For someone who lives in what anyone off the island of Manhattan would consider a shoe box, I own a lot of coats. From floor-length styles made of wool and leather to insulated puffers for running in the coldest of temperatures, my collection checks off every box. Yet when I saw brands start to drop their fall outerwear offerings a few weeks ago, I felt a familiar feeling creep up—the same one that led me toward buying the many coats I already do own.
Despite promising myself that this year would be different and that I wouldn’t once again invest in a coat, or coats, I don’t technically need, it seems the options this season are just too good to resist. At this rate, I’m going to need an entire storage unit dedicated to my growing outerwear collection. On the bright side, at least I won’t have to worry about frostbite once winter eventually arrives.
Ahead, shop the coats that broke me down with as little as one glance.