Tuesday, January 15, 2008

In the Trenches

Recently, I caught a fabulous sale at one of my favorite stores - Macy's. Even though the Macy's located at 34th Street Herald Square here in New York can be packed with thousands of tourists, sale-seekers and slow-walking shoppers, I decided to brave the fashion jungle anyway.

For those of you who haven't had the opportunity to visit "the largest department store in the world," it isn't for the faint of heart; it takes a die-hard shopper like myself to tackle such a fashion frenzy feat. But boy am I glad I did!!! That day I found a super cute, yet classic black Calvin Klein trench coat for only $106! I was thrilled because the trench was originally priced at $265. Plus, a trench can instantly add sophistication to your look.

As I fought my way in front of a mirror amongst the scores of frantic shoppers to see my reflection, it was love at first sight! I've always had a special place in my heart for coats. I don't know what it is, but a fabulous coat is my fashion weakness. Once I whipped out my Visa gift card (a Christmas gift) to pay the cashier, I anxiously pondered when I'd be able to wear it since it was freezing when I purchased it.

Thanks to the undeniable effects of global warming last week, I was able to rock my new fashion find months earlier than expected. With this unpredictable weird weather, you too might find yourself pulling out your favorite trench before spring officiallly starts. So be prepared!

In the meantime, check these out:

Rampage Alaya trench available at Macy's www.macys.com for $68

Lauren Jeans Co. available at Macy's www.macys.com for $169

Helene Berman trench available at Nordstrom www.nordstrom.com for $328

Bebe trench availale at www.bebe.com for $129

Tommy Hilfiger trench available at Macy's www.macys.com for $179

BCBG trench available at Nordstrom www.nordstrom for $298

Robert Rodriguez trench available at Eluxury www.eluxury.com for $385

The classic Burberry trench available at Neiman Marcus www.neimanmarcus.com for $995 (this is for the true fashionista with mucho dinero)


K-Bear said...

Ooooo these coats made me squeal. I love them all. I too am a real coat lover since a great coat is really your outfit when you're living a city like Chicago. Now that I'm in Houston I don't get to rock my coats like I once did but I'll be visiting the Windy City soon and you've just inspired me to get a new coat for the trip!

Divine Blackness said...

I knowww, me tooooo!!! I loooove trench coats. I want them all! I'm in Los Angeles and even though it's not Chi-Town cold, I will still bust a coat in a minute!

The LuxNoir Crew said...

I hate coats, except trench coats. They are stylish and do not take away from your outfit (as long as you get one that flatters). Always a classic piece to have in your wardrobe.

K-Bear said...

Divine, you are so funny! You should get plenty of opportunities to bust a coat in LA! Do your thing girl!

Afrodite said...

Those trench coats are fierce. I want to get one but I'm skeptical about belted coats because I'm a little thick around the middle.

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K-Bear said...

Went to Marshalls yesterday and saw a great trench for $30! You could pay more but why?

Kwana said...

Thanks for the trench post. Love it. I just hate that the expensive Burberry is my fave! Oh well, must fide a good knock off or sell a book quick:)