I've been searching for a nice trench coat for about three years. It is hard to find a nice coat in my size at a thrift store - way hard. Invariably, all Goodwills have three or four really nice London Fogs on their racks, but they're always men's sizes, and I look like I'm in a community theatre production of Les Mis whenever I try them on. But this week, I hit the jackpot - two lovely trenches for $3 each (they were half-off!).
Summer is the perfect time to look for secondhand outerwear. This is the time when everyone (myself included) is packing-up their winder clothes and donating all the stuff they didn't wear last year. I found another coat I just loved - this short pink pea coat with a detachable hood.
If I didn't already own three pea coats, I would have bought it.
Also, just for fun, let's look at how much money I saved by buying my coats at Goodwill. The white one was made by Braetan.
Their coats retail for around $120- less through Burlington, Amazon, etc.
The other coat is by ChatCwin, an Italian designer.
A quick Google search reveals that their coats usually sell for about $700. When I read that, I took a sip of water just so I could spit-take it. I've found some great steals, but this is by far my best.
My Latest Official Thrifting Tip: Shop Out of Season