Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Real Deal and Awesome Steals: Classic Trench Coat

There are not too many items that can be categorized as classic and timeless as the quintessential Burberry Double Breasted Belted Trench Coat (whew, that's a mouthful!)...

The Real Deal (long and short trenches, both included)
Washed Double Breasted Twill Raglan Trench Coat - Burberry $995

Short Trench Coat - Burberry $995


There also aren't too many other articles of clothing that can get you through those rainy Spring months ahead, aside from a trusty pair of wellies and stylish umbrella...


The Burberry Double Breasted Belted Trench clocks in a whopping $995, which a lot of people find totally worth it as I already mentioned the timeless style this coat brings season after season and year after year.  However, if you aren't looking to drop a vacation or piece of furniture for a coat that's primary function is to be worn to get wet, here are some strikingly similar alternatives at a fraction of the cost....

The Awesome Steals

Classic Trench - Banana Republic $198

Mango Belted Trench - Asos $145.13

Kenneth Cole New York Cotton/Poly Double Breasted Trench - Bluefly $144

Calvin Klein Belted Trench - Nordstrom $128

DnD Shop Double Breasted Trench Coat - YesStyle.com $90

Mid Length Trench Coat - GAP $88

Women's Belted Trench Coat - Old Navy $49.50

Do you have a trench that's lasted the test of time? Still on waiting your wishlist? Prefer black to khaki or waterproof to cotton? Share all your 'trench tendencies' below!

7 comments:

  1. Love them..I like the banana one. But why is the Banana Republic and Calvin Klein the same photo???

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  2. Great Catch Jennifer! My C&P url mistake :)

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  3. YW...I guess its the Calvin one I love the best! Well, besides the Burberry.

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  4. I love trenches! So chic. I always feel like a movie character when I wear one for some reason, but I am totally goofy like that and have a VERY strong imagination, to say the least :)

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  5. great post. Trenches are timeless! I am actually working on a post of a bunch of classic fashion icons wearing trenches!!

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  6. i love trenches. i have a tan BR one and a white BR one that i wear all the time. i have a black burberry one too. let's just say...i have a thing for trenches LOL.

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  7. Jen - I really like the Calvin Klein one too, but fear it would hit me below the knee haha..

    Andi - put that imagination to work! finish the book, I'll stand in line for you to sign it :)

    Great idea Amber, I should have included some "real life" pics... but then it just makes me want more...

    Tam, I have a Michael Kors (khaki) one, but its too big and I'm over it. One day I'll rationalize the Burberry... or wait for you to offer one up from your collection, haha!

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