a very chilly walk to work
December 30, 2005 6:30 AM   Subscribe

Retailhelp: I've decided to buy a new winter coat, online, today. Problem is, most everything out there is on clearance or in limited sizes. I'm looking for some collective hunting help.

Criteria: womens, wool, black/charcoal, size 16, flattering/fitting/unique, under $300. So far, these are my contenders: button down tweed coat, patch pocket wool coat, moleskin car coat, alpaca and wool velour coat. I like all of these, but for various reasons they just aren't "right". However, they should give y'all a good sense of what I'm looking for.
posted by cior to Shopping (9 answers total)
You've probably already looked, but I wanted to note that JCrew is having its winter sale right now, and there are some adorable coats on sale, well within your price range -- unfortunately most of the 16's skew towards the tan/white colors (besides this fun jade).
posted by VulcanMike at 7:46 AM on December 30, 2005

Have you had a look on QVC? There's a whole range of styles on the website, and there's a no-quibble 30-day money back returns policy if you don't like your choice.
posted by essexjan at 7:50 AM on December 30, 2005

i've had great luck (and cheep!) with sierra trading post.

happy hunting...
posted by garfy3 at 7:59 AM on December 30, 2005

Have you tried Bluefly yet? I've had luck with them in the past.
posted by saladin at 8:41 AM on December 30, 2005

Response by poster: I'm working on a JCrew find through eBay as we speak. QVC and Sierra Trading were interesting, but no nice. I tried Bluefly a few days ago and came up empty, but it wouldn't hurt to try again -- all of the online retail sites are starting to merge in my mind. Thanks for your help so far.
posted by cior at 8:50 AM on December 30, 2005

Land's End?

This is pretty damn groovy, available at Nordstrom, in black, in your size, $165.90.
posted by essexjan at 9:15 AM on December 30, 2005

Talbots end-of season sale
posted by SashaPT at 10:40 AM on December 30, 2005

This one is pretty cool, if you like tweed. If not, this one is not too bad and very fuzzy.
This one is lighter/thinner, but has embroidery. This has a more standard cut to it, and this one is reversible.
This one is velvet. And here is a page of links to other coats.
posted by blackkar at 3:19 PM on December 30, 2005

Response by poster: Hey, just to roundup: I bought this in black at my local Old Navy. Uninspired, but truly cheap after their 30% special this morning. Thanks for the help!
posted by cior at 11:41 AM on December 31, 2005

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