Bvlgari Celebrates Ramadan and the Wonders of Love with a Devoted Campaign

Bvlgari Celebrates Ramadan and the Wonders of Love with a Devoted Campaign

Mthayel Al Ali. Photo: Courtesy of Bvlgari
During the holy month of Ramadan, the sensation of love is stronger than ever. With the emotion taking form throughout our lives, from within friendships and family to kindness and compassion, Bvlgari is celebrating just that with the Wonders of Love, its Ramadan campaign highlighting the feeling in an immersive film set in the beautiful landscapes of the Middle East.
The film features inspiring personalities such as singer Mishaal Tamer, calligrapher Noha Raheem, aerialist Yasmin Baker, pilot Ahmed Fareed and Emirati businesswoman Mthayel Al Ali. The campaign highlights their love for their crafts and friendship as they are pictured seated at a candlelit dinner in the vast desert. With the campaign following five characters from the Middle East, the film remains symbolic, with five representing the Roman numerical symbol ‘V’, a prominent feature of the brand’s logo.
Mishaal Tamer. Photo: Courtesy of Bvlgari
Bvlgari has also revealed an exclusive Ramadan capsule of limited edition and mesmerizing pieces. The ultra-feminine fan-shaped motif necklace in the iconic Diva’s Dream collection is reimagined in new shades of deep blue, reminiscent of a Roman night. A highlight is the rose gold Serpenti Seduttori watch, exclusive to Saudi Arabia. The one-of-a-kind piece is a triple threat, embellished with a malachite dial, a diamond-paved bracelet, and a crown set with a breathtaking pink rubellite, a soft color resembling love.
Bvlgari’s latest offering for the season also includes four new accessories. The iconic Serpenti Bag is painted in metallic nude-colored calf leather, remaining subtle and elegant for the holy month but instilling a touch of luster. For a look that dazzles, the Serpentine Tote illuminates the collection with a touch of decadence; crafted in gold-hued material, it remains a show-stopping piece for your arm this Ramadan.
Yasmin Baker. Photo: Courtesy of Bvlgari
The Bvlgari Ramadan capsule is now available online and in select boutiques.

Watches and Wonders 2023: Zenith Re-boots Pilot Watches 

Watches and Wonders 2023: Zenith Re-boots Pilot Watches 

Zenith in 2023 highlights its aviation watches with two new models, the Pilot Automatic and the Pilot Big Date Flyback. 
Both new watches, which Zenith debuts today at the 2023 Watches & Wonders, will be available in newly designed steel or black ceramic cases.
The new Zenith Pilot Big Date Flyback, here in a black ceramic case.
The Pilot Automatic will be offered as a 40mm three-hand time and date watch while the Pilot Big Date Flyback offers a 42.5mm chronograph with both a large date display and a flyback function.
The new Zenith Pilot Automatic, in a 40mm steel case.
The flyback function allows the wearer to quickly reset the chronograph to zero and then restart it by a single push of a button. Historically, this allowed pilots to record consecutive times without stopping. 
Both designs update Zenith’s long-standing pilot collection. Those familiar with the watchmaker may recall that Zenith in 1888 actually filed a trademark for the French term “Pilote” and filed for the English “Pilot” in 1904. Zenith today remains the only brand to hold the rights to mark its dials with ‘Pilot.’
In the early 20th century the watchmaker specialized in watches and dashboard instruments for pilots, notably supplying Louis Blériot, who made history by making the first flight across the English Channel in 1909. 
Pilot Automatic
In addition to the new case design, Zenith gives this model a distinctive flat-top round bezel.  Zenith satin-brushes the steel case version and micro-blasts the black ceramic model to give it a contemporary matte finish. On the watch’s black opaline dial Zenith fits oversized Arabic numerals in traditional early 20th-century pilot style. The dial’s horizontal grooves are meant to mimic the look of corrugated metal on the fuselage of older aircrafts.
At 6 o’clock above the date window, Zenith adds a new flat luminescent hour marker to replace an Arabic 6. This white line recalls the artificial horizon instrument found in cockpits. A similar line is found just below the date on the Pilot Big Date Flyback.
Seen through the sapphire display back is Zenith’s El Primero 3620 high-frequency manufacture movement, which delivers a power reserve of sixty hours when fully wound. Zenith will supply straps to match both models: The black ceramic version is delivered on a black cordura-effect rubber strap as well as a khaki rubber strap.
Zenith supplies the steel model on the same black rubber strap, but adds a second strap made of vintage-like brown calfskin leather. Of course, these straps can be easily swapped with the quick-release mechanism integrated directly into the back of the straps.
Pilot Big Date Flyback
Powered by the new El Primero 3652 automatic high-frequency chronograph (a new version of the Zenith El Primero 3600), the new watch displays its namesake functions with panache.
The steel model is especially notable for its vintage ‘Rainbow Flyback’  references with its chronograph’s minutes totalizer finished in alternating colors, which will make it easier to distinguish between the five-minute marks.
In addition, the steel model’s central chronograph seconds and its chronograph minutes hands are bright orange. This is another nod to the Zenith El Primero Rainbow from 1997. 
The model’s black ceramic version offers a more utilitarian look with luminescent white markers and hands that contrast nicely against a black corrugated dial. On both models, the date display features a new, patented mechanism that advances and stabilizes both of the big date’s wheels in less than 0.03 seconds.
Zenith will deliver the new Pilot Big Date Flyback in ceramic with a black and khaki rubber strap. For the steel version Zenith includes the black rubber strap and a brown leather strap.
Pilot Automatic – Black Microblasted Ceramic: $9,600 
Pilot Big Date Flyback – Black Microblasted Ceramic: $13,500
Pilot Automatic – Steel: $7,500 
Pilot Big Date Flyback – Steel: $11,500
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Also for Watches and Wonders 2023 Zenith debuts an all-black micro blasted titanium Defy Revival Shadow, with a matte black dial ($7,400).
Zenith’s new Defy Revival Shadow.
Additional all-black debuts include the Defy Skyline Ceramic ($15,000), which features a black galvanic dial with a sun-ray finish, and a new Defy Skyline Skeleton Ceramic ($17,000), with an open dial that highlights a blackened large central four-pointed star.
The new Zenith Defy Skyline Black Ceramic.
The watch’s skeleton movement features black bridges and main plate.
The new Zenith Defy Skyline Skeleton Black Ceramic.

