This coat has a story behind it. This was my first winter coat that I ever bought. I saw this jacket back in the day when Banana Republic first launched their petites line. At the time, there were only two stores in the US that carried petites, New York City and San Francisco. I was too scared to order online, so it was quite serendipitous when one of my old high school friends emailed me and asked if I wanted to come visit her at Rutgers University up in New Jersey. What a perfect opportunity to stop by the Banana Republic store right?
On my second or third day up in New Jersey, we took the train into the city and walked into the two-story store. At the time, it was the first time I had walked in to a two-story store of any kind and it was definitely more than impressive. I found my jacket and it was just like it looked online! I was super excited and tried it on instantly. It fit like a glove. You can imagine my excitement! I think I ended up wearing it non-stop the rest of the weekend. Surprisingly enough, this jacket is only a XSP. I don’t think BR had XXSP at the time even! So I suppose this is vanity sizing at its best. Either way, call me little red riding hood (minus the hood). ^_^
Do any of you guys go out of your way to find that specific article of clothing? How far have you ever traveled for clothes?