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Where to Shop for Really Good Faux Fur Coats

Soft, stylish, and every bit as warm as the real deal.

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Wool and cashmere outerwear has its time and place, sure — but when the temperatures dip into the teens and below, you’ve got to bring out the big guns. For most people, that means a heavy-duty parka — but your other best option is fur, either of the real or faux variety.

If you prefer to go the synthetic route when it comes to fur, there are countless ultra-warm options to choose from in a variety of patterns and styles, like animal prints, stripes, and bright colors. Scroll down to browse some options from the brands that are making the best faux fur outerwear on the market right now.

Considering that Zara’s mastered the art of making previously-unaffordable trends accessible, it shouldn’t shock you to learn that the fast fashion brand consistently puts out the lushest faux fur coats on the planet.

I have, on several occasions, mistaken ASOS’s faux fur coats for the real deal. That’s how good they are, people.

Topshop Star Motif Coat, $170
Topshop Star Motif Coat, $170
Topshop Crop Faux Fur Coat, $170
Topshop Crop Faux Fur Coat, $170

Topshop, too, offers a wide array of plush options. I swear, British brands are just better at faux fur. It’s probably because it’s always overcast and freezing over there!

Mango Faux Fur Jacket, $130
Mango Faux Fur Jacket, $130
Mango Faux Fur Coat, $200
Mango Faux Fur Coat, $200

A few months ago, our associate market editor Tanisha urged you to stop sleeping on Spanish brand Mango. In case you need additional motivation to start shopping, consider that the company’s faux fur coats look really, really expensive — but top out at the $200 mark.

If you’ve got a bit more cash to splash out, give Alice + Olivia a try. The contemporary brand is best known for its sparkly little cocktail dresses, so naturally it’s got some great suggestions for fancy coats to throw on over them.

Shrimps Lassie Coat, $657
Shrimps Lassie Coat, $657
Shrimps Jean Coat, $780
Shrimps Jean Coat, $780

Editors, bloggers, and celebrities can’t get enough of Shrimps designer Hannah Weiland’s imitation fur creations, and it’s easy to see why. Her snuggly coats and jackets come in shades and patterns never found in nature, allowing wearers to flaunt the fact that their fur is faux.

Stella McCartney Sabine Fur Free Fur Coat, $1,158
Stella McCartney Sabine Fur Free Fur Coat, $1,158
Stella McCartney Fur Free Fur Dan Coat, $1,272
Stella McCartney Fur Free Fur Dan Coat, $1,272

Okay, I know what you’re thinking: “But isn’t faux fur supposed to be cheaper than real fur?!” That’s often true, but in the case of Stella McCartney’s “fur free furs,” you truly do get what you pay for. The famously vegetarian designer’s fluffy outerwear is as luxe as it gets.