1Three-quarter length camel coat, Choice, pounds 59.99. Camel (or blond for those in the know) is still very much around. This coat is perfect for dressing up or down: good with jeans and a T-shirt or over a suit for the office. Choice, for nearest stockist call Freephone 0500 923923.

2.Suede-look three-quarter length coat, Morgan, pounds 139.99. Although not designed for Arctic temperatures, this jacket looks and feels gorgeous. The fake brushed suede looks luxurious without the hefty price tag of the real thing. Morgan, call 0171 436 5255.

3Fleecy jacket, Next, pounds 69.99. Made from wonderfully soft cream chenille (100 per cent polyester - but very convincing), this double-breasted jacket with fleecy lining will keep you toasty in the gustiest autumn wind. Next, for nearest branch call 0116 284 9424; Next Directory, call 0345 100 500

4Black velvet, Morgan, pounds 99.99. With winter approaching there are sumptuous fabrics in abundance and velvet is always a favourite. This jacket from can be worn with big lapels or all buttoned up like a duffle-coat. Morgan, for nearest branch call 0171 436 5255.

5 Fitted `anorak' jacket, French Connection, pounds 100. Zip up with this smart quilted jacket. The practical nylon `quill' fabric will help keep the rain off and the fur collar adds a touch of glamour. French Connection, for nearest branch call 0171 580 2507.

6Leather jacket, Jigsaw, pounds 269. From the top of the range on the High- Street comes this stunning antique-look leather jacket in chocolate brown - this season's key colour. The design is very 60s, and this retro edge, makes it a star buy. Jigsaw, for nearest branch call 0171 491 4484.