Last fall, I considered buying a winter coat to replace an old, worn out one I had. I decided I didn’t want to may more than $40 for a nice coat, but I was hoping to find one at a lower price than that.
Originally, I was searching for a wool peacoat.
After searching several stores last September-October and such, I couldn’t find a coat I liked at the price I was willing to pay. I ended up making my own coat last another winter, and that was fine.
Then yesterday, I decided to take a quick look at Marshall’s. They had one coat in stock, I think, and it wasn’t my size.
I walked next door to Old Navy, and there it was! In the middle of the store on a clearance rack, I found a black coat my size.
It wasn’t a wool peacoat, but I decided it didn’t have to be that style.
It’s black, filled with some sort of puffy material, has a removable hood (with fake fur), covers my rear, seems like it’ll be pretty warm…and cost $12.99!
Its original price was $78.
I’m happy with it, and I’m going to wear it outside today to make sure it can withstand temperatures in the 30s (I’m sure it can).
I also bought a light fleece jacket that will keep me warm by itself, or serve as a nice liner for my new winter coat. It was $2.99.
I’ve once again learned that if you aren’t in a huge hurry to buy something, and can wait for it to go on off-season clearance, you can find some fantastic deals!
P.S. If you’re a friend or family member that hasn’t seen me in awhile…no, I did not gain 30 lbs. It’s just a poofy coat. I promise.