Anyways, I wanted to share my new coat with you all. I was at H&M on Tuesday looking for an oversized sweater (something not too long but past the butt) but there was nothing -either they were all too long or they didn't have my size. I decided to head for the sales racks and halfheartedly looked through the piles of clothes (I rarely find anything in the sale sections at H&M and Forever 21 because usually it's just the really ugly clothes either with the ten rows of ruffles or barf colors left.)
However, I lucked out and spotted this coat! I'm extremely weary of buying outwear (i.e. jackets, coats, etc.) at stores like H&M or Forever 21 because the quality usually isn't great -most of their outwear tends to feel like felt you'd buy at the craft supply store. But this coat felt nice. I looked at the tag and found out it was wool blend (great!) I figured it would half off (they had a 50% off outwear sale going on) but I saw a big red tag on the shoulder that read $20. Yes, TWENTY DOLLARS! I looked at the inside tag and found out the original price was actually $79.95.
After that, I bumped into an old friend (who now works there) -another plus! Then, I skipped happily to the fitting room to try on the coat. It fit nicely but I wasn't sure if I liked the bottom (which flares out so it looks like more of a dress coat for going out.) My friend (that I was shopping with) didn't like it but my other friend and some other customers talked me into getting it. I'm really happy I did!
But let me tell you why it was only $15. When I went to the register, the worker told me that it had been a return from a larger H&M store that carries a certain line of clothing (this coat was from that line.) Because this store didn't carry the line, they had to mark it down to get rid of it since there was nowhere to put it. So that's why it was $20. Then, he gave me, I guess, a $5 off "inconvenience" discount (I didn't even ask for it!) Earlier on, I had asked him about some sweaters but this very rude customer interrupted us so he was forced to go with them but I was totally OK with it because that's when I ran into my friend. It wasn't much of an inconvenience for me but for $5 off? I'll take it! P.S. I forgot to mention that I actually had a gift card so I paid nothing for this.
Here's the front of the coat. The belt is extremely long but I don't mind because I'd rather wear it tied than the way it's supposed to be worn. I love the side pockets -plus they're not faux pockets (I hate faux pockets.) The color is great to since I've been looking for a camel coat since forever. Also, the sleeves are the perfect length (something that rarely happens.) The one thing I'm not super impressed with is the plastic detailing (buttons and belt ring.) They look cheap since they are just black plastic and are the only thing that totally give away that the coat is from a store H&M or Forever 21. BUT, buttons are always easy to replace and the belt "ring" won't be too noticeable since I'll be wearing the belt tied instead.
That's it for my haul. I'm pretty sure I'll be missing out on Black Friday since I'll be on vacation but this was a nice pre-Black Friday deal considering all the sales I'll miss.
What are your Black Friday plans? What stores are you hitting? Any Thanksgiving plans? Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone!