Shopping Guide: The Chicest Overcoats

October 24th, 2008

I’ve always been big on coats - they’re the first thing you notice about an outfit from far away, and they’re a great opportunity to make a statement.  So it’s no surprise that one of my favorite Fall fashion traditions is to add a new winter coat to my wardrobe.  Since the best coats stay in your wardrobe season after season, they’re an investment piece.  Look for one that’s versatile - but also one that fits just right. Go on, coat up!

AE Belted Peacoat
AE Belted Peacoat | $119.50 at American Eagle

Wool Blend Duffle Coat
Wool Blend Duffle Coat | $99.50 at Old Navy

Belted Coat
Belted Coat | $128 at Gap

AE Buffalo Check Peacoat
AE Buffalo Check Peacoat | $129.50 at American Eagle

Short Peacoat
Short Peacoat | $198 at Banana Republic

Textured Swing Coat
Textured Swing Coat | $198 at Banana Republic

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sasha  |  October 24th, 2008 at 4:55 am

    Love this site! These coats are all lovely, but 3/4 sleeve coats, while more than adequate in warmer climates like California, aren’t terribly practical where the weather gets cold elsewhere. How’s about a couple more full-length sleeve suggestions?

  • 2. Kathleen  |  October 24th, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Sasha I agree about the 3/4 sleeve coats.

    I am digging the buffalo plaid coat though, ever since it was featured in an earlier post. Might have to check that one out in person.

  • 3. Trisha  |  October 26th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Good points, Sasha and Kathleen. We’ll have to do another roundup with Real Winter Coats :)

  • 4. nobody  |  October 26th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Why do you always pimp AE all the time? Did they pay you off or something?

  • 5. Trisha  |  October 26th, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    We feature clothes that we love–clothes that we would (or do) wear ourselves. It just so happens that we like AE’s style, especially for the prices.

    But to answer your question, nope, we don’t get anything for featuring AE’s clothes. They’re not advertisers, and we don’t have an affiliate account with them.


  • 6. S.  |  November 2nd, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    I *love* winter coats, and have been looking for a brown one. I saw that the Duffle Coat from Old Navy came in brown, so I ordered it. I shouldn’t have been surprised– Old Navy isn’t known for great quality– but I was extremely disappointed in the cut of the fabric as well as its feel– it was not lined, and the fabric was scratchy, and not in a scratchy-wool way, but a scratchy-cheap way. I also fell in love with the purple Belted Coat from the GAP, and just saw that it is 30% off in stores right now, so less than $100. The fabric is of fairly good quality, the coat is lined, and the cut is flattering. Plus, the color is to die for. So you can guess which coat I will be wearing this winter.

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