I live in Brooklyn where, for at least a season or two, I can proudly say I haven’t seen as many pairs of Uggs as I did five or six years ago. Hating the soulless slabs of sheepskin has become something of a sport, so I know what you’re thinking — oh, you’re just like everyone else who thinks she’s too GOOD for Uggs? No, no, it’s nothing like that. I appreciate anything functional, and I realize the boots actually do keep your feet snug and warm.
What I really resent is how the widespread Uggs takeover has negatively affected one of the most amazing winter coats of all time — the shearling. Wear one with Uggs and risk looking like a wildebeest. One or the other has to go to make the look work.
Well, dare I say it…I think the shearling has taken back the streets. If you’re on any sort of budget, you’ll find it extremely difficult to buy an authentic shearling coat for less than a few hundred dollars. For example, this gorgeous slice of heaven by Roberto Cavalli (suede shearling fur in smoke) retails for around $6,200:
But be still, your beating hearts, faux shearling is always an option….
The idea of shopping in a place that has “factory” in the name may not seem all that glamorous, but Burlington Coat Factory is a lifesaver when you’re on a budget.
Love this from Nordstrom..on sale for $89.90!
Black, belted, with a beautiful price — $140.25
Classic look, with synthetic shearling lining and trim:
And there are many more more more where those came from…