It may not feel like you need one today, but coat weather is coming. Natalie Marten, president of design and merchandising at the coat company Gallery has some tips on what you should look for when buying.
* Wear a sweater or sweatshirt when trying on coats. This will give you the best idea of how the coat will fit when wearing heavier clothing in the future.
* Button or zip the coat all the way to get an idea about fit. Move around to make sure the sleeves aren't too short and the coat doesn't ride up in the back.
* Avoid buying coats with loose buttons, hanging threads, uneven hems and exposed lining. Poor quality is never a good look.
* Most importantly, buy for your body.
Look for Gallery coats at specialty stores and Macy's.