Everything you need to know about the first-ever Egypt Fashion Week

Everything you need to know about the first-ever Egypt Fashion Week


by Camille Macawili
1 hour ago

The Egyptian Fashion & Design Council (EFDC) announced last Tuesday, March 21st, the launch of the first and official Egypt Fashion Week (EFW) titled: “Past, Present & Future”.
Taking place from May 12-15, 2023, EFW will celebrate Egypt’s rich heritage, civilization, culture and future – a vision and direction that combines years of inspiration, craftsmanship and resources that allows Egypt to be recognized as a formidable player in the industry.
“Inspired by the rising number of emerging designers and growth of the local fashion industry, we knew the time had come to show the world our pool of creative talents and local cotton and textile industry. Egypt Fashion Week has been almost four years in the making, but this is what it took to be 100% sure that we will deliver an event that will hold its par with established and recognized fashion weeks around the globe and impress our Egyptian and our international guest that includes distinguished fashion industry leaders and media,” shares Susan Sabet, EFDC co-founder, during the press launch.

The event will kick off with an opening night on May 12th at the Egyptian Museum, featuring the “Best of Egyptian Designers” fashion show followed by a gala dinner.
The following two days will be held at the Museum of Agriculture, which will be opening its doors for the first time after five years of renovation for EFW. On the grounds will be the runway shows co-produced by Austrian-based creative agency Creative Headz. Along with the catwalk shows, there will be exhibitions from fashion, accessory and jewellery designers and showcases of local and international fashion schools, featuring The Azza Fahmy Design Studio, Fashion & Design Center, Cairo Design District, FAD Dubai, and Creative Space Beirut.
A number of panel talks by local, regional and international fashion industry leaders in the fields of design, education, craftsmanship, production, retail, sustainability, women empowerment, and finance will coincide during the 3-day event, with distinguished guests and influential speakers.
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The ultimate Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr 2023 gift guide for her

The ultimate Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr 2023 gift guide for her


by Sarah Joseph
5 mins ago

With small gestures going a long way, gifting during Ramadan and Eid is the best way to show your appreciation for all your loved ones.
From sophisticated fragrances to ornate jewellery pieces, this gifting edit features an expansive selection of products that will be perfect during Iftar time as people gather at one of the family members’ houses and break their fasts together.
Add this edit to your bookmarks as we’ll add more hero buys for gift inspiration to treat your loved ones or yourself this Ramadan and Eid.
Swipe through our edit of gifts hand-picked to make your shopping process a whole lot easier.

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In pics: 10 of Sheikha Mahra Al Maktoum’s most refined fashion moments

In pics: 10 of Sheikha Mahra Al Maktoum’s most refined fashion moments


by Sarah Joseph
1 hour ago

Her Highness Sheikha Mahra bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, daughter of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is known for her luxe sartorial choices.
Seen visiting several openings and attending new launches in the UAE, Sheikha Mahra is continuously spotted in striking new outfits.
Known for her abayas in various pastel hues, Her Highness is constantly impressing her fans by giving them inspiration on what to wear next.
With her active Instagram page, Emirates Woman has curated a gallery of the best looks which we simply can’t take our eyes off.
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The 20 Best Wool Coats for Women That Transcend the Seasons

The 20 Best Wool Coats for Women That Transcend the Seasons

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Outerwear is an obvious necessity in the colder months, and looking stylish during the chillier seasons can sometimes prove to be challenging. However, one of the most versatile fabrics you can choose from when searching for the best coats or jackets is wool. The best wool coats for women provide protection and warmth from sub-degree temperatures, unlike a cotton trench coat or lightweight jacket, while playing a very important, fashion-forward role in a well-curated wardrobe.   

“First and foremost, it comes down to warmth,” Maria McManus, Founder and Creative Director of namesake label Maria McManus, tells WWD. “It is just such a warm material to use, but I think there’s also wearability to wool. You can travel in it, you can throw it around, and it doesn’t crease as much.” This versatility makes it a fabric worth investing in, thanks to its ability to work in a variety of climates, seasons of the year, and social situations. The fabric not only is wearable but also it is made from natural fibers. 

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“From a sustainability perspective, wool is very warm, it’s natural, it’s biodegradable,” McManus says. “You can get more responsible options in wool rather than wearing a polyester puffer coat.” The eco-friendly nature of wool, derived from sheep, makes it an ideal fabrication to consider when choosing outerwear in a sustainable way. But not only does it have earth-friendly properties, but the best wool coats can also be downright flattering and stylish. 

“I think there’s something very chic about a wool coat,” McManus notes. “This winter, I’ve been able to wear my wool coats, not my puffers, because it hasn’t been so cold in New York. It’s so nice to actually be able to wear my super chic wool coats and not put on a Michelin man-looking coat.” Wool coats offer a sense of sophistication and pulled togetherness that a casual puffer jacket can’t replicate. “You feel very put together and chic, but you’re also very comfortable,” she says. 

Since coats are your wardrobe workhorses throughout spring, fall, and winter, generally, you want to choose something minimal. This way it can go with your everyday wardrobe and be dressed up or down, much like designer bags or sneakers. “For me, there is very much that dichotomy,” McManus adds. “I like the juxtaposition of something that is masculine mixed with something feminine, so I think that’s how I approach outerwear.” The options are endless when it comes to wool coats for women, from shorter peacoats to ankle-skimming duster coats, but overall, most wool coats have a minimalist appeal that exudes quiet luxury. 

