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It's Time to Buy a Coat Rack

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Whether or not you've been swept up in the fedora craze, you need a place to hang your jacket (and hat). Thanks to an inventive crop of designers, you'll find plenty of options that are head and shoulders above their predecessors. Monica Khemsurov

1. The Lean-On wardrobe (pictured above) by minimalist Peter van de Water makes it easy to double your closet space without resorting to a rolling rack. Lean-On by Peter van de Water for Cascando, $615, mockett.com

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2. Misewell's handcrafted walnut design seems simple enough⿿until you lean in to discover that the three sections are held together without hardware. Stretch by Mise­well, $625, misewell.com

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3. The bubbles clustered around Matti Klenell's Orb stand are fun to look at, but they're also functional: They prevent clothes from creasing. Orb by Matti Klenell for David Design, $595, daviddesign.se

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4. With this follow-up to their hugely popular metal-and-beech Steelwood chair, French brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec make the coatrack a staple again. Steelwood by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Magis, price TBA, magisdesign.com

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5. Rising star Mikko Laakkonen found the inspiration for this coat stand in nature: In Finnish, latva means "treetops." Latva by Mikko Laakkonen for Covo, $665, finnishdesignshop.com

Photographs, from top: Courtesy of Mockett.com, Miswell.com, Daviddesign.se.com, Magisdesign.com, Finnishdesignshop.com

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