In our experience, coats are one of those wardrobe staples that really pay dividends when you invest a little more money in them. Of course, that doesn’t have to mean four-figure sums. Rather it could mean hand-selecting premium brands that know how to deliver time-tested designs. Some of fashion’s most famous outwear icons include the Max Mara camel coat, which dates back to 1981, and the iconic Burberry trench that boasts an impressive 100-year history. But there are also plenty of new entries making their presence felt in the market right now, including the oversized luxury of Raey and Saks Potts’s statement-making big-collar energy. They’re classics in the making, for sure.
So if you’re on the lookout for an investment coat, be it a trench or a puffer, we’ve created a rundown of the nine iconic styles that we personally love. Top tip: If your budget is a little tighter, we would definitely recommend checking out sites such as Vestiaire Collective for pre-loved iterations that still have all the elevated designs and quality fabrics but with purse-friendly prices. You’re very welcome. Scroll down to see and shop our edit.