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Does anyone know where I can get a good winter coat that looks stylish? I like the look of wool and down and I know there are alternative down jackets, etc. but I can't seem to find them anywhere! Can anyone help me?<br><br><br><br>
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Faux wool jackets are pretty hard to find, unfortunately. I really really wanted a peacoat, but they're all made of wool, basically. The best thing to do is just search online until you find one that you like. I did find a few, but most of them didn't fit my tastes.<br><br><br><br>
Same goes for down. Sorry, but I don't know of any off the top of my head.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
One last thing: Are you a vegan, or just a vegetarian that doesn't wear things from animals?
 

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One last thing: Are you a vegan, or just a vegetarian that doesn't wear things from animals?</div>
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A lot of high-performance stuffed jackets are filled with Primaloft or similar synthetic products instead of down these days. But they tend to be the sport outerwear rather than dress. A quick search of Land's End and LL Bean did turn up some possibilities, though...<br><br><br><br>
How about <a href="http://www.landsend.com/pp/FauxShearlingJacket-70187_148855_59.html?CM_MERCH=PAGE_70187&sid=2629149099043174020" target="_blank">this</a>?<br><br><br><br>
Or <a href="http://www.landsend.com/pp/FauxShearlingCarCoat-70194_148856_59.html?CM_MERCH=PAGE_70194&sid=2629149099043174020" target="_blank">this</a>?<br><br><br><br>
Or <a href="http://www.landsend.com/pp/Weatherfield153DiamondQuiltedJacket-70187_146500_59.html?CM_MERCH=PAGE_70187&sid=2629149099043174020" target="_blank">this</a>?<br><br><br><br>
Or <a href="http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?page=faux-shearling-coat&categoryId=42353&storeId=1&catalogId=1&langId=-1&parentCategory=3628&cat4=6249&shop_method=pp&feat=3628-tn" target="_blank">this</a>?<br><br><br><br>
You can find a lot of faux shearling, but I'm not doing so well on straight wool. REI has some good high-performance sporty coats, and they have synthetics, but you have to read the details carefully to separate the synthetic products from the real down. And they tend to be expensive.<br><br><br><br>
PS: I don't know why the links are taking so long to load. If you just go to Land's End and browse their selection of coats, it's much faster.
 

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i've been wondering this myself... i have a beautiful long wool jacket that i bought before i knew any better and i cant bring myself to part with it... however i cant bring myself to wear it now either, so it's been hanging there for ages now. I've been thinking of donating it to PETA along with an old leather jacket i have. I would love to find a synthetic alternative to wool... thats a bummer that there isnt much out there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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there were a few discussion on this recently maybe they might help you:<br><br><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/printthread.php?t=13081" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/p...ad.php?t=13081</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/archive/index.php/t-27324.html" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/a...p/t-27324.html</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=64198&page=4" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...t=64198&page=4</a><br><br><br><br>
I have an old wool peacoat (but yeah hard to find ones with no wool) and I just got a new faux suede/fur type coat from Target which I love.
 

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thanks! I was actually just looking at the pangea pea coat... i dont like how it looks in the pic though... too unisex for me, i like something more fitted and feminine... but i'll keep looking!<br><br><br><br>
i saw a fake suede coat at old navy the other day, but i didnt really like the color... i may try another one to see if they have anything else <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Joyinc- I know how you feel. I was set on getting myself a peacoat, but I couldn't find a nice, warm one that wasn't made of wool. It was really upsetting. If you find anything, let us know!
 

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I have a faux shearling hooded coat that I love and I also found a full length hooded fleece coat. I get compliments on both everytime I wear them. I know what you mean about it being difficult to find a faux wool/down coat, however. I didn't see much in the way of choices when I was shopping for the two I have.
 
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