As I sit here posting and looking outside at our gorgeous weather, I look the other way into one of my closets. I have a black wool and cashmere pea coat which is a diehard workhorse in my f/w wardrobe. She's sentimental to me...I got her from I. Magnin (remember them?) and paid about $500 for her...in 1994. Gulp: my biggest purchase at the time at tender age of 27, LOL. I've never regretted it. I've probably worn her at least twice a week each f/w and other than a small part of the ripped lining she has held up beautifully. I'm now looking at moving on as much as that coat holds so many memories for me. What do you think of these? Burberry, $750: might be too short Marvin Richards...a bargain at $90 (nordstrom sale) but I've never heard of this brand - ? I do like the 3/4 length as I would wear this with either slacks or jeans 99% of the time. Calvin Klein, $159 at Nordstrom sale...oh of course it's currently unavailable...ush: Laundry, $149 at Nordstrom sale, also pretty cute in Ivory: I love the look of this Valentino but (thankfully for my wallet's sake) it only comes in red...$4500! Also diggin' this Piazza Sempione car coat...$2825 but only in chartreuse.. Any other ideas? Hope this gives you an idea of what I like. I'd like to keep it to no more than $1200...TIA!