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Meet Your Year-Round Staple, the Trench

When you think of the trench, you most likely think of rainy spring weather, yes? True, spring is months (and many degrees) away, but if you're exclusive of the Northeast (we New Yorkers have a habit of forgetting that there's an entire country--with differing weather patterns--outside the metro area), a trench can come in handy all year long.

In fact, as originally reported by Style File, the trench is hitting its stride for spring 2010. And with plenty of options--and sales!--why not get a jump-start on your trench hunt?

We've rounded up a few of our favorites. There are cropped styles, such as the Victoria's Secret version (left), as well as longer and more traditional silhouettes, such as the double-lined (and warmer) Michael Michael Kors. And if Santa was good to you this year--in the form of gift cards and cash--then perhaps the super-chic, warrior-update Mike & Chris leather trench is an option.

Consider it an investment in a classic, timeless, never-really-out-of-fashion piece. Now that's worth the money.

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