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Five of the Best: Women’s Duffle Coats

Is there any item of clothing more autumnal than the duffel coat? Evocative of falling leaves and with a heavy ‘back-to-school’ vibe about it, we’re glad to say that it’s at the cutting edge of fashion…so we’ve pucked out our five favourite duffel coats just for you!

Miss Selfridge Duffle Coat in Navy

Duffle Coat in Navy – £65, Miss Selfridge

We begin with a super-smart take on the trend, with Miss Selfridge’s navy blue duffle coat which is slightly A-line in shape but will keep you snug. It fastens up the front with button fastenings as well as those all-important toggles and has two visible zip-up horizontal mock side pockets (in addition to two hidden ones that you can actually keep your hands warm in!). This gorgeous coat is finished off with a thick faux fur trim around the hood.Gloverall Fitted Pannelled Wool Blend Duffle Coat in Green

Fitted Pannelled Wool Blend Duffle Coat in Green – £215 (was £325), Gloverall

Traditional in style but bright in colour, this duffel coat by Gloverall is made from a quality wool-rich fabric and has a hooded neck, natural-coloured toggles down the front placket and large functional patch pockets at either side. If you fancy it in a different hue, it’s also available in moss green, red, brown and blue varieties – each of which is currently available in the sale at over a hundred quid off!Toast Boiled Wool Duffle Coat in Indigo

Boiled Wool Duffle Coat in Indigo – £315, Toast

Wrap up warm this season and the next in Toast’s indigo-coloured duffle coat – it’s fashioned from a warm and heavy Italian-woven boiled Virgin wool and is super-soft as a result. With a timeless, loose cut, it has a two rather sizeable handwarmer patch pockets at the front and a roomy hood with a high neck. It fastens down the front with the traditional horn toggle button and will surround you in comfort as you battle the elements.La Redoute Collections Checked Duffle Coat with Faux Fur Hood

Checked Duffle Coat with Faux Fur Hood – £89, La Redoute Collections

Liven up the dark days of autumn with this duffle coat from La Redoute Collections which is made from a polyester-wool mix in a large white, burgundy and navy blue checked pattern. Fastening up the front with a zip which runs parallel to a pair of navy blue toggles on the bodice of the garment. The mid-length coat is finished off with a hood that’s edged with a fluffy white fake fur trim.

Superdry Brooklyn Duffle Coat

Brooklyn Duffle Coat – £124.99, Superdry

Looking for a warm but smart winter coat? Superdry’s Brooklyn duffle coat is fully lined and made from a wool-rich polyester blend in black. A zip runs down the front, alongside three pairs of toggles, and the cuff bands are finished off with matching buttons. The coat’s hood is trimmed with a detachable brown fake fur trim and two external pockets and the sleeve bears a small and subtle Superdry logo badge.

The Best Checked Wool Mix Coats for Women

Now that summer (what there was of it) is well and truly behind us, it’s easy to feel a bit down in the dumps – so it’s important to add cheer to the days in whatever ways we can. Our wardrobes are a great place to start – especially a warm winter coat with a bit of pizazz. Bearing this in mind, we present our five favourite wool mix checked coats, each of them guaranteed to make your days warmer as well as a bit brighter!Joe Browns Stand Out Check Coat

Stand Out Check Coat – £95, Joe Browns

Not only does this bold checked coat from Joe Browns feature an attention-grabbing orange, burgundy and green colour scheme, it also has some quirky and cool design features. With an asymmetrical collar and slanted button-up front fastening as well as a random arrangement of cute buttons (and a turquoise edging in blanket stitch on one side), it certainly lives up to its name – it’s a real stand-out!

James Lakeland Green Check Wool Mix Coat

Green Check Wool Mix Coat – £98 (was £299), James Lakeland

If you’re looking for an investment piece that will last you years but at a bargain price, you could do worse than get hold of this single-breasted wool mix coat from James Lakeland, which is currently on sale at less than a third of its original price. It has popper stud fastenings, and two large patch pockets at the front, and – should you like the style but not the colour, it’s also available (and at the same bargain price) in pink. Home & Garden Furniture & Lights Electricals Women Men Beauty Baby & Child Sport & Leisure Gifts Offers Back to Search results Home Page Women Coats & Jackets Modern Rarity Eudon Choi Double Faced Wool Check Coat in Grey

