Despite all the hate/drama from a previous review of qcute, I would like to say that I will purchase from them again and again. I am constantly given fabulous communication, turn around times that are what I'm told, and excellent products. Questions are always answered within a reasonable amount of time and their prices are great.
You can purchase this coat here: http://qcute.livejournal.com/43305.html#cutid1
Moving on! The Coat!
I wanted an all black winter coat that wouldn't completely break my bank account. I'm moving to Washington state from Los Angeles, so I needed something to keep warm with. Since it's not an every day item that I would wear a lot I decided to forego the brand and brand prices. I'm SO glad that I did because this coat is fabulous. It has a sweet style like AP, but I decided to forego the light colors and go for all black (big surprise with me!). Because the initial stock photo showed white faux fur collar and cuffs, I made sure to ask qcute to see if I could get it in all black. The answer was yes! It seems now they've used mine as a stock photo too for the new color!:)
This coat is very warm. The fabric is a heavy wool blend, and then there is a quilted inner lining for added warmth. The inside flap of the coat is also lined in velveteen, which is a nice touch. The faux fur collar and cuffs are removable, as is the waist bow, so you can have a very simple look. The collar without the faux fur is a black velveteen, and the buttons are black velveteen covered instead. The clear rhinestones are super sparkly and seem to be sewn on quite well.
I'd give this coat a 5/5 for quality. I have only had one brand coat previous to this one, which was the metamorphose teddy bear coat, and honestly this kids yoyo coat has better fabric and quality, especially for the price. The faux fur collar and cuffs are soooo buttery soft and snuggly. I don't know what real AP or BtSSB coats look like quality wise, but I assume this might be comparable since it was better than my meta coat. The construction looks solid and it is very warm. Granted, I'm not used to epic arctic winters or anything.... Extra rhinestones and 2 extra buttons were also included.
For sizing, I'd give the coat a 5/5 as well. I gave them my measurements and it was made perfectly. It fits over my dresses and petticoats just fine.
For pricing, I'd also give a 5/5, this coat was $1160 HKD, which works out to $149.67 USD, plus shipping. I also had a dress and capelet come in the package, so I'm not sure how to divide up the shipping cost, and it will vary by your location anyhow. I definitely feel like I got a wicked deal considering the price.
I also got a bonus free matching beret with cute bows on it! I have never worn a beret before, but, I'm going to give it a shot:)
here are the stock photos in the qcute album: http://s422.photobucket.com/albums/pp305/qutieland/KidsYoYo/Coat/KYC0003/
Here are my photos. Keep in mind that the coloring looks a bit funky. I tried to play around with flash and no flash, but my lighting really sucks in my apartment.
hope this helps some people:)