We've already established that a good coat is a winter wardrobe essential, and winter coats are generally talked of as investment purchases, too: those few items that are worth paying more for.
That's all well and good, of course, but what if your budget can't quite stretch to a big investment right now? Worry not: there are plenty of cheap winter coats out there, if you know where to look for them, and buying a cheaper coat doesn't have to mean compromising on quality: you might be surprised how warm some of the budget options can be, but even if you only get one season's wear out of them, at least it'll give you a bit of time to save up for that investment purchase.
Of course, "cheap" is a relative term, so for the purposes of this article, we're defining it as anything under £100, although we've done our best to find a selection of coats for less than half that price, too. Tell us, though: what do you consider "cheap" when it comes to winter coats? How much do you generally invest in one, and how often?
Here are our favourite cheap winter coats, all available on the UK high street...