- Front pockets
- Front zip
- Wool, polyester, viscose; viscose, acetate lining
- Dry clean
I need a new parka. I’m just undecided on the type of parka I want. Do I want a dressy parka like the above and below that I can wear to kick it around town or to work? Or do I want a North Face to replace my 3 year old Oakley ski jacket?
I want the style factor, an affordable price point, good wear potential and hey, I want it to look super fly for at least 5-6 years. See I want investment for the ‘dollas’. I tend to stretch my purchases out as long as possible. This Oakley jacket I have could go for at least another year. You know the perfect go to, to pick up groceries, go to my folks, pick up food etc.. I’m not sure if these jackets are good for those purposes.
I don’t want to make double purchases. You know the type of purchases that really could be scaled down to one purchase and can be used for many uses. I like these two babies from Anthro. They could work but then maybe not? Only wear and tear could tell and then it’s too late.
I know I’m turning into an Anthro addict – (by the way, I bought the below said Culottes for $59 CAD on sale today!). It was the last in my size and I managed to get an additional 25% off in store. It pays to call ahead and get the lovely Anthro staff to keep it aside for you and man for the discount I was down. Yes, I know it did cost $60 still but it was still better than paying for it online in American dollars and having to spend even more money to ship for free. Meh - I just wanted to Culottes.
Ok and I’m back. I fancy the below Vaterland Parka more so than the above. What do you think? It’s a lil more pretty even though it’s a parka. I like the ruffle bottom, the more fitted look of the overall piece, the fur trim in the food and the belt. The colour is alright. I just would need to try it on I guess and see how it feels to walk around with. The good news about this piece is that it has a removable inside piece/hood if you get to warm. Which is a blessing when you are in shopping mall and sweltering under the lights in a parka.
The cool thing about the Adare Anorak is that it isn’t full length and easier to trek around town in, I love the colour, it looks really warm and inviting, its stylish, its unique and a tad cheaper.
What do you think?
I’m going to have to hit Winners up once a week in the lead up to the winter. I’m thinking for the money, I’d like to get at least one of these babies on sale or wait and see what the sales price is to compare towards a North Face parka and then judge which is the better value.
With a ruffled hem and faux-fur trimmings, this super cozy, Sherpa-lined parka is equipped to embark on journeys near and far. By Daughters of Liberation.
- Removable hood and lining
- Self tie
- Front pockets
- Front zip
- Cotton; polyester lining
- Machine wash
Yours in fashion,