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The 10 Best Shearling Jackets and Coats to Love this Season

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It’s coat and jacket season! And we’re sharing our edit of 10 of the best luxury designer shearling jackets and coats for women to stay toasty and on-trend this winter, including from top brands like Acne Studios, Etro and Nili Lotan.

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Last year’s ubiquitous teddy bear jacket was a sartorial solution to a very real problem. The fluffy cocoons gave us the plush comfort we craved as we re-entered society after the worst months of the pandemic. They were adorable and like the lovable stuffed animals of our youth, felt like a warm hug at just the right moment.

best luxury designer shearling jackets and coats for women, including Acne Studios, Etro and Nili Lotan
The best luxury designer shearling jackets and coats for women, including Acne Studios, Etro and Nili Lotan.

This winter’s shearling coat trend is an elevated interpretation of the teddy bear jacket. First created by ancient Scots clansmen, they still evoke a rugged and wild sensibility. In the first and second world wars, shearling became a part of the iconic look of the utilitarian bomber jacket worn by pilots as they ascended to the (very chilly) skies. As we wear them in the streets today, we’re still carrying on that legacy. When you wear a shearling coat, you’re over being cute. You want to maximize warmth but look tough and sophisticated while doing it.

But it will cost you a pretty penny. Sheepskin, of course, is obtained from sheep. But shearling is shorn from young lambs and they’re known to be warmer than duck or goose down and lighter than fur. The best quality shearling coats have softer wool and thinner leather to form that magical combination of being super warm and lightweight at the same time. A full-length coat will be the most expensive as multiple pelts are needed and must be matched and cut by skilled artisans.

Ahead, we showcase some of the best luxury designer shearling jackets and coats to shop this winter. From investment-worthy designer coats to faux shearling novelty jackets, here are our 10 picks to weather the season in warmth and style.

10 best luxury designer shearling jackets and coats this season

1. by malene birger

Rooted in Scandinavian cool, this elegant coat is actually one of those rare two-in-ones where you’ll actually want to wear both sides.

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BUY NOW: $3,900.00.

2. acne studios

Achieving that rakish aviator look is effortless with this leather and shearling trimmed jacket. While it’s a great everyday option, we also love it as an unexpected choice over an evening wear look.

shearling jackets and coats style Winter

BUY NOW: $2,800.00.

3. hudson jeans

We’re always trying to find a coat in a rich color that can be worn as a neutral. In a faux shearling, this hunter green coat is distinctive enough to stand out from the sea of black coats.

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BUY NOW: $595.00.

4. etro

Etro’s shearling coat leans into a bohemian wanderlust vibe with colorful embroidery and beading. Pair with flared jeans and clogs for a fresh take on winter white.

shearling jackets and coats style Winter

BUY NOW: $7,990.00.

5. nili lotan

We can always count on Israeli designer, Nili Lotan for chic and timeless clothes with the most flattering tailored fits. This ultra-plush curly shearling jacket looks sophisticated and modern with its cropped length and clean lines.

BUY NOW: $2,795.00.

6. patrizia pepe

Equal parts relaxed and glamorous, we think this reversible faux shearling coat instantly elevates any ensemble but would look especially stylish over wide legged trousers or a shimmery, diaphanous skirt.

BUY NOW: $623.00.

7. zadig et voltaire

Crafted from plush faux shearling, this swingy silhouette with an oversized collar and pieced trim epitomizes the effortless Parisian chic the label is famous for.

BUY NOW: $598.00.

8. dawn levy

From the oversized shearling cuffs and leather trimmed welt pockets to the standout buckle collar, this coat from the New York City-based outerwear brand makes an understated but luxurious impression.

BUY NOW: $1,995.00.

9. proenza schouler

If you’re in need of a dressy coat, look no further than this polished and elegant design combining a buttery double-face wool melton with plush shearling collar. In fact, it makes us want to buy tickets to the opera and ballet stat.

BUY NOW: $3,490.00.

10. apparis

A glam take on the aviator, we’re loving this vegan shearling trim jacket in a festive metallic gold for all the upcoming holiday events.

BUY NOW: $395.00.

The 10 best shearling style jackets and coats to love this Winter

We’re certainly eyeing all these styles here on the East Coast as the temperatures are finally  dropping below 50! When it comes to the ultimate winter layer, the shearling coat has you covered.

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