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which of these coats for 12 year old girl?

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belleandbete · 15/11/2019 21:53

Long story but I have to buy a coat for a 12 year old girl who doesn't have one. I have only boys and don't know any girls this age. if you have a daughter would she be into either of these coats, or is there a specific style/ . brand that would be popular with her? Thanks for the advice


www.gap.co.uk/gap/kids-coldcontrol-max-puffer/000479534.html?dwvar_000479534_color=000479534002&dwvar_000479534_fit=regular&cgid=Girls-NewArrivals-WinterMustHaves#mlink=EU_HP_VDN_G&clink=gap_20191024_hp_div_nav&start=1



www.gap.co.uk/gap/kids-wool-blend-peacoat/000520376.html?dwvar_000520376_color=000520376000&dwvar_000520376_fit=regular&cgid=Girls-NewArrivals-WinterMustHaves#mlink=EU_HP_VDN_G&clink=gap_20191024_hp_div_nav&start=1

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Eventrider1 · 15/11/2019 21:54

Both are nice, but I would be tempted to go for the first one if you are wanting to buy something more practical.

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Shylo · 15/11/2019 21:55

Every girl Around here wears a puffer jacket; my DD wouldn’t go for a furry hood but I see other girls wearing them

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emelsie · 15/11/2019 21:55

The first one

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MissMarpletheMurderer · 15/11/2019 21:56

My DD wouldn't wear either, fur one too mumsy, red one stands out to much would be called little red riding hood. I will find a link but might be area specific, I'd look at what the local girls are wearing (although most seem to not wear one at all)

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Nearlyadoctor · 15/11/2019 21:56

Out of the 2 Dd12 says she would choose the puffer one as lots of girls at school have something similar and no one has the pea coat type. Otherwise Superdry are very popular with that age group around here.

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Emmerdaledramaqueen · 15/11/2019 21:56

If she doesn't have a winter coat I'd go for the first one. Parka style will be much more useful in wet/snowy weather. The wool one will be a nightmare to dry off if it's her only coat.

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Smarshian · 15/11/2019 21:56

Definitely the first one

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YourOpinionIsNoted · 15/11/2019 21:57

First one.

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Smallinthesmoke · 15/11/2019 21:57

first one, definitely. And black for school.
She might prefer a shorter version- try New Look?

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belleandbete · 15/11/2019 21:58

sounds like pretty unanimous for the first one! maybe i . should do a version . without the furry hood?

(not sure what other girls in her area are wearing and hard to find out for various complicated reasons.)

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MitziK · 15/11/2019 21:59

I love the Peacoat. Which means automatically that the hooded puffa is the one she'd actually be prepared to wear.

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MidnightMystery · 15/11/2019 22:01

The navy blue coat and the fur hood everyone is wearing them around here.

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ChachyFace · 15/11/2019 22:02

Definitely the first one. Not sure what the objection to the fur is, but quite often the fur is removable.

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SpiderCharlotte · 15/11/2019 22:02

First one - very similar to the coats the girls round here are wearing including my own. Furry hoods are fine.

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MerryMarigold · 15/11/2019 22:02

I'd say first one is safer. My dd (11) would prefer pea coat, but not the bright red. She has a nice one in camel. She also has a pale pink furry jacket. Is a voucher an option?

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MissMarpletheMurderer · 15/11/2019 22:03

www.boohoo.com/fitted-quilted-jacket/FZZ83515-3.html?color=173

This is similar to what my DD and friends are wearing but could be regional.

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MissMarpletheMurderer · 15/11/2019 22:04

In black not white

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belleandbete · 15/11/2019 22:10

oh thanks everyone- so do people think the short one is better than long for puffer?

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Dilkhush · 15/11/2019 22:10

Definitely the first one. I also notice that the fur collar is detachable. Win win.

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reluctantbrit · 15/11/2019 22:21

The peacoat is not cool, forget it.

The second one - if it is also designed for school you may need to read the uniform rules. Some have quite strict requirements. Also, if she wears a blazer it needs to fit underneath and I found belted coats are quite narrow.

DD wears mainly tresspass coats, one reason is that they are more waterproof than your average puff-style coat. She also has a coat matching the school's rule which are very different and it means they don't fit any outdoor activity so pointless for being outside, or in her case, being on trips with the scouts.

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JockTamsonsBairns · 15/11/2019 22:23

First one, definitely.

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JockTamsonsBairns · 15/11/2019 22:28

You probably know this already, but just in case you don't - never buy anything from Gap full price. There are always decent discount codes flying around Smile

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SpiderCharlotte · 15/11/2019 22:44

I'd get the long one of its a coat you're looking for - short if your want a jacket.

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Greedycushionhoarder2 · 15/11/2019 22:57

My just turned 13 year old has this in the yellow and my 15 year old has it in black, she's had hers since last winter and it's still going strong.
www.sportsdirect.com/soulcal-2-zip-bubble-jacket-ladies-660168?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtrnuBRDXARIsABiN-7DdBmf4DCt5929Q_8qKOCHMidTqm9WLHSMtR4j7Owp1Hmh_JzXzyIwaAtj6EALw_wcB#colcode=66016873

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