Brooklyn Boutique SWORDS-SMITH Shares Their Favorite Statement Coats

Briana Swords, co-owner of the Brooklyn boutique SWORDS-SMITH, knows that when it comes keeping your sense of style intact in the winter, a coat is not just a coat. Her Williamsburg-based boutique is beloved for not only stocking some seriously special pieces you won’t find anywhere else, but Briana has that special way of finding new talent before they become household names. She also believes in supporting emerging designers that use an inspiration-driven design process and manufacture their products responsibly (we obviously see eye-to-eye on this). So, as the cold officially breaks, we asked her to play favorites. “These are statement outerwear pieces for women who are looking for something unique and special,” she says. “Your everyday coat doesn’t have to be basic because you are not basic.”




“Rodebjer ‘creates fashion for women who make a difference’ and this pretty much sums up why we love the Swedish brand.” 

Daylon Quilt Coat – Shop Now> 



“The Copenhagen-based designer is known for her unique, artful prints and feminine silhouettes. The extra attention to details on the pin-tuck navy velvet smoking jacket makes it extra luxurious.”

Rubik Coat – Shop Now >




Striped Cape Coat – Shop Now >



Cape Coat in Black – Shop Now >


Last Coat in Hunter Green – Shop Now >


This Coat in Black and White Stripe – Shop Now >


“The Danish designer came through this season with SO MANY beautiful, unique coats. The draping, seaming and fabrics are phenomenal – these coats come to life on the body.”

Babette Coat – Shop Now >



“The Xiong coat is one of our best sellers and Reality Studio offers it up in a few colors and fabrications every Fall. This coat makes you feel like you wrapped yourself in a blanket and walked out the door.”

Xiong Coat in Dark Gray – Shop Now >

Can’t pick just one? Shop all of Briana’s favorite statement coats here.

Nine Coats You Won’t Regret Buying

Most of us are still denying the end of summer and woefully watching our tan lines fade. So we might not be too excited about the weather getting colder, but there is one thing making the impending seasonal change a little better — the coats. To help inspire you to embrace the cold, we’ve rounded up this year’s must-have coats. Starting with the classics, consider the trench, parka and denim jacket. They are easy, go-to styles for those tough Monday mornings when all you can really think about is coffee. And then we’ve got a few updated looks such as the quilted kimono and reversible shearling coat. Finally, we have two robe coats that will never fail you: black, oversized, and the perfect length. Throw them over your coziest knit and fave pair of denim, and you’re good to go. See, winter isn’t all bad.