Friday, September 24, 2010

Buy This, Not That

Old Navy Women's Long Button Front Trench Coat $49.99
French Connection Macks Trench Coat $298

The classic trench coat is something that had been on my wish list for years. However, in Southern California, a long coat isn't usually necessary so I didn't want to break the bank for this trend. I found the perfect tan trench over the summer at Banana Republic at a major discount, which helped justify the purchase. I later found out it was on back order and is being sent to me in a few weeks. In the meantime, I've spotted this Old Navy trench that's making me second guess the one I bought. Either way, I'll be excited to wear this with my Hunter boots on many upcoming rainy days.

45 comments:

Katie said...

Cant wait to see your BR one!

this free bird said...

Major deal...I can't wait to see you wear yours with your Hunters, too!!

I've got the boots down, but somehow with the zebra trench, well, I think you get the point. And my wallet's on lockdown so no classic trench here. At least one of us will look classy in the rain! :)

Have a great weekend!

xoxo,
Carrie

Collette Osuna said...

Cant wait to see yours:)

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gleenn said...

I love trench coat. The only trench that I own is a gift from a friend and I couldn't even wear it here in Asia. :)

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Chas said...

Can't wait to see your new trench!

Lisa Griffin said...

The only thing is this Old Navy one looks a little wrinkely, maybe not as water resistant? I always go second cheapest hehe
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Cara said...

eh...not a fan of the ON one...I would have to do the splurge..
Have a great weekend!

3 Including Me... said...

The idea that their is always an alternative to a splurge... one that the mom on a budget {me} can get, and still look fashionable! Love it

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i'm not an ON girl - i don't find their clothes to be that well made and just not into their styles and cuts - i'm still dying for my Burberry trench ..

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

omg what a steal! i have a trench from Zara but it's getting old...hmmm maybe i need to replace! :)

Jessica said...

very cute! and what a save for $$ as well! i need to find a trench...

20 York Street said...

Yes, yes buy it Val! I got the red trench (which I've posted the other day) and I also bought the black version.. will feature on Monday. They fit very well!

besos,

ML
20 YORK STREET

PursuitOfLLT said...

I literally have 3 trenches but such is life in Chicago. I get so much wear out of them. But I wouldn't take the splurge in CA when you will rarely wear it...spend that money elsewhere!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, a trench with Hunter's is one of my favorite combinations! Loving the look for less here - so cute!! :)

Torrie said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!

I agree totally (being in so. CA myself!) and don't have a trench coat for the same reason. This is on my to-buy list, for sure. Thank you for this find! I'm thinking who else in my family needs one, as it's too great to keep the 'secret' to myself:).

I had an interesting experience with a coat. A few years back, I needed a nice one for a trip to New York, but couldn't find one. I went to American Eagle and found the perfect one that had been returned by a customer who'd purchased it back east! Meant to be:)...

Happy Friday!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I DID buy the old Navy one!!! It is a great substitute until I can upgrade to a nicer one.
The cons:
Isn't crisp, wrinkles easily
It sort of ill fitting, if it had one more set of buttons it would have a more flattering line down the body
The belt comes untied often
The pros:
Inexpensive!
Has a fun yellow colored liner
Great color
Sturdy buttons



I am using it until I save enough for a better one, like that FC one =)

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

Wow I think I like the Old navy one better. It has a much more relaxed feel to it. Great find. I am Not a fashion snob. If I can get a look I love I'll buy it from the flea market if I have to. My wallet and husband are both very happy for that. :)
Happy weekend.
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Tasha said...

I'm actually looking for a camel trench coat right now! lol The Old Navy price is a pretty good deal! I do like the French Connection one better though!

Lindsay said...

Oh I cant wait to see your banana republic coat! I LOVE that store!

Panda said...

oooooh i prefer the old navy one! great find, i wonder if they have plaid

Amber Blue Bird said...

The old navy trench is a beauty and the price is right...i might need to stop into their store soon

Alicia said...

Oh I recently purchased a trench at banana too! I also have a grey one that i love from last year... I need lots of rain gear living in san francisco. ;)

Ashley said...

I love Old Navy, they have some great stuff for cheap!

Marcie said...

Love that from Old Navy! I love the classic khaki trench. And the yellow lining is so great! I bought a mint green one last year from Target and love it.

Great find!

Have a great weekend at the beach!
Marcie

Josie said...

The ON one is super cute but can't beat the stunning detail on the French Connection beauty! Can't wait to see your Banana one!
xo Josie
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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Ohh great deal! Love the jackets! Can't wait to break them out for "fall"...if that's what you want to call it here in LA.

I'm also out of town this weekend lol - go figure! But I am going to the river so it's going to be in the 100s there. Hope you're going some place fun :D

melissa said...

I love a trench with hunter boots! Unfortunately the raining season in Florida is also the HOT season, so a trench and boots aren't so practical. However, I may have to invest in a trench for those rare, cool rainy days.

Have a great weekend!

Stephanie said...

They're both beautiful1 I can't wait to see how you rock yours :)

Eternally yours,
Stephanie

Jammer said...

Omg i just pictured that old navy trench with green hunters and its sooo cute in my head! Now i feel like i need both haha

Nikki said...

This is such a classic and timeless look. Love all the options out there now!
Have a great weekend Valerie!!


xx
Nikki

Chic Geek (Devs) said...

I wanna see your banana republic one! I was thinking of getting one from there!

Indie.Tea said...

That Old Navy one is pretty sensational. And I think French Connection's quality isn't so great that it justifies the PRICE that they're charging.

Anna Walker said...

Oh I love the old navy one! :) I like the color of it better.

Kristin said...

And did yous see the wool blend trench with the faux fur collar at Old Navy? SO cute!

georgia~gigi said...

Happy Sunday Valerie! Hope you and Gabe are having a wonderful weekend!
I love trench coats! I have a few for Spring and Fall!
I do wish I lived somewhere warmer! Ugh, Iowa winter's can get pretty cold!
Smoochies
gi gi

Lane :) said...

i'm so excited for fall because i get to wear my coats. :)

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Great deal! I've also found great jackets at H&M lately.

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

Hi I just found your blog. Love it. Don't second guess. I have the BR trench and I paid full price for it. I LOVE it. :-)

♥alicia said...

Love your blog, I'm a new follower!! Love this Jacket too. I am making the move to the north in 2 weeks and need good jackets! You might have just saved me from frostbite!!

xoxo,
Alicia
Wholesome Fashion

She Wore It Well said...

I've had a nude trench for a few years now but I hardly wear it :( My chain store buy just doesn't compare to the Burberry one I tried on soon after I got it!

Fifth Sparrow said...

I always love a classic trench! I'll definitely have to go scope out Old Navy! xx

Café Bellini said...

I want the classic beige trench from Burberry! But they both look just as good, actually!

Krystal said...

nice find girl!

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