“I think there’s a quality to wool where it doesn’t need all this detailing,” McManus explains. “It’s such a beautiful material that I think it doesn’t need all the excess. It’s standalone. If you have a really great fit, a really great shoulder, great buttons, you’ve got a great garment.” And at the end of the day, a well-made coat constructed from exceptional fabric is all you need. 

Scroll on to see our guide to the best wool coats for women that will take you from spring days to cold winter nights, all in style. Plus, McManus shares helpful tips on what to consider when buying this effortlessly cool topper.

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Top Wool Coats for 2023

Everlane Italian ReWool Long Peacoat 

Best Long Wool Peacoat 

Size Range: XXS-XL
Colorways: Heathered black and camel 
Fabric: Shell: 79% recycled wool, 11% recycled nylon, 8% recycled polyester, 2% other fibers. Lining: 100% recycled polyester.  
Special Features: Made of premium recycled wool from Everlane’s partner mill in Italy and uses recycled trims and lining. 

Everlane’s double-breasted coat has the look of a peacoat in a slightly longer and more oversized shape. Raglan sleeves offer even more volume to the overall silhouette and provide an easy layering solution for cold winter days when you need to wear your chunkiest knit. Choose from two classic colors, heathered black and camel, for a coat that will go with everything in your wardrobe. The best part is it is made from their signature ReWool fabric, ensuring that discarded wool garments get a second life in a new form. 

What reviewers say: “The quality of this coat is amazing and I love the color,” one customer proclaimed. Another wrote, “The perfect chic coat. This coat keeps me surprisingly warm! I was hesitant with the polyester lining but it doesn’t affect heat regulation and polyester usually does for me.” 

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Everlane Italian ReWool® Long Peacoat  $398 Buy Now at everlane

Maria McManus Belted Double Breasted Stretch Wool & Cashmere Blazer

Best Wool Blazer 

Size Range: 0-8 US 
Colorways: Medium gray 
Fabric: 90% wool, 8% cashmere, 2% elastane
Special Features: Made with fabric certified by the Responsible Wool Standard.   

This double-breasted blazer, complete with a matching belt, is not just for indoor wear. “I’ve worn this blazer as an outerwear piece all winter. I’ll mix a menswear belt with it instead of wearing the belt that comes with it,” McManus explains. “But then I’ll also wear it more naked and out to dinner. Just put on a great earring and nothing underneath, just a bra, and you’re dressed for dinner.” A wool blazer can easily be styled in many ways, taking it into the outerwear category. “I love to push up my blazer sleeve and have a long sleeve underneath,” she says. “We don’t use any polyester linings, so it actually looks really pretty to roll it up.” 

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Maria McManus Belted Double Breasted Stretch Wool & Cashmere Blazer $1290 Buy Now at nordstrom
Maria McManus Belted Double Breasted Stretch Wool & Cashmere Blazer $1290 Buy Now at bergdorf goodman
Pendleton Hudson Long Coat 

Best Heritage Wool Coat 

Size Range: XXS-XL
Colorways: Black/Ivory Glen Plaid
Fabric: 100% virgin wool
Special Features: Fabric is made in the USA. 

For over 100 years, Pendelton has been an American family-owned company known for their woven wool fabrics. The glen plaid print and simple, tailored shape of this 100% virgin wool coat give off a polished menswear vibe. Inspired by a classic riding jacket, the single button closure and minimal collar keep things looking smart, and of course, welt pockets allow for stowing your phone, gloves, or even a small wallet. Wear yours with everything from a chunky turtleneck sweater and trousers for work, or try with jeans and a Chelsea boot for weekend adventures. No matter how you style it, this coat will bring a classic spin to any outfit pairing. 

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Pendleton Hudson Long Coat  $369 Buy Now at amazon
Mango Tailored Wool Coat 

Best Plus Size Wool Coat 

Size Range: XXS-4XL 
Colorways: Camel, black, and dark navy
Fabric: 64% polyester, 30% wool, 3% acrylic, 2% viscose, 1% polyamide. Lining: 100% polyester. 
Special Features: Available in plus sizing. 

No outerwear wardrobe is complete without a well-tailored wool coat. Mango’s double-breasted design features a V-neck collar and notched lapels that read smart styling. The hem hits below the knee, so it works well on those cold days when a little more coverage is needed. Available in three classic colorways, you might just want to grab all of them for limitless everyday wear. We love the black for a dressed-up night out and the camel for a casual daytime date. 

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Mango Tailored Wool Coat  $200 Buy Now at mango
Max Mara Manuela Belted Wool Jersey Midi Coat

Best Wool Midi Coat 

Size Range: 34-50 IT 
Colorways: Navy 
Fabric: 100% virgin wool
Special Features: Removable belt for multiple ways to wear. 

If you are looking to invest in a designer coat that will stand the test of time (and many wears), look no further than Max Mara, a heritage brand that has been perfecting the art of outerwear for decades. The Manuela coat has been in the brand’s repertoire since 1998 and is an iconic shape that won’t fall flat. The straight cut can be worn with or without the self-tie belt and features a wide lapel collar with double button use that can be buttoned up or left undone. The fabric is ultra-lightweight, making it a great coat for in-between seasons or more temperate climates. Style yours with everything from trousers and boots in the fall to wide-leg jeans and sneakers come spring. 

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Max Mara Manuela Belted Wool Jersey Midi Coat $3790 Buy Now at luisaviaroma
Harris Wharf London Volcano Pressed Wool Coat

Best Shawl Collar Wool Coat 

Size Range: 36-48 IT  
Colorways: Almond 
Fabric: 100% virgin wool
Special Features: Made using a no-mulesing wool from South America and is AZO and REACH compliant.  

