A friend was kind enough to inform me that the Bowpark Rain Jacket which I love (and consider an indispensable part of my wardrobe) has been re-released this season in two colors (black and navy). And luckily, just in time for Bloomingdale’s F&F sale (take 25% off on orders over $250, no code needed). The Bowpark Rain Jacket was one of my favorite purchases of 2016 (arguably my favorite from that year) and remains the jacket that I travel with for much of the year, as it has a detachable warmer vest that makes it suitable for most temperature ranges. As I mentioned below, the A-line shape is forgiving, so your normal Burberry size will work. Some other (Burberry) picks for the Bloomingdale’s F&F sale: Burberry Heritage Sandringham Mid-Length Trench Coat, Burberry Tringford Raincoat, Burberry Kensington Long Trench Coat, Burberry Heritage Kensington Mid-Length Trench Coat, Burberry Copford Quilted Jacket, Burberry Heritage Sandringham Short Trench Coat, and Burberry Baughton Quilted Coat.
It rains infrequently in Connecticut, where I live. Even in especially wet springs, the average monthly rainfall doesn’t exceed five inches. This amount of rain (or lack thereof) made it difficult to justify spending several hundred dollars on a designer raincoat, but I couldn’t be dissuaded.
For those who live in rainier places and value looking chic even in a downpour, the Burberry Brit Bowpark Raincoat may be a sensible splurge. This durable coat is designed for all seasons, with a removable wool-blend liner that adds warmth and weight and a detachable hood. While it isn’t warm enough for New England winters, I can see it being an adequate option for those who live in places with mild winters.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Bowpark (with a generous A-line shape) fits larger compared to other Burberry styles (though those with wider shoulders or larger chests may want to order their normal size).
|Zara Tweed Dress with Layered Skirt | Burberry Brit Bowpark Raincoat | Chanel Westminster Flap | Ann Taylor Pearlized Crystal Statement Necklace | Michael Kors Runway Oversized Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Watch | Kate Spade Heart of Gold Idiom Bangle | Urban Outfitters Opque Tights | Zara Court Shoes (similar)|
If I were to nitpick, I would say my least favorite thing about this raincoat is that the signature Burberry check is used sparingly (lines the lower part of the sleeves, under the collar, and as piping in the hood).
This style can be found on sale, though don’t count on bargain basement prices. A reasonable discount is 25%-30% off.