Coat rack, coat stand or a hatstand is an item of furniture on which clothes may be hung. A coat rack often refers to a set of hooks that are attached to a wall and is mainly used to hang coats and jackets. In a kitchen or bathroom environment the coat rack is often used to hang towels. In some cases, a coat rack refers to a self-standing piece of furniture. The self-standing variant is more often referred to as an hatstand and is mostly used to hang coats, jackets, umbrellas and hats.