Overcoats Blog


Overcoats for men and women in hundreds of styles, colours and sizes at The Overcoat Importer and Coat Corner, the world’s biggest coat shop.

Did you know that Coat Corner is the world’s biggest coat shop? Our jackets and coats are European quality and last for many years because they are well made and of the best fabrics.

Whether you need a warm coat for the winter, a lightweight raincoat to wear during the summer when it rains, or a fashionable blazer for the office, Coat Corner has exactly what you need!

Furthermore, we cater to the whole family and you can pick up something amazing for every member of your family, no matter how fussy they are!

Half, three quarter and long overcoats to keep the cold out and look great from Coat Corner.

Winter 2021 has seen rising popularity in half, three quarter and long overcoats.

Not only do they look stylish and elegant, but they are also incredibly effective in keeping the cold out.

Coat Corner has a huge selection of the cheapest coats and jackets in town. Visit us in Benoni, Kempton Park or Springs CBD.

As mentioned above, Coat Corner has popular stores in the Springs CBD, Benoni CBD and Kempton Park CBD. Here, you can shop at your leisure in a spacious, airy and modern setting.

Shopping in one of our stores has the added advantage of having our team of overcoat sales specialists nearby for any advice, questions, or suggestions. They are well-versed in the latest styles, trends and can also give you some useful information and tips for styling jackets and the best deals.

The overcoat is a coat that is worn on top of another garment for protection from cold or windy weather.

The overcoat has been around for many decades and has always been a wardrobe staple for both men and women.

If you are building your wardrobe to include mix and match items, as well as some basics, we highly recommend investing in a good quality overcoat.

Once you start wearing your overcoat, you will realise that it is incredibly versatile!

It serves the obvious purpose of keeping you warm during the winter, but it can also be used to transform many different outfits.

For instance, you can wear your overcoat with a pair of skinny jeans, a graphic tee or sweatshirt and some stylish sneakers. This creates a trendy street look, which is ideal for students or for relaxed weekends.

Throw an overcoat over your normal office attire and you have an extra layer of warmth in addition to an element of fun and creativity.

We recommend buying an overcoat in a neutral colour (such as black, navy blue, tan or brown). That way, it will go nicely with the majority of clothing you already have and, since these colours never go out of fashion, your overcoat will remain one of your favourite items for many years to come.

Ready to buy your overcoat? Visit Coat Corner now!


South Africa has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world and with this gloomy outlook for many, The Overcoat Importer has a solution with its “Buy-a-Bale. Make your own CASH!” concept.

Most South Africans have experienced the economic fall-out from the Covid-19 pandemic over the past year. This has resulted in money being tight and many households struggling to make ends meet.

While this may seem like a very gloomy outlook, the good news is that there is hope out there because you can start your own business and make some extra cash.

The Overcoat Importer gives South Africans the opportunity of owning their own business through our[MOU1] “Buy-a-Bale. Make-your-own-cash!” concept.

This means that with only a small investment, you can buy a bale of gently used European imported coats and jackets. There are always great deals to take advantage of for startups. All you need to do is speak to an Overcoats sales specialist for the latest information and best deals.

Tips on how to make the “Buy-A-Bale. Make your own cash!” work for you

Since there is always a market for clothing and especially jackets, and even more so premium quality jackets sold at great prices, you will always have customers and therefore a steady income.

If you are unable to spare enough to start your own coat business, you could always go into partnership with a friend or family member or two.

In doing so, you are sharing the costs of buying your first bale and your business has the opportunity of growing more rapidly as there are more people to sell the stock.

Pricing your stock is quite easy. First, you will need to work out the cost price of each item by taking the total amount you paid for the bale, and then dividing it by the number of items you have.

After this, we advise adding a healthy mark-up that will make your business profitable. Just be careful not to overprice your items as they will not sell as fast this way.

Once you have purchased your first bale, you can start selling your stock immediately.

Your customers will most likely come from people you know in your local community, family, friends, and people from work.

You can advertise your business through word of mouth, by making pamphlets that you hand out to people walking past or on local Facebook groups. You would be amazed at the response you get, especially if you run specials!

Take action now. Buy a Bale of overcoats and make your own cash. It’s a simple business anyone can start and be successful.

The Overcoat Importer has shops in convenient locations in Gauteng: Kempton Park, Springs and Benoni.

These modern stores are a pleasure to visit and are run by teams of friendly staff members and overcoat sales specialists who are always there to help you and answer your questions.

They are close to main roads and all major transport routes, making them easy to visit with public transport. You are also welcome to place an order with an overcoat sales specialist for your area and arrange delivery to your door.

