white Shawl Collar Long Sleeve Wool-Blend Coat

white Shawl Collar Long Sleeve Wool-Blend Coat

Coat c/o* | Boots c/o* (Similar here) | Bag (Similar) | Gloves c/o* | Jeans | Sunglasses c/o* | Top (Similar here)

Don’t mind me, I’m just over here flipping back and forth between seasons! Haha. Sorry, I had one more outfit post that I had taken while I was home in Wisconsin for the holidays. Those couple of weeks I had been back were insanely cold, so all my outfits involved coats! So, I decided to put some Rosario-based outfits in here to break the coat parade up.

The Story of the Coat

Out of curiosity, has anyone ever seen photos of this coat before? This seems to be one of those coats that has been floating around my Facebook newsfeed (along with this pink one) since I first started ordering clothing online 575 years ago (roughly, haha). When I first saw these coats it was far before my years of being an online shopping pro. So, the thought of ordering a relatively inexpensive coat from a website I had never heard of in Asia seemed like a bad idea. So, I never order them.

Then, the folks at PopJulia reached out to me and offered to send me the coat I had been eyeing up since the start of my online shopping habit. I couldn’t pass it up. But did the coat live up to its glorious Facebook newsfeed photos? Yes and no…

white Shawl Collar Long Sleeve Wool-Blend Coat

Review of the Coat

Pros:

*The coat is super cute! And the black netting on the bottom is removable, which I thought was a really nice touch.

*It has nice long sleeves. (The last coat I ordered from this company had shorter sleeves).

*The shape of this coat is really fun. It has a nice flare on the end of it that I don’t see too often.

*This coat is very soft! It’s really lovely to the touch.

White Shawl Collar Long Sleeve Wool-Blend Coat

Cons:

*The coat doesn’t look exactly like the photo. This isn’t the end of the world, but if this coat wouldn’t have been a gift I think that would’ve irritated me more. (Click here to see the photo of the coat.) You can see the neckline is a different shape and the netting is longer.

*The buttons. They look really cheap in my opinion, and they seem to be in a weird spot on the coat. (Or maybe it’s just my body shape?)

*This isn’t really a con, just something to be aware of…this coat is a lightweight coat that would be better worn in spring and fall, not the middle of winter.

White Shawl Collar Long Sleeve Wool-Blend Coat

Worth the Price? Would I Recommend It?

Ugh, such a hard one. This coat is $39, which really isn’t a bad price tag for a coat at all! And international shipping only costs $5 (but it does take about 3 weeks to get to you.) But, I’ve had some really good luck ordering coats that were even less expensive for equal quality. Even my last order from Popjulia was a coat for just $22…(Definetly worth the price!)

However, I can’t say I’ve ever seen a coat like this in my years of online shopping. It’s unique, and it is cute. So, yes, $39 is a fair price. But be aware, my photos are what you’re getting when you order… not the website’s photos.

Have you ever seen any of these coats before? And how do you feel about ordering clothing from websites based overseas? Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Coat: c/o* Popjulia
Gloves: c/o* Unique Vintage
Jeans: Old (Similar here)
Top: Gift from my mom (Similar here & here)
Boots: c/o* DSW (Sold out, but nearly identical here)
Sunglasses: c/o* Polette
Bag: Kate Spade (Similar)

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30 thoughts on “Review: Ordering a Coat from an Inexpensive Online Retailer

  1. Jodie

    That’s crazy that the photo is different from the coat, and I probably would never have noticed. I rarely check back to an item online after I receive it unless I’m writing about it!!
    But I do need a white coat, since mine had to go to the coat graveyard…..
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  2. jointyicroissanty

    It had similar experiences with coats from some asian sites, but it wasn’t often. You look classy and stylish in this coat, it will be perfect for spring outfits. Thank you for honest review.

    Have a wonderful day!:)

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  3. Courtney Byers

    What a gorgeous coat. You styled it perfectly! I love the white with black. I have had similar experiences with inexpensive coats. I just ordered one that I saved for early spring b/c I knew it wouldn’t cut it for winter. Luckily OKC has pretty mild winters 🙂

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  4. Nicole

    Well ya take the good ya take the bad right! I think the coat is cute, but agree with you that the buttons look a bit odd but not highly noticeable for the price! Overall it’s a nice coat for the price! Thanks for your honesty!

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  5. withwonderandwhimsy

    The pink ruffled one is amazing! And yes – I’ve seen these coats, among other super cute styles, from these mysteriously cheap overseas boutiques. I haven’t heard of PopJulia, but it looks similar to other boutiques I’ve heard of, and I have the same hesitations as you. I appreciate you sharing the pros and cons of your experience, and I agree that it’s a tossup of whether or not it’s worth it.

    I feel like for these prices you have to expect lower quality, longer shipping times, and maybe some inconsistencies between the online photo and reality. But at the same time, do you want to support a business like that? Still, in a fast-fashion market where bargain prices trump all, I can’t help but feel like these brands are here to stay. Especially when their coats are cute!

    Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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    1. haveclotheswilltravel Post author

      Very true…for the prices you almost have to expect lower quality and longer shipping times. It’s really a toss-up and depending on what you’re looking for in your clothing. And definitely, I don’t think they’re going anywhere either. 🙂

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  6. Lisa

    What an adorable coat! I’d be so weary to buy online (even tho half my shopping is online) but your review really helps in making the decision!

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  7. Gretchen White

    I saw the same coat on SheIn and wondered if it would be worth it. After looking at your coat, I may just do it. It looked very nice on you. I am not looking for something fancy, just something for the moment.

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    1. haveclotheswilltravel Post author

      Ooh I didn’t know this one was on Shein. I’ll have to see if I can find it on there too to see what their photos look like. Just be aware, that this what it looks like! Not the website’s photos. 🙂 But it is still a cute coat, nonetheless.

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  8. Livia

    It’s a nice coat however, it feels too thin for the cold season, especially when it’s snowing. It looks more like a spring outfit to me. Nontheless, it looks great on you.

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  9. tiffany850

    I think you were really brave ordering online like that! It’s super cute, but wow – it does look different! Still cute though!

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  10. awayfromtheblue

    I have had mixed experience ordering of new sites, I’m always a little wary of it now. It’s great that you like the coat, even if it wasn’t what you were expecting and there are a few downsides to it. It does look cute!

    Hope you’re having a good week so far. I’m busy, but not as much as last week, so that’s nice! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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