My compulsion to buy coats is no secret. I have loved them my entire life. Growing up, I eagerly anticipated going to the “big city” to get my winter coats, one for everyday and one for Sunday. Now I wear coats EVERYday, no matter the season. When my son grew up and moved to Texas, his playroom became my coatroom. All this can’t really be explained, but what I do know is that I always get compliments when I wear coats. They elevate every outfit from a tee shirt and jeans to a sequin dress. They are miracle workers, hiding lumps, bumps, wiggly arms, and old dresses.

I have many favorites from over the years, but some of my MOST treasured are designed by my brilliant and talented friend Barbara Tfank (pictured above). Barbara designs for everyone from First Ladies, royalty and super stars to the more common mother-of-the-bride, party-goers…and me.

Her designs are classic and timeless making them perfect investment pieces you will wear forever. I have dresses, pants, and vests from over the years in her fabulous fabrics from around the world, but her elegant evening coats are my most favorite.

Barbara recently came to Charlotte for a trunk show of her designs at Capitol.  We all had fun seeing what she has done to delight us for Spring 2018

Check out a gallery of Barbara’s latest looks below!

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