For winter warmth, there’s only two things in which you need to invest: a good pair of boots and a snuggly coat. Whether it's a parka to bundle up in or a wool coat to drape over your dressiest goods, a well-chosen shell should do more than just shield you from the winter winds. It should look good too!
Admittedly, my love affair with Canadian Goose has come to an end since I’ve spotted Torontonions wrapped in the outer layer during 18 degree weather (though the brand still has its die-hard fans), but thankfully there’s a new batch of winter warmers arriving on the market to protect us from that nippy northern climate and here are just a few that I’m currently coveting all for under $500.
1. Homegrown Canadian brand Lifetime Collective (they started out in a dingy basement) has really caught my eye with this oxblood Casper Coat for $275; 2. Scandinavian clothing company Minimum wants to bring a bit of Danish to your life with their Kaisa Coat in Shadow Green for $200; 3. I simply can’t wait for Soia & Kyo’s World MasterCard Fashion Week show, but before then, I’ll settle with splurging on one of their finest coats, like this Carissa Wine Down Coat with Fur Trimmed Hood for $480; 4. Again with the Scanda (but let’s agree that if anyone knows how to keep a Canadian warm, it’s an Alpine territory), this grey Veroni Jacket has a cool tribal flare for effortless weekend wear at $130; 5. And finally, another Soia & Kyo piece (how could we not?), this Alois Long Black Wool Puffy Coat has the right name, the right look and right price at $390.
Now tell me which coat do you most covet or have you discovered an equally enviable piece recently?