Harris Wharf is a contemporary brand that focuses on well-made tailoring. Their Volcano shape, a shawl collar design, offers a sophisticated take on outerwear. It consists of oversized lapels that drape smoothly across the front of the body, mimicking a shawl. This particular style of coat makes a great option when you need something more dressy to pull your look together. Whether it is an important business meeting or an evening cocktail event, lean on the shape for something with stylish flair. 

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Harris Wharf London Volcano Pressed Wool Coat $935 Buy Now at shopbop

J.Crew New Chateau Parka 

Best Wool Coat with Fur Collar

Size Range: 00-24 US 
Colorways: Midnight burgundy, dark forest, heather acorn, 
Fabric: 80% wool, 20% nylon
Special Features: Available in classic, petite and tall sizes and crafted in a Fair Trade Certified™ facility.

Looking for the best camel wool coat or hooded wool coat? The Chateau Parka is for you. It’s a best-selling style for J.Crew, having been a part of their outerwear offerings for a few seasons now. The swinging, A-line shape is both flattering and ideal for winter layering. The wool fabric is a J.Crew exclusive, inspired by stadium blankets, offering warmth without bulk and rated as “super warm” on their sliding scale. This option will be the choice for those below zero forecasts. The finishing touches include a faux fur removable trim on the hood, gold hardware, and plenty of pockets to keep things looking modern. 

What reviewers say: “This coat is so beautiful and the cut is incredibly flattering. Not to mention the details – from the various pockets (including a hidden inner pocket) and the silk lining that is the perfect accent color. This coat is so luxurious,” one five star review says.

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J.Crew New Chateau Parka  $345 Buy Now at j.crew
& Other Stories Cropped Pea Coat 

Best Cropped Wool Jacket

Size Range: 0-12 
Colorways: Black 
Fabric: Shell: 70% wool, 29% polyamide, 1% acrylic. Lining: 53% polyester, 47% rayon. 
Special Features: Made from recycled wool. 

The quintessential prep outerwear staple is unmistakably the peacoat, but sometimes its signature boxy fit can be downright overwhelming on certain body types. Problem solved with & Other Stories’ cropped version. Perfect for petites (or those who favor a shortened silhouette), the cropped jacket is made from recycled wool and a great addition to one’s everyday outerwear rotation. Details include welt pockets, folded cuffs, and a button tab detail on the back. Pair yours with a button-down and cropped pants for a modern prep twist. 

What reviewers say: “Very soft and warm felted wool; beautifully finished details and tailoring,” one says. 

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& Other Stories Cropped Pea Coat  $219 Buy Now at & other stories

Sergio Hudson Boucle Coat 

Best Wool Duster Coat 

Size Range: 0-16 
Colorways: Purple 
Fabric: Shell: 53% wool mohair, 47% virgin wool; Lining: 91.5% silk, 8.5% Lycra. 

Make a statement in this gorgeous wool boucle coat from celeb-favorite designer Sergio Hudson. This duster coat goes all the way down to the ankles and is constructed with carefully placed darts to define the natural waistline. A long back slit will allow you to walk with ease, while a single button closure makes slipping it on and off a breeze. The best part? The explosion of deep purple color will instantly cheer up the grayest of winter days. Try a full monochrome styling moment by wearing it with a purple blouse and trousers. 

Sergio Hudson Boucle Coat  $2995 Buy Now at amazon
Toteme Draped Fringed Wool-Blend Jacket

Best Hybrid Wool Jacket 

Size Range: 32-40 DK 
Colorways: Green, gray and dark gray
Fabric: 88% wool, 12% polyester
Special Features: Made from heavy and structured wool-blend felt certified by the Responsible Wool Standard. 

Stockholm-based brand Toteme is known for its minimal designs and Scandi-chic approach to modern dressing. Their scarf jacket has created a bit of a buzz, regularly seen worn by street-style fashion alums and TikTokers alike. The two-in-one design offers the ease of a slouchy wool jacket combined with a built-in scarf for extra warmth. Contrast chain-stitching and fringe offer a fashion-forward element to the overall look. Layer yours with a favorite sweater and down liner for extra cold days and a light layer underneath come spring. Dressed up or down, it is sure to make a statement. 

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Toteme Draped Fringed Wool-Blend Jacket $1010 Buy Now at net-a-porter
Whimsy + Row Emilia Jacket

Most Sustainable Wool Coat 

Size Range: XS-XL 
Colorways: Black multi and black 
Fabric: 100% deadstock wool
Special Features: Sustainably made with upcycled wool. 

Whimsey + Row was founded by Rachel Temko in 2014 with the intention of creating a fashion brand without excess waste or egos. The brand’s Emilia jacket is an effortless robe coat with a looser fit and drop shoulders. It’s made from a lightweight, upcycled wool fabric that’s ideal for California winters or east coast winter days when the weather is just starting to turn. We love the herringbone fabric version, adding a menswear element to the looser fit. Style with everything from a white T-shirt, straight-leg jeans and Converse to a wool sweater, trousers and ankle boots. 

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Whimsy + Row Emilia Jacket $398 Buy Now at madewell

Wardrobe.NYC Heavy Wool Twill Double Breast Long Coat

Best Structured Wool Coat

Size Range: XS-L   
Colorways: Military Green
Fabric: Main: 100% wool. Lining: 100% viscose. 

Wardrobe.NYC is known for its impeccably crafted basics, and its outerwear is no exception. Defined shoulders and subtly nipped at the waist, the tailoring is perfection on this investment piece. Made from a heavy twill wool fabric that was crafted in Italy, the superior quality will last for years to come. Lean into the military green colorway, a welcome alternative to your best black wool coat, that can still be paired back to everything in your wardrobe. From knit dresses in the winter to a slip dress and combat boots for a spring dinner out, the styling options are limitless.

