By Mary Wheeler
St. John’s Bay Cashmere Blend Peacoat
JCPenney – WestFarms Mall
500 WestFarms Mall
Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 561 3024
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-9:30pm; Sunday 11am-6pm; Monday 10am-6pm
This quintessential classic peacoat is a must-have in any closet. Made of soft cashmere, wool, and nylon blend (available in fun colors like red, magenta, and gold) will perk up any gray day. Hitting at the waist, the double-breasted button front perfectly down-plays a larger chest, while the cut of the shoulders creates a slimming silhouette. The princess seams and button detailing on the sleeves adds a sophisticated and clean look to the overall appearance of the coat. Extremely versatile, this coat will pair well with khakis, jeans, skirts, and dresses and is priced at $119.99-$134.99.
Hooded Woolen Walker Coat with Belt
Burlington Coat Factory – Brass Mill Center
495 Union Street
Waterbury, CT 06706
(203) 597 0388
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 12pm-6pm
This single-breasted coat is the perfect mixture of warmth and style. Available in classic colors (black and grey), this wool blend coat is tailored and fully lined; adding an extra boost of luxe to this piece. The chunky wrap-around belt is great for creating a waist-line, while the cuff strap detailing and decorative big buttons add a strong structural dimension to the coat. This military-inspired coat is a great way to experience the popular Menswear trend this fall.
An added bonus: coat comes with a removable hood; perfect for staying warm on those chilly days. Find it for only $69.00.
Coffee Shop Plaid Pea-Coat
Target – Enfield Square
90 Elm Street
Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 741 2676
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 11am-6pm
This super cute, double-breasted pea coat (available in Navy and Olive) is perfect for those young at heart. The vertical and horizontal bold stripes throughout the entire coat are not only trendy, but they perfectly play up a smaller frame. Unlike most pea coats that are made of a wool-blend, this light-weight coat is made mostly of cotton and polyester; perfect for the beginning of fall. Hitting right at the waist, the two-front pockets and collared neckline are playful details that add to the overall structure of the coat. This durability of this coat makes it a great pick for a weekend road trip or stroll through the park and is only $49.99.
Jessie G. Alpaca Wool Blend Toggle Coat
Sears – Westfield Mall
470 Lewis Avenue
Meriden, CT 06451
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-9:30pm; Sunday 11am-7pm
This royal plum coat will leave you feeling like royalty. The seamed empire-waist cut perfectly highlights an hour-glass figure while sliming over problem areas. Made of 85% wool, this coat provides plenty of warmth-taking you straight from fall to winter. The faux leather trim provides an elegant feel while the black leather toggles add a more rustic flair. The detachable hood and hidden front zipper add unique detailing to the coats overall shape. Looking for a longer coat? Check out the Long Wool Walking Coat in Camel, $79, a chic and sophisticated option appropriate for any office setting.
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Mary Wheeler is a New York City publishing professional and freelance writer whose work has appeared in Redbook, Hamptons, Aspen Peak, Time Out New York, MensJournal.com, and AOL’s Patch.com. Wheeler is a graduate of Lyndon State College where she majored in English and Journalism.