Earlier this week I checked the Banana Republic new arrivals. Most stores are getting their 'holiday' items, and BR is one of them. One of the items I noticed immediately was the Lace Glimmer Dress. I am wearing size 4 and the top is tight on me. The skirt part fit perfectly. I should have taken a second look at the label before taking it into the fitting room: nylon/polyester/metallic. At the price point of $198US ($240CAD), this is a definite pass.
Next I tried on the Sparkle Sweater Dress in size S and medium heather gray. It also comes in red heather. This one has a mix of all kinds of fibers: wool (40%), nylon (36%), poly (11%), cashmere (6%), metallic (7%). At 5'9 1/2" in heels, this dress is way too short on me. I also think it is too long to wear with my minnie pants.
New was also the Double-Faced Wool Belted Wrap Coat, size S. The colour I am wearing is not available on the website yet. This coat has no lining, so I am wondering how well it would hold up to wear. Its content is wool/nylon 90/10.
Lastly, an eye-catching Leopard print faux fur jacket which is also not on the website yet, size S, item #884489.What do you know it, it looks like I planned my outfit around it. There are lots of faux fur animal print jackets out there. One of my favourite is this one available at Macy's.
The store had a lot of jewelry on sale, if you are interested. On Wednesdays, the stores also offer some percentage off, usually.
Thanks for checking in and hope you are having a great week so far!