Monday, 7 February 2011

Spot on!

My latest charity shop bargain is this 1970s Astraka fake leopard fur coat, which I brought last week for a tenner. After collecting it from the dry cleaners, I wore it out on Saturday night to the amusement of friends who said that I was channelling either my inner Bet Lynch or Birds of a Feather's Dorien.


I couldn't stand Birds of a Feather, so I'll plump for Bet with her iconic peroxide beehive, plunging decolletage and penchant for leopard print:

19 comments :

  1. Totally and utterly fabulous and a stupendous bargain at that! Bet Lynch is much underrated for her iconic style. I'll never forget her doll's house toilet earrings. xxx

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  2. Well I think it suits you!
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  3. It did smell quite musty, so I think that must have put a lot of people off. However, my trusty dry cleaner did a smashing job and managed to get rid of the smell.

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  4. Great coat - that must be the find of the century :)

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  5. Who cares- it’s utterly fantastic- one has been on my wish list for ages, but unfortunately I want a real one- But I must say yours is a stunner….. Mine must be a real old one though, as I don’t agree with killing for fur now- just think it’s a shame to waste and not wear their antique counterparts! Tups x

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  6. ha! What a brilliant link, thank you for sharing. Coat looks great too :)

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous..fabulous buy. I'm all in favour of channeling Bet. She is an icon.xxx

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  8. Oh yes! Bet Lynch everytime!! Fab find! :)

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  9. What a fabulous coat! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Very jealous.

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  10. You look great, would love to know its history
    cate x

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  11. That's a grand coat for a tenner.

    Bet Lynch with a leopard print beehive now that would be something!

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  12. I think it's great! What a find. The friends must be jealous!
    Hen x

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  13. You look fabulous. The coat is utterly gorgeous. Nowt wrong with Bet Lynch in my opinion.

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  14. Thanks for all your great comments. I couldn't believe the price too when I saw it, there was no hesitation I can tell you. Unfortuanely my friends aren't connoisseurs of vintage so couldn't appreciate the bargain or quality aspect!

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  15. Wow great bargain! I loved Birds of a Feather, remember watching it at night with my mum, fancy seeing it again now! :)

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  16. I love animal print. That coat is just gorgeous. What a super find x

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  17. lovely leopard coat. it suits you very well.

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