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Where to buy an overcoat in Canberra?

By cabbage - 2 April 2013 28

Having recently returned from the Middle East, I am starting to feel the cold.

Could anyone tell me where I might buy an overcoat (not a jacket) to be worn over a suit.

I will try DJs of course but grateful for any other suggestions?

What’s Your opinion?


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Where to buy an overcoat in Canberra?
agent_clone 7:42 pm 02 Apr 13

You could also try Myer. I’m not sure if its a bit early for the coats yet or not? Last year there was also a store that set up shop over winter selling coats.

farnarkler 7:25 pm 02 Apr 13

You can have my Armani cashmere overcoat. As if! Get surfing ebay.co.uk or .com and you’ll find a bargain.

shauno 7:00 pm 02 Apr 13

banco said :

shauno said :

You can usually get good European ones in John Hanna and Blades in Civic. Usually well over the $1000 mark though.

Only people who haven’t heard of the internet shop at those stores.

Depends if you would like to try a few on first and dont mind so much the cost. They have the odd sales every now and again.

Pork Hunt 6:32 pm 02 Apr 13

poetix said :

Thank you, OP, as this gives me a rare opportunity to boast, while seeming to offer advice.

I recently purchased a 1970s Savile Row suit on the intertubes for Mr Poetix. Perfect condition. Wool. Handmade. For about $50, including postage.

So you may wish to just look at Etsy or Ebay, although all the luck has obviously been used up.

For you and your husbands new suit I offer the following:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXpkt6revK0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

poetix 6:16 pm 02 Apr 13

Thank you, OP, as this gives me a rare opportunity to boast, while seeming to offer advice.

I recently purchased a 1970s Savile Row suit on the intertubes for Mr Poetix. Perfect condition. Wool. Handmade. For about $50, including postage.

So you may wish to just look at Etsy or Ebay, although all the luck has obviously been used up.

banco 6:15 pm 02 Apr 13

shauno said :

You can usually get good European ones in John Hanna and Blades in Civic. Usually well over the $1000 mark though.

Only people who haven’t heard of the internet shop at those stores.

Masquara 6:12 pm 02 Apr 13

Once you’ve acclimatised you won’t need one unless you are walking a long way to work. Overcoats tend to be overkill in Canberra. I own three overcoats and I never, ever wear them.

shauno 6:08 pm 02 Apr 13

You can usually get good European ones in John Hanna and Blades in Civic. Usually well over the $1000 mark though.

zorro29 4:32 pm 02 Apr 13

overcoat….talk about fashion don’t. ;)p

with all these items, you get what you pay for…a cheap coat won’t keep you warm but you should be able to find warm coats (wool ones are good) at most stores i would think

that said, for true warmth (and cos it’s puffy and fun to play with), can’t go past kathmandu or north face goose down jackets…mmmmm

i am super excited about winter…bring it on!! too hot lately…5oC mornings, not cold enough!

neanderthalsis 4:00 pm 02 Apr 13

Arpelle at DFO had some overcoats when I was there the other day.

Madam Cholet 3:42 pm 02 Apr 13

And, have to say I have noticed people already wearing wintery looking coats in Canberra. Does no one look at the weather forecast?

Madam Cholet 3:40 pm 02 Apr 13

I’ve still got my coat from the UK, as old as it is. Have to admit though, it is a bit of overkill for the Canberra winter. Pair of gloves and a scarf and some kind of jacket does me. Anyways, if you want a coat from the Northern hemisphere, try UK online store Next…I think it’s http://www.nextdirect.com/au/en/home – delivered in 5 days.

trevar 3:14 pm 02 Apr 13

I’m with fromthecapital. Few Canberra retailers actually bother to sell clothing suitable for the Canberra climate. Best to buy winter clothing from the northern hemisphere.

fromthecapital 3:02 pm 02 Apr 13

I used to be a Londoner and I still buy Ted Baker coats from UK retailers online.

martyo 2:39 pm 02 Apr 13

does not sound dodgy at all!

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