When I think of a leopard coat my mind immediately reverts to the “Thrift Shot” song by Macklemore.

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Although Macklemore doesn’t wear a leopard fur coat in this image, I still make a connection between his “Thrift Shop” song and anything leopard print. Well, actually, more so with any animal print coats specifically. Coming from a European background, I have a few friends and family members who have pushed animal print clothing on me. As much as I love animal print, I can’t seem to disassociate them from being tacky. Maybe not so much leopard shoes or a leopard scarf, but I still can’t come to terms with a leopard coat. As much as I love how Macklemore rocks this tiger fur jacket, I still can’t see myself pulling off an animal print coat. But, for those of you who think you can rock an animal print coat, specifically leopard print, take a look a great list of choices here: http://www.result.ly/Search/leopard%20coat

Since the leopard trend has recently come into the fashion world, the prices for any sort of leopard jacket has skyrocketed. Whether the leopard coat made from real fur, fake fur, or simply made of a thin material, it’s difficult to find a leopard coat under $100. For example, I found a pretty (lighter shaded) leopard print coat made by Dian von Furstenberg. Given that it is DVF its inevitably expensive. This beautiful (yes, I am calling this leopard coat beautiful) coat is one that I would consider wearing.

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For one, this leopard coat isn’t made of fur, which takes out the tackiness from it. Also, the specific shade of leopard is perfect. Its not too dark. I love when animal prints are played around with. For instance, I recently purchased a leopard print scarf, but the shade was a grayish/blue. This DVF leopard coat is also a great length and thickness in the fabric. Its not as warm as a synthetic fur jacket, but its perfect for Spring, Fall, or even for summer’s night.

However, DVF comes at  a price. This leopard coat costs $795. Let’s go on a little tangent about price. Why don’t they just round to $800! I understand the tactical purpose behind this price listing. Since you immediately spot the “7” it seems that much cheaper than if it was listed at anything with an “8” in front of it. Well, anyway at $700 or $800 there is not too much of a difference because both dollar prices are a large amount to shell out for a lighter jacket.

As much as I like this DVF leopard coat, there are many cheaper options. I found a cute leopard coat on sale at Free People.

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Although this leopard coat is the dark shade that I don’t usually go for, I love that the jacket is made out of wool. This jacket used to be priced at $298, and is now on sale for $99! Definitely a great bargain. The coat is also made out of wool, which makes the price worth your money. I am all about having nice fabrics that will look nice after you wash them, and last for more than a few wears.