2013 Runway Metiers d’Arts Chanel Purple Tweed Tartan Coat

Exceptional runway documented pre-Fall 2013 Chanel tartan coat from the Metiers d’Arts collection. Inspired by “the brutal romance of Scotland and the imagined meeting of Mary, Queen of Scots and Coco Chanel – two fashion queens,” said Karl Lagerfeld. The show was presented at Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots and this exact coat is seen here in Look 6 from the collection.

The tartan mix is a warm burgundy, indigo blue and black tweed that has been box pleated at the lower skirt to mimic the pleating arrangements of a Scottish kilt. The oversized trench design is faux double breasted with magnificent pearl and purple enamel buttons reminiscent of a shield. The button design is mirrored at the four front pockets, lapels and the cuffs. There is a sash tie belt at the waist, and it is half lined in silk.

In great pre-owned condition with no issues, the sizing tag has been removed but we feel it best corresponds to a French 40, US 8 or UK 12. The Circa team has all tried this on and in our opinion, unless you are tall, this is too large for UK size 8, or US 4 and below. It’s a great fit from UK size 10, US 6 upwards and will comfortably go to a UK 16 or US 12. A long trench coat from Chanel is close to £12,000 new and our client recalls that this was over £10,000 when purchased. A great investment purchase from a renowned collection.

Bust - 50 in. (127 cm)
Waist - 44 in. (111 cm)
Hip - 46 in. (117 cm)
Length - 42 in. (107 cm)
Shoulders - 20 in. (51 cm)

Pickup available at CIRCA VINTAGE

Usually ready in 24 hours


Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

Can I cancel my appointment?

You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

Do you have parking?

We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

How do I get there by public transport?


Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


Wandsworth Road (13 min walk) – Westbound to Clapham Junction / Eastbound to Dalston Junction

What payment methods do you accept?

Cash, credit/debit card, bank transfer, contactless, Paypal