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Best of New York Shopping 2004

Best Coats


  • Photo by Peter Berson
  • Burberry

    9 East 57th Street, 212-371-5010

    Hers If you think the only coat to buy at Burberry is a double-breasted camel trench lined in that tired old tartan, you are so wrong. Women should take particular note of the exceptional Prorsum collection by Christopher Bailey (pictured), which combines Burberry’s classic tradition with edgy styling to such chic effect that it dragged Kate Moss out of runway retirement.

    His There are interesting updated trenches for men, but has anyone really improved on Burberry’s custom, made-to-measure classic? Available in a number of colors and, yes, a variety of linings (tartans and solids alike!) and cashmere warmers, it’s foolproof.

From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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