A Red Raincoat for a Gray Day

October 14, 2014

Twice Clothing Review

I’ve owned a couple of raincoats in my lifetime and none of them have been awesome. In fact, all of them found a new home at Goodwill after a year or two of sitting unworn in my coat closet.

Happily, I’ve never lived anywhere that actually required the wearing of a raincoat on a regular basis, so it didn’t much matter.

Until London, of course.

This Banana Republic raincoat showed up from Twice, an online second-hand store, a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve worn it approximately ten trillion times since then.

Related, I think the rainy season in London has begun. Time to get some rain boots.

Jacket Lining

When I snapped a photo of this coat on Instagram recently, a couple of people asked about how happy I was with Twice, and the answer is, “RIDICULOUSLY.”

I’m wary of second-hand clothing shopping, but I forgot when my order showed up that these things weren’t brand-new.

Every item had Twice tags on, looked and smelled like new, and was packaged as if it were coming from a first-hand (is that even a word?) store. I got two jersey knit items and neither of them had any pilling at all. Seriously, everything was perfect.

You can also, apparently, easily make returns if you don’t like something, as long as you live in the US.

And I’m anxiously awaiting the addition of shoes to their store. Because, clearly, what I need in life is more shoes.

Also! This isn’t a sponsored post, but they did send me a code for 50% off your first order to share. As if their regular prices of 50-90% off the retail prices weren’t low enough.

This rain coat was originally $70 from Banana Republic, and it was listed on Twice for $29.99 and then I had the discount code. And I didn’t even have to dig through a bunch of smelly racks at the thrift store. I much prefer thrift-store shopping from the comfort of my own home.

Red Raincoat

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  • Reply rebeccalately October 14, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Thank you for the coupon code! That coat is so pretty. Red looks good on you.

  • Reply Carole October 14, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I noticed this lovely coat a few days ago on one of your photos and thought how FABULOUS It looked on you! Can't wait to see it in person 🙂

  • Reply Jenae October 14, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Woo! I like that belly peeking out!

  • Reply Ari October 14, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I have bought a few things from Twice and have been really happy with the quality. I have also used them to sell clothing and it was really easy. It was a nice way to make some money on items that would have otherwise gone to Goodwill!

  • Reply Jackie @ Our Nashville Life October 14, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Seems like an amazing site. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Rachel // Maybe Matilda October 14, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Hi there baby tum! You look great in red. Love that coat on you.

  • Reply Michelle October 14, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    I just tried to get a coupon code and it wouldn't work 🙁 Awesome raincoat though!

  • Reply Jodi October 15, 2014 at 3:23 am

    Nice! I so understand, I always think if I just forked out the money for an expensive raincoat I would finally find one that is good. But alas, I'm too cheap:(

  • Reply Jennifer Whitcomb October 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    owning a cute red coat is a life changer.

  • Reply MommySizedHeart October 15, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Such a pretty coat! BTW: Your hair is getting so long and is beautiful!

  • Reply Jessica October 16, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    That coat is gorgeous!

  • Reply april October 28, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Oh, so pretty! I have a teal raincoat that I love, however we don't really need raincoats that often so if seems like even when I do need it, I forget to wear/bring it. I will have to poke around on Twice!

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