Plaid Wool Cape at Phoenix's Petit joy Vintage

Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What: To wear a cape well is no easy feat. There's the association with superhero costumery, Little Red Riding Hood and James Brown connections, and its use as a royal cover-up. Even if you shake off all that imagery, there's a good chance the outerwear simply won't flatter you.

That's not the case with this vintage capelet. In warm wool with a neutral plaid color scheme, the coat could read Betty Draper throwback or modern-day chic.

Where: Petit joy Vintage

Cost: $44

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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