We like to think we're edging toward the end of the raging debate regarding the ethics of animal fur in fashion. While some still can't live without it, the polarizing issue has thankfully inspired many fashion houses and fast-fashion retailers alike to start offering enviable faux fur options.
The final products are far from overly gauche, nor do they evoke the back of thrift stores. Instead, these faux fur coats show off updated cuts, cute lapel and cuff details, and bold colors that reach beyond the infamous costume cheetah prints of the past. So when winter hits and you want to ban your drab, overworn parka, realize you don't have to sacrifice anything style —or your love for animals— for something furry that will actually keep you warm.