The one fashion question I'm asked the most by my friends is, "Where is the best place to buy a winter coat?" Whatever budget you're working within, a winter coat tends to take up a large chunk of your clothing budget, and so it's a purchase that takes some consideration.
If you're able to invest in a luxury label or want to find the best the high street has to offer, below you'll find the 12 brands that I think you can always depend on when it comes to outerwear. It'll be no surprise to you that a Max Mara coat is our ultimate purchase, however at the contemporary level I'm also always impressed by London-based label Shrimps, new name from Copenhagen Stand Studio and Joseph. When it comes to the high street, the Scandinavian brands really do coats like no other, as Arket, COS and & Other Stories are my ultimate go-to's.
Keep scrolling for the 12 coat brands that I think you can always rely on to deliver on both style and quality.
Let's start with the best of the best, shall we? Italian fashion brand Max Mara creates the most beautiful coats, whether you're after a cosy teddy-bear coat or a classic camel belted style.
Totême is created by fashion blogger Elin Kling, and has quickly become a favourite for wardrobe staples. Jennifer Lawrence has the Annecy wool coat, confirming it as one of the most sought-after coats out there.
Contemporary label Stand was launched in 2014, and creates beautiful, impactful faux-fur coats. From bright colours to statement shearling, these are coats for people who want something head-turning. .