How about we look at some raincoats?

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petite raincoat

It has warmed up in New York—I’ll give the weather credit for that—but the forecast shows showers for much of this week. This makes me just unspeakably cranky, and makes me want to buy one of those seasonal affective disorder lamps  I’ve heard about, but I’d also settle for a really good new  raincoat, like this classic from Le Petit Bateau. I dig the striped lining.

north face raincoat

This one from North Face sort of straddles the aesthetic line between raincoat and trench, which I like.

apc raincoat

A splurgy-but-perfect option from A.P.C.

j crew raincoat

And why not a cute pink one?

levis raincoat

This one dips lower in the back, which is useful when it’s really wet out.

kenna raincoat

A longer option, in a nice cheery blue.

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Another absolutely classic choice, from Stutterheim.

stutter raincoat

This is from Stutterheim too, and the pastel blue is right on trend, and it is nicely marked down.

barbour raincoat

 

You can never go wrong with a Barbour jacket—they really brave the elements.

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Another good blue here, and a hood that looks like it would keep you seriously dry.

pendelton raincoat

This is from Pendelton, and it has excellent Pendelton-style stripes inside the hood.

barbour striped

Or you could go for an even more striped raincoat.

aqua raincoat

This is packable, which is handy.

fisher raincoat

I like the shorter sleeves here.

sosken raincoat

This is kind of a poncho hybrid, which is cool.

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15 Thoughts on How about we look at some raincoats?
    Dana D
    15 May 2018
    9:03am

    Love the A.P.C. look (not the price tag) and it occurs to me that the woman in that photo is perhaps wearing “cropped” pants in a way that looks reasonable and chic (ok, I know, French).

    Stutterheim is awesome and is often marked way down at Barney’s Warehouse.

    Patagonia for packable, every time.

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    Lesa
    15 May 2018
    9:13am

    I like that a lot of these have hoods…a feature that I have tragically tended to discount when buying a raincoat. Love the Barbour coat, but can’t justify another piece of outerwear this close to summer.

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    Candy
    15 May 2018
    10:12am

    Re SAD disorder: Those lights work, at least they do for my seasonally grumpy husband who uses them every winter.
    I like every blue rain jacket in this mix, but as someone who’s tall, wish they were a little longer for more leg protection. Guess I’ll stick with my trench.

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    Viajera
    15 May 2018
    10:30am

    Anyone know who makes the sneakers in the APC photo? I might like them.

    Sorry there’s too much rain, Kim.

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      KimFrance
      15 May 2018
      11:41am

      It looks like they’re these, Viajera: https://rstyle.me/n/c4kibaz5c6

      And thanks for that.

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        Viajera
        16 May 2018
        11:12am

        thank you!!!!

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    Debra
    15 May 2018
    11:54am

    Summertime humidity down south makes shopping for rain jackets difficult. You need the coat to “breathe” if at all possible. I finally found a JCrew unlined cotton jacket with a hood that I liked and I sprayed the heck out it with Scotchgard. True, the Scotchgard does cut down on the “breathe-ability” a bit but it’s SOOOO much better than any other summer rain jacket I’ve ever had. Still, thanks for today’s post. Many of these would be great in fall and winter!

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    Dana
    15 May 2018
    12:40pm

    Try the Nau raincoats. They are perfect for real rain like here in the PNW, comfortable and stylish, and best of all, amazing pockets.

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    Hick from Styx
    15 May 2018
    12:59pm

    I have that exact SAD lamp, which I used this past winter. Start using it in the fall, and continue until early spring. Use in the morning, and follow instructions about how close to sit. It works over time, so don’t expect instant tesults. Skies are normally sunny in the winter where I live, but days are short. This winter was very cold and overcast, so this device was most welcome.

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    Liz
    15 May 2018
    1:17pm

    I think you recommended the Le Petite Bateau one last year. I bought it in pink.

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    Chris
    15 May 2018
    2:05pm

    These are all great, but does anyone know of any good looking, functional rain coats that hit below the knees (I’m only 5’2″ so they must exist for someone as vertically challenged as I am)? I have a long walk from the subway to work and even with an umbrella my pants from the knees down are generally pretty wet. Thanks!

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      DeDe
      15 May 2018
      3:03pm

      I *think* Stutterheim makes them in varying lengths – consider checking out their website. They make a lot more styles than the boutiques that typically carry them tend to keep in stock.

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      Dana
      16 May 2018
      1:03am

      Nau had one that went to me-calf last season. Look online, it’s probably at clearance prices by now.

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    DeDe
    15 May 2018
    3:01pm

    As usual, your timing is on point. It looks like we’re going to be actually, for real getting an English Bulldog puppy this fall, so that means only one (ok more like ten skillion) thing(s): I need to start hoarding waterproof outerwear, STAT. Not that anyone’s gonna care about my supercute raincoat when I’ve got Smushface McSausagebutt* on the end of a leash, but whatever. *I* care, dammit.

    Also, I never ever request posts because frankly, all of my ideas suck, but if you felt like doing a compendium of stylish doggie essentials, I would appreciate it tons. He’ll be 16 weeks old when we get him and will probably destroy everything in sight for the next two years, but you know. A girl’s gotta dream.

    *No, we’re not naming him that.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    16 May 2018
    1:41am

    Oddly enough (for me) , I love the pink J Crew or the black one by Aqua. I just love the anorak shape and hope it stays forever!

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