Shop your closet – Shearling coat

#Shop your closet shearling coat. Chicatanyage style for women over 50.




This beautiful shearling/sheepskin coat has been one of my favourite pieces for many years. I bought it in about 1998 from a upmarket mail-order company (now long gone). It is by Cerruti, I recognised this quality Italian brand from my days as a PR working at Browns.

I tracked the coat for a few months and then when it was finally reduced in their end of year sale I grabbed my chance. It was expensive but I have never regretted the purchase.

I remember the first time I wore it I felt like a million dollars and that emotion has lasted ever since.  It keeps me extremely cosy when the temperatures drop to freezing and the north wind blows.

Depending on which part of the world you live in it may seem counter-intuitive to purchase warm winter coat at this time of year. However if you have always wanted one and you choose wisely it should serve you well. Many of the styles are now reduced in the sales.




sheepskin coat sideways




Good sources to look for quality shearling coats/jackets:-

The Outnet  and  Nordstrom










  1. 30th January 2016 / 11:57

    Feels and LOOKS a million dollars. Good to see someone else stalks clothes! I sometimes think I should have been a private investigator…

  2. Marianne
    30th January 2016 / 12:52

    Love this look on you. Amazing how this coat doesn’t date at all. And loving the hair so much. Looks like your growing it a bit. So flattering.

  3. Susan (une femme)
    30th January 2016 / 13:04

    Oh, that’s a beautiful piece! Timeless and elegant.

  4. AnneD
    30th January 2016 / 13:11

    That is such a beautiful coat and you look amazing in it!! I discovered Cerruti in the sales in Florence one summer and have stalked the make ever since! I love your blog, I’m really working on “shopping my closet” at the moment.

  5. Suzanne
    30th January 2016 / 13:38

    Beautiful coat and you look wonderful wearing it.

  6. Viv Butler
    30th January 2016 / 17:52

    Certainly one to keep !

  7. Eleni Howes
    30th January 2016 / 21:32

    Beautiful coat, looks right up to date and suits you so well. Took your advice and shopped my closet. Found an old faux fur jacket bought about 16 years ago! I had followed the jacket until the store went out of business…..Original price $600.00 sale price $199. It is in perfect condition.

  8. 31st January 2016 / 10:56

    Thanks for all your lovely comments. You certainly seem to be savvy shoppers and glad you are getting value form “shopping your closets” More to come..

  9. Amy
    31st January 2016 / 16:19

    Can a shearling coat be altered, do you happen to know? I bought mine in 1998 too. The coat is timeless, but sometimes our shapes are not! I lost 70 pounds five years ago and my warm beloved shearling has been sitting in the closet since then. I can’t bring myself to part with it and would love to be able to wear it again. Is there any hope?

    • 31st January 2016 / 18:00

      Hi Amy
      Yes I think there is hope. I had a black leather biker jacket altered. I will be featuring it soon. It is not going to be easy. You need to find an expert I would suggest trying a furrier or someone who is used to working with leather or fur. It will probably be quite expensive but if you still love the coat worth it.

  10. Wendy A
    1st February 2016 / 12:55

    It looks beautiful on you and you made me smile – I purchased my shearling coat on the hottest day of August for a ridiculously low price. It was quite possibly the best bargain I ever encountered! I’m always shopping ‘off season’.

  11. Jane
    1st February 2016 / 18:34

    Your wardrobe seems to be a bottomless pit of coats and jackets!

    • 1st February 2016 / 19:50

      Hi Jane
      Only one more coat to go. I have had most of them for years. I normally invest in good quality coats and jackets the rest of my wardrobe is more about ringing the changes.

  12. Victoria
    2nd February 2016 / 20:28

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