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Wardrobe.NYC Heavy Wool Twill Double Breast Long Coat $1500 Buy Now at luisaviaroma
Wardrobe.NYC Heavy Wool Twill Double Breast Long Coat $1500 Buy Now at net-a-porter
AYR The Closer Coat 

Best Wool Robe Coat 

Size Range: XS-XL 
Colorways: Navy and camel 
Fabric: 75% virgin wool, 25% polyamide 
Special Features: Made in a factory that is BSCI and ISO 9000 Audits approved/certified.

Nothing is more comfortable than a robe jacket, and AYR’s Closer Coat proves that comfort can also be stylish. Made from luxurious double-faced Italian wool, this option is unlined and feels just like being wrapped up in a blanket. A great option for travel, wear this on the plane and keep it close for highly cold spaces. The versatility of the silhouette also adds to its depth. It can easily go from a corporate office environment to after-work drinks to a weekend brunch. 

What reviewers say: “The fabric is gorgeous— substantive but it still drapes beautifully. Elegant but so easy to wear with everything,” one customer reviews. “Worth every penny. It’s like wearing a bathrobe to the office, but you look dressed up. So many compliments,” another says. 

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AYR The Closer Coat  $695 Buy Now at AYR
We The Free Melia Mac Coat 

Best Lightweight Wool Coat  

Size Range: XS-XL 
Colorways: Navy combo 
Fabric: 12% wool, 1% other fibers, 20% acrylic, 5% polyamide, 62% polyester. Lining: 55% polyester, 45% viscose.

For rainy days ahead, try the Melia Mac Coat. Unlined and fashioned from a navy stripe fabric, this retro-inspired coat can be worn on rainy spring days to blustery fall afternoons. Cinch the belt around the waist or knot it in the back, just like your favorite trench. Oversized and slouchy, it is an ideal lightweight layering piece. Channel the ‘90s with a tank, cargo pants, and sneakers or a black turtleneck, boyfriend jeans, and chunky boots. 

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We The Free Melia Mac Coat  $228 Buy Now at free people
Maje Gabriela Wool Blend Coat 

Best Pink Wool Coat  

Size Range: 34-40 EU 
Colorways: Parma violet 
Fabric: 78% wool, 22% polyamide

The last days of winter call for a coat that is warm but possesses the feeling of spring. Maje’s Gabriela coat channels that feeling with its pastel violet hue and wool fabrication. The minimalist silhouette lets the color do the talking, thanks to a simple notch collar front and single button closure. Wear now with your favorite dress, tights, and boots, and remove the tights and sport barelegged when the weather hits above 50 degrees.      

What reviewers say: “This is a beautiful coat. Sizing is accurate and it works well for a car coat or spring/fall coat. Fun pop of color!” one customer exclaims. 

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Maje Gabriela Wool Blend Coat  $384  $645 Buy Now at nordstrom
Maje Gabriela Wool Blend Coat  $384  $645 Buy Now at bloomingdales
Maria McManus Storm Flap Trench Coat in Medium Heather Grey 

Best Wool Trench Coat 

Size Range: 0-10 US 
Colorways: Medium heather gray  
Fabric: 90% wool, 8% cashmere, 2% ea. Body Lining: 53% cotton, 47% cupro sleeve. Lining: 100% cupro.   
Special Features: Made with fabric certified by the Responsible Wool Standard.  

When it comes to a wool trench coat, McManus’ version should be at the top of your list. “In our very first collection, we had a trench coat,” she tells us. “I always have responded to classicism and it’s just such a classic item.” The Storm Flap trench coat is made from a heather gray, Italian wool cashmere fabric that hangs off the body effortlessly. “The wool has such a great drape,” she says. “It looks so pristine and so put together in a trench coat, and no matter where you’re going, it will work with that occasion.” Whether paired with work classics like a crisp cotton shirt and pencil skirt, to a flowy dress for a night out, this is one style sure to become a wardrobe hero. 

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Maria McManus Storm Flap Trench Coat in Medium Heather Grey  $1790 Buy Now at maria mcmanus
Calvin Klein Notch Collar Double Breast Patch Pocket Jacket

Best Plaid Wool Coat 

Size Range: XXS-XXL 
Colorways: Black multi plaid and black/white houndstooth
Fabric: 54% polyester, 46% wool 

Plaid coats are the bread and butter of fall wardrobes, but they don’t have to stay there. Calvin Klein’s plaid coat is versatile enough to take you straight through winter and into the spring months with some easy styling twists. An everyday option that has plenty of flair, take your pick from two patterns, either a blown-up check or micro houndstooth. Mix and match the coat with your favorite wardrobe staples, like sweaters and pleated skirts, to fairisle knits and jeans.

What reviewers say: “The picture does this coat no justice. It is very beautiful,” one says. “Very nice and warm” and “Great deal for the price!!” another adds. 

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Calvin Klein Notch Collar Double Breast Patch Pocket Jacket $125 Buy Now at amazon
Isabel Marant Étoile Faxon Plaid Wool Blend Shirt Jacket

Best Wool Shirt Jacket 

Size Range: 2-12 US 
Colorways: Celadon 
Fabric: 75% wool, 17% polyamide, 5% other fibers, 3% polyamide

Shirt jackets (or shackets) are no longer just a trend. They are a layering piece essential to every woman’s wardrobe, and spoiler alert: the best ones are made from wool. Isabel Marant Étoile’s version has been a customer favorite the last few seasons, available in a jacket length as well as a coat length in their signature bold plaid print. We love the oversized fit of this jacket since it can be styled with a light base layer (such as a tee or thin turtleneck) or worn with a chunkier knit for extra warmth on cold days. It also can fit under a coat when even more layers are needed. 

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Isabel Marant Étoile Faxon Plaid Wool Blend Shirt Jacket $650 Buy Now at nordstrom
Isabel Marant Étoile Faxon Plaid Wool Blend Shirt Jacket $650 Buy Now at mytheresa
Loulou Studio Molina Wool Cashmere Coat

Best Wool Cashmere Coat  

Size Range: XS-L  
Colorways: Ivory and black   
Fabric: 90% wool, 10% cashmere
Special Features: Exclusive style to LuisaViaRoma and is an ethically made product. 

