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Look for Less: Juicy Couture Coat

I know, I know. In yesterday's post, I said Juicy Couture was becoming less and less "cool," and here I am today featuring a Juicy Couture velvet trim coat. A girl can change her mind, can't she? I was browsing the outerwear options over at and discovered Juicy has some really cute coats. I think that the Juicy garb that's emblazoned with the Juicy logo, or anything that has the word "J-U-I-C-Y" stamped on it in big letters has become passé (and was never in good taste to begin with.) But, I gotta say, they continue to offer plenty of logo-free clothing that is super cute and quite tempting. Just wish it was here we found a Forever 21 coat (above right) that has the same spirit as the ladylike Juicy coat (above left) without the hefty price tag. What do you think?

Luxe on left: Juicy Couture velvet trim coat at, $478

Less on right: Miranda wool coat at, $54.80

I love the F21 coat you picked b/c it has longer sleeves(and a better price)-very important for me in the middle of a snowstorm. But I like the style of both.
#1 Real Style Real people (Homepage) on 2008-11-24 10:32 (Reply)
Cute! Yeah it has the same vibe - can't go wrong for the price if you live in a city where it doesn't get real cold and don't take mass transportation. If you do go for a better quality wool coat. Last winter Jessica Simpson had some really nice coats in Macy's
#2 budget chic (Homepage) on 2008-11-24 12:38 (Reply)
Love the coats! Simply adorable! Does anyone know, though, why Forever 21 hardly makes anything in a size XS? With today's vanity sizing and no local Forever 21, I'm just not willing to order a size S online. There's about a 98% chance the item will just be too big for me. ::sigh:: I suppose I'll just have to wait a few weeks. DH and I are moving to The Mile-High City in just a couple of weeks and there are no fewer than 3 Forever 21s there! Finally, I'll be able to check out all of these picks in person!
#3 Katie on 2008-11-24 12:42 (Reply)
I agree. I find that Forever21's S is just bigger than the average small, and I've returned many shirts I've ordered online because of that. I really wish they would make XS.
#3.1 EL on 2008-11-24 23:57 (Reply)
Huhuhuhu so vintage but simple chic too^^
#4 mr.freddy (Homepage) on 2008-11-24 14:25 (Reply)
Both are adorable. I'm partial to the three-quarter sleeves of the Juicy version ... but love the pricetag of the F21 version.
#5 Sal (Homepage) on 2008-11-24 15:51 (Reply)
I agree, I hate anything with huge tacky logos blasted across your bag, shirt, etc.

It's a cute coat, my only problem with F21 coats is that usually they fall apart within a month. I scored a really cute one recently that is holding up well but I've also had a gorgeous one that literally disintegrated within 2 months. Was a major shame too considering that I paid $60 for it.
#6 Wanderlusting (Homepage) on 2008-11-24 16:12 (Reply)
I like the F21 coat better, probably because I'm not a big fan of pockets at the bustline.

These look very similar to a beautiful black coat I bought at Miss Selfridge in London last year, and finally get to wear this year (as I spent last winter abroad)! It's such a lovely style -- feminine in a subtle way. :o)
#7 Anusha (Homepage) on 2008-11-25 11:45 (Reply)
I like this couture coat. It's perfect for the Winter. I prefer the one from Forever 21. I love that brand. Forever21 rocks, I wish I could stay 21 Forever ;-).
#8 Jenna (Homepage) on 2010-07-30 10:17 (Reply)
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