Dominatrices and Matrix fans will be drawn to this dramatic, patent leather black trench. This classic fabric and classic clothing item has been reinvented to create something very modern, if not, futuristic. I love patent leather on shoes and bags, but a big dose of it, like this Lanvin Patent Leather Trench Coat, $2,870, from their Spring 2007 runway, is not for the faint of heart. I love it as a showpiece, but it's a tad too much for me. Lucky for the rest of us, I have found a Look for Less for this daring Lanvin trench.
To see the cheaper clone,
This McQ PVC Trench Coat, is on sale for $419 (originally $688). Though it's not black, this dark navy trench coat made of shiny PVC is less busy and less drastic than the Lanvin one. The coat is double breasted with three sets of black buttons and cinches at the waist with a 1.5 inch navy fabric belt. it is lined in a silky, quilted black viscose/cotton blend.