Winter Jacket

Miss K
on Oct 24, 2009 @ 10:30 pm

This year, I'm finding it difficult to find a winter jacket that will
help keep me warm during our chilly Toronto days. I commute everywhere,
so waiting for the bus and running around the city I really need to
stay warm.

Any suggestions ladies? Where do you shop for your coats?

7 Replies

Ali de Bold
MEC or other outdoorsy stores on Oct 25, 2009 @ 03:15 pm

I really like North Face jackets because they are so warm, protect against wind, and often have an inner removable shell. They are expensive, but you'll keep that jacket for years. If you spend a lot of time waiting for the streetcar, etc, I highly recommend you find one that covers your bum. Like those long sleeping bag type jackets. Some are definitely cuter than others.

If you are looking for more of a dressy coat, you'll have to sacrifice some warmth. I love Rudsak's dressy coats, but they are a pretty penny too.

MEC on Oct 25, 2009 @ 05:33 pm

For a coat where you will be standing outdoors, North Face jackets will keep you warm. For moderately priced semi warm semi dressier jackets, I get mine from RW&Co;.


Warm but still cute on Oct 28, 2009 @ 06:00 pm

My biggest issue in the transition to winter is that I do not want to put on some huge quilted thing that adds 200 pounds to my figure and impedes moving my arms.
This year being laid off in the fall actually saved me from that situation.
I did not, and still do not have the money to buy a brand new coat for this season.
But if you are a little bit craftily-inclined (as many financially strained ladies learn to be) you don't have to.
Take your summer coat (for those confused, everyone in Canada owns a summer coat) and enhance it. You can buy enough fake fur from the fabric store to line an entire trench, and my trench is LONG, for $50 or less.
This is most easily done on a coat that already had a removable lining but if you are a good sewer you'll know how to remove it come summertime anyway.

Miss K
Thanks on Oct 29, 2009 @ 04:55 pm

Victorianails, thanks so much, that's an awesome idea! Although I'm
looking for a more heavy duty coat. Was thinking about getting one from
Canada Goose, but those babies go for ~$500 each