Are We Warming Up To Cape Coats?

What do you think of the cape coat trend for fall? On the one hand, you might feel a bit like Samantha of the American Girl dolls. On the other, you get a lightweight jacket for crisp weather that’s different and chic. For the most part, merch in stores is hugely expensive—think thousand-dollar Marni and Balmain pieces right off the runways. Yet, more affordable versions of the coat are popping up. If you want to get in on the high-end look, think about altering the feel with these cute picks. You can also scour eBay, which has some nice vintage jackets at the moment. After the jump, the deets on our four more accessible picks.

  1. Drive friends green with envy in this sweater version? At least you’d stand out in the crowd. [$245, DKNY]
  2. We have to play favorites with this A.P.C. number, which looks just like a little schoolgirl’s thanks to a navy hue. [$200, A.P.C., La Garconne]
  3. For slightly colder weather, this belted wool Spiegel cape comes fully lined. [$99, Spiegel]
  4. You know something’s a trend once American Apparel somehow gets in on it. Theirs is a super-affordable fleece version, with a hood to boot. [$65, American Apparel]