If you are unsure as to which bale is best for you, feel free to ask a team member and they will guide you through the process.

Secondhand coats and jackets at low prices for the whole family all year round. Available in bulk in bales, we deliver nationally.

If you don’t live in Gauteng, this is not a problem at all as you can visit our website and see our wholesale price list and examples of what the coats and jackets look like that are inside the bales. Place your order with an overcoats sales specialists and arrange delivery. An invoice will be issued to you make the payment and once it’s cleared, your bale will be on its way to you. It’s as easy as that!

We deliver throughout South Africa as we want everyone to have the same opportunity of starting their own business.

Our bales include top quality jackets and coats that are only very gently used. Since they come from Europe where fashion, style and quality are paramount, you can be assured of stock that will last for years and keep your customers warm throughout the year. There’s something for every season from denim jackets and zippers to long woolen overcoats.

Once winter has passed, you will still be able to sell other styles of jackets and lightweight all weather and trench coats. This is because much of South Africa experiences summer rainfall and raincoats are a must-have item, especially for those who walk to work or to transport.

Lightweight jackets are great items for the summer as they can take the edge off the breeze when you are sitting outside during the evenings or walking home. Many of our customers always make sure that they have a lightweight jacket during the summer because many offices and shops have the air-conditioning on, which can make the temperature quite cold.

They can also add an element of sophistication and style to your summer clothing, making them great to wear to the office year-round, never mind the perfect jacket for church. There are so many different ones to choose from, your customers will keep coming back for more.

Can you really deliver a bale of coats to my hometown in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal or the Eastern Cape?

Yes, of course! The Overcoat Importer delivers bales throughout South Africa, no matter where you are located. We deliver to both urban and rural locations and all you need to do is simply wait for your bale to be delivered to your home.

There will be a nominal delivery fee, but you could be operating your new business within a matter of days, so it is well worth it.

The 25kg bale of UK Mix is a good option to buy first to start your business and make your own cash.

If you are interested in taking control of your life and finances by working for yourself, we recommend starting off by purchasing one of our popular 25kg bales of UK Mix.

These bales contain a fantastic range of garments that are likely to sell very quickly, giving you excellent return on investment and enough money to buy your bale.

Your customers will love these items as they are unlike anything they will find in regular South African clothing stores, and they can create their own, unique style.

The 25kg bale of Scottish Mix is filled with fashion coats and jackets to sell and make your own cash.

The Overcoat Importer’s 25kg bale of Scottish Mix is the perfect solution for those wanting to sell fashionable coats and jackets to their customers.

This bale consists of beautiful fashion jackets and coats that will keep your customers warm, and trendy all year through.

Many South Africans have to walk to and from the taxi in the early mornings and evenings, which is when temperatures can be chilly. Investing in a coat or jacket from you will help them to feel comfortable and warm.

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Thousands Of Top Quality, Cheap Winter Coats And Jackets Available Now!

Did you know that The Overcoat Importer is the best place to find well-priced, premium quality jackets and coats this winter?

With spacious and modern stores in Benoni, Kempton Park and Springs, they are well located in the heart of the CBDs on commuter routes for convenience.

If you are in the market for a warm coat or jacket for yourself or your family, The Overcoat Importer and Coat Corner shops currently have stock of thousands of premium quality, cheap winter coats, jackets and much more! Known as the “World’s Biggest Coat Shop” come and see for yourself.

The Manager’s Choice Top Five Coats And Jackets Available This Season Are.

1.     Ladies half coats

Our collection of stylish ladies half coats allows you to stay warm in freezing temperatures and also have the added benefit of looking smart and formal: perfect to wear to the office or on a night on the town!

Here at The Overcoat Importer, quality is of the utmost importance to us. Because our ladies half coats are wardrobe staples and never go out of fashion, they can be considered as an investment.

Whether you choose a classic black ladies half coat, a bright red coat to match your personality or a feminine pink one to channel your inner diva, you are making a great choice!

Visit The Overcoat Importer in Benoni or Coat Corner Kempton Park or Springs to pick up a ladies half coat for yourself!

2.     Men’s three-quarter coats

How do you know if a men’s three-quarter coat is worth the money?

Well, it should provide you with enough warmth, even when temperatures are below freezing. It should also have impeccable stitching, great quality fabric and stylish details.

At The Overcoat Importer and our Coat Corner shops, our men’s three-quarter coats tick all of these boxes with the added advantage that they are very well-priced.

Wear your three-quarter coat this winter with your favourite jeans or pants for a smart look. Alternatively, throw it over your shoulders for a casual yet trendy outfit for special events.

3.     Men’s Tweed

Tweed is the most popular fabric this winter season and has a rustic, sophisticated country look and feel to it.

