The Best Coats in Ireland for Winter 2021

Winter = a new coat!

Despite the unseasonably warm weather up to now, we have no doubt that crisp, cool days are in the forecast - and we want to make sure you’re ready for them! Our guide to winter coats will give you a steer on what to buy now, to ensure you stay warm whilst looking cool this winter!

The best winter coats for 2021...

...are adaptable as well as warm, flattering to your body shape, in a colour that suits you and blends seamlessly with the rest of your wardrobe, and easy to dress up or down. A good winter coat should also keep you toasty and dry without restricting your movement or weighing you down.That’s quite a list of requirements for one item, but we have a list that fits the bill.
The good news is that there are many options at Aine’s to keep you warm, stylish and comfortable. Our picks below offer a range of styles, price points, size offerings and activity levels, so you can buy one that looks good, feels good and suits your lifestyle.
This year’s designer collections featured great options for coats and outerwear. Puffer Jackets are not going anywhere and feature heavily on the catwalks and our rails again this year. Short or long, slim or oversized - puffers are the ultimate comfort coat, designed to throw on over whatever else you’re wearing. Many of our favourite brands like Calvin Klein, Marc Aurel and Marella have featured puffer coats this winter, and we’re delighted to see some elegant puffer gilets in the collections as well. The “Shacket” is also hugely popular for the occasions when a chunky coat isn’t called for. Is it a shirt? Is it a jacket? We don’t know or care - we just know a Shacket is perfect for layering over cozy knitwear and jeans or loose-cut pants when the colder weather sets in.
Read on for a roundup of our personal favourites….

Best Puffer Coats

Winter coats with a down filling are the warmest on the market, and have been hugely popular in Ireland in recent years. The warmest winter coats for keeping you extra toasty are puffer coats with plenty of room underneath to layer as needed. A good puffer is a necessity for people who spend time outdoors running around and keeping busy. If you’re working from home this season and plan on hibernating except for essential errands, a shacket or leather jacket that can be layered might be more your speed. For the rest of us, a puffer remains on the wishlist - and we say that a good quality puffer coat can be as comfortable as your favourite duvet!
We recommend puffer jackets with water-repellant outer fabric like nylon, to protect against damp and rain. Styles with a hood are good for minimizing heat loss (as well as covering your bad hair days!), and this year’s collections come in all lengths, shapes and colours.
Here are some of the best Puffer Coats in Ireland for 2021 at Aine’s

Best Wool Coats

The best wool winter coats in Ireland are classic full-length coats that pull your look together effortlessly, no matter what’s underneath.Whether you opt for kimono style, wrap styles to cocoon you, or buttoned-up cinched in waists with a belt, there’s a style on our rail to suit everyone. Something tailored in a soft wool fabric will definitely stand the test of time. They are probably not as warm as an insulated jacket or puffer — and sometimes not waterproof  — so check the forecast before you head out. This year has shown us that you don't need to stick with a drab colour when choosing a wool coat, the runways in Paris and the rails at Aine’s - are brimming with luxurious winter coats in a range of hot and spicy colours alongside the classic neutrals.

Best Faux Fur Coats

For those who want to bring extra elegance into their winter nights, a stylish faux fur coat is perfect.

It works over jeans, dresses, suits or knits - and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. A supersoft fur offers you a cosy feeling while staying lightweight for any type of climate. All our fur coats and jackets are made from faux, but hyper realistic, man-made materials, so you get all of the glam and none of the guilt. And let’s face it, there’s something quite glamorous about a fur coat, right? J.Lo and Beyonce cannot be wrong! Channel your internal diva, and check out our selection of faux fur coats below….

Best Leather and Suede Jackets

Though they lack the frost-resistant warmth of a heavyweight wool coat or a puffer jacket, leather and suede jackets can work really in the winter weather if paired with a snuggly sweater, or trimmed with faux fur. Leather is edgy and always in style!


Three years ago, nobody around here knew what a Shacket was, but these days the Shacket is the latest must-have outerwear for everyone. These versatile pieces can be worn in many ways, and they come at various weights with styles suited for every situation or occasion! If you need some outfit inspiration to get started on your spring wardrobe this year, take a look at a couple of our favourites:

How much should a winter coat cost?

When it comes to managing your budget, you should consider your new winter coat as an investment piece. Proportionately, it’s likely to cost you considerably more than a dress or a pair of jeans, but when you evaluate the “price per wear” of your winter coat, it turns out to be one of the best investments you can make. Spend as much as you can afford on your new winter coat. Choose quality brands that are known for quality outerwear like the ones we’ve mentioned here, and others like Marc Aurel, Tommy Hilfiger, and Superdry. Select natural or technical fabrics or materials that won’t sag, wear or fade with time. Opt for a classic shape and colour that will last without dating or falling out of fashion. Go for neutral colours that match your wardrobe, and can be styled over time with more on trend, fashion-forward accessories to keep your look current and always in style. When you make your winter coat investment, choose wisely!

We can help!

If you have questions about any of Aine’s brands or products, you can always contact our helpful team on Facebook or Instagram, by phone on (043) 33 45 918, by email on We are here to answer any questions, or help you overcome any difficulty making your selection.