I know it's a bit soon (although it does feel like winter today) but who does the best ones? I've looked at them for the past couple of winters but can never bring myself to buy one cause they are usually so ugly but I sometimes see women wearing them looking very chic & European. Where do they get them from?
They had a fabulous down-filled black coat in Zara the other day - all the winter stock starting to come in. It had a high curved neck to nestle into and looked quite fitted throughout so not too bulky either.
It's one of the few ones I've seen that didn't look overpadded with big Michelin bands.
Saw it in Nice, south of France which seemed to make it more chic and European
Have a look at Lands End when their new winter things are in..I have to admit I find virtually everything they sell really frumpy but don't let that put you off. I have a couple of really nice padded down coats from them bought in the last couple of years and they are not at all Michelin man-like.
Land's End always do loads of down coats and jackets, and they are not bad looking actually. Often will be waterproof too. They don't just make "outdoor grandparents" kit, some things can be quite stylish, and really well made.