Trend Alert: Duster Coats

Best Definition: a woman’s loose, lightweight, full-length coat without buttons, of a style originally worn in the 1920s when traveling in an open car. These days they often have buttons or belts at a futile effort towards practicality; some get suspiciously close to trench coats, but the original design is once again showing up on runways. Our opening shot is Fall 2015-Chanel, Balenciaga, Marni, Chloe.

Until Autumn -Blues


Left: Fleeced Duster Coat by House of Jam– Add some color or a layer in defense of air conditioning. Cosy Oversized, unstructured model in cobalt blue. Fastens with two buttons to the front. Two front pockets. Maxi length. Unlined. Imported so you won’t see it everywhere. $39.00

Right: ASOS Duster Coat (Also available in black, ash blue, cream. pale pink)- Loose and swingy, mid-weight, woven polyester/elastane with textured finish. Notch lapels, press-stud placket, tacked pockets. $109.00

Think Pink


Left: Monki Duster Coat– Pretty color, easy fit. Pulls an outfit together. Textured woven fabric, notch lapels, dropped shoulders. Press stud fastenings.  Pouch pockets. Polyester/elastane. They say this one is machine washable!  On sale $63.00

Right: Dusky Pink Duster (pants on the site)- Lightweight, mixed fiber duster with black piping for a more pulled together look. Add black skirt or pants, or purchase these for a suit look. About 41.5” On sale $24.00

Evening Dusters


We Are Leone Long Silk Duster Coat– This is smashing. Make any ensemble look extravagant with one of these dramatic toppers. Long sleeves. No front closure. 100% silk. Pair with long skirt or silk pants for optimum effect. Imported $590.00



Left: Love Moschino Plaid Duster Coat– Positively on-trend. Looks as good as anything on the runway. Front button closure. Long sleeves. Side hand pockets. Straight hemline. Virgin wool/polyamide/ silk/ polyester. About 54” $1150.00

Right: Toga Contrast Layer Coat– High fashion distinction. Toga cleverly layered a khaki green parka duster over a grey bonded-wool, button-fastening coat with notch lapels. Slip-through front underlayer belt. Two front slanted pockets. It’s oversized in fit, so cinch it in at the waist with the internal drawstring and layer over streamlined separates. $823.00

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Alix Cohen is the recipient of eight New York Press Club Awards for work published on this venue. Her writing history began with poetry, segued into lyrics and took a commercial detour while holding executive positions in product development, merchandising, and design. A cultural sponge, she now turns her diverse personal and professional background to authoring pieces about culture/the arts with particular interest in artists/performers and entrepreneurs. Theater, music, art/design are lifelong areas of study and passion. She is a voting member of Drama Desk and Drama League. Alix’s professional experience in women’s fashion fuels writing in that area. Besides Woman Around Town, the journalist writes for Cabaret Scenes, Broadway World, and Theater Pizzazz. Additional pieces have been published by The New York Post, The National Observer’s Playground Magazine, Pasadena Magazine, Times Square Chronicles, and ifashionnetwork. She lives in Manhattan. Of course.