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I *need* a winter coat

(24 Posts)
CakeandFineWine Sun 11-Oct-09 21:41:16

I can't find a winter coat that I like anywhere.
Under £50 they only ever last me 1 year.
Have a hood
Be warm
suitable for a size 14-16

Only found 2 I like and they were £80 & £120 and am fed up of looking......

moondog Sun 11-Oct-09 22:46:43

Your budget is too low for anything nice.
John lewis have some lovely coats though. I bought a cashmere blend peacoat for £89.

NellieTheEllie Sun 11-Oct-09 22:49:40

loads here

NellieTheEllie Sun 11-Oct-09 22:51:05

and here

Squishabelle Sun 11-Oct-09 22:56:41

shock at £50 being too low for anything nice. Surely there has to be some nice coats for this budget. Feeling a bit blush because my winter coat last year was nowhere near £50, it will last me throught this winter too and I thought it was nice.

LauraIngallsWilder Sun 11-Oct-09 23:00:15

£50 is too low a budget for people that can afford to spend more money on a coat

£50 is fine for the rest of us

moondog Sun 11-Oct-09 23:33:03

If I had a budget of £50, I'd go to a secnod hand/charity shop to get somethnig well made rather than something new and cheap.

cleaningsucks Sun 11-Oct-09 23:35:46

moondog - that was a bit harsh/ dismissive of all of us who don't have any money.

moondog Sun 11-Oct-09 23:37:39

What bit?
The 2nd hand bit or the not being able to find a nice coat for under £50 bit?

I'm sorry either way. Didn't mean to be rude.It's an absolute bummer to be hard up.

LadyOfTheFlowers Sun 11-Oct-09 23:38:23


I got a coat today from Regatta as am fed up of minging soaking wet wool coats that don't dry between school runs and have to be dry cleaned - I am too poor to learn to drive so have to walk in all weathers.

It is waterproof, windproof, feminine and cost £19.99 to boot.

Depends what you are looking for. Formal? Practical?

LauraIngallsWilder Sun 11-Oct-09 23:43:08

Ladyoftheflowers - where did you get your regatta coat from

I am definitely after a practical coat

Cakeandfinewine - if a coat you lasts only 1 year regardless of whether you spend £50 or £120 - I agree absolutely spend less than £50

LadyOfTheFlowers Sun 11-Oct-09 23:50:22

I got it today in a factory outlet of Regatta.
They might have it on their site or something? Will look.
Think it was about £39.99 full price, £19.99 outlet price.

Has a hood, which you can tighten right in round your face if it's raining like a turtle, draw whatsits to nip the waist in and zips right up over your lips to keep the wind off them if you like without restricting speech.

CaptainNancy Sun 11-Oct-09 23:53:00

This one from Debenhams is only just above your budget and maybe someone has a code for debenhams?

Or there is this one but it doesn't look warm enough for deepest winter.

CaptainNancy Sun 11-Oct-09 23:54:15

meant to say the first is on the snug side... I am a 10, but a 14 was most comfortable (allowing for a jumper)

LadyOfTheFlowers Sun 11-Oct-09 23:58:36

This might work, but probably won't! blush
This is THE coat I bought today in the same colour - also came in a nice choc brown, but they didn't have my size....

trixymalixy Mon 12-Oct-09 23:28:31

TKmaxx or boohoo

poshsinglemum Tue 13-Oct-09 21:36:48

I got a wonderful red coat from Primark one year. It wasn't more than £30 and it's wool. I still have it.

TeenyTinyToria Tue 13-Oct-09 21:55:40

I have to say, regardless of the amount of money I had available to spend, I wouldn't pay more than a maximum of £30 for a coat. I still have a burgundy corduroy blazer I bought in Primark four years ago, for £1. It looks brand new!

Another vote for Asda here, they have great coats for £15 at the moment.

accessorizequeen Tue 13-Oct-09 22:31:40

Debenhams have duffle coats in red and purple for £50. John Rocha I think, very nice. Someone on another thread was linking to an absolutely gorgeous purple one from tesco but don't know if it had a hood. If you want a coat rather than a jacket, more difficult to get something with a hood? Most coats don't have them. What have you found that you liked and couldn't afford?

cornsilk Tue 13-Oct-09 22:38:05

Lands end will have coats in their sale and they're often vastly reduced.

CakeandFineWine Tue 13-Oct-09 23:42:59

thanks all seen a couple on the Tesco website.
and some ideas for other places.....

Squishabelle Wed 14-Oct-09 11:24:55

The Asda coats are a good price BUT they are not really coats - they are jackets - wouldnt keep the bum-cheeks warm!

CakeandFineWine Wed 14-Oct-09 19:39:26

thanks all
Got an ace duffel coat in Tesco for £35!
And while I was there they reduced a really nice purple (but hoodless) tulip coat to £10 shock So I had that aswell grin
So moondog 2 nice coats for £45! wink

Squishabelle Thu 15-Oct-09 14:58:18

Cake - well done for showing it CAN be done for under £50. Guess where I will be off to tonight.

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