Steal: Selected Simple Mohair Mix Coat

Tuesday, November 01, 2011 • Permalink • 

Selected Simple Mohair Mix Coat
The coats are calling. Their siren song luring unsuspecting fashionistas into deep racks filled with rich wools, luxe cashmeres and faux-furs that cost more than the real thing. If only I had the bank account to handle snapping up two or three of those multi-thousand-dollar confections...

Ok, back to reality. Gorgeous, unique, fashion-forward coats can cost a pretty penny. You know, the ones from labels like Helmut Lang, Opening Ceremony and Maison Martin Margiela. This new steal find has a similar architectural look as those pricey brands, but at a fraction of the cost.

The Simple Mohair Mix Coat from Selected features a high funnel neck collar and concealed button front -- both hallmarks of the vibe cultivated by the above-mentioned designer labels. The construction is a grey-black polyester/ wool blend that they evidently believe looks like mohair. Personally, I'm tres allergic to actual mohair, so I'm digging the basic poly/ wool blend. The coat is accessorized with a leather belt that has a silver pin closure, yet another fabulous detail. And, all of this fabulousness can be yours for under $300. It's a coat dream come true.

→ Buy the Selected Simple Mohair Mix Coat, $287.52, at asos.com; shipping and returns are free.