Fashion design is rarely quite so enduring as a classic coat. With shapes like the trench and parka constantly cropping up again and again, you can be sure that a well tailored choice will be in your regular wardrobe for years to come.
This Balenciaga double breasted check coat has something of the Sherlock Holmes influence, mixed with a very 1960s take on coat shapes. With a mid-thigh hem, slightly nipped waist and a cool collar shape, this coat mixes straight-laced style with femininity.
It’s what we often call an investment, meaning the price isn’t as pretty as the coat at £1475.