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THE 50 BEST: HATS, SCARVES AND COATS FOR WINTER

The wind is chill, the clouds racing, and there's moisture in the air. Summer's gone and it's time to wrap up for the coming deluge in hat, coat and scarf. But what to wear? And where to buy it? Our expert winter warmer Beth Dadswell has the season's fashion forecast Photographs by John Knock

1

KOOKAI

Chocolate-brown mohair wrap coat; belted and long, so you can pretend that you are still in bed! How much: pounds 200. Stockists: call 0171-937 4411.

2

LOUISE KENNEDY

Scarlet shearling side-fastening coat. Ultra-luxurious and warm - a real investment. How much: pounds 800. Stockists: call 00353 16620056.

3

AMAYA ARZUAGA

Black felted wool evening coat with wool embroidery. Perfectly suited to an evening at the opera. How much: pounds 550. Stockists: Harrods, Knightsbridge, SW1; call 0171-935 9393.

4

SCOTCH HOUSE

Cream wool duffel coat with patch pockets and a detachable hood. How much: pounds 595. Stockists: 2 Brompton Rd, SW1; call 0171-581 2151.

5

SCOTT HENSHALL

Denim and Liberty-print open-front day coat. Nonchalantly tied at the neck, this coat oozes style. How much: pounds 295. Stockists: call 01429 282744.

6

CALVIN KLEIN

Cream wool belted coat with concealed fastenings and a high collar - very New York. How much: pounds 1,140. Stockists: call 003902 550501.

7

RIVER ISLAND

Black-and-gold chinoiserie embroidered coat with fake-fur collar and belted waist. How much: pounds 140. Stockists: call 0181-991 4759.

8

KATHERINE HAMNETT

Tye-dye print felted wool funnel-neck coat. The season's must-have, so start saving now. How much: pounds 450. Stockists: call 0171-287 6767.

9

PAUL SMITH WOMEN

A low-waisted map-print belted coat in modern fabric. How much: pounds 525. Stockists: 122 Kensington Park Road, London W11; 0171-379 7133.

10

ALLY CAPELLINO

Fawn concealed-fastening A-line coat with bell sleeves; the heavy jersey is incredibly warm. How much: pounds 300. Stockists: call 0171-935 2735.

11

YMC

Navy felted wool cape, with storm-cheater collar, ideal for outdoor terrain. How much: pounds 340. Stockists: 6 Conduit Street, W1; call 0171-613 5293.

12

RED OR DEAD

Blue neoprene funnel-neck coat, with interesting circular pocket detail. How much: pounds 125. Stockists: call 0114-2737827.

13

JOSEPH

Scarlet padded funnel-neck coat: like wearing a duvet. How much: pounds 205. Stockists: 26 Sloane Street, SW1; call 0171-590 6200.

14

BOXFRESH

Navy waxed-cotton high-collared coat with zip - just throw in your bag. How much: pounds 65. Stockists: 2 Shorts Gdns, WC2; 0171-612 0000.

15

H&M

Dove-grey cotton padded high-collared coat. How much: pounds 54.99. Stockists: 261-271 Regent Street, W1; call 0171-255 2031.

16

SISLEY

Brown long padded coat with utility-sized pockets. How much: pounds 129. Stockists: selected branches of Benetton nationwide.

17

OASIS

Grey mohair dip-dye coat with charcoal stripe. An unusual high-street buy. How much: pounds 100. Stockists: call 01865 881986.

18

LA REDOUTE

Camel wool single-breasted fitted coat - very Helmut Lang. How much: pounds 69.99. Stockists: mail-order enquiries, call 0500 777777.

19

FRENCH CONNECTION

Fawn concealed-fastening three-quarter-length coat. Very practical. How much: pounds 220. Stockists: 249 Regent St, W1; 0171-399 7200.

20

WHISTLES

Flamingo-pink wool Jackie O coat, guaranteed to get you noticed. How much: pounds 285. Stockists: 12 St Christophers Pl, W1; 0171-487 4484.

21

STRENESSE

Black-and-white wool-knit Sixties-style coat, with carefully concealed pockets and endless style. How much: pounds 620. Stockists: 0171-287 6767.

22

SPORTMAX

Turquoise-and-grey mohair blanket coat. One of the best this season. How much: pounds 470. Stockists: 32 Sloane St, SW1; 0171-287 3434.

23

ELSPETH GIBSON

Oatmeal angora utility-luxe funnel-neck coat. Not for rolling around in the mud in. How much: pounds 780. Stockists: 7 Pont Street, London SW1; call 0171-235 0601.

24

NICOLE FARHI

Chocolate-brown alpaca funnel-neck coat with deep pockets and endless warmth and comfort. How much: pounds 599. Stockists: 158 New Bond Street, London W1; call 0171-499 8368.

25

WAREHOUSE

Fawn concealed-fastening funnel-neck coat. This is the one to buy if you are on a budget.

How much: pounds 90. Stockists: 19-21 Argyll Street, London W1; call 0800 915 9902.

26

JOHN ROCHA JEANS

Cream moleskin military-style coat with high funnel-neck and Velcro fastenings. Extremely soft and strokable! How much: pounds 273. Stockists: 60F Sloane Avenue, SW3; call 0171-838 0017.

27

LA REDOUTE

Mocha laser-cut funnel-neck coat. By cutting the fabric with a laser, the edges are left raw, giving the coat a modern feel. How much: pounds 89.99. Stockists: mail-order enquiries, call 0500 777777.

28

EPISODE SPORT

Steel-grey zip-up funnel-neck coat. Light and practical. How much: pounds 169. Stockists: 172 Regent Street, London W1; call 0171-589 4279.

29

JEAN CLAUDE JITROIS

Scarlet kid-leather biker jacket with padded-elbow detail. This is the jacket to buy if you feel like treating yourself!

How much: pounds 950.

Stockists: 6F Sloane Street, London SW1; call 0171-245 6300.

30

ARMAND BASI

Charcoal wool soft-edged funnel-neck jacket. The soft and unstructured silhouette makes this a more casual option.

How much: pounds 138.

Stockists: call 0171-359 5859.

31

BURBERRY PRORSUM

Cream zip-up motocross jacket. This coated-cotton jacket in a modern style is part of Burberry Prorsum's fantastic collection this season.

How much: pounds 885.

Stockists: call 00800 28723779.

32

PRESS & BASTYAN

Press & Bastyan gunmetal-grey cotton padded cropped jacket with zip detail and lining. This would look great with a pair of jeans or a fitted A-line skirt.

How much: pounds 150.

Stockists: 17 Neal Street, London WC2; call 01622 763211.

33

MORGAN

Cream-and-black-trim jacket with quick-release belt - for quick-release situations!

How much: pounds 79.

Stockists: 393 Oxford Street, London W1; call 0171-383 2888.

34

LK BENNETT

Black fitted-leather biker jacket, a great alternative to the ubiquitous Gucci jacket, this is far more affordable and just as luxurious.

How much: pounds 299.

Stockists: call 0171-491 3005.

35

HIKARU NOGUCHI

Lilac Fair Isle-knit bobble hat. Amazingly soft and cosy - a joy to wear on a cold winter's night.

How much: pounds 50. Stockists: Browns, 23-27 South Molton Street, London W1; call 0171-813 0883.

36

QUIKSILVER

Purple knitted "Apple a Day" skull cap: practical, colourful and a little bit cheeky.

How much: pounds 18.

Stockists: call 0171-836 6350.

37

ABAHOUSE

Beige Canadian bear-trapper hat in faux sheepskin, for hardcore outdoor terrain, How much: pounds 70.

Stockists: call 0171-355 4654.

38

GAP

Black-and-grey knitted pixie cap, guaranteed to get a few "cute" comments.

How much: pounds 10. Stockists: call 0800 427789.

39

GAP

This taupe wool fisherman's hat will get you stroked a lot due to its luxurious fluffiness.

How much: pounds 18. Stockists: call 0800 427789.

40

TOP SHOP

Turquoise-and-maroon knitted pixie cap, with ear flaps to prevent wind-chill.

How much: pounds 7. Stockists: Oxford Circus, London W1; call 0800 7318284.

41

ORLA KIELY

This red felt skull cap has an unusual design that keeps your head incredibly warm but is not for the shy.

How much: pounds 37.50. Stockists: call 0171-585 3322.

42

AUDREY ANG

White rose-and-bird-embroidered pixie cap, lovingly hand-knitted and beautifully finished.

How much: pounds 119. Stockists: for mail-order enquiries, call 0171-727 1515.

43

JO GORDON

Multi-stripe long wool scarf, perfect for wrapping endlessly around your neck, or simply let it hang down to your knees.

How much: pounds 95. Stockists: Whistles, 12 St Christophers Place, London W1; call 0171-681 0230.

44

ARMAND BASI

Silver velour padded scarf with futuristic undertones and in a fabulous soft fabric - perfect for the millennium.

How much: pounds 182. Stockists: call 0171-359 5859.

45

LA REDOUTE ISABEL MARANT

Turquoise wool striped scarf with fringing, for blustery days,

How much: pounds 27.99.

Stockists: for mail-order enquiries, call 0500 777777.

46

HIKARU NOGUCHI

Lemon-yellow and navy herringbone shawl, ideal for draping across shoulders. A natural progression from last season's ubiquitous pashmina.

How much: pounds 250.

Stockists: Paul Smith, Westbourne House, 122 Kensington Park Road, London W11; call 0171-813 0883.

47

KINGSHILL

This cream metallic beaded wrap is so extremely soft and warm that you won't want to take it off when you get indoors!

How much: pounds 295.

Stockists: for mail-order enquiries, call 01494 890555.

48

PAUL SMITH ACCESSORIES

This multi-stripe scarf is not too heavy, and could be worn by your man as well.

How much: pounds 60. Stockists: Westbourne House, 122 Kensington Park Road, London W11; call 0171-379 7133.

49

MARTIN KIDMAN

Raspberry-and-black angora striped scarf, with tassel ends to twirl seductively!

How much: pounds 70.

Stockists: Tokio, Brompton Road, London SW3; call 0171-823 7310.

50

LUCIEN PELLAT FINET

Luxury grey cashmere school scarf with chocolate-brown stripe. If you want to treat yourself this winter, drop into this shop and feast your eyes on oodles of cashmere!

How much: pounds 85.

Stockists: 9 Pond Place, London SW3; call 0171-589 1755.

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