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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 .....

RubyLovesShopping Sat 11-Jan-14 08:18:40


Dillydollydaydream Sat 11-Jan-14 08:20:57

£50? No, sounds like it could be an expensive mistake, sorry.

ChalkHillBlue Sat 11-Jan-14 08:21:05

Would you buy it if it was the same price in a high street shop?

thecherryontop Sat 11-Jan-14 08:34:05


BadgerBumBag Sat 11-Jan-14 08:36:06

Could you make money on it?

bunnymother Sat 11-Jan-14 08:36:06

If it's amazing, could you shorten it, if that means you'd wear it more often?

impty Sat 11-Jan-14 08:39:38

Yes. Do it.

BUT only if you can happily spend that on an experimental piece. I'm all for pushing the boundaries once in a while.

2sugarsandadog Sat 11-Jan-14 08:44:30

Chalk no I wouldn't buy it on the High St but I think the thing I like about it is that it's old and you don't see many like it. Badger in my dreams I'd be the sort of person that made money flogging stuff but I tried it a couple times with dds clothes and never did. I suppose if I were younger I might try and carry it off - I think I may run the risk of just looking witchy but it's one of those things that's so nice just to have. I'm thinking dds may want to wear it one day. Although they have said they won't come out with me if I wear it. But then we're not joined at the hip.

2sugarsandadog Sat 11-Jan-14 08:45:42

bunny it's the right length ....wink

senua Sat 11-Jan-14 08:51:09

What are the care instructions? Will it cost you another £50 every time you have it dry cleaned?

2sugarsandadog Sat 11-Jan-14 08:55:50

And I've got a £12 credit note from the shop, so really it would be £38.

2sugarsandadog Sat 11-Jan-14 08:56:47

Senua no labels and no care instructions and it's huge so probably sad

Jinglebells99 Sat 11-Jan-14 08:56:51

£50 sounds too much from a charity shop. How much would it have cost new? Although I suppose you could consider it as having made a donation to charity.

Custardo Sat 11-Jan-14 08:58:07

If are going to walk around the streets in a scottish widow type cloak, you must also carry around a cat under each arm

you will look like weird nobber, and you will likley be sectioned

only students with pink hair can carry that shit off

notnowImreading Sat 11-Jan-14 09:01:29

If you have £38 to spend, buy it. From the way you write about it, it sounds as though you love it. You might never wear it and you already know it's whimsical. It doesn't matter if it's a silly purchase or an expensive mistake, as long as you're not going to be destitute because of it. You're a grown woman and if grown women can't just choose something because it speaks to them sometimes, what the hell is wrong with the world?

The heart wants what the heart wants.

Roussette Sat 11-Jan-14 09:04:38

If you have £50 to waste, I'd say yes! Just think... it's in the charity shop for a reason. I'd imagine someone looking like Mary Poppins in it. Mind you, I can't bear cloaks or capes and think they look ridiculous on anyone, even young slim things. They do nothing for boobs and they just look odd. Sorry smile

2sugarsandadog Sat 11-Jan-14 09:11:17

Rousesett, I have no boobs in any case wink

RightInTheKisser Sat 11-Jan-14 09:12:20

Only if it's an invisibility cloak!

2sugarsandadog Sat 11-Jan-14 09:12:37

Custardo would a couple of medium-sized dogs work as well? Sigh. I think you may have a point ......

CrockedPot Sat 11-Jan-14 09:13:21

If you can afford it and you love it, then definitely yes. You will regret it if you don't.

RubyLovesShopping Sat 11-Jan-14 09:14:21

If you buy and it doesn't work out I suppose it would be useful for Halloween?? grin

Custardo Sat 11-Jan-14 09:15:58

no, i'm afraid it must be cats

preferably those ugly bald looking ones

FrugalFashionista Sat 11-Jan-14 09:19:32

Cloaks and capes are enjoying a fashion moment right now - saw someone looking stunning in one last night - but only the shorter, non-witchy ones wink

burnishedsilver Sat 11-Jan-14 09:30:48

No. It will take up valuable storage space in your house and serve no purpose. It will just be clutter.

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