If You Buy One Coat This Year, Make It This One

Choosing a coat is hard. From late August, when the sun is still shining, new-season styles start hitting stores, and suddenly, even if you thought you knew what your wardrobe was missing, you can be all too easily overwhelmed with choice. From relaxed wool styles and traditional trench coats to smart tailored versions and more maximalist bright faux-fur numbers, there's a lot to decide between.

If, however, you’re after something unique, something that says you know fashion, something so timeless it will truly last forever (and probably become one of those pieces your children think you’re really cool for owning), may I point you in the direction of Mango’s beautiful new leather coat. Yes, it’s high-street(!), so although this real leather piece is still an investment, it’s not beyond the realms of reality, like a similar style from The Row might be. It comes in an ever-flattering mid-length and is made from buttery-soft black LWG-approved leather—that's Leather Working Group to you and I, a not-for-profit organisation seeking to improve the leather industry by promoting environmental care. With a trench-style shape and ties at the waist, put simply, it’s one of those special high-street pieces that only comes along once in a blue moon.


(Image credit: Mango)

Like any really good coat, it’s the kind of style you can throw over the simplest outfit—jeans, trainers and a plain white T-shirt, perhaps—and suddenly your outfit looks polished, cool, and well thought out. Mango’s early autumn offering this year is incredibly impressive and has had all of the Who What Wear UK editors drawing up wish lists as long as our arms. But this coat, along with the brand’s other leather pieces, has to be the highlight of the whole season. 

It’s bound to sell out and be one of those items you regret not buying for many years to come. (I know I certainly will if I wait any longer for it.) But if your budget won’t quite stretch, or you prefer a vegan option, don’t worry—Mango has been kind to us and released a pretty darn good faux version too. It might not have quite the same staying power, but it undoubtedly looks the part all the same. 

It would be cruel to keep you apart any longer, so you can now scroll down to shop the coat and more Mango leather and faux-leather pieces.

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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.