year of the leopard (coat)

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Leopard faux fur coat.

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Leopard faux fur coat.

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Leopard faux fur coat (also available here).

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Leopard faux fur coat.

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Leopard faux fur coat (more sizes here).

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Leopard print fur coat.

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I am a fan of leopard print. Always was and always will be. So naturally, a leopard faux fur coat has been on my must-acquire list for years. I’m ready to take the plunge this fall!

The six coats above have made my initial cut (for a range of price points) but I’ve decided to take the first and third faux fur leopard coats for a spin and see which coat I like more.

If you’re on the fence or think I’ve lost my mind with my affinity for leopard, I invite you to take a peek at my Leopard/Animal Prints Pinterest board. I bet you will kill at least five minutes just browsing and hopefully admiring this timeless and chic print.

Have a great Tuesday! xx

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ToryBri
    Oct 18, 2016 @ 11:33:41

    LOVE the leopard coats (and of course leopard flats) Ironically, I don’t own a coat or flats with a leopard print. I don’t think I could pull that look off. I guess I’ll stick with my Tory sweaters and plain Tory flats.

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  2. Y
    Oct 19, 2016 @ 00:51:13

    Yes! This might be the year I finally take the plunge as well. I’ve always loved the look on Kate Moss/Emmanuelle Alt/every French woman, but didn’t think I could pull it off with the same cool-girl elan. Then I realized I already own most of the styles that are big for this year – a military coat, an oversized army jacket, a menswear-inspired wool topper, and a suede trench. Now I think a little leopard number would fill a hole in my closet nicely! I can imagine it working with both my converse sneakers or a little black dress. It seems that every year a leopard coat is touted as being a “big trend” for A/W – isn’t it just a classic?
    A big thank you for finding that Express coat!! I tried on the Zara version and was disappointed with the quality. I know it’s Zara and not Stella McCartney, but the lining was crooked/bunching and it already looked to be sagging and losing its shape. Mango has a lovely version, but they do not offer free returns and last time I placed an order it cost me nearly $20 to ship one item back. I can’t wait to try on the Express coat. Looking forward to the results of your leopard print experiment!

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    • valleyoftheshoes
      Oct 19, 2016 @ 09:24:44

      Hello and thank you for your lovely comments, Y! I’m impressed by your on-point outerwear collection. The suede trench sounds so luxe!

      I wasn’t aware of Zara’s leopard coat but thank you for letting me know about the lack of quality/workmanship. I, too, require free returns or easy returns at a store location for my internet purchases. Ugh, what the heck Mango.

      I will post pictures and reviews shortly of the Express and Sanctuary leopard coats (the Sanctuary coat arrived yesterday). I think I may keep both since they are different in their vibes. Both were on sale at the time too, which is helping me rationalize (haha). I hope you love your Express leopard coat! People seemed to really love it on my Instagram (I posted a compare & contrast picture if you’re interested, I’m at @valleyoftheshoes). Have a great day!

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