Given the size of my New York City apartment, not to mention its complete lack of closet space, I should not be allowed to own as many coats as I do. Yet, 50% of my home's capacity for stuff is made up of them, from trenches to wool dress coats to cropped styles made of shearling and leather. To the dismay of my boyfriend, the coats are taking over. But that's never stopped me from buying another when one comes along that's simply too irresistible to pass up. And with this year's selection already shaping up to be dangerously tempting, I doubt 2023 will be the year that it does.
The no-doubt most-wanted coat of the season is one that's long, tailored, and sleek, akin to the ones debuted by the likes of Khaite, Saint Laurent, and more brands in recent seasons. But once you've checked that box, there are still plenty of chic options to focus on next, from scarf coats (I finally caved and bought the Toteme one earlier this season) and leather trenches to shearling jackets and peacoats. Shop this year's most desirable coats, as chosen by a certified outerwear fanatic, below.