Steal: Selected Simple Mohair Mix Coat

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

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; shipping and returns are free.