Eudon Choi Double-faced Wool Check Coat, Grey – £250, Modern Rarity

This checked Modern Rarity coat has a real designer edge, thanks to Eudon Choi’s exquisite tailoring and choice of oversized cut. It’s been made with a luxurious double-faced wool-rich polyester in charcoal and white and has snap fastenings up the front. With a hem that slants and is longer at the front, this fine garment is finished off with a co-ordinating tie belt and has a draped neckline.Mademoiselle R Checked Coat with Faux Fur Collar

Checked Pink Coat with Faux Fur Collar – £99, Mademoiselle R

Just because it’s autumn doesn’t mean you have to adopt that season’s traditional colour palette – and just looking at the pale pink and yellow pairing on this checked coat from Mademoiselle R lifts our spirits! The mid-length coat fastens up the front with buttons, has two large patch pockets (set at slants) and – of course – a gorgeous faux fur coat in the same vivid yellow colour as the checks.
Junarose Collarless Check Coat With Pocket Detail

Collarless Check Coat With Pocket Detail – £100, Junarose

It’s rather common for plus-size garment manufacturers to steer clear of checks and for that reason we’re delighted to see this lovely grey, black and white checked coat from Danish label Junarose, which is only available in sizes 16 to 20. With functional pockets and a button placket, this collarless coat is made from a stylish wool blend and will add a real sense of style to your autumn/winter wardrobe.

Five of the Best: Faux Fur Bomber Jackets

At just over halfway through the year, the fur bomber jacket might not seem like the most seasonal of items: but then, let’s face it, the weather hasn’t been either! For the time being, it can be a great and potentially live-saving warm cover up for a summer dress on a cooler-than-expected night…with the advantage of being able to see you through autumn and even the winter months. With that in mind, we’ve picked out our favourite faux fur bomber jackets.

ASOS Bomber Jacket In Faux Fur With Metallic Stripe Rib

Green Bomber Jacket In Faux Fur With Metallic Stripe Rib – £45 (was £75), ASOS Collection

If you want your fur to be clearly faux (and we definitely fall into that category), then green is the colour for you! We love the vibrant bottle green of this faux fur bomber jacket from ASOS Collection. The fully-lined jacket is made from a soft-touch fabric and has functional pockets as well as metallic-finish ribbed trims. Fastening up the front with a zip, this fabulous find is currently available with a thirty quid reduction, so act now if you want this one!

Bardot Long Sleeve Faux Fur Bomber Jacket

Long Sleeve Faux Fur Bomber Jacket – £50 (was £109), Bardot

The fluffy, almost feather-like finish on the Bardot long sleeve faux fur bomber jacket gives it a real feminine touch, as does the cropped shape. This fawn-coloured number has black ribbing on the hem, neckline and cuffs, and is another great sale find: it’s currently available in a limited number of sizes at less than half price, so act now and get your hands on a beautiful yet practical garment.

Helmut Lang Faux Fur Bomber Jacket

Faux Fur Bomber Jacket – £695, Helmut Lang

At the designer end of the spectrum we have this black faux fur bomber jacket from Helmut Lang. In classic style, the jacket has an elasticated hem band and cuffs, but has a hood to the rear. It’s made from 100% cupro – a regenerated cellulose fibre resulting from a chemical process that uses the fibres that stick to the seeds of the cotton plant – and has a super-soft, velvety feel.

Boutique Evie Teddy Fur Bomber Jacket

Boutique Evie Teddy Fur Bomber Jacket – £14 (was £40), Boohoo.com

We really did have second thoughts about this one. I mean – teddy fur? Can that be ethical? After some soul searching, we decided that since teddy bears aren’t an endangered species (and also that they’re not real) then we can all wear this Boutique Evie teddy fur bomber jacket with a clear conscience. It’s also available in a nude colour, as well as in this lovely (frankly teddy-coloured) brown, and both have been reduced handsomely.

Stone Coloured Faux Fur Bomber Jacket

Stone Coloured Faux Fur Bomber Jacket – £14.99 (was £34.99), Select

We finish with another number that has a distinct feel of teddy bear about it! Select’s fur bomber jacket would look just as good over a pretty dress as it will with skinny jeans, and it’ll keep you warm too. With elasticated bands at the hem and cuffs, and pocket detailing at the front, this cute jacket is also available in black – and both are currently selling out fast in the sale at a remarkable £14.99 each!