Ask any fashion person what their favorite part of fall is and you’ll likely get some version of the same answer: the outfits. From cozy sweaters to loads of layers to sleek leather boots, fall fashion is a sartorial dream. And arguably the most intriguing element of any fall outfit is the outwear—the classic trench, leather duster or shearling-lined coat that completes the look (and usually steals the show).
You could say the coat is the pièce de résistance of any fall outfit, so it’s no wonder the elite ones are always the first to sell out. Since coats are at the forefront of everyone’s mind when it comes to fall shopping you have to be strategic if you want to snag the top ones. There’s nothing worse than falling deeply in love with an item only to have your heart broken when you see the words “out of stock.” So after some lengthy internet browsing I’ve compiled a list of 31 beautiful fall coats I’d be willing to bet will sell out first, and am highlighting them below to save us all from sold out agony. Just don’t sleep on them, or I will have to say I told you so.