The John Lewis coat everyone is obsessed with is on sale for half the price

Coats are the ultimate wardrobe investment. No matter what you’re wearing underneath, a stylish top layer will elevate any outfit – and if you break it down to cost per wear, it’s probably one of the most affordable things you’ll buy.

So it’s unsurprising that the John Lewis & Partners item that’s sent shoppers into the biggest frenzy this season is just that: a fabulous coat that can be paired with almost anything, and that you’ll return to year after year.

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{THIS IS AN ADVERT} I get the hubba hubba feelings a lot when it comes to clothes. The heart racing, the clammy palms, the unwavering dedication to tracking down sizes online. But the love was STRONG when John Lewis & Partners asked me to work with them to showcase my favourite pieces in their new womenswear collection. It’s a considered, chic range made up of block colours in a variety of lovely fabrics – from crepe (these culottes) to cashmere and silk. There’s no pattern – but LOADS of colour. Everything’s designed to mix and match, meaning you can go head to toe by mixing up your palette, or stick to muted tones with a colour pop in your accessories. It’s a very clever collection. PS This coat is available in some stores, but coming back online in all sizes at the beginning of October #AD #Johnlewisandpartners #JLFashion @johnlewisandpartners

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Despite its £199 price tag, the Double Faced Collar Coat flew off the rails both in stores and online back in October after fashion influencers including Rosie Londoner and Erica Davies were snapped sporting the coveted item, with huge waiting lists of women waiting for it to come back into stock.

Now, the price of the coat has been slashed on the John Lewis website in two of the colour options – blue and raspberry pink. Now £100, it comes in sizes 8-18, and many of them still appear to be in stock online (we can almost hear the style set’s hallelujah chorus).

Customers who have already got their hands on it say they couldn’t be more pleased with their purchase, with one 5-star reviewer writing: ‘I ordered this online and I’m so glad I did it is exactly what I was looking for. The camel colour is beautiful and looks much more expensive. This coat is cut well and hangs well making it easy to be worn casually or dressed up.’

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Double Faced Belted Collar Coat, £100, John Lewis & Partners

If that’s not an endorsement, we don’t know what is – race you to the tills before it sells out again!