The 10 Best Shearling Coats For Looking Chic All Winter Long

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Perhaps most well-known for their sueded style with exposed wool seams, the best shearling coats are made from buttery leather with a natural deep-pile lambswool lining for a look that reads luxe at any elevation. A shearling coat oozes a sort of just-left-the-chalet charm that will always be in style. But there are plenty of imitation options for people who don’t wear fur for personal reasons. In fact, some of the bestselling shearling coats aren’t made from shearling at all, since (as you’ll see) the real deal can be cost-prohibitive.

To determine whether you want to go all-in, it's helpful to know what makes a shearling coat so uniquely warm and sumptuous-feeling. Shearling is leather taken from sheep that retains its wool on one side; it’s usually clipped to create a velvety surface but sometimes has a curly finish. True shearling is taken from young lambskin, but you’ll often find sturdier coats made from thicker sheepskin. When shearling is properly cared for, it's a have-it-forever piece that's well worth the investment. It's hypoallergenic, breathable, exceptionally heat-retaining, and it only gets softer over time.

You’ll also find plenty of faux shearling called sherpa, which is made from a blend of synthetic fibers (and sometimes cotton) to imitate the feel of the real thing in cruelty-free fashion. In fact, it’s sometimes a little bit easier to find fashion-inspired coats in faux shearling since the vegan materials have gotten so good you can pick up cruelty-free riffs on designer leather styles. That said, sherpa will not last as long as the real deal.

From the quintessential shearling bomber to a retro number that's nothing short of stunning, here are the 10 most fabulous shearling (and sherpa) coats around. To help find the right jacket for you, make sure to pay attention to whether it’s real shearling or imitation.

Editor’s Choice: This Reversible Faux Shearling Coat For 2 Looks In 1

This stylish, reversible sherpa jacket is a great way to get the most bang for your buck. On one side you get a lambskin-look in toasty faux suede, but if you flip it over you get a fuzzy sherpa topper. The higher mock collar, oversized fit, and deep pockets make it practical for staying cozy, too. “I have this chic sherpa coat and it feels and looks like a way more expensive jacket than it is,” reported BDG Commerce Editor Amy Biggart. “The exterior is a soft faux-suede material, and the interior is super cozy from the sleeves all the way to the high collar. Even better, it’s reversible, so If I want to wear the sherpa side out, I can. it’s like having two jackets in one!”

  • Available colors: 2
  • Available sizes: XX-Small — 3X
A Chic Shearling Teddy Coat With A Fox Fur Hood

‌This shearling coat is made from lambskin with an authentic fox fur–trimmed hood and leather bands on its cuffs and slash pockets, leading one satisfied shopper to call it "on par with Vince, Theory, All Saints for A Fraction of The Price." And the comparison to high-end coats didn't stop there. "I saw something similar on Bloomingdale's website and it is easily more than a thousand dollars (and doesn't look as cute as this one)," a fan reported. The coat's swing cut leaves plenty of room for layers, while a knee-length hem keeps you cozy without too much weight. One shopper gushed over how cozy it was inside and out: "The pockets are lined with wool! As is the inside of the hood." At $200 for a genuine shearling coat, it's a steal.

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  • Available sizes: X-Small X-Large
This Oversized Faux Shearling Moto Jacket That’s So Convincing

This faux shearling moto jacket takes cues from a designer style in vegan materials, with an oversized cut and a low-slung belt, plus buckled accents at the neck. It has a satin suede finish that's not entirely matte and contrasts nicely with the imitation shearling trim and full lining that shoppers note looks exactly as plushly velvet as the real deal. "Can't wait to wear it with skinnies and boots. Considering the real fur/leather one I found was $2,700, this isn't bad to get the look. Plus no real animals are hurt for it," one fan remarked.

  • Available colors: 3
  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
A Stylish Faux Shearling Parka

‌This long faux shearling coat has classic sherpa style with exposed fur at the seams and thick trim on each cuff for a plush seasonal look. With fashion-inspired details like a buckled collar and double-breasted peacoat cut, it's a cozy topper that looks much more expensive than it is. Made from faux fur and imitation suede, it's cruelty-free shearling at its finest. "I was suddenly in the mood to buy a shearling style coat and this is absolutely perfect," one fan praised. "It's super warm, nice and roomy so that I can wear thicker sweaters under it as the weather gets cooler. While this isn't real suede, it has a nice hand feel and doesn't look cheap."

  • Available colors: 3
  • Available sizes: Small Large
A Cozy Faux Shearling Midi Coat That’s Easy To Dress Up Or Down

This midi teddy coat from French Connection comes in cozy faux shearling for a look that can be dressed up or down effortlessly. Featuring notched lapels and deep front pockets, it has menswear-inspired details that look polished without sacrificing warmth. There’s even a beautiful lining inside for slipping it on with ease. One reviewer raved, “Great color, light weight, and very warm! Seriously love this coat. Bought a size small and still had room, wasn’t tight and not bulky.”

  • Available colors: 7
  • Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large
A Plus-Size Faux Shearling Zip Coat

A zip-up version of shearling coat can be hard to find, but this plus-size option from Agnes Orinda is as effortless as it is gorgeous. The faux shearling texture brings an overall luxe look to the casual cut, and the princess seams add definition. The slant pockets are perfect for warming up hands or stashing phone, keys, and other daily essentials.

  • Available colors: 1
  • Available sizes: 1X — 4X
This Affordable Faux Shearling Jacket That Comes In So Many Cute Colors

If you’re looking for a throw-on-and-go option that you can wear daily, this cute faux shearling jacket is hard to beat. Not only is it available in a ton of different colors and prints, it also offers toasty warmth thanks to its chunky fabric. Some options come with a hood (like the one featured), while others feature a standard collar. All options come with two front pockets for storing your valuables. One fan enthused, “Fits wonderful, if you're looking for that Emma-Chamberlain oversized furry coat this is exactly where to get it!”

  • Available colors: 36
  • Available sizes: Small — 3X-Large
This Utterly Classic Sheepskin Bomber

A buttery sheepskin bomber is utilitarian luxury, and this one is full of iconic details like buckle straps on the waist and neck, a spread collar, and exposed sheepskin (though not specifically shearling) wool lining. On cold days it zips up to just beneath the chin to block drafts at any altitude, with a fully-lined leather hood and two cozy slash pockets. You'll wear this piece with everything from leggings to a sweater dress and combat boots; if properly cared for, it will last for years, and become a well-worn favorite you'll reach for season after season. "Well worth the money," a reviewer added.

  • Available colors: 2
  • Available sizes: X-Small — 5X-Large
This Showstopping Faux Shearling Shawl Coat

The dramatic shawl collar on this faux shearling coat from Calvin Klein makes it a fashion piece you’ll don for so many occasions. It comes lined in plush faux fur and it can be tied closed at the waist for more protection from the elements. The seams on the back make the coat look way more expensive than it is. Choose from several rich neutral colors.

  • Available colors: 3
  • Available sizes: X-Small X-Large
A Splurge-Worthy Hooded Shearling Coat That Will Keep You *So* Warm

‌This heavy shearling coat is made from thick sheepskin leather for rugged warmth and heritage quality that will last forever. It has a zip front and toggle closure with two flap pockets on the front. A tall stand collar practically eliminates the need for a scarf, and the removable hood is fully lined with sheepskin yet tailored to lie flat and features an adjustable drawstring for bitter days. It's all windproof and water-resistant, and a generous cut through the body holds extra heat. "Quality is amazing and so warm. Fantastic for freezing temperatures," a shopper reported.

  • Available colors: 1
  • Available sizes: X-Small 5X-Large