November 16, 2010 11:00 PM


There are a few luxe items in which every fashionable woman should invest: a great handbag, an elegant timepiece and a timeless Burberry trench coat. Perfect for inclement weather and sunny days alike, a well-made trench can mask imperfections, create a perfect hourglass shape and pull together even the mishmashiest of outfits. The only gripe we actually have with the classic coat is its ubiquity. That’s why when we spotted style icon Emma Watson arriving at New York’s JFK International in a khaki topper with buttery leather sleeves, we were determined to learn more. As it turns out, Burberry Creative Director Christopher Bailey designed the one-of-a-kind jacket specifically for Emma. The gracious star (and face of Burberry) appreciatively Tweeted, “Wearing my favourite trench that Christopher Bailey @Burberry designed for me. Love it!” So while for now we will have to make do with salivating over Emma’s masterpiece, come next spring, e-shoppers will be able to customize their very own. And though details are still hush hush, we have been informed that the ‘Burberry Bespoke’ service will be a fully integrated, innovative digital platform that enables the personalization of the iconic Burberry trench coat. All we know is, the queue starts here! – Justine Harman


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