16.8.12

Cheaper Faux Leather Sleeve Khaki Safari Jacket

  Tons of you loved the faux leather sleeved khaki jacket I featured in this post recently, which was from New Look. I think the 'original' on the scene was the Zara version and I think the original price of it was around £80 (please correct me if I'm wrong). I'm sure a lot of you are aware of the Primark alternative that you can get your hands on for £25, but I've found another option for the same price (or less, if you're a student!). I actually prefer it to the Primark version that I did buy but ended up returning when I tried on the New Look Teens jacket I found.

   I'm always keen to look at the teen section in New Look as -handy for me and my budget- I can fit into an age 14-15 (I'm a UK size 10). This might seem a bit odd, but genuinely, you can get almost identical things you find in the rest of New Look in the teens bit for up to half the price of the adult clothes. I'm sure I've raved about this before - sorry, but it's great! Even better, as a student I got 10% off the £25 it cost, making it just £22.50.

Top - Topshop
Ponte Leggings - Primark
Boots - Topshop

   As I said, I really do prefer this to the Primark one. The Primark version was lined, but I didn't think the style of it suit me (it had a waist cinching thing that made me look a bit puffed up!) and the slightly paler colour looked odd against my skin tone. I much prefer the New Look one although it isn't lined - it fits me well and I prefer the darker shade of khaki.

   What do you think? Have you found any cheaper alternatives?

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  1. I know people seem to love to hate it, but I do like to check Primark for a cheaper alternative if I'm thinking of investing in a high turnaround trend.
    Oh and I've found that Matalan's jewellery section churns out almost the exact same stuff as you find in Topshop.

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    1. Yeah definitely! I don't think I could bring myself to spend more than £25 on something that I might only wear for a few months! Yes! I noticed that Matalan jewellery has really really improved! xx

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  2. Ooh I love this :) I've never thought to look in the kids section at places, I may start to now :)

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    1. Haha :) You'll be as bad as I am soon ;) xx

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  3. i bought the topshop version after not liking the primark version and thinking the zara ones on ebay were going for insane prices!

    this one is such a good price!

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    1. Yeah I checked out ebay too and even the primark one was selling for about £35?!?! Ridiculous!! xx

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  4. I love it!! I need to go get this when I can find the money x

    http://girlinthelens.com/

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    1. I can tell I'm going to be wearing it all the time!! xx

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  5. I never thought to look in the teens section but I'm definitely thinking of snapping this up! I nearly bought the Primark one but I wasn't struck on the pale khaki colour - this looks about perfect! :)

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    1. Yeah I thought the same - as I don't usually buy green I wanted a shade that didn't look weird and murky on me as I'm quite pale! xx

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  6. I did exactly the same thing, I love how the sleeves on it feel quite thick and glossy!
    georgie XO

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    1. Oh brilliant :)! Yeah it's not bad quality for the price! xx

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  7. That's a great alternative to the hideously expensive versions. It looks just as good!

    Ava Tallulah

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    1. Yes! It's pretty impressive for the price really! xx

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  8. I am loving this style of jacket right now, and I am so pleased I read this post I nearly bought a £55 pound in river island today, but this one looks just as good. I am heading down to New Look lol. Looks great on you x

    www.misssunshinesparkle.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah good! Let me know if you got it! xx

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  9. I tried on the Topshop one today and loved it - this one looks just as good though and it's under half the price!! Thanks for sharing this, it's an amazing find! <3

    Ellen xx

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    1. Hope you try it on and love this one too :)! xx

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  10. This looks amazing, such a good alternative! May have to pop into New Look and take a look at it! x

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  11. I can still kick myself for missing out on the zara version but this looks like a little beauty! I might have a peruse of the teen section now, huzzah for 5"2!

    xx

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    1. Yep! I'm 5ft 4 and things still fit me!! It's amazing! xx

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  12. Love this jacket, it's such a good find! I think it does look nicer than the primark one :)
    lovely blog by the way x

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  13. love the jacket! :) Hey, if you want, check out my blog
    www.nessa-mae.blogspot.co.uk, If you like it follow on GFC and Bloglovin, and I ALWAYS follow back xx – Vanessa Mae

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    1. I don't do a follow for a follow but I'll look at your blog :) xx

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  14. I bought this aswell! Delights of being little (:

    Sian x

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  15. i love ur jacket :)

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  16. hey, I was wondering if you have seen this in New Look as well, it's from the Women's section - http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/jackets-and-coats/khaki-and-faux-leather-sleeve-jacket-_255558734
    it looks nice enough but i'm not sure about the colour - do you think the colour is similar to the Primark one you returned? it looks pale, but not so much on this picture:
    http://www.kleiderkreisel.de/kleidung/damenmode/mantel-and-jacken/sonstiges/5672173-parka-mit-lederarmeln-safari-w-zara-gr-36-neu-blogger-oliv-slash-khaki
    thanks!

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    1. Hi Barbara, I think it's probably a similar colour to mine. The Primark one is really quite a washed out shade of greyish khaki. I really like that one though! Wish I could afford that too haha :) xx

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    2. thanks for your reply! yeah, i'm still debating about getting it or not, it's not cheap but unfortunately the teens one is only available in a size 12-13 which is definitely too small :(

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  17. Hi Barbara, I think it's probably a similar colour to mine. The Primark one is really quite a washed out shade of greyish khaki. I really like that one though! Wish I could afford that too haha :) xx

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  18. This looks so good on you! and thanks so much for blogging about cheaper alternatives to the expensive items I could never afford! xxx

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    1. No probs :)! Thanks for doing the same! haha love your blog xx

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  19. In love with your parka :) Love the khaki colour

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  20. Love the style of the jacket. look great on you.

    Lola x

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    1. I'm starting to like green! haha :) xx

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  22. Love love love this jacket! I always do this, sometimes there can be an identical thing in the women's part of new look and then a cheaper version in the kids! xx

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