Lean into the ease of this oversized white wool coat that has that certain borrowed-from-the-boys appeal but with a bit more substance. The luxurious fabric is primarily wool, with a tiny touch of cashmere, creating a warm and comfortable blend that can’t be beat. Whether you wear it in the winter or spring, the styling options are endless, thanks to the slouchy fit. Try it atop underpinnings, under larger topcoats, and more. We love the ivory colorway for a winter white monochrome approach that is very stylish.  

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Loulou Studio Molina Wool Cashmere Coat $675 Buy Now at luisaviaroma

Ganni Wool-Blend Coat

Best Green Wool Coat 

Size Range: 0-12 US  
Colorways: Kelly green 
Fabric: Material: 50% polyester, 50% recycled wool. Lining: 100% recycled polyester, fully lined.
Special Features: Made from a blend of certified recycled wool.

Ganni’s vibrant and joyful designs translate to a desirable wool coat option that packs a punch. The simple menswear shape hits mid-calf, making it a great topper for extra coverage over a dress or a skirt. The structured shoulder and bold kelly green give the piece a modern edge. Simply add your favorite knee-high boots for winter, or swap them out for ballet flats come spring. This style is also made partially from recycled wool, so it’s an investment you can feel good about. 

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Wool Coat Trends for 2023

Although wool coats are always in fashion, the silhouettes and trending shapes are constantly evolving over the years. Currently, there has been a rise in the oversized, “borrowed from the boys” look that takes on a menswear-centric design approach. Hailey Bieber has been seen regularly sporting the more ‘80s-inspired, sharp-shouldered wool coats on the street this winter, while Meghan Markle has been spotted in the more feminine scarf coat silhouette that has been trending on TikTok and Instagram. 

On the runway, Bottega Veneta’s spring/summer 2023 show featured black, tailored coats styled as is with little to no underpinnings, whereas Max Mara’s outerwear offerings varied from a sleeveless belted trench to a collarless elongated bomber shape and a plethora of double-faced ankle length coats, all in pastel tones. Both designers proved that wool coats needn’t be reserved solely for winter and can be incorporated into most wardrobes for spring, fall, and winter. Additionally, the collections suggested that the menswear-inspired fashion mood isn’t going anywhere. 

What to Look for in a Wool Coat

Fabric: First and foremost, check the fabric content labels (whether on the garment itself while shopping in person or in the online descriptions). This will show how much of the garment is truly made from wool. “I think most wool is just going to be a good material, so I would look for 100% wool,” McManus says. Sometimes 100% wool can be irritative for sensitive skin types, so in this case, it’s a good idea to look for a blended wool, perhaps something with a touch of cashmere, which will add softness to the overall feel. 

Design Details: Details like linings are important when shopping for wool outerwear. If you do have sensitivities, a coat with a lining will generally solve that problem, as linings provide an additional protective barrier between your skin and the fabric. Other details to look for include zippers, buttons (depending on your closure preference), and of course don’t forget pockets. Who doesn’t need a place to stash your phone or simply to keep your hands warm? 

Price: When shopping for a wool coat, you will notice the price for wool varies on the content percent and also its origin. If a fabric is a 50/50 blend, mixed with polyester or another synthetic material, it will most likely cost less than the 100% wool offerings, or a blend mixed with cashmere. If your budget is limited and you can’t invest in a luxury coat right away, look to wool coat brands that use recycled wool and upcycled fabrics. Not only are these more sustainable, they also sometimes offer a great way to be able to get a higher quality fabric for less. 

The Different Types of Wool Coats for Women

Wool Robe Coat: Robe coats are generally defined by their wrap quality, oversized silhouette, and, naturally, a fabric belt or sash for closure. “I find the wrap [or robe] coat really useful because it’s more oversized,” McManus says. “So if I’m wearing a blazer, which I am currently wearing, I can put the wrap coat over it when I need more warmth.” A great layering piece, the robe coat is both stylish and cozy. “It’s super chic, and it’s almost like a bathrobe, really comfortable. You throw it on, but it also fits over more garments if you need to layer up,” McManus adds.  

Double-Breasted Wool Coat: Another “borrowed from the boys” silhouette, a double-breasted coat features an overlapping front closure, displaying two parallel rows of buttons. This classic menswear shape can be cut in every coat length from above knee to mid-calf, blazer and even cropped. Many double-breasted wool coats will also showcase welt pockets on the front of the garment. “I think a lot of women are afraid of double-breasted,” McManus explains. “But I find the more I work one-on-one with clients, they’re so surprised at how flattering it is once they try it.”

Wool Peacoat: What was once an outerwear piece defined by military style and the naval guard, today’s peacoat is a silhouette that is about as classic as they come. Since its origin, this shape has been produced with thicker wool materials, often in a navy colorway. Defined by a boxy, double-breasted shape, it’s shorter in cut, hitting just below the belt line. Most peacoat’s buttons showcase anchor motifs or other nautical-inspired details. Other modern-day details include quilted linings or detachable hoods for even more added warmth. 

Wool Trench Coat: Another shape with military ties, the trench coat’s name was literally inspired by the British army who wore them during World War I, quite literally in the trenches. Generally made in some form of cotton, the traditional trench coat was more lightweight and wouldn’t hold up as well in winter weather. Today, designers have drawn inspiration from the iconic shape, but have begun producing it in wool for the colder months of the year. “I think [wool] tends to help you look more put together,” McManus explains. “A cotton trench coat might possibly look a little rumpled if you get off an airplane, where a wool coat will tend to hold up and just look as pristine as when you got on the subway in the morning to when you sat down to your meeting.”

Wool Blazer Coat: A blazer offers plenty of styling capabilities, thanks to its shorter cut, but when made from a warmer wool fabric, it doesn’t have to be strictly for the boardroom. “It’s very versatile,” McManus says. “You can wear it as an inner piece or an outer piece.” Look for an oversized fit or something with extra weight that can be layered effortlessly, from those seasonally warm days to a brisker drop in temps at night. 

