A coat isn't just a coat these days. No longer purely utilitarian, a coat is now considered an outfit-maker, a topper, a finishing piece. Coats should be fun! Color, novelty fabrics, leather trim and hardware make a basic coat something personal and unique. The thought of having something special to put on during the upcoming cold days makes me insanely excited. But that's not to say I won't be whipping out my floor-length North Face puffer at the sight of the first snowflake ..