In fact, you will often see European upper class nobility wearing tweed when they venture outdoors during the winter.

The Overcoat Importer and Coat Corner shops stock a wide range of trendy men’s tweed jackets that effortlessly combine warmth, style and everyday comfort.

Tweed comes in warm colours and patterns and look great when paired with dark jeans or neutral-coloured trousers.

Your favourite tweed jacket will keep you warm throughout the winter and will last you for many years to come.

4.     Ladies Office Jackets

Are you a lady working in an office environment? Regardless of what your company’s dress code is, a mix and match ladies office jacket should be a part of your working wardrobe.

Office jackets are incredibly smart with their sharp collars and tailored lines and come in many different colours and styles. 

These jackets can also take the edge off the cold in early winter mornings and evenings and never detract from your outfit.

Have a look at The Overcoat Importer and Coat Corner shops special collection of ladies office jackets that can be worn with formal trousers, pencil skirts or your jeans on casual Friday.

Another excellent use for these jackets is going to church. Our customers just love the choice that is available – you could even have a different jacket for every Sunday the prices are so good.

Please replace these 2 sections (tweed and ladies office jackets) with Adult Anoraks and Mens & Ladies Overcoats

5.     Kids’ Anoraks

Every parent’s goal this winter is to keep their kids warm when the temperatures drop.

Anoraks are very warm and make excellent winter jackets and some even boast down feathers which trap in the heat.

Put your mind at ease and buy your kids a warm winter anorak from The Overcoat Importer and our Coat Corner shops. Our anoraks are high quality and affordable and can be passed on from one child to the next in the family as they outgrow the anorak.

We have kids’ anoraks in a vast range of colours and styles and ones for both girls and boys.

Although anoraks are slightly puffy, they feel very comfortable when worn and your child will be able to continue with their daily activities without a problem.

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Need To Make CASH Now?

With the current Covid-19 pandemic, many South Africans have fallen on hard times and have lost their jobs.

If money is tight for you and you need to make cash now, The Overcoat Importer can help you to start your own business!

Interested in owning your own business, being your own boss and working on your own terms? Read further because we have the perfect solution for you…

An Easy Solution To Make Your Own Cash. Buy Coats And Jackets In Bulk Bales Now!

Here at The Overcoat Importer, we import massive quantities of gently used but high-quality jackets and coat Europe. Because we buy such huge quantities, we benefit from rock bottom prices from our suppliers which we, of course, pass on to our valued customers.

In addition to the individual garments we sell in our popular stores in Springs, Benoni, Kempton Park and online, we also sell bales of coats and jackets. By purchasing a bale of jackets, you have invested in your own business and you can sell them to anyone at a profit.

Once you have sold your first bale, you will have a nice profit and you can then use some of the money to buy another bale. You will feel so good about yourself after you have started your own coat business and the only regret you’ll have is not doing it sooner.

Don’t have quite enough money for a bale? Don’t worry! You could either buy the bale on our lay-by facility or you could go into partnership with a trusted friend or family member.

Buy a bale and make your own cash – the best quality, the best prices and we deliver nationally.

Our bales provide customers with a fun, enjoyable and easy way to make money.

All the jackets and coats contained in our bales are of the best European quality and are very gently used. Because they are from the northern hemisphere, they are incredibly warm and will keep your customers warm even in the coldest of temperatures.

If you take the total amount paid for your bale and you calculate the unit cost price per jacket, you will notice that the unit price is very low. After you have added your profit margin, you can still sell the jackets onto your own customers at a very reasonable price.

We recommend setting your margin so that you make a healthy profit but that the selling price is still low enough to attract customers.

You should definitely be able to sell your coats and jackets at prices that are lower than the major retail stores and this makes it more attractive to customers who are also probably struggling with cash flow.

If you were wondering where you can sell your coats and jackets, well the answer is anywhere! Most of our customers sell their bale contents to neighbours, people in their local communities, at public markets, at office parks and much more.

In fact, you don’t even need to leave your own home and you can invite people in to take a look at your stock. If you really want to become successful with your bale business, we recommend advertising yourself as much as you can.

Think about advertising your coats by sending out SMSs to people you know, advertising on local Facebook groups, making pamphlets and even through word of mouth.

So, are you ready to change your life for the better and make some cash? If so, visit The Overcoat Importer in Benoni soon. (We are located in Kempton Park, Benoni or Springs) and buy your first bale. Coat Corner Kempton Park is at 79 Pretoria Road and Coat Corner Springs is at 29 5th Avenue, CBD.

