Loves for Less – Riding Jackets

Both of us at Lise and Katina have been finishing the last of our Christmas shopping this week (No, we’re definitely not the type to be done before Thanksgiving!), and, as always, one of our favorite places to find the perfect gifts is J. Crew. Everything Jenna Lyons touches is solid gold, as far as we’re concerned, and this hacking jacket is a standout classic:

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Cold December

We’ve been on a bit of a hiatus lately and with the holidays just around the corner we’ve been rushing around trying to find the perfect winter gifts. We’ve been eye-ing some of these lovely coats:

 

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We wonder, what would happen if you combined all our favorite coats for the season into one incredibly timeless piece that embodied everything we’ve been searching for?

Lilli Ann Knit Sailor Mod Coat

You would end up with our favorite find of the season, Jacqueline. She is the perfect 1960’s Mod coat by designer Lilli Ann Knits. We fell in love and know you will too! You can visit her in our shop, here!

Now, usually in our “Loves for Less” posts we like to show you a vintage item that costs less than comparable new ones, but this piece is a bit different. The deal this time comes from our own price of this near perfect vintage coat compared to other similar ones from the same brand. As you can see from this Etsy search, we’re definitely giving you ours at a discount in hopes that it will find a deserving home with a lucky girl!

We’d love to hear – what vintage alternatives to modern styles are you in love with lately?

– Lise + Katina

Loves for Less: Fall Coats

Today we are introducing a new regular segment on our blog called Loves for Less.  Loves for Less will highlight the biggest deals we are offering by showing you how our vintage piece holds up to today’s comparable styles! We hope that we can show you what a smart investment buying beautiful, classic, vintage styles can be for your wardrobe!

So, let’s start out with something that has us head over heels – a sleek coat for fall and winter in a luxurious fabric.

The key to making a wardrobe investment is to choose a high-quality piece with a classic style. Anything too trendy will look dated within only a couple of years, and buying a well-made garment ensures that with proper care it will continue to look as good as it did when you bought it. If we were going to suggest something that meets both of these criteria, these styles from Fleurette at Nordstrom would certainly be it!

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All of them gorgeous, right? And if they were in our price range we would be happy to own any one of them! All of them are priced at over $1,000 (but two of them are on sale for around $500!!).

As you may have noticed, earlier today we listed our Winona Coat – a belted trench made of 100% camel hair with a lovely sleek shape (and the silkiest lining in the world!). Our coat is also by Fleurette of California from Nordstrom, and we bet there’s no way you could tell that it was made roughly 20 years earlier than the beauties above! Truly – no wear at all, and very few style differences. We have ours priced at $175… so if you’re looking for the perfect fall coat, ours just might be the one for you.

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Not your size or color? We recommend searching Etsy for ‘Fleurette coat‘, or ‘cashmere trench‘ and seeing what you come up with!

Tell us – what would you like to see on Loves for Less?