The Modern, Budget-Friendly Trench Coat You've Been Waiting For

Eat your heart out, Bogey.

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Let's just say, we haven't lusted after a trench coat like this since we watched Ingrid Bergman bid adieu to a trench-clad Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca...

Enter LE Trench. The newly-launched company was the brainchild of Dior beauty publicist Dianne Vavra, who was inspired by a beloved vintage leopard coat she'd acquired from a vintage store in Paris that was, in essence, a Francophile's dream. In fact, while wearing it out and about in Manhattan, Vavra was approached by a Barneys buyer and flagged down by the infamous New York Times street style photographer Bill Cunningham in the same day. How's that for a jumping off point?

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The brand's trench is not only affordable with its under-$500 price tag, but comes in three striking styles: Noir black, Rouge red, and our personal favorite, Serpent (shown above). Be sure to check out the brand's adorable Instagram for inspiration on how to style this classic piece.

Shop the Look: Le Serpent Trench, $495; le-trench.com.

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