Got the winter blues? Wrap up and embrace the season with our selection of toasty coats and jackets. Order online, or ask about click and collect if shops are in your travel radius.

Minimalist outerwear

For something a bit more cool than cuddly, go metallic in an Ikia jacket from Nique. Oozing Melbourne street cred, it’s unisex and lightweight with snap button fasteners. Crafted from shiny black polyurethane to beat the rain, there’s more to this blouson than good looks. Keep it monochrome with a white top and you’re ready to hit the laneways.

Plaid print jackets

Check out the Katie coat from Alpha60, a boxy-cut beauty in grey and red. There’s room to move in this loose-cut design, made in a mid-weight wool blend. Finishing above the knee, the fully lined coat closes with a single button. Your chequered Katie Coat will dress up trousers or add casual flair to a skirt.

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Alpha60 Chapter House

Brazilian bombers

Zip into a Latin or South American coat specially curated by Melko. Artisan design Bia is an ultra-casual bomber jacket in a subtle khaki pattern. Hip length for added protection against the cold, it’s elasticated at the waist and wrists. It’s a done deal for a walk in the park on a sunny winter’s day.

Oversized sweaters

The Glaze sweater from Kuwaii has been a cult favourite since 2015, and it’s easy to see why. The versatile jumper in charcoal boiled wool is hip-length and flattering. Its turtleneck collar keeps out those chilly breezes and the double patch pockets are deep. Made in Melbourne, it ticks all the boxes for comfortable winter wear.

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Kuwaii Cathedral Arcade

Slim-fit coat

Select your colour. Purple or red, blue or turquoise. Or black. Paddington’s Cali slim-fit coat is belted and fully lined to keep out the cold. Wear the collar folded down when it’s cool, or buttoned up when it’s chilly. A match for work days or a night on the town, the Cali is a timeless classic in a cosy blend of cashmere and wool.

Linen look

Top your thermals with the Ilona linen jacket and pretend it’s winter no more. This distinctive loose-fitting garment by ELK can be worn two ways. Pair with woollen tights as a below-the-knee dress, or add matching wide-leg pants to wear as a jacket. Super stylish, it’s pleated at the back and comes in black or pine.

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ELK

Cashmere comfort

UK designer Jil Sander is back at Uniqlo, perfectly timed for the mid-year months. The Chester cashmere-wool-blend coat is an understated winner, flaunting her signature modernist look. Available in dark grey, black or navy, it has a relaxed silhouette with a belted back. The fit is roomy, so it’s ideal for layering.

Retro trench coats

Button and belt yourself into a classic trench coat from Vintage Sole. There’s a range to choose from, but the standouts are iconic brands by London Fog. Go for double- or single-breasted, straight cut or flared. Designs so classic are pretty unique, so you can be sure to stand out in the crowd.

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Vintage Sole

Mohair cardies

Nique’s luxuriously soft mohair-blend cardigan is so glam, it will take you from brunch to late-night supper. With spandex for stretch, this hip-length black wrap-knit is tailor-made for snuggling. The two extra-deep front pockets will keep your hands warm as raisin toast. It’s guaranteed to be your new winter wardrobe staple.

Down-filled jacket

It might be wet and cold out there, but The North Face puts Melbourne’s frosty weather to the test. Their ski-style Aconcagua is water resistant and insulated. Not only is it filled with goose down, it also has Heatseeker side panels for added warmth. The zip-up padded jacket comes in de rigueur black but we love the metallic pink.

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