The classic trench coat was created by Thomas Burberry in 1901 as a UK military raincoat, and in later used it was released to the masses as a practical & essential item for surviving inclement weather. Traditionally available only in khaki, beige, black gabardine, this fashion staple is now available in every color of the rainbow and every possible fabric combination. For fall wear a traditional trench with sophisticated tailoring, or spice things up with patent leather, prints, or statement sleeves for a fun, fashionable fall.

row 1: Rag & Bone Macintosh Trench Coat $516 @ Shopbop; Diane von Furstenberg Thorne Trench $465 @ Shopbop; Juicy Couture Canvas Trench Coat in English Sky $428 @ Shopbop; Theory Kamalia Trench Coat $475 @ Shopbop; Burberry Trench Swing Jacket $950 @ Saks; Burberry London Double Breasted All-Weather Trench $650 @ Nordstrom; Banana Republic Green Trench coat $188;

row 2: Development Mandarin Collar Trench Coat – Black $796 @ Active Endeavors; Gryphon The Distressed Mini – Ink $530 @ Active Endeavors; Nanette Lepore Belted Trench $460 @ Bergdorf Goodman; Burberry Prorsum Cotton Sateen Trench $1,895 @ Nordstrom; Bebe Flared Trench coat $129;

row 3: BB Dakota ‘Hilda’ Plaid Trench Coat $98 @ Nordstrom; J crew Cropped trench $198; MICHAEL Michael Kors Patent Trench Coat $199 @ Nordstrom; BCBG Max Azria ‘Alexandra’ Trench Coat $278 @ Nordstrom; Maria Trench in Red $68.50 @ Delias; Banana Republic Black Button Trench coat $168;

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1 Comment on Trench Wars

  1. Thumb-Elina
    August 10, 2007 at 3:25 pm (10 years ago)

    Hi! You have an amazing blog! 😀 I would like to live in New York too. :>