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Recently I found this incredibly insane Chanel faux fur jacket on E-bay for $199.00!!  I really couldn't believe it!  You never know what you will find on E-bay.  After a bit of research, I discerned this jacket was from the Fall/94 collection.  I'm so excited to have this piece in my vintage collection–it's outrageously fun!

Chanel dino 2 

Close up of dino and chanel 

Chanel gold chain
It still has the original $2600 price tag from the Chanel Boutique!

A few days ago, Caroline from the blog Chanel 942 

Chanel 943 

Chanel 944 

Chanel 945 

Chanel941 good 

Chanel 946 

Chanel 947
Furry pink shelf 

Very excited about tonight.  Carol is auditioning for a musical at her school.  She is so brave–I would have never had the courage at 15 to stand up and sing in front of my school.  I'm so proud of her.  Jane and I are taking her out to dinner to celebrate after….


  • Antonia
    January 26, 2010 at 9:42 am

    What an amazing piece to have in your collection! And only $200!?!?!?!?!??! You must have the most amazing fashion karma EVER.

  • Mrs.T, thebaghagdiaries.com
    January 26, 2010 at 9:44 am

    It’s really such a fun piece to have, and a great find indeed! Good luck, Carol!!!

  • amanda
    January 26, 2010 at 9:48 am

    wow, really great find. that lookbook is super inspiring- love the green fur coat

  • Eline
    January 26, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Oh wow! That collection is a dream come true for me! Fluff galore! I cannot believe I hadn’t heard of this collection before! Lucky you for finding such a great vest πŸ˜€

  • sutton
    January 26, 2010 at 9:54 am

    that jacket is killer rad {the dino makes ie}! wish there were more. great find judy

  • Alyssa
    January 26, 2010 at 10:00 am

    yayyyy carol! πŸ™‚

  • elena daciuk
    January 26, 2010 at 10:08 am

    seriously…what a find! amazes me that the chanel tag was still on…those are the best treasures…

  • Pearl Westwood
    January 26, 2010 at 10:22 am

    It goes so well with your dino! Love this collection so fun and light hearted. Good luck to Carol xx

  • sabella
    January 26, 2010 at 10:41 am

    truly a great find and i love the look book!!!
    you definitely need to carry your lil dinosaur when you wear this! matches too perfectly!

  • Amelia Alvarez
    January 26, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Are those Hunter Wellies I see? Incredible they were being used in Fashion Spreads in the 90’s as well. Nouveau Classique!

  • Carly Day
    January 26, 2010 at 11:12 am

    What a beautiful find! I’m slightly jealous, but glad that some who appreciates such amazing fashion has come across such a wondrous piece.
    Give all our luck to Carol, i’m sure she’ll do amazing.

  • Sabina
    January 26, 2010 at 11:34 am

    It’s crazy, indeed πŸ™‚ Chanel would have been my last guess if I didn’t knew the label.
    I hope Carol will get the part, should be so much fun! I wish we’d have musicals and plays in high school too. Schools in Europe are so boring.

  • Style Artisan
    January 26, 2010 at 11:40 am

    What an amazing find! And to then be given the pictures from the look book makes it even more special. What wonderful serendipity!
    I will keep my fingers crossed for Carol. I, too, would never have had the courage to do that. Not at her age and not now, for that matter!
    Keep us posted on how it goes.

  • addictedtoysl
    January 26, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Another one of those popped up on ebay. The seller had 2 of them for auction, the other in black and white.

  • isabelle
    January 26, 2010 at 11:56 am

    i’m sure carol will do great

  • jocelyne
    January 26, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    This looks so “burning man” inspired. Very funky. Check out some of the amazing photos taken out there…….

  • Jill
    January 26, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Cheers and good wishes sent to Carol tonight!

  • Leia
    January 26, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Great jacket! Very funky.
    And wishing Carol good luck πŸ™‚

  • Julia
    January 26, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    This is such a fun piece– so early nineties, and yet in its own way, still so versatile. Stuff like that doesn’t come along too often; glad Carol is doing something artistic, too. Musicals are always a blast to be in, even if you’re only in the chorus. Makes me wish I were in high school again!

  • Mel
    January 26, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Those jackets are so cool! At first they reminded me of Sesame Street, but I love how they’re a variation of the Chanel tweed jacket! Good luck to Carol on getting that part in the musical!

  • Ilse
    January 26, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Oh man, can’t believe there are actually people who LIKE this.
    be honest, if there wasn’t a chanel tag on it, would you EVER have bought it? Or pay almost 200? I don’t think so.
    If you’d seen it in a halloween shop or something you would have laughed about it πŸ˜›

  • Ava
    January 26, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I would just about DIE for a pair of those Chanel wellies– your next eBay conquest, perhaps? πŸ™‚
    Great find, as always!

  • Nathaniel
    January 26, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    That coat is so tacky it’s amazing. Can’t wait to see how you guys wear it in the future!

