We don't need to tell you that the best coats usually sell out at lightening speed—so why did we wait till the first week of January and a freezing cold snap to get our butts into gear? Fortunately for us, the Great British High Street is still serving warm-coat realness on a regular basis, with many fresh styles still filtering into stores and online. These also sit alongside killer sales finds, so if you missed the first batch of coats way back in August (so long ago!), there's still a chance for redemption.
Just this week, we've heard of Sienna Miller, Gigi Hadid and Sophie Turner all picking up cosy new coat styles from Mango, and we all know how an affordable piece of outerwear can garner great fashion kudos. Remember the waiting list for that pink M&S coat from a few years back? Or how about last year's jacquard Zara number that racked up so many fans it even gained its own Instagram account (@thatcoat)? Rely on us to find the heroes amongst the high street with this edit of 21 of the best—all of which can be delivered in a snap.
We've shopped all your favourite high-street stores, from Weekday to French Connection, to find the coats you really ought to buy now. While the must-have teddy has gone south and turned in to a maxi coat at Warehouse, statement animal prints have taken over at the likes of AllSaints. Add to this the classic car coat getting a revamp at Miss Selfridge in this season's most coveted colour. From as little as £40, here's our edit of the best high-street coats.
This will go with just about everything.
It's Maren's cosy puffer.
Throw this on with jeans and ankle boots for instant polish.
Our pink-coat love is still going strong.
If you're a biker-jacket girl at heart.
Giving us life.
A tad more expensive, but worth it for the quality.
So much bang for your buck.
Something very classy—and on sale—from Mango.
For when you've already got your plain coat quota sorted.
One of the coolest curve coats we've spotted so far.
Uniqlo's down coats are the warmest of them all.
Enjoying this soft colour palette.
It's actually really hard to find a plain navy coat—bravo, John Lewis.
This looks so good on.
Great with tonal hues.
Next up: warmer thoughts and your S/S 19 trend guide.
This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.