How an editor is budgeting for this investment purchase.
Confession time: I have a serious addiction to buying coats. Call me crazy, but fall and winter aren’t just a desolate wasteland where summer tans go to die, but rather an excuse to stock up on fashionable outerwear. More outfit, more style, I say. That means that not only have I taken up both my closet and my boyfriend’s closet in an attempt to stockpile my collection (New York City is not kind to any variety of hoarder), but each new season means I inevitably add one or two more, storage be damned. But because I am now dangerously close to running out of room altogether—and the boyfriend is nearly out of space for any type of clothing purchase—the solution to my coat conundrum is simple. Invest in a classic statement piece that will curb my desire for seasonal trends, and give my credit card a much-needed break in the long run.
Enter the Moya III coat from The Arrivals, aka the object of my desire for three years and counting. Its oversized, moto-inspired design keeps getting better and better, with more hardware and cozy Italian Merino shearling than ever before. Plus, it’s incredibly warm and water-resistant, so I can finally get rid of my embarrassing puffer coat and brave the inevitable snow and freezing rain in style. However, with quality comes a price tag—as it should—so it’s going to take a bit of stealthy budgeting to finally afford my dream jacket. Sure, I enjoy my unlimited membership to my neighborhood yoga studio, but at $149 a month, that’s cash I could be funneling into my wardrobe. Who cares if I can touch my toes when I’m rocking the coolest jacket in New York City?
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