I'd have trouble pulling it off, but it's soooo lovely - really heavy and well made. Think Scottish Widow style - but sadly I don't look a bit like her. And they've put it aside till this morning .....

DelGirl Sat 11-Jan-14 16:19:10


Xoticdreamz Sat 11-Jan-14 16:27:46

I would . Even if I only pranced about the house with it on I would still buy if I loved it .

Merguez Sat 11-Jan-14 16:32:39

Yes, it sounds like a classic vintage piece that you love and you will probably wear it a few times a year for the next 10 years - go for it!

£50 is not that much for something well-made from good fabric.

VestaCurry Sat 11-Jan-14 16:33:19

No no no and thrice no again

Merguez Sat 11-Jan-14 16:35:06

Ah - I see you have bought it. I hope you enjoy wearing it lots, and I'm sure the charity will be grateful to you.

impty Sat 11-Jan-14 17:48:56

Yay! Sensible is boring!

WandaDoff Sat 11-Jan-14 17:53:07

Can we see a photo?

thelittlemothersucker Sat 11-Jan-14 18:10:24

Yes, yes - pic

BitchyFestiveFace Sat 11-Jan-14 18:51:58


Aquelven Sat 11-Jan-14 18:58:20

Good! Glad you got it grin
If you'd let it go you'd never see anything like it again & it would be a niggling regret. Now you own something you love, will never part with. Just think how brilliant it will be for walking the dogs in the freezing cold....much more fun than a boring parka.

AwkwardSquad Sat 11-Jan-14 19:27:58

Walk the dogs in it at night (and if the cloak is long enough, wear roller skates). Start a new neighbourhood spooky tale smile

Binkybix Sat 11-Jan-14 19:37:07

I want a cloak. Can we see a pic?

FiddleDeeDees Sat 11-Jan-14 20:45:47

Good for you OP!

Succumbed to a similar cloak a few years ago, and it's still hanging in my wardrobe...although I very rarely wear it, I would never get rid of it - firstly for sentimental reasons (my husband proposed to me the first time I wore it, on a weekend in Paris!) and secondly because there might still be the odd occasion when it will be exactly the right thing to wear...this year I looked quite glam at a Eurovision party smile

Imagine one of those 'cloak' events coming up, and just thinking about the cloak you so nearly bought, but didn't - too awful to contemplate!


2sugarsandadog Sun 12-Jan-14 09:04:47

Thank you all!

TheBookofRuth Sun 12-Jan-14 09:47:35

I'm so glad heart won! Last year in a similar vein I bought myself a full length white fake fur coat. I'm sure I look ludicrous in it, but I feel like the Snow Queen, and I count that as a win. Plus it's really warm!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 12-Jan-14 12:04:26

D'you what?

This week I'm going to take my cape to some Friendly Local Repairs who will remove the rather OTT fur from the sleeves and I will wear it.

I've seen loads of people wearing them and when I go somewhere enclosed, I often don't wear a jacket because I feel too warm (47 yo, flushes y'know)

I will do The Full Scottish Widows Face (though looking at the newer advert she doesn;t have as much make-up on as I remember)

Now, we need some nice wintery weather to wear it. smile

NewBeginningsSnoopy Sun 12-Jan-14 12:05:32

Lol re: bald cats

ReluctantBeing Sun 12-Jan-14 12:10:37

Sounds like a posh charity shop.

KatyMac Sun 12-Jan-14 12:15:32

My nan left me a full length opera cloak with a ruched hood. It's lined in lilac silk and is Irish gabadine

I love it & wore it for my January wedding, various formal dos, the Rocky Horror Show & I always feel amazing when I wear it

DD is now tall enough to wear it & I wonder where it will take her - it is an heirloom piece

Dollydishus Sun 12-Jan-14 12:20:51

Oh yes buy it and wear it! I've got a full length black velvet coat lined in pink silk. Rarely wear it as it's very goth, but when I do, I feel amazing. And it's always admired.

Think posh concert, posh dinner, wedding, one-off events...lovely to have a really special thing to weAr, when everyone else will be in some dreadful debenhams occasion type outfit.

capsium Sun 12-Jan-14 12:24:33

Yes. If only to support the charity. This alone justifies the spend wink

sunshinemmum Sun 12-Jan-14 13:42:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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