9 Designer Coats to Buy Now and Love Forever

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. 

Burberry Trench

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It might be over 100 years old, but the Burberry trench is still going strong. Keep an eye out for vintage iterations online. 

ACNE Studios Leather Biker

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@lizzyhadfield

The biker might be back in the spotlight for 2022, but really, it's a perennial favourite, and ACNE has the ultimate offering.

Saks Potts Fluffy-Collar Coat 

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A more recent entry, Saks Potts has become known for its statement-making leather styles that work for both weekend casual and parties. 

Barbour x AlexaChung Jacket

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Barbour has long been a go-to for walkers and countryside dwellers, but thanks to Alexa Chung's collaborations, it is now a fashion-world staple. 

Prada Puffer

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@threadsstyling

There have been plenty of puffers around in the last two years, but Prada's offering never fails to sell out. It's a cold-weather hero—that's for sure. 

Totême Wrap Coat

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Inspired by the calf-skimming tailored coats of the '80s and '90s, Totême's wrap coat is a verifiable contemporary classic.

Blazé Milano Blazer

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@RosieHW

With a celeb following that includes Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Blazé Milano has got the art of tailoring down to a tee. Opt for white or navy for a versatile and elegant look.

Max Mara Wool Coat

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@basicstouch

First appearing in 1981, Max Mara's camel coats have become a byword for timeless luxury. This is one to pass down to the grandkids. 

Raey Oversized Coat

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@alexisforeman

Exclusive to Matches, Raey's fuss-free luxury has become a success story among the fashion crowd. At the top of our wish list? The brand's oversized wool coats.