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Bargain of the month - the £29.99 coat

Tuesday, 29 October 2013
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 Zara badass biker boots
vintage Coach bag

I thought there was something wrong with my eyesight when I saw the ridiculous price tag hanging on this coat .............. oh wait, there IS cos my eyesight's crap and I'm wearing glasses but that's beside the point. This classic and surprisingly luxurious (I'll have you know that it's made out of 57% wool) coat is a mere £29.99. Yup, you've heard me. Let me say it again - £29.99. It's remarkably thick and heavy but what got me was the fact that it looked and felt like a designer coat. The pocket lining is a little thin but heck, it's not even £30 so I'll try not to nitpick.

I was lucky to nab one at Heathrow for £24.99 (no VAT. Woohooo!). I was so tempted to ask the sales associate to locate the grey version in XS but there was no way I was able to stuff two thick winter coats in a small suitcase. I normally wear an S but I had to size down due to my narrow shoulders. Thankfully, I was able to button it up despite feasting on leg of hare/goose/duck for the last 4 days (have you noticed the chubby chipmunk cheeks and an extra chin growing beneath the first?). Try your luck at Zara but if it's sold out again, just pop your email address and you'll be notified when your size comes back in stock.

30 comments:

  1. I want that biker boots! If you could make them look super cool, I think they should look alright on me (we are almost the same height, I guess?) As for the jacket, this has UK all over, very English.. somehow I think my sisters (live in UK) have something very similar!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI!
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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    1. I'm 5'2 and the length is just about right. Oh yeah, this is quite a classic English look. I ping pong between punk and traditional so right now....I'm in love with the latter.

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  2. I really like that jacket Marlene. Great buy at at great price. It looks perfect on you!

    xTherea

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    1. Thanks, T. I guess it'll be way too thick for California.

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  3. Incredible, incredible coat, Marlene! I can't believe the price for such a classic, solid coat.

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    1. I still love your woolen IM biker jacket. If I remember correctly, you got it at such a bargain too.

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  4. Wow great find!! It looks fantastic on you!

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  5. I was looking at that last night on the Zara site and thought it was a pricing error. But it looks really great on you. Might have to pop down to a Zara myself to see if there are any left. But which colour???

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    1. So did I. I kept checking and rechecking to make sure it wasn't a pricing error. I so love the grey. You already have a black coat so go for a different color.

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  6. Fantastic bargain! It looks fab a real classic x

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    1. Yup, I still can't believe the ridiculously low price!

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  7. Ah, I was looking at this on the site! I just went back for a look but ended up buying a camel coat with big lapels for £39.99 - just what I've been looking for. I love that jacket in olive green too.

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    1. Oh really? Is there another coat that's as cheap as chips? I'll have to check it out on the website.

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  8. wow! now THAT is a glorious bargain! It looks great, I hope you find the grey one too :)

    I've noticed that Zara have lowered their prices (quite drastically in some cases) on a few things recently. very savvy of them me thinks.

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    1. I bet they're using these classic pieces as loss leaders to drive in sales. I've never owned a coat that cost £25!

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  9. Wow! What a great find, such a classic piece for such a great price! And it really looks great on you Marlene! Love how great it matches your LV scarf!

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  10. This coat looks terrific on you! I have been wanting something similar...but I have the worst luck with Zara thanks to my, ahem, rather broad shoulders...I always end up needing a large, and then the rest of the garment is huge.

    Enjoy your vacay!

    Alissa

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    1. Alissa, I've ALWAYS envied those with broad shoulders. Shoulder straps just slide down, thanks to my narrow, sloping shoulders. I guess we can't win. We always want what the other has :P

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  11. What about the navy parka for £39.99?

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  12. Wow Marlene, that is a bargain! I also like the fact that there's actual wool in there. And here was me thinking my Topshop coat was a bargain at 75GBP!!

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    1. Believe me, when I first got here, I couldn't believe how cheap clothes are. I'm now so spoiled that I caught myself complaining about how "expensive" a Zara jacket is. I remember paying crazy prices at Country Road for a suit and they were crap!

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  13. Ok I can't believe the price of this coat! I haven;t seen it store probably because it's such a bargain and everyone has been snapping them up!

    xoxo
    Stacey
    Five Minute Style 

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  14. Late to comment , I just nabbed the navy one in Knightsbridge today ,that made me feel so good as I spent rather more on Hermes !
    You needed to size down, but I needed to size up . Always find Z cut tight under the arms and no way could I fit a sweater under the S.
    This was just what I wanted, a lean boyish look . Thanks for sharing !

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  15. Ok, I'm late to the party here! Seriously, 57% wool for 29.99? I am visiting Zara this week - it looks amazing on you. Gorgeous fit - such a classic shape x

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  16. i got the one in grey! i can't believe the price! has made me love Zara even more...

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