A Little Wine for Fall?

Skip a predictable black leather jacket. Try this slick number from Yigal Azrouël.

Photograph: Courtesy of Nordstrom

Whatever you want to call this color—maroon, oxblood, bordeaux—I’ve never liked it. Until, strangely, this season. For fall, the hue is somehow looking like the perfect alternative to black: A little richer, a little deeper, a little less obvious.

So when I spied this Yigal Azrouël lambskin jacket at Nordstrom’s anniversary sale (the retailer’s annual pre-fall price-cutting event, which began this past Friday and lasts until August 4), I fell in love. It’s not just the color, but the clever neckline that you can drape higher to cut autumnal winds. And the zip-off-able sleeves that make it work even on warmer days.

Salut!

$989 (goes up to $1,595 on August 4) at Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., or at nordstrom.com.

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