W HO knew Paddington Bear would have such a fash- ion moment? This season, the chicest way to wrap up against the harsh weather is with a duffel coat. But designers and high street shops are offering lots more choice than the stuffed bears trademark blue felt, with varying lengths, shapes and colours to suit every personality and body type. Traditionalists may want the classic wool look, but there are also check, faux fur and caped styles on offer, updating the duffel to reflect key trends. Duffel coats go with everything, making a casual jeans- and-trainers combo more polished or providing the perfect cover for your favourite sequined minidress. For an adult version of the coat of your youth, Gloverall (glover- all.com) is your best bet. The British labels duffels come in a rainbow of col- o u r s a n d b a s i c shapes, from 225. On the high street, River Island offers great variety. They have a range of options and lengths. Try the duffel jacket, with faux-fur collar trim for extra warmth, 99.99, available in bright hues like blue, purple and pink, or a more sedate grey check coat, 79.99. For a non-traditional take, we love McQ by Alexander McQueens grey hooded coat with neon green closures and oversized pockets, 490. Another way to wear the trend, but also to keep warm during a chilly winter, is with a fake fur or shearling duffel coat style. Make like one of our Street Style girls and head to Topshop, for a white furry ver- sion for 75. The best part about a duffel coat is it never goes out of style. If youre ready to splurge, nothing beats a classic Burberry. With signature horn toggle closures and hoods, they come in a range of shapes and colours, from 475. This childhood classic has never looked so grown-up. Now all you need is a pair of wellies and a wide-brimmed hat. 30 Thursday, 12 November 2009 London Lite FASHION SPY By Louise Roe SIXSUPER earmuffs SNOWFLAKE 8, Mantaray at Debenhams BY JENNIFER BARTON I M IN New York this week and, expecting its usual Arctic winter winds, I waddled off the plane wrapped in about 17 layers. But no, the city is bathed in glorious warm sunshine and Central Park looks a painting with its red and burnt-orange foliage. Great for my trip, but rubbish for the ski-worthy wardrobe Id brought. Two of the first fashionable people I spotted on the street turned out to be Diane Kruger, and later Este Lauders granddaughter, Aerin. Diane was wearing thick tights, boots, beanie and a boyfriend cardie with a thin floral dress. Paddingtonsstyleishot STREETSTYLEInassociationwithSpecsaversIN&OUTTONIGHT ANIMAL PRINT FAUX FUR 8, Miss Selfridge TAPESTRY STRIPE 16, Accessorize PANDA 6, asos.com MONGOLIAN-STYLE FUR 19.99, River Island Nice togs: Michelle Williams in New York with daughter Matilda TOSCANA SHEEPSKIN 80, Karl Donoghue at net-a-porter. com A duffel is a bear necessity forwinter index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html52.html53.html54.html55.html56.html57.html58.html59.html