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15 Classic Wool Coats Under $400

Sometimes a simple beige coat is the way to go. Photo-Illustration: by The Cut; Photo: Retailer

On the coldest days of the year, nothing will keep you warmer than a good coat, but extra-cozy outerwear sometimes comes off as schlumpy. That’s where a classic wool coat comes in. It’s the smart basic that you can throw over any work outfit. But if yours is starting to look a little worse for the wear, or you’re just in the mood for a new version, there are plenty of options for $400 or less. Whether you want a subtle pattern, a slouchy robelike option, or something with personality, click ahead to shop our favorites.

The Surprise Favorite

When a wool coat costs $116, it’s fair to be skeptical, but if reviews are any indication, this coat is a surprise winner. It has a timeless silhouette that’s perfect to wear for any occasion.
Available in sizes 0 - 18.

If You Love Bold Details

Free People Penelope Wool Coat

Yes, plaid is bold, but its loose fit, muted color, and waist tie make this a go-to coat for running errands. Pair it with your favorite sweatsuit and winter boots.
Available in sizes XS - XL.

The Under-$150 Find

This coat is a balance of luxury and comfort. It would look just as good with a sheath dress and heels for work as it would with a pair of jeans and sneakers for running weekend errands.
Available in sizes M - XXL.

If You Love a Dramatic Detail


The voluminous puff sleeves on this elegant coat will make any outfit more interesting.
Available in sizes XS - M.

The One That Looks Vintage

If you like a coat that gives you chic Parisian edge, this is the one for you.
Available in sizes 0 - 12.

If You Love Being Cozy

Being cozy can’t also mean looking put-together. Throw this on (even with sweatpants) and you’ll be good to go.
Available in sizes U.S. 0–18.

The Sale Find

If you’re looking for a wool coat in an oversize fit at a decent price, you’ve found it.
Available in sizes XS–XL.

Because You’re a J.Crew Fanatic

You know what you like. And it definitely includes this cheerful pastel-pink coat.
Available in sizes U.S. 00–12.

If You’re a Minimalist

Mango Handmade Wool Coat

You won’t find crazy stitching or flashy buttons here, but you can extend the lapels to keep your neck warm when there’s a breeze.
Available in sizes S - L.

The Festive Option

An elegant cherry-red coat feels appropriately merry and bright.
Available in sizes XS – XL.

If You’re Sick of Black

Charcoal is a nice alternative to the sea of black wool coats you see every winter. If you want a teensy bit of color, it also comes in camel and grey.
Available in sizes XXS – XL.

If You Want to Be Slightly Trendy

It’s a coat with a scarf attached; what else do you need?
Available in sizes XS – XL.

If All You Want Is a Good Black Coat

Sometimes the simplest coat is the hardest to find, but this one ticks all the requirements: Clean lines, quality fabric, and sharp shoulders for a tailored-looking fit.
Available in sizes XXS - XXL.

If You Favor Classics

A classic camel coat is necessary for every wardrobe. Its tailored cocoon silhouette is also perfect for layering.
Available in sizes 3XS - 4XL.

If You Love Camel Coats But Want Something New


Why not try camel’s lighter cousin, beige? Sleek lapels and a dropped shoulder make this one look like it should cost twice as much.
Available in sizes XS – XXL.

This article was originally published on November 12, 2020. It has been updated throughout. If you buy something through our links, New York may earn an affiliate commission.

15 Classic Wool Coats Under $400