  • tyulka
    January 26, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    this is what qualities as Fashion Victim piece. Anyone who paid original price for it deserves to have been ripped off. :)))))

  • liz
    January 26, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    great jacket. I’m always surprised by the amazing things you find on ebay, i never find anything

  • Julia
    January 26, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Could you maybe do a post one day about how you make sure that you’re getting the real thing when you buy designer on ebay? You do it so well, and I’m sure you have a ton of helpful tips.

  • Cruz
    January 26, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    That jacket is so crazy!! I wanna see it on you! πŸ™‚

  • oli
    January 26, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    hello lovely lady πŸ™‚
    I’ve never replied to a blog – jumped on the bandwagon late, but I happened to find yours after discovering your daugther’s blog. I spent an entire day going thru your entire history and I have to say that you are one kewl lady. Not only do you have amazing style & taste, but you are so gracious. I love how your always posting blogs of others as well – just shows how supportive you are of others. Keep on doing what you’re doing!

  • chrisdesu
    January 26, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    God…that jacket DEFINES the 90s lol!!! It reminds me of my clubbing days so much!!
    the colours also remind me of the music video for the nightcrawlers ‘push the feeling on’. The girl whos wearing the pink dress and the same shade yellow hair as the Chanel jacket. It was probably inspired by her lol!

  • chrisdesu
    January 26, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    also what are your good ebay finding tips??? I get so put off after 20 minutes….

  • melissa
    January 27, 2010 at 1:00 am

    I’ve never seen an awesome fur like this!
    Great purchase!

  • CC
    January 27, 2010 at 2:48 am

    this is one of ur most inspiring posts yet! i LOVE IT. i love, love, love ebay. it’s my favorite place to shop. and i love seeing all the great stuff u find on there!!!
    the colors are magnificent, the jacket is wild. it is so perfect for u and jane.
    thanks for this brilliant post.

  • yo
    January 27, 2010 at 3:30 am

    Sweet post!
    Good Luck + Happy B-day to Carol πŸ™‚

  • Tatiana
    January 27, 2010 at 9:35 am

    what a great find!
    i love the colors and its great someone found the old ads from ’94!

  • Style Odyssey
    January 27, 2010 at 11:06 am

    i absolutely must start shopping on ebay. i think i need to grow some patience first..!
    that fluffy jacket! so delightfully tacky- i LOVE it. all the ways you could style it…seems endless, really. i saw jane’s post, where she had a giant spider attached to the shoulder. what fun. πŸ™‚

  • Karen
    January 27, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Hooray for the Chanel jacket from eBay! Amazing find, Judy!

  • Catherine at Littlehouse of Style
    January 27, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    So cool that Caroline passed along the lookbook scans! It’s really neat to see how your piece fits into the collection. You should take a photo of it in the same pose as the model!
    I hope Carol had a successful audition. I was really shy as a kid and being in musicals really helped.

  • anne
    January 27, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    hey, judy, I know jane posted about this jacket but would love to see a few shots of you styling it on yourself too–sort of like what you had in vogue where you shared pieces….

  • Deborah
    January 27, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Just noticed the Chris Burden book! He’s such an incredible artist – One of my all – time favourites!
    I’m rooting for Carol….break a leg!

  • K P
    January 28, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Come on – I want to see either you or Jane modelling this with the matching hat !! Surely you could find one or those (and the hand warmer thingy), throw on some black leggings and boots – fantastic.
    Seriously though, I love your personal style and would like more photos of YOU. You are a great inspiration to us fortysomethings as most of your outfits are so wearable and stylish. You have already inspired me to update my shoe collection.

  • ThatGirl39
    January 28, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Wow… what an eBay win! I saw the coat on Jane’s blog… it is gorgeous! I have to say I’m so inspired by the way you both wear these stunning vintage pieces. I wish I had your imagination!

  • saray
    January 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    πŸ˜€ that’s cute!!
    check out the giveaway in my blog – http://myideaoffashion.blogspot.com/

  • suzi
    January 28, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    wow! flashback to san francisco 1994. i was working at the chanel boutique and we couldn’t believe when these came in. i remember selling a cropped white and black one to a girl visiting from australia who had to have it. i thought and said, ‘fur in australia’ and she said, ‘of course! if it’s this one.’ loved the collection and loved her.

  • Olwyn
    January 29, 2010 at 5:08 am

    love the shelves. the jacket, not so much… but if you love it, that’s all that counts, and i’m sure you’ll style it well.
    London Fashion Rocks

  • Masssive Empire - Karyn Lanthois
    January 30, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Really can’t wear it without the dinosaur can you?

  • Anna
    January 30, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Got my fingers crossed luck carol!!!

  • Jessie
    February 11, 2010 at 12:33 am

    I’m always trying to searc for things on eBay, what are some good key workds to use?

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