The Look for Less: Olive Trench - une femme d'un certain âge

The Look for Less: Olive Trench

Readers mentioned that they loved the look of the olive trench in last Friday’s Polyvore, but that the price (over $700) was prohibitive.  Just for you, une femme scoured the internets all weekend and found the trench above from Nordstrom, $148.
And this one from DKNY, also $148.
Then there’s this version from Max Studio, with 3/4 sleeves.
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  1. September 20, 2010 / 1:42 pm

    Superb scouting! Like the DKNY pocket detail. Raincoats seem to have huge differences in price without a consistent difference in quality.

  2. September 20, 2010 / 2:29 pm

    I too like the DKNY. Nice color.

  3. September 20, 2010 / 2:43 pm

    Your post had already inspired me to dig out a shorter olive trench I’d almost forgotten about — it’s quite lightweight, just perfect for the next few weeks of cool mornings but still-warm days.

  4. September 20, 2010 / 5:57 pm

    You’re too good to us!

    If only I were in the market for a trench — having just bought a new khaki one last year, I can’t justify the purchase, but it’s nice to look at the reasonable options you’ve tracked down for the season!

  5. September 20, 2010 / 7:24 pm

    I just saw a lovely London Fog version but decided it was too green. Now that first picture has made me change my mind.

  6. Jana
    September 20, 2010 / 2:35 pm

    Love your blog-I’m new here….love the green Jacket form Nordstroms!

  7. September 20, 2010 / 9:45 pm

    The DKNY trench is for me ~ and the price is just right ~ I think a trench + good stretch jeans is a comfortable combination to pack for Paris

  8. Frugal Scholar
    September 20, 2010 / 5:27 pm

    Duchesse makes a good point.

  9. angela
    September 21, 2010 / 3:26 am

    love the DKNY color but I want the single-breasted silhouette…sigh. another mission.

  10. metscan
    September 21, 2010 / 4:48 am

    These coats are very good alternatives for the more expensive ones ( D.v.Noten too ), but the color must fit your complexion.

  11. Tiffany
    September 21, 2010 / 5:28 am

    Adore these colours … but I’m too short and lacking in waist to wear double-breasted, I think.

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