In a season teeming with splashy, editorially friendly trends like patterned suits, over-the-top beading, and statement hats, designers did not entirely lose sight of the practical, many opening their shows with winter friendly, wear-them-to-pieces coats. Fur-trimmed, printed parkas were the story at Altuzarra and Mulberry, while, over at Dries van Noten and Chloé, unexpected details, such as horn and lace, made plain wool all the more appealing. And for the minimalists, Lanvin, Jil Sander, and Rachel Comey whipped up a few frill-free offerings that are far from boring. Sure, the weather might be trending toward balmy from here on out, but, come November, you'll be thrilled at the prospect of bundling up in one of these. And it's best to mark your territory now -- since we're currently in the age of the "It" coat, these things tend to sell out fast. Click through to see the fifteen best options from fall 2012.BEGIN SLIDESHOW
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