Not located in Gauteng or can’t get to the East Rand? No worries! Simply visit our website and view our price list online. You can simply contact one of our overcoat sales specialists to assist you with your order. Our shipping costs are minimal and we deliver bales throughout South Africa.

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Will Overcoats Be In Fashion This Winter?

At The Overcoat Importer, we stock a wide range of exclusive overcoats for both men and women. Over the past few months, our team has been asked many times whether or not overcoats will be in fashion this winter.

We are pleased to confirm that overcoats are definitely a hot item this season!

Overcoats have been spotted on the international catwalks this past northern hemisphere winter and are considered by fashion experts to be the must-have item for winter 2021.

Below is everything you need to know about this trending fashion item and how you can style your new overcoat.

What Styles Of Overcoats Will Be In Fashion?

Long, flowing overcoats have been gracing the fashion magazines lately. It doesn’t matter whether you are male or female because they are perfect for everyone. At the moment, overcoats are being worn unbuttoned and appear to have been simply “thrown” over the other clothing.

They are also being worn with knitted accessories, such as beanies, chunky woolen scarves and gloves. They also look really stylish with a pair of modern sunglasses as this gives you an elegant yet sophisticated look.

Since overcoats are mostly collared and come in neutral colors, they have the advantage of going with most things that you probably already have in your winter wardrobe. They also add an element of formality to any outfit and can therefore easily be worn to a formal function, to work or on a date night.

Most overcoats are rather lightweight and are either unlined or have a very fine, silk lining. This makes them warm enough to withstand the cold winter temperatures in South Africa but still lightweight enough to not make you feel as if you are being weighed down.

How To Style My Overcoat With My Current Winter Wardrobe?

One of the most popular ways to wear an overcoat this winter season is to pair it with your favourite, designer jeans. It doesn’t matter if you are a fan of skinny jeans, stressed, straight, boot cut or boyfriend jeans because an overcoat can be worn with all types of denim.

When worn with stressed or boyfriend jeans, your overcoat will provide a wonderful contrast between the slightly messy and relaxed nature of your jeans and the formal and smart appeal of your overcoat. Skinny jeans and an overcoat also work very well together.

Many of our customers here at The Overcoat Importer enjoy wearing this combination with a pair of knee length or ankle boots. If you want to create a trendy, street look, you can wear your overcoat with a graphic tee or sweatshirt, your favourite jeans and some good quality sneakers.

Top the outfit off with a quirky hat and some sunglasses and you are ready for anything!

Of course, an overcoat looks amazing if it is worn with smart-casual trousers or a suit for work. At the end of the day, with overcoats you can really use your imagination and your own creativity to craft the perfect winter outfit.

At the end of the day, with overcoats you can really use your imagination and your own creativity to craft the perfect winter outfit.

What Are The Winter Fashion Colour Trends For 2021?

Winter 2021 will see some very interesting colour trends. As usual, like with every winter, there will be plenty of deep, rich and warming tones and hues.

Mustard yellow is a particular favourite this year and a benefit of this shade is that it is not too bright and gives more depth than lemon yellow, making it flattering for most skin tones.

We also expect to see a lot of wine red and blush pink this season. These two colours work very well together and are great when paired with the classic winter colours of black and dark grey.

View our retail outlets to shop for your Overcoats today!

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What Is The Difference Between A Coat and An Overcoat?

Here at The Overcoat Importer, we can confirm that the overcoat is this season’s essential item!

Whether you want to wear your overcoat with your favourite skinny jeans, formal trousers for work or with a pair of casual slacks, you are sure to have a trending outfit during the colder months.

One of the most common questions we receive here at The Overcoat Importer is the difference between an overcoat and a coat. Let’s take a look at the differences between the two!

What Is A Coat?

A regular coat is normally a lined jacket that provides plenty of warmth in the winter, even in sub-zero temperatures.

It is usually zipped up to trap in your body heat and can be either short, medium length or full body length. Coats can come in a wide range of colours, including bright and neon hues.

What Is An Overcoat?

When we talk of an overcoat, we refer to a long, flowing jacket that is not as heavy as a regular, winter coat. Although an overcoat does provide a lot of warmth, it is often unlined and lightweight, making it perfect to simply throw over your outfit on a cold winter’s morning or evening.

An overcoat is often collared, without a pattern and only one, uniform neutral colour. This makes it the perfect accessory for winter as you can wear it with practically anything.

When paired with other matching accessories, such as a knitted beanie, scarf and gloves, your outfit looks very well put together and stylish.

Since they can either dress up or tone down your outfit, an overcoat is great to wear to the office in winter, casually over the weekend or when going out for dinner.

Interested in a good quality overcoat this winter? Come visit one of our retail shops.