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My Vintage 1950’s Leopard Faux Fur Coat

Me in my Faux fur vintage coat

Me in my Faux fur vintage coat

I love my original 1950’s vintage Leopard skin faux fur coat, I love it so much so that I want to share it with the world!

Its not to everyones taste, some say its naff and reminds them of Julie Goodyear character ‘BET LYNCH’ in Coronations Street.

But to me this coat means a lot, not only is it vintage and an original 50’s FAUX FUR (which pleases me even more) but it also has history behind it, as its a family heirloom…..

In the 1950’s my great nana whom was a very well dressed lady purchased this coat from a posh shop in Grimsby’s Freeman Street (shame Freeman St is not so posh any more)

Me in my vintage faux fur coat

The coat then was passed down to my nana (who sadly passed away in April this year) making the coat even more special.

When my parents married in 1967 it was then passed to my aunty Chris, who proudly wore it to my parents wedding, (see pictures below)

Aunty chris wearing the vintage coat at my parents wedding with nana behind

Aunty chris wearing the vintage coat at my parents wedding with nana behind

I had always loved and admired the coat, and dream’t of wearing it, my wish was granted in the mid 90’s my aunty Chris then passed it down to myself.

I love the coat to pieces, its in mint condition and is gorgeous, forever I will cherish it.

To me its a family heirloom.

love it or loathe it?

My parents wedding photograph, with my aunty christine in the leapoard coat, nana and great nana

My parents wedding photograph, with my aunty christine in the leapoard coat, nana and great nana

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