The “Jenny” Jacket

Sometimes to get a little inspiration for my weekly posts I “window shop” my favorite online vintage stores.  Usually after looking through a couple of them I begin to form loose ideas about what I want to write about.  And last week when I reverted to this in order to avoid an oncoming writer’s block I stumbled across a fabulous trend for winter. Now it may be just pure coincidence that my fave shops were carrying similar things OR like the southwestern prints post, it could be that this vintage 70s trend is making a come back. (BTW I was out shopping last week and I saw southwestern prints everywhere! I was so proud of myself!)

So, what is this item that I am so elated about?  I’m sure you’ve already been able to guess, but it’s a suede 70s jacket.  BUT not just ANY suede 70s jacket..the “Jenny” Jacket (as I’ve so cleverly coined it!). “Jenny” coming from one of my fave movies “Forrest Gump” where her hippie character is seen on more than one occasion sporting a suede brown maxi jacket with fur trim.   Anytime I see this certain type of jacket I think of Jenny and her 70s hippie self!  So, you can imagine how many times my brain processed this thought enough to make me want to dedicate a whole post to it! I desperately hope the “Jenny” jacket is coming back.  It’s such a sleek style.  Tight fitted with voluminous fur framing the face, smooth suede or leather toasting your body and (in some cases) a wrap around belt to cinch at your waist.  Just thinking about what I have in my wardrobe to go with this statement piece fills me with childish giddy excitement! I might have to get one even if it’s not back in style!  And it might have to be one of these amazing “Jenny” jackets I found among some of my fave sellers:

Check out these FABULOUS “Jenny” Jackets!


Vintage 70s Suede
Boho Jacket

What the Seller Says:

Gorgeous suede coat from the 70s. buttery soft pumpkin colored suede with giant faux fur collar. Beautiful stitching on coat breast with tan leather woven stripes. Self fabric covered buttons. Fully lined, inseam pockets at hips. great condition but there is wear and spots (could possibly come out with a professional cleaning), and there is a missing belt (belt loops on hips)..

Vintage 70s Faux
Fur Hippie Jacket

What the Seller Says:

Vintage 70’s Nutmeg color Suede Leather Hippie Boho Coat Jacket. Light/Midweight Suede. Faux Fur collar and cuffs. Zipper up front. Tiny skinny slim fit. Fully lined on the inside with a light quilted lining. Super cool!

Vintage 70s
Chocolate Jacket

What the Seller Says:

Amazing vintage 70s suede jacket! The HUGE comfy faux fur collar will keep you warm for sure! Soft and pliable chocolate suede with caramel colored collar, two front buttons, attached belt and two front pockets. Chevron stitching design on the chest, back and pockets. Quilted lining. In great condition with no odors, lining is in great condition as well. Made in Argentina of cow hide suede.


Vintage Lola
Suede & Shearling Coat

What the Seller Says:

Vintage 70’s perfectly fitted suede & shearling mini coat. Princess seaming. High waist. Hook closures. Looks like under one arm was hand stitched up. Excellent condition.

Vintage 70s Sienna
Suede Jacket

What the Seller Says:

Vintage 1970s sienna shearling fur jacket. Soft suede jacket features a zip up front, shearling fur trim. Two front pockets. Lined. Excellent Condition.

Vintage 70s
Fur Princess Jacket

What the Seller Says:

Vintage 1970s sienna shearling princess coat. Soft shearling fur coat features a tailored princess fit, hook eye closure front, two front pockets. Shearling fur lined.


Vintage 70s
Leather Jacket

What the Seller Says:

Foxy Brown Leather Jacket from JC Penney. Removable fake fur collar. Size sm. Great condition. Button front with leather tie belt. I think this could easily be unisex. Wonderfully broken in vintage condition… a coat to last a life time.

Vintage 70s
Double Breasted Coat

What the Seller Says:

awesome vintage suede leather jacket – bohemian chic with soft plush lambs wool collar, full quilted lining, double breasted front closure and tie belt… coat has front slouch pockets with gold buckle details… while this little coat is in very good vintage condition, it does show very slight discoloration distress along edges of cuffs and along front edge… adds to her character – she’s awesome!

Vintage 70s
Fitted Suede Jacket

What the Seller Says:

This coat is so retro and so amazing!!! It is tan colored suede with leather zip-up, stitched on pockets and a zipper close. Big bushy faux fur surrounds the cuff as well as the collar and it is lined with quilted orange fabric. The coat in good condition, however has a slight spot on the front right side.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cara Bloom
    Nov 17, 2011 @ 11:17:25

    Agreed! Mine too!!!
    In High School, (coincidentally) right before Almost Famous came out in theaters my best friend found a dead ringer for the Kate Hudson (as Penny Lane) coat; all so known as The “Jenny” Jacket! 😉

    …As usually Luv- amazing blog & more than spot on!!


  2. MegansBeadedDesigns
    Nov 17, 2011 @ 12:39:41

    I have a couple of simulator jackets, and I absolutely LOVE them. One in particular, that looks like it is made up of a patchwork of several different colors of leather. But the faux fur trim is the best.!


  3. mousevox vintage
    Nov 17, 2011 @ 14:05:32

    great picks! suede & fur is such a lovely combination.


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