Back in September 2009, designers at home and abroad forecasted rain for spring 2010 with endless conceptions of the trench coat. In various cuts and colors, the classic wardrobe staple was updated for the modern gal, from Loewe's sleek and sophisticated version in siena-bonded leather to Marc by Marc Jacobs' military-style take turned fun with a colorful stretch belt. For those of you looking for the perfect mid-season topper, stay on-trend with one of the following picks, in area stores now:
Ryu's polyester and rayon ruffle-sleeve double-breasted trench coat, available in black, navy, or tan (pictured), $104, Violet, 1439 Larimer St., 720-932-1655, violetstores.com . Milly's khaki cotton swing military-trench jacket with inverted-pleat back, $395, Neiman Marcus, 3030 E. First Ave., 303-329-2600, neimanmarcus.com . Poleci's metallic-silver polyester wrap trench, $690, Garbarini, 3003 E. Third Ave., 303-333-8686, garbarinishop.com . Burberry's black cotton cropped military trench with buttoned inverted-pleat back, $895, Saks Fifth Avenue, 2900 E. First Ave., 303-393-6333, saksfifthavenue.com . Metradamo's cotton double-breasted trench coat in orange sorbet, $954, Mario di Leone, 280 Detroit St., 303-333-7474, mariodileone.com .