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Where are you all buying your jackets from?

(27 Posts)
Buddah101 Tue 28-Mar-17 09:41:17

Ive searched all over most of the high street websites and cannot find a jacket/coat I like - Tell me some brands I can look at, when i'm stuck like this I usually go to asos for the whole range but even there I havent seen anything I like.

Ideally I need something to go with jeans/converse/ankle boots I'm a youngish 36 so please don't suggest some qvc offering like my mum did hmm grin

Buddah101 Tue 28-Mar-17 09:42:27

Oh and when I say high street I mean oasis/warehouse/topshop so I'm probably missing tons!

IDontBowlOnShabbos Tue 28-Mar-17 09:48:04

I'm having this same problem. I was looking at this one
but I think I might actually hate it so following with interest!

TileTileTile Tue 28-Mar-17 09:53:24

TK maxx is good for jackets

TileTileTile Tue 28-Mar-17 09:56:56

Or if you can afford it, Mint Velvet. Lovely stuff in there but a high price bracket than regular high street shops.

Failing that I like John Rocha in the Debenhams designer section - I've had a couple of good smart casual jackets from there

Buddah101 Tue 28-Mar-17 10:01:29

idontbowl Its honestly not the worse jacket topshop have made ... i give you this monstrosoty , But im not sure it would be good for the coming months with sheepskin inside either hmm

Tk maxx is a good choice - its just the searching through that puts me off and when you do find something you love its never your size.

I have a grey mint velvet trench coat, I do love it but that was a one off spending spree in the sales after xmas one year, I kind of want something that will last me a few months, Im even going through ebay now sad

affectionincoldclimate Tue 28-Mar-17 10:08:10

All Saints and Kooples. The latter in particular has absolutely gorgeous coats and jackets which are cut beautifully and last for ages. However, because they are eye wateringly expensive I only buy in sales and on eBay (where there is a lot of buyer's remorse going on I think and you can get almost new stuff for third of the price) wink

For casuals look at their parkas (Kooples) and leather jackets (All saints) second hand. I have their stuff for years.

Persianprincess69 Tue 28-Mar-17 10:11:24

Try Depop, it has better stuff for sale than eBay. You might get lucky.
The bomber jacket is still in! That would last you through the seasons. Or a short mac??? X

BounceBounceSplishSplash Tue 28-Mar-17 10:16:48

H&M online have some ok ones at the mo.

Buddah101 Tue 28-Mar-17 10:24:05

Oooh thanks for the recommendations Have had a quick look at Kooples on ebay - I love them, definitely my style and never even heard of them either. I do love all saints too, there's a clearance outlet not far from me but they only ever seem to stock size 6 /8/10 and im a 12/14.

Will have a look through the rest on my break, I've been searching coats since 9am and have a ton of work to do today! smile

carrie74 Tue 28-Mar-17 10:42:33


TearGas Tue 28-Mar-17 12:11:12

What sort of jacket do you mean?
Sorry to be dense, but I would shop differently for 'outerwear' / coat-type jackets to blazers, denim, leather pleather etc.

affectionincoldclimate Tue 28-Mar-17 14:22:29

Glad you like the suggestions. Yes, Kooples is still a bit of an unknown brand but their tailoring and quality is second to none. I have two parkas from them and couple of smart jackets and can honestly say they are the best investment pieces in my wardrobe. All sale/eBay items.

Buddah101 Wed 29-Mar-17 07:57:25

Teargas Oh god, I really have no idea and I know thats being stupid as thats obviously where you start looking but I have no idea about shapes or what suits me, this is why i struggle every single year to find a decent coat then come february/march i finally find one i like but its sold out in the winter when everyone needed them!

I'd ideally like a shortish jacket, not blazer or parka type, just something that will do me for the school run, doesn't need a hood but I also want it to be stylish and look good with converse or boots, In my head I know what I mean!

ShimmeringIce Wed 29-Mar-17 08:39:28

Watching too because I'm looking for the same thing and getting sidetracked by waterproof jackets (positives: zip up, I like hoods, it rains a lot) when really I want something softer that will just keep out a chilly breeze.
I had the perfect thing a couple of years ago.. from Peacocks of all places for less than £30. It was just a thickish cotton jacket with a hood and drawstring waist, not khaki (I hate khaki) but I decided it didn't suit me and charity-shopped it sad I've missed it ever since.
I trawled through Debenhams website last night and there's lots on sale, but nothing quite right.

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Wed 29-Mar-17 10:42:20

I've some nice coats and jackets from Benetton. I've bought some in the Mint Velvet and Boden sales over the years as well.

My current favourite is a Phase Eight trench I bought in the HoF sale last year.

Buddah101 Wed 29-Mar-17 11:06:34

shimmering have you tried house of frazer - I've given up on debenhams to be honest, but HOF usually has a lot more choice.

So I caved last night and decided I needed a bomber jacket for some unknown reason and found this from oasis, Its not even here yet and Ive already wondered what I was thinking!

Oldraver Wed 29-Mar-17 11:47:23

Another one that has been looking for a while and doesn't know what I want but do know what I dont want. I prefer something to cover my crotch area so bomber and biker jackets are out and too young for me

Shimmering I also have charity shopped two jackets fo good reasons, one denim jacket was too big and a nice cotton one that had badly faded..but miss them both now

TearGas Wed 29-Mar-17 11:51:18

Have a look at cropped anorak in New Look

TearGas Wed 29-Mar-17 12:00:47

Sorry don't think that link worked. Try again:

New Look cropped anorak

There is also a nice khaki utility style jacket in H&M at present which I quite like - no hood to this and doesn't look waterproof -

green H&M jacket

Buddah101 Wed 29-Mar-17 12:30:33

The h&m one is nice and I have a navy one similar somewhere in this house but can I find it...

The new look one though is a bit boxy, I'm only little and very round and Id be afraid someone would mistake me for a bin bag wearing it, and chuck me out.

oldraver I want the same, something not longish but longish enough to cover my bum and crotch - why have I gone and ordered a stupid bomber jacket that will sit right on top of my belly and make it stick out more!

TearGas Wed 29-Mar-17 13:34:57

Send the bomber jacket back op- they flatter no-one!

Buddah101 Wed 29-Mar-17 13:49:43

teargas oh dont worry it will be going back, I saw another mum at the school in 1 and since then have thought that's what I look like - except I'm not 10 years younger with a size 10 figure, 6 foot tall with long blonde hair. This is my problem I see things that look lovely on others but everything looks shit on me.

ShimmeringIce Wed 29-Mar-17 21:44:29

The bomber does look nice and soft and cosy (I'm not even middle-aged yet, promise), but it wouldn't suit me either and I'm not short.

I never look at HoF, but I will now...

I've just ordered the oversized denim jacket from Next, but of course it can't be worn with jeans hmm

Dulcimena Wed 29-Mar-17 22:03:50

I saw a lovely jacket by the kooples in tk maxx recently. I find their stuff small fitting though so maybe a bit risky to buy from eBay without trying on? I'm a 10-12 and would have needed a large in something I tried on, I walked away feeling quite shamed.

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