A stylish friend of mine messaged me last week to share an image of a stunning Chloé double-breasted wool-blend cape, beautiful in a shade of emerald green, but eye-waveringly expensive at £2,225. So, in other words: Never. Going. To. Happen. It is so, so beautiful though that it set me off of course on a mission to find some great high-street look-a-like options, or at least viable alternatives at a more reasonable price (which in the case of a great quality cape that doesn’t bankrupt you, I’m thinking should be under £300). Here’s the Chloé version:And here’s what I’ve come with as some possible great alternatives, so if you’re looking to release your inner 60s heroine (think Jane Birkin and Marianne Faithful) or you simply fancy yourself as a bit of a modern-day superhero, then add a cape to your wardrobe collection.
Wool Blend Cape Coat (Black), La Redoute (£89) – buy here.
Long Cloth Cape (Black), Zara (£95.99) – buy here.
Buttoned Cape, Mango (£79.99) – buy here.
Double Breasted Cape Coat, 70% wool, in red from Dezzal – who offer free shipping to the UK – (£64.20) – buy here.
Hobbs Taylor Cape in Black (£174 reduced from £249) – buy here.
Double weave wool ombre cape by Leon Max, from Harvey Nichols (£225 reduced from £325) – buy here.
Original Cape Hepburn Art Harris Tween from Sands and Hall (£285) – sign up to their mailing list and get 10% off your first purchase! – buy here.