Meet the Expert

Maria McManus was born in Dublin, Ireland and has lived in Europe, Japan, South East Asia and Australia, and finally settled in New York. During her 20+ years working in the fashion industry, Maria grew increasingly alarmed at fashion’s detrimental impact on the environment and so in 2020 she started Maria McManus: an eponymous collection of meticulously designed clothing, created with the lowest environmental impact.

Meet the Author

Kristina Rutkowski is a New York-based freelance writer and editor focusing on fashion. She was previously the Senior Fashion Market Editor at InStyle, covering everything trends and shopping. She has also worked in the fashion departments at Self and Glamour. Her bylines have appeared on,,, and Editing fashion throughout her career, she has been able to see, try and research the best brands available today. Thus, she’s well-versed in shopping all the best trends and pieces online — from wool coats to winter essentials and beyond. 

9 Best Peloton Alternative Bikes, According to Cycling Instructors in 2023: Echelon, Schwinn, and More

9 Best Peloton Alternative Bikes, According to Cycling Instructors in 2023: Echelon, Schwinn, and More

There’s no denying the satisfaction you feel after a seriously good fitness class. When the sweat is dripping, your heart is still pumping, and you just know that you absolutely crushed it—you get it. Peloton has done an excellent job at recreating that feeling at home, but it comes at a relatively high price point that a lot of folks can’t justify: say, roughly $1,445 for the original Peloton Bike, and $44 per month for the Peloton All-Access Membership. The best Peloton alternatives offer an at-home cardio boost with many of the same features—and costs less than the real deal.When we say “Peloton alternative,” we’re not talking about any standard indoor exercise bike. The Peloton alternative bikes we selected offer a group fitness or coaching experience from the comfort of home, either through a built-in screen or a connected app that you can stream from your phone, tablet, or laptop. Ahead, we tapped a handful of certified cycling instructors for their advice when you’re ready to saddle up.What are the benefits of using a Peloton alternative?Opting for a Peloton alternative versus a standard indoor bike will give you more of a community-driven workout experience than a bike without a screen or connected app. Why’s that so important? “Research shows there are multiple possible benefits from working out in a group, like sparking motivation, improving workout performance, and increasing intensity,” Charlie Meredith, NASM-CPT, chief curriculum lead for Barry’s RIDE, tells SELF. Having a certified instructor leading you in a ride is probably a safer alternative to buying an indoor bike and winging it—especially if you have little cycling experience. And if you choose to use the attached screen to coast along to your favorite show on Netflix or take a virtual scenic ride, it might distract you from how tough those intervals are feeling.A benefit of opting for a non-smart bike that has a tablet or laptop stand is that you can try out a bunch of different workout apps, like Peloton, JRNY, Zwift, or Equinox+ instead of being tied to the one that comes with a smart bike. “I highly recommend testing the water out,” Amanda Margusity, a Spinning-certified lead instructor at Cyclebar in Stamford, Connecticut, tells SELF. “Do some research, sign up for a free trial, and ask friends what they like. The most important piece of your fitness journey is that you are excited to show up for it.”What should you look for in a Peloton alternative indoor bike?Like we mentioned before, the mark of a true Peloton alternative is that there’s some way to take fitness classes, via an attached screen or a tablet holder. Beyond that, Jordan Reichert, NASM-CPT, lead instructor at Cyclebar in Kansas City, Missouri notes that “the key features are those that lend to the bike’s accessibility: Adjustable settings to accommodate a range of bodies and potential injuries, and adjustable resistance for riders of all levels.” That said, check the bike’s weight capacity to make sure you’ll be supported both in and out of the saddle. You’ll also want to ensure that the bike can be adjusted to your height. According to our experts, most bikes they’ve come across cater to folks between 4’10” and 6’10,” but always double check on the brand’s site.

Nike’s Absolute Emissions ‘Anticipated to Rise,’ Says Impact Report

Nike’s Absolute Emissions ‘Anticipated to Rise,’ Says Impact Report

Last year Nike celebrated a major 50-year milestone and true to its slogan “Just Do it,” the company is committed to impact.
Released Friday, the activewear giant’s latest impact report spans a whopping 225 pages, extensively detailing its people, planet and play pillars. In time for Women’s History Month and in homage to the female athletes who propel the swoosh forward, the report included letters from six powerhouse athletes, among them Serena Williams and Megan Rapinoe. Their visions complemented Nike’s social goals such as maintaining one-for-one pay equity and growing the representation, or 44 percent of women in leadership roles, among other highlights. As part of its commitment to invest $125 million in organizations supporting racial equity by 2025, Nike committed $69.6 million in 2022 (up $33 million from 2021).

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In a nod to its commitment, in 2021 Nike linked its purpose targets to executive compensation. Earlier this month, the company hired James Loduca as chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, who is the fourth person to fill the role since 2020.

Given the company’s scale in and the United Nations’ latest dire warning, climate is another key impact area even as balancing growth with sustainability is a challenge for many. Nike’s third-quarter earnings recently beat expectations at $12.4 billion (up 14 percent from Q4 last year).

Nike’s 2025 target is to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by upward of 65 percent (which it reached in 2020), though the company continues to “[expand] owned and operated facility portfolio” and cited “limited availability of scalable, lower carbon alternatives to replace natural gas and other carbon-intensive fuels” as a detriment to continued progress. Increased units (more products) were another cited hindrance to exceeding its goals. More importantly, Scope 3 — or indirect emissions — account for 99 percent of Nike’s operations, according to the report. As for Scope 3, Nike is targeting a 30 percent reduction by 2030. In 2022, it saw break-even gains (or an 8 percent reduction on top of last year’s 8 percent increase).

“Another obstacle stems from the fact that given long product timelines, the products currently in market reflect decisions made several years ago, which creates a lag in realizing the carbon reductions due to strategies and investments made since the announcement of our SBT,” the report read. “Under business-as-usual scenarios, absolute emissions are anticipated to rise; therefore we must push beyond incremental reductions and unlock transformative solutions in the supply chain.”

Infrastructure investments are happening in fashion, though not at the pace needed. Nike hopes waste reduction efforts (occurring across 97 percent of its operations, including “waste to energy” or incineration), as well as textile-to-textile recycling will result in “increases in closed-loop apparel fabric recycling” from late fiscal year 2023 onward.

Already, product drops are looking toward a more circular future, like Nike’s “Link” (which debuted in June 2022) and “Link Axis” sneaker (dropping in 2023). The novel sneakers are glueless and built for disassembly. Today, eight Nike locations — four stores in Texas and four stores in Georgia — offer recycling and donation services. Nike has more than 1,000 stores worldwide.

In a past interview with WWD, Nike’s chief sustainability officer Noel Kinder underscored: “Circularity is a really important unlock.” He added, “The nirvana would be that you buy a pair of shoes and use them to the point that they’re worn out, take them back and have them disaggregated so their core compounds are reconstituted into another shoe. We’re not quite there yet, but a lot of the elements of that concept of circularity exist, like Space Hippie, where we’re starting to use waste as a feedstock. You see that in those crazy Axis shoes that can be decomposed back into original parts. I really feel like that is the future of innovation in sustainability.”

Christina Applegate Slams Candace Owens’s ‘Horrifying’ Rant About Skims’s Wheelchair-Inclusive Ad

Christina Applegate Slams Candace Owens’s ‘Horrifying’ Rant About Skims’s Wheelchair-Inclusive Ad

Ask and you shall receive. On March 23, Christina Applegate took Candace Owens up on her call to be educated about inclusivity. In her latest show of faux outrage, conservative talking head Candace Owens went on a rant about a Skims ad campaign that featured a model in a wheelchair. “I don’t really understand how far we’re going to take this inclusivity thing,” Owens said on her namesake podcast of the ad for Skims’s disability-inclusive Adaptive Collection, per Newsweek. The line in question features a range of undergarments with added hook-and-eye closures for accessibility.Seemingly bothered by people with disabilities having access to underwear and bras, Owens continued, “If I’m wrong again, educate me; today, I just want to be educated in the comments. I don’t know why this needs to be done. I’m getting tired of this all-inclusivity thing. It seems ridiculous.” Applegate, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2021, took to Twitter in the early hours of March 23 to respond to these “fucking gross” comments. “Yes late tweet. But woke to see the most horrifying thing,” Applegate began. “This Candace person making comments about companies who see we need help. It’s fucking gross.” She ended the initial tweet with the hashtag “you should know better” but offered to educate Owens anyway in a follow-up post. Twitter contentThis content can also be viewed on the site it originates from.“I thought my last tweet was enough. But then my heart said something else,” Applegate added. “No rage. If Candace wants to get on the phone with me and be educated on being disabled I will not come with anger. I will come with love. Because she needs to hear that. I pray for her tonight. Sincerely.”Twitter contentThis content can also be viewed on the site it originates from.

Doxa Launches Slimmer SUB 200 C-Graph Series

Doxa Launches Slimmer SUB 200 C-Graph Series

Doxa thins and slims its SUB 200 C-Graph dive watch series, adding a selection of models with a 42mm diameter (down from the 45mm of the existing series from 2020) and a reduced thickness of 15.85mm. The new series, called SUB 200 C-Graph II, also boasts a new sunburst dial finish, all offered in the collections’s familiar six-colors.
One of six new DOXA SUB C-Graph II models, each available with a rubber strap or ‘beads of rice’ steel bracelet.
Despite its new size, the Doxa vintage-themed series retains its Tri-Compax dial layout, its unidirectional rotating steel bezel and its minute indication highlighted in white SuperLuminova. The White Pearl model (below) features a ceramic bezel.
A close look at the dials of the bright new SUB 200 C-Graph II watches reveals the details of the light-refracting sunburst finish.
Thin brushed lines, created by artisans using metal filament brushes, radiate outward from the center of the dial (like sun rays). The effect serves to illuminates each of the collection’s six dial colors.
Devised for long dive times, the SUB 200 C-Graph II allows up to twelve hours of time to be measured using the stopwatch function.
A sweep center-seconds hand begins its revolutions, when the chronograph is activated, and works in concert with minutes and hours registers.
Doxa fits each watch with an ETA-based automatic three-hand movement offering a power reserve of 56 hours and protected with 200 meters of water resistance. Prices start at $2,850 (see details below).
Specifications: Doxa SUB 200 C-Graph II
Case: 42mm by 46mm by 15.85mm stainless steel, screw-down crown,sapphire crystal, unidirectional rotating bezel, solid steel back, screw-in.Water resistance: 200 meters. 
Dial: Sunray-finished, available in the six colors of the collection, hour, minute and counter hands coated with Super-LumiNova. Bezel marker at 12 o’clock coated with white Super-LumiNova, Caribbean & SharkHunter models: Super-LumiNova on all markers, except the timer White Pearl ceramic model: no Super-LumiNova on the bezel.  
Movement: Swiss automatic, 3 hands, chronograph power reserve of approx. 56 hours, frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz). DOXA decorations. 
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless steel “beads of rice” bracelet, attached by screws for a secure fit, folding clasp with wetsuit extension, embossed “DOXA fish” symbolor FKM rubber strap, tone-on-tone color-matched with the dial. Buckle featuring the exclusive “DOXA Fish” symbol.  
Prices: Models with stainless steel bezel insert: 
Stainless steel bracelet: $2,890. Rubber strap: $2,850. 
Model with ceramic bezel insert: 
Stainless steel bracelet: $2,990. Rubber strap: $2,950. 

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