Posted: March 6, 2015 11:05am

I love finding great bargains, when I am looking at buying a designer piece, I start by trying to track it down on Ebay , then I check one of the various preloved sites, I have really changed by buying habits and it has saved me so much money.

I know most of you cannot be bothered but I love it and on a weekly basis, I am going to share with you a selection of the best preloved pieces out there and let you in on my favourite websites which stock the best pieces.

So as it is Spring and we are all thinking about a new coat, I thought I would start with trench coats. It is also the easiest item to buy preloved as the sizing is more straightforward.

I love the trench as when I throw mine on I feel dressed and a bit more sophisticated, it comes back to allure of dressing like a Parisienne, trench coats are great to dress up or down.




I think as you get older it is important to invest in a few quality pieces and I think a trench is one of these. It is timeless and you will bring it out season after season.

You don’t have to spend a fortune if you are happy to consider preloved, for the price of what you will pay at Whistles you could have a designer trench you will have for ever.


Chanel Espadrilles, Preloved Fashion
On a Preloved Hunt in Dublin wearing my Burberry Trench


The Trench Coat Selection 

I have selected a beautiful navy piece from my favourite Preloved Shop Shush  , I love the simplicity of this coat and it is a classic from Michael Kors.

I just love this red Celine silk trenchcoat as it covers two trends, the ever present trenchcoat and the duster coat trend. I love the draping at the back and the gorgeous red colour. This coat would be great with jeans but it is also a perfect piece to wear to the office over a suit over a dress to a Wedding or Garden Party.This coat on sale on Ebay has never been worn and is now 70% off the original price .

Everyone should have a Burberry trench in their wardrobe, below is a picture of me in one I found on Ebay, go for the shorter length it is so much more useful. There are so many on Ebay.

Don’t forget the metallic trench coats I love these as they can dress up a simple pair of jeans or black dress.




Embracing the floral trend you are seeing in all the magazines is this trenchcoat by D& G, which I found at Vestaire Collective 

This Rag and Bone trench below with the leather arm detailing is a real find, there is also a great full leather version from Gerard Darel, both from Vestaire.

I also love this yellow silk version from Covetique, it is again 100% silk from Joseph.

I just love white and this piece by Paul and Joe is the one I will be buying for Spring, this is a coat that will go with everything and keep your fingers crossed my offer gets accepted !!





Please share with me any great preloved sites you use and don’t forget to checkout Shop Our Wardrobe where I regularly clear out my wardrobe and those of my friends and family, this week we have two great trenchcoats  a black suede piece from Burberry and a gorgeous leopard print one.





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