Let's talk about brands! I started thinking about how saturated the streets are with popular brands like Zara, Stradivarius, H&M and such, the moment I bought this navy coat. Don't get me wrong, I love Zara and H&M, I have many items from their collections and sometimes I have the urge to buy an entire collection that's how much I love their designs, but certain pieces are just EVERYWHERE and that is what annoys me the most.
I just always want to have this special sensation of feeling unique when I am wearing something I love and that doesn't happen very often. However, I when I was out with my mom in town, just browsing around for random stuff, my mom actually saw this coat and she insisted that I should try it on - get this, it was the last one and exactly in my size! - so if course, I couldn't resist the design, the cut, the color and how well it looked on me so I had to take it, so this is all her fault!
If it weren't for her, I would have never entered that store, you know why? Because it's not a popular store, it's just a shop that sells clothing in all kinds of styles, mostly office, slightly boring, then you see a modern and yet retro coat like this one! I mean, there are so many surprises in little shops like these and I know we young folk mostly avoid them because they are not popular and most of us want what everyone else has - I really don't get that.
So this coat is made in Ukraine, I barely found the brand on the web, you can check it out HERE if you want, but the site is in...Ukrainian, of course. They seem to have some pretty cool designs though.
Oh and the boots, they are from Giulio, manufactured in Italy, they are made of leather and the quality is awesome, again, I found them in a random shop and I also found a website HERE. I see you can purchase them online, but unfortunately they don't have that many models.
So, in conclusion to this long post, don't avoid random shops, sometimes they can be more expensive than Zara TRF, but you can find so many awesome stuff that can make you feel a bit different than others, because they don't have a mass production so there are only a few pieces in certain sizes, thus the chances of running into another person on the street, wearing the same outfit as you, are much more slimmer.
How do you feel about these so called "random brands" ?
Wearing: VaM coat, from HERE, Giulio boots, vintage gloves, C&A earrings and thrifted scarf