Kmart's $35 teddy shacket a bargain version of winter trend

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Now’s a great time to stock up on everything you need for winter with loads of Aussie retailers offering savings. And one trend that has been popping up in a lot of people’s shopping cart is the shacket.

A cross between a shirt and a jacket, it’s a great layer to have in your wardrobe for when it’s too cold for a cardi but not quite chilly enough for your puffer jacket.

$35 Kmart shacket compared to a $900 designer shacket
The $35 Kmart shacket left and right compared to a $900 designer one in the centre. Photo: Instagram/thisisgenevieve_, NET-A-PORTER, Instagram/luxeandlemonade

Not to mention it’s super easy to style; the shacket looks great with a pair of mom jeans, teamed with a cute mini skirt or over a knit dress. They’re not as formal as a blazer but a bit more structured than a cardigan, and the teddy and flannelette varieties are extra soft and cosy.

Kmart has gotten in on the trend, releasing bargain caramel $35 teddy shacket at their autumn/winter launch last month that’s been doing the rounds on Instagram. It looks a lot like this $900 design on NET-A-PORTER, with a similar boxy fit but a wildly different price tag. The look still costs almost $500 at David Jones as well.

Meanwhile ASOS has seen a 130 percent increase in searches for shackets in the past year, with their Commercial Design and Visual Director, Vanessa Spence, telling Yahoo Lifestyle, “Shackets are the perfect transitional piece to take our customers from Spring/Summer into Autumn/Winter and vice versa, making them super popular with our global audience.”

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“The shacket is ideal for layering and can be styled back with a summer dress as easily as it can be thrown on with a pair of 90s style baggy jeans.”

She says shackets with neutral colours and checked prints have been the most popular for them, followed by pastel and tie-dye designs.

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If you’re in the market for a shacket, we’ve rounded up a few styles on sale during Click Frenzy.

Shackets currently on sale

This longline beauty from Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle-approved brand & Other Stories is a classic brown and caramel plaid made of recycled wool, and it’s down from $330 to just $176.

plaid longline shacket
This cosy shacket buttons right up to the collar and is currently reduced by 46 percent. Photo: ASOS

Another plaid design at an even more affordable price is this $58 design from Nasty Gal which has been reduced by 60 percent.

plaid shacket on sale
This comfy plaid shacket normally retails for $146.

This super cool black denim shacket from All About Eve is down to $70 from $100.

black denim shacket
We love the fringed hem on this one. Photo: The Iconic

This cute grey shacket from ASOS has a contrasting borg collar and is on sale for $66.

petite grey shacket
The price of this petite shacket has been reduced by 46 percent. Photo: ASOS

Also significantly discounted at the moment is this Boohoo plaid shacket which is on sale for $62 instead of the regular $125 when you use the code ‘frenzy’.

Lilac plaid shacket
Lilac featured heavily in the northern hemisphere over winter and looks great in this $62 design. Photo: Boohoo

This blue faux-leather design from Top Shop is also on sale, reduced by 30 percent to $70.

faux leather Polyurethane shacket
TopShop has this Polyurethane shacket on sale. Photo: The Iconic

For the full list of retailers offering discounts for Click Frenzy Mayhem this week, click here.

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