Thursday, October 16, 2014

Review: Burberry Brit Cornsdale puffer coat

Burberry Cornsdale puffer


Despite all the jackets I've hoarded over the years, I didn't own a puffer coat previously. My father-in-law graciously gave me a Saks gift card for Christmas and I planned to use it towards a puffer jacket. I unexpectedly have found a trench coat that I've been wanting in March. Getting another pricey jacket in April was definitely out of the question. I put my gift card back in my wallet and waited for Saks second F&F in October. I went to my local Saks late August and tried on a few puffer jackets beforehand. This little number definitely stood out.

Burberry Cornsdale puffer

Come October 1st, I stopped by again and asked my SA if she could put the jacket on hold for me despite the fact that she didn't even know the exact sale date. My jacket is held in the stock room for almost 2 weeks. She finally called and informed me that Burberry is excluded from F&F sale this time. It was a major disappointment. Even though it’s excluded from the sale, I decided to pull the trigger and used my gift card towards the purchase. If you sign up for their mailing list, you’ll get a unique code for 10% off (takes about 2 to 3 days for the code to be arrived). Not a huge savings but it does help. This coat is available at SaksSpring and Bloomingdales



Burberry Cornsdale puffer

Enough rambling, let’s talk about the jacket. I absolutely adore it!. A few notes regarding this jacket:
  • I bought the size XS and it fits beautifully with a little room for layering. It is quite flattering for a puffer. Measurements of a size XS (laying flat): shoulder-to-shoulder = 15", body length = 24", sleeve length = 21".
  • The fabric is a nice, heavy weight and very well made. I have yet to wear it in the cold so I can't vouch for its warmth. I hope this coat will be sufficient enough for the Midwest winter since I only commute by car.
  • I love that the hood and the belt are removable. The belt placement and sleeve length were perfect on my 5’2” frame The overall length of this jacket sealed the deal for me. It hits me at mid-thigh and doesn't make me feel like I am a walking tent. I also tried on this lightweight puffer but the length was clearly too long on me. Puffer jackets sometimes tend to swallow a petite frame and this particular one isn't too bulky.
  • I of course do not love the price tag. Unfortunately, we do have to pay extra for the brand name. 
  • The coat has a bit of the musty smell from the down fill inside. Hopefully, it’ll go away in a few days.
Burberry Cornsdale puffer

I hope you find this post helpful. All in all, this coat is a great addition to my wardrobe for the upcoming winter months. If you’re looking for a similar jacket at a lower price point, check out these options for under $100, under $200 and under $300 (available in petite)

Burberry Cornsdale puffer

10 comments:

  1. beautiful coat sydney. i'm in the market for a puffer this winter, too

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  2. That's an awesome Burberrry piece Sydney!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  3. what size do you normally wear?

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  4. @Anonymous I am a size XXS/XS depending on the brand. This coat is fitted on me (size XS) but still allows a bit of layering room.

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  5. Hi Sydney - Did you have a problem with the puffer smelling like bad goose down? I bought this puffer awhile back and pulled it out recently for the cold but it smells really bad. Wondering if you encountered the same problem and what did you do? Thanks.

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  6. @Helen Mine did smell bad at first. I let it air out for a few weeks and the smell is gone. One of my friends had the same problem with her down comforter. She ended up putting it in the dryer on low heat with a fabric sheet. Worth a try?

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  7. Sydney, thank you for your response.

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  8. Hi Sydney,

    Have you wore it in the cold? I am in the market for a new puffer.

    Thanks.
    Bel

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