Camel coats were everywhere at the autumn / winter collections. Hermes did them in belted cashmere, Prada's offering was palest camel with three-quarter sleeves, and Nicole Farhi's was double- breasted with fold back cuffs. But while they cost big bucks, this little number from Boules is a Big Bargain. Made in wool / cashmere, this single-breasted coat sits above the knee with gentle shaping at the waist and flap pockets. Boules also have a matching knee-length skirt (pounds 49.95) and trousers (pounds 70). Boules have been around for 14 years now and this coat is typical of their current collection - directional and great value for money. AB

8 Boules wool/cashmere 'Duke' coat, pounds 195 available in sizes 10-14 from 22/24 James Street, London WC2; Allders of Croydon, 2 Northend, Croydon, Surrey; 6 New Bond Street, Bath, Avon; 25 The Pavillions, High Street, Birmingham; 68 Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol; 5 Rose Crescent, Cambridge and 35 St Ebbes Street, Oxford. Inquiries 0171 379 7848.