Real fur who?

By Laura Reilly
Updated October 26, 2018
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If you've been hearing a lot about faux fur lately—more than usual for this time of year, even—well, you're not alone. With major fashion brands including Diane Von Furstenburg, Michael Kors, and Coach banning fur from their collections, the anti-fur movement is taking off in a big way, and making room for high quality alternatives.

Developments in textile technology mean the faux fur coats and jackets hanging on the racks in your favorite stores are nothing like the plastic-feeling ones from your parents' generation. Instead, you can shop for cruelty-free outerwear that feels exquisitely soft, and will last you for years.

Often, fur-free alternatives are better than animal-derived products, beyond just ethics. Faux fur can be designed to minimize shedding, provide varying levels of warmth and thickness, and it'll never have that wet dog smell.

We've rounded up our 11 favorite faux fur coats that will keep you warm and stylish this season. Scroll on below to see our picks.

Lord & Taylor

Sage Long Faux-Fur Teddy Coat

All signs point to the teddy coat reigning supreme this season, and this version by Sage—complete with cozy wristlets—gives us a lot to be excited about.

To buy: $120 (Originally $240);

Saks Fifth Avenue

DH New York Faux-Shearling Moto Jacket

This faux shearling motorcycle-style jacket combines all of our favorite pieces of outerwear—from eye-catching straps to plush, luxurious fabric. You can bet we'll be living in this cozy coat all season long.

To buy: $282;

The Outnet

Joie Nayland Crystal-embellished Faux Fur Jacket

Everybody needs a little shine in their life. Pick up a bedazzled faux fur jacket care of Joie to stay bundled up as temps start to drop.

To buy: $199 (Originally $398);


BCBGeneration Patchwork Faux Fur Jacket

This patchwork beauty is an instant eye-catcher. Wear it with a black turtleneck and jeans for a sharp, style-forward look.

To buy: $130 (Originally $200);


Bernardo Borg Faux Fur Jacket

This plus size faux fur coat brings a pop of yellow joy everywhere it goes. One touch of the ultra-soft fabric, and you'll be sold.

To buy: $110 (Originally $168);

The Outnet

Staud Juliette Faux Fur Jacket

Cool-girl brand, Staud, is forever at the helm of the latest trends, but they're been advocates of faux over real fur since the beginning. This chocolatey brown jacket wins us over with its wide vintage-inspired cuffs.

To buy: $296 (Originally $630);

Nordstrom Rack

Kate Spade New York Faux Fur Collar Wool Blend Flounce Coat

Sometimes a little is all you need. If you're looking for a coat with just a faux fur accent, we highly recommend this oxblood version by Kate Spade. We love the plush collar, as well as the adorable peplum edge.

To buy: $200 (Originally $318);


I.AM.GIA Pixie Faux Shearling Jacket

Another great iteration of the teddy coat, this oversized faux fur jacket by I.AM.GIA has an excellent texture, and provides a ton of warmth to the wearer.

To buy: $120;

Saks Off 5th

7 For All Mankind Notch-Collar Faux Fur Coat

Brighten every room you enter with this sweetheart red faux fur coat. Plus, it doesn't hurt that it's half off.

To buy: $196 (Originally $399);

Saks Off 5th

C&C California Emerald Faux Fur Jacket

Looking for a signature coat no one else will have this season? Try an unexpected color like emerald green with this cropped coat by C&C California.

To buy: $35 (Originally $150);


Unreal Fur Delish Jacket

We love the way this jacket plays with color—a rich natural base with a splash of red here and there make this an unforgettable piece of outerwear. What's more: it's the most realistic faux fur we've seen (minus all the unwanted shedding.)

To buy: $320;