Of all the things I own too many of, coats are number one. They just sort of accidentally accumulate over the years until you have to invest in an industrial coat rack or two. And start storing them in the bathroom. And get told “For every new coat you buy, you have to get rid of an old one.”
I did recently get rid of an old coat and it was unpleasant experience all round, so unlikely to happen again soon. I actually did a real life shiver this morning which meant one lucky autumn coat got to accompany me to work. Autumn coats are my favourite. I’ve accidentally added five to my collection in the last 6 months or so but it’s absolutely fine because they cost LESS THAN £20. FOR ALL FIVE.
The above was £4 and brand new. Welcome to the charity shops of Fulham. It’s not my favourite coat ever but I absolutely love fur collars and for £4 with a tag on, it would have been criminal not to.
I appreciate that this is a)mental and b)VERY red but worse things have happened. It’s seen me happily through two festivals where anything goes and I have come to love it very much. I have no idea how much it cost because it came from The Vintage Vintage Sale, which happens every few months in East London but probably about £3. My dad did ask me if I had recently fallen into the 80s when he saw this.
Also The Vintage Kilo Sale. Very ‘boyfriend’ jacket, very light, very cheap. (about a fiver)
The above is maybe my favourite possession. Velvet. Floral. Bit weird. It’s also my best bargain ever and will probably never ever be topped. IT COST £1. A very eccentric old man at a carboot sale was selling it along with a seriously impressive collection of vintage cutlery. Cutlery and velvet bomber jackets. What a babe.
The coat in the picture above is my favourite ever Ebay purchase. It looks weird on a hanger for some reason so no hanger photo. I went through a ‘must own camel boyfriend coat’ frenzy and got this for £6. We then went on a lovely romantic break to Paris together as demonstrated above. We’re still together. It’s going really well.
Seeing as all these were so wonderfully cheap I think it’s okay to justify potentially spending £80 on a brand new coat from an actual proper shop. I haven’t done it yet but it’s probably highly likely I will soon be blinding commuters on the district line and looking like citrus fruit in this bad boy: