My apologies for the terrible quality of these photos, but hopefully you get the idea. I found this coat about 13 or 14 years ago while thrifting, and I can still remember what a thrill that was! This is a fun 70’s knockoff of the iconic Yves Saint Laurent Russian Collection from 1976, and I love it. It is feminine, warm, hooded, and embroidered —-it ticks a lot of boxes for me.
At the time, it cost a whole $15 and I almost passed it up because it was a bit pricey for a thrift find. But I just loved it and wanted it even though it was expensive. Then, horrors! The card machine was down and only cash was accepted. I only had a $10 bill on me. Luckily the friend I was thrifting with kindly spotted me a fiver so I could get this coat. So glad they did, because I still really love this coat and count finding it as one of my proudest moments in thrifting. I always feel just a tiny bit like Lara from Doctor Zhivago when I wear it. 🙂