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FASHIONS FOR THE WEEK.

¦¦-?winter: COAT.

I íor the coming winter Hie popularity ot

tile warm coat- for outside wear is weil ns , siired. Already fine displays of these are | taking the place of the summer garments ¡vlncli up to the last-few weeks filled the i shop windows.- The newest style of coat 'is most attractive! but in many eases wlvme

fur is used as trimming and the material ' of the coat is Velour it certainly becomes ' rather" expensive. But it. comfort is un-

deniable, and when the material is the true velotir it is as warm as a blanket and as soft and light m weight ni Pyrenees llannel 1 of the pre-war1 days. The newest style of l top coat ii shown in t|ic picture selected for ¡reproduction this weeli; and^in this in 'stance the garment is almost like a coat

flock, for when the high fur collar is nn ' fastened it lies back, and the neck is left

fairly open. Jn this way the coat would be quite suitable for occasions such as an

j afternoon at home. ' The loose hanging

side panels arc a feature of the new

fashions, nnd they often figure in suitable lr.aterial on evening gowns as well as on indoor frocks, hi the ease of the coat they are weighted with fur, and it-is interesting to,learn that the ,most .suitable skin for the purpose is "mole coney.'' This is the latest form in which the familiar "wild rabbit"' is making ii» appearance. »How- ever, the transformation from ordinary labbit-skin to the expensive mole coney cannot bo'offoetcd in Australia, for the art is known only to Ktitoperm and American fur exptu'ls. In. appearance mole coney closely resembles rcnl moleskin, but it is-not nearly so"expensivc."

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