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Trench coats, because you definitely need one

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When it comes to buying clothes that are universally classic, and more importantly coming into winter, your wardrobe absolutely requires a cool trench coat. Because what's more timeless, right?

Made famous when it was manufactured by heritage Brit-brand Burberry, the trench coat has been an iconic wardrobe staple since way back when. 1879 to be precise.

Step out in a chic ensemble wearing your trench with skinny jeans, boots and a white tee or overtop a summer dress with shades, we've handpicked our faves for you to shop below plus a round up of online fashion retailers delivering the trench coat goods.


"The history of the trench coat is functional - it was designed for wartime. Everything was designed for a reason, which is why it is so beautiful and why it has become a design classic."

- Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative Officer at Burberry.



1. ASOS

Attracting shoppers globally, ASOS is the ultimate fashion destination for the twenty-something fashion addict looking for new threads on the reg. The brand offers a mix of house labels, exclusive styles and hot brands.

  • 10% student discount
  • Free shipping on orders over $40
  • Returns accepted within 28 days of purchase

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2. THE ICONIC

THE ICONIC has a mix of Australian and international labels ready for you to shop. Launched in late 2011, the Aussie favourite is your answer to last-minute emergency outfit shopping as well as guaranteed best-dressed status.

  • Free returns for 100 days
  • Free delivery on orders over $50
  • 3-hour delivery to metro Sydney for $12.95

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3. Karen Millen

English brand Karen Millen is known globally for creating beautifully crafted fashion for confident women who know their own style.

  • Free standard delivery on all AUS & NZ orders
  • Returns accepted within 14 days of purchase

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4. Boohoo

British-based brand Boohoo is your go-to when shopping on a budget. With fashion-forward clothing between $10-$70, up to 100 new arrivals every day and a flexible returns policy, you can afford to buy in bulk and always look your best.

  • Free shipping on orders over $40
  • $15 express delivery (arrives within 4 working days)
  • Returns accepted within 28 days of purchase

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5. Missguided

A bold brand designed for the fashion-obsessed girl, online retailer Missguided pumps out collections inspired by celebrities, social media, bloggers and street style.

  • Free delivery on orders over $80
  • Returns accepted within 14 days of delivery
  • 20% student discount

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6. New Look

The UK's leading fast fashion retailer, New Look, started in 1969 and has since grown into a global brand that dominates the style sphere.

  • Free delivery on orders over £55
  • 10% student discount
  • Returns accepted within 28 days of purchase

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7. Ted Baker

Known for quality fabrics and style that is modern and timeless, British luxury retailer Ted Baker is one to bookmark when shopping for clothing to suit a more mature style.

  • Ted Baker offers returns within 28 days of purchase
  • Express shipping is available
  • Ted Baker is committed to its guidelines for ethical production and sustainability including fair working conditions, treatment of animals, ethical fabrics and commitments to carbon emissions.

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8. Cotton On

Fashion lovers unite with Cotton On. Shop affordable jackets, tops, dresses and more in classic styles and a wide range of bright colours and prints.

  • Free standard shipping on orders over $55
  • Express shipping available for $14.95
  • Returns accepted online and in-store within 14 days of purchase

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9. Jacqui E

Aussie retailer Jacqui E has been producing clothing for women since 1950. The brand takes inspiration from global fashion trends and creates women's smart workwear, perfect occasion wear and versatile casuals.

  • Subscribe to the newsletter for 15% off your first order
  • Express next-day delivery available for $12.95
  • Refunds available within 21 days

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10. David Jones

The iconic Aussie retail king stocks almost everything under the sun. The brand has a reputation for good customer service, quality products and is definitely not a budget store.

  • Click & Collect available
  • Returns accepted in-store or online
  • Same-day shipping available (Sydney only)
  • Quality guarantee

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11. Debenhams

This iconic British brand gives its customers around the world a unique, fashionable and exclusive mix of own brands and international labels.

  • Delivery cost is calculated on item weight
  • Returns are accepted but the cost isn't refunded

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Shop our top pick of trenchcoats:

Red trenchcoats

Plus Saskia Suedette Shawl Coat $40
Boohoo
River Island Cape Trench Coat $165.00
ASOS
Capone Classic Trench Coat $199.95
Jacqui E

Trench coat black

Crepe Trench Coat $189.95
THE ICONIC
Faux Leather Trench Coat With Shearling Collar Bl...
Missguided
Zip Front Cotton Trench Coat $645
Karen Millen

~ FAQ ~

Can you wear trench coats in the rain?

A trench coat or trenchcoat is a raincoat made of heavy-duty fabrics that are typically waterproof. You'll often find they're made of cotton gabardine drill, leather or poplin. A classic design will feature removable insulated lining and raglan sleeves. You can buy trench coats in a variety of lengths ranging from full length (above the ankles) to mini (above the knee). 

Why do they call it a trench coat?

The creator of the modern day raincoat, Thomas Burberry, coined the term early in the twentieth century after he invented a new water-resistant fabric called gabardine. The trench coat was worn by officers of the British Royal Army during World War I to protect them from the weather conditions.


Your quick guide to retailers offering free delivery

Most of the retailers mentioned above (as well as a few others listed below) offer free shipping when you spend over a certain amount. It doesn’t get much better than that! Shop for trench coats online with ease.

ASOS: Free shipping on orders over $40

THE ICONIC: Free shipping on orders over $50

BNKR: Free express shipping on orders over $39

Showpo: Free express shipping on orders over $50

Beginning Boutique: Free express shipping on orders over $50

Dotti: Free shipping on orders over $90

General Pants Co.: Free shipping on orders over $75

Surfstitch: Free shipping on orders over $25

Princess Polly: Free express shipping on orders over $50

New LookFree shipping on orders over £55

TopshopFree shipping on orders over £100

City Beach: Free shipping on orders over $75

Missguided: Free shipping on orders over $80


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Doone Roisin

Doone Roisin is the social media butterfly and Fashion Editor at finder.com.au. She's an online shopping enthusiast ready to show you what to buy and how to wear it, the best sales around town and insider tips to make note of.

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