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    I've had the same coat for around ten years now that I bought at Old Navy. It's just basic, simple, cute and black.

    I tell myself every year that I will buy a new one at the end of season but I never do. Probably because I'm not a coat person and will only wear one if it's like 20 degrees.

    I think dh coat is even older. Of course the kids always get new ones because they are growing.

    So how old is your coat, do you have a few, and how often do you buy a new one?

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    Mine is probably 10 years old, too. It's a Land's End, warm and looks brand new when it comes out of the wash. Can't complain!

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    Bought mine this season. Went w/o in Mi. last year,just layered. Previous coats were clearance or used and it killed me but I bought new. Just got tired of doing w/o or making due.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palooka View Post
    Probably because I'm not a coat person and will only wear one if it's like 20 degrees.

    So how old is your coat, do you have a few, and how often do you buy a new one?
    Oh how I AM a coat person!! Love coats! Probably have more 'jacket' type coats than anything! To look at my closet FULL of them you would think that I have a real fear of being cold!!

    I have all SORTS of coats.....from 'grungy' - only worn out in the yard coats - to nicer coats.

    I buy them.......I make them.......I re-arrange old flannel shirts to become a coat.........I LOVE COATS!!

    I bet I have some that must be 20 years old......or more.....if they get 'scuzzy' looking they just become a garden coat!

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    in hoston we only need a coat about 4 days a year. mine is the one i brought back from england. wool, very warm. 10 years old.
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    i do like coats. and it does get quite cold here!!!

    i have a new down eddie bauer coat. love it

    have others that i wear too when its not so cold. i just like coats and jackets....i have some that are at least 5 yrs old.

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    I have a Pacifictrail coat I bought 17-years ago at an outlet mall. My friend bought the exact same coat and she's still wearing hers as well. My dress coat (funerals and weddings coat - LOL) is a beautiful gray 100% camel hair coat I purchased at a thrift store 12-years ago and I expect it will last me the rest of my life.

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    This proves good classic styles and regular care pay-off!

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    I have a fleece jacket that I wear when it is chilly that I got in 97 from work. I have been telling myself for the last few years that I need to get a new one. I think this year I will definately get one at the end of season sale at Belk.

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    My everyday coat is new - it's only 2-3 years ago. I splurged with the $10 when it was on sale. This was after I had worn one of DH's freebie promotional jackets for about 10 years. I also have a very dressy coat. I'm guessing it is about 20 years old.

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    Where we live a coat is not needed. I don't own one.
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    I also have several coats one I bought at Goodwill a couple of years ago for 10.99 it was a 75.00 jacket. I just bought a L.L.Bean jacket at SA for 7.00 original price some where around 50.00 .I have coats /dress jackets for meetings , church then I have the jackets that I need depending on the weather if it is 30 above a lighter jacket with a sweat shirt works good but if it is -18 like it was last night I wear the LL Bean.
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    I am a coat nut I have lots of coats ranging from 10 years old to brand new I buy them all the time its my one fashion weakness they range in price from 2.00 at the SA to mink bought this year.
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    My coat is at least 10 yrs old. Works find and still looks good.

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    I have a few coats. They are all OLD but still in good shape. A couple of them are from when I was a teenager and a couple are hand-me-downs that someone else was going to pitch. My newest one is probably from the early 90's. So we'll say they're mostly about 20 or 22 years old.
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    We, too, only need a heavy coat about 4 or 5 days a year. I sold my "big" coat in a garage sale about 25 years ago. I have several blazers "somewhere". We were given a logo'd windbreaker at work about 4 or 5 years ago and this year they gave us a really nice logo'd suede like insulated jacket. I wear those, or just wear long sleeved dress shirts to work. Otherwise it's long sleeved Tshirts or sweatshirts. Don't care to wear a heavy coat at all.

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