Monday, October 5, 2009

Hello sailor

Remember last year's sailor coat from APC? Available in gold or white stripes, it was as cute as a button and as rare as gold dust, flying out of stores the minute the delivery hit the shop floor and selling out online.

Well, if you missed out, Topshop's only gone and issued a fairly good copy (above and below). And, at £70, it's a fraction of the price of its APC predecessor. Flirty and fun, it's the perfect antidote to the wet weather.

While I'm on the topic of replicas, the high-street giant has also done a pretty decent interpretation of Sonia Rykiel's a/w 2008 navy duffle coat (Lily Allen had one). The Topshop version (£80) has the same bright red toggles and comes with tartan lining. It's slightly longer, making it more Paddington Bear cute than Lily Allen cool, but duffle coats are always a winter winner and this one's as cosy as can be.

1 comment:

  1. Mmm, that sailor coat is nice!
    I've tried on the topshop duffle coat, but it hangs too much on the upper back - disaster! And they didn't have a smaller size to try on :(



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