THE 50 BEST: HATS, SCARVES AND COATS FOR WINTER
Saturday 25 September 1999
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.
Scarlet shearling side-fastening coat. Ultra-luxurious and warm - a real investment. How much: pounds 800. Stockists: call 00353 16620056.
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.
Cream wool duffel coat with patch pockets and a detachable hood. How much: pounds 595. Stockists: 2 Brompton Rd, SW1; call 0171-581 2151.
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.
Cream wool belted coat with concealed fastenings and a high collar - very New York. How much: pounds 1,140. Stockists: call 003902 550501.
Black-and-gold chinoiserie embroidered coat with fake-fur collar and belted waist. How much: pounds 140. Stockists: call 0181-991 4759.
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.
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.
Fawn concealed-fastening A-line coat with bell sleeves; the heavy jersey is incredibly warm. How much: pounds 300. Stockists: call 0171-935 2735.
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.
RED OR DEAD
Blue neoprene funnel-neck coat, with interesting circular pocket detail. How much: pounds 125. Stockists: call 0114-2737827.
Scarlet padded funnel-neck coat: like wearing a duvet. How much: pounds 205. Stockists: 26 Sloane Street, SW1; call 0171-590 6200.
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.
Dove-grey cotton padded high-collared coat. How much: pounds 54.99. Stockists: 261-271 Regent Street, W1; call 0171-255 2031.
Brown long padded coat with utility-sized pockets. How much: pounds 129. Stockists: selected branches of Benetton nationwide.
Grey mohair dip-dye coat with charcoal stripe. An unusual high-street buy. How much: pounds 100. Stockists: call 01865 881986.
Camel wool single-breasted fitted coat - very Helmut Lang. How much: pounds 69.99. Stockists: mail-order enquiries, call 0500 777777.
Fawn concealed-fastening three-quarter-length coat. Very practical. How much: pounds 220. Stockists: 249 Regent St, W1; 0171-399 7200.
Flamingo-pink wool Jackie O coat, guaranteed to get you noticed. How much: pounds 285. Stockists: 12 St Christophers Pl, W1; 0171-487 4484.
Black-and-white wool-knit Sixties-style coat, with carefully concealed pockets and endless style. How much: pounds 620. Stockists: 0171-287 6767.
Turquoise-and-grey mohair blanket coat. One of the best this season. How much: pounds 470. Stockists: 32 Sloane St, SW1; 0171-287 3434.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steel-grey zip-up funnel-neck coat. Light and practical. How much: pounds 169. Stockists: 172 Regent Street, London W1; call 0171-589 4279.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Purple knitted "Apple a Day" skull cap: practical, colourful and a little bit cheeky.
How much: pounds 18.
Stockists: call 0171-836 6350.
Beige Canadian bear-trapper hat in faux sheepskin, for hardcore outdoor terrain, How much: pounds 70.
Stockists: call 0171-355 4654.
Black-and-grey knitted pixie cap, guaranteed to get a few "cute" comments.
How much: pounds 10. Stockists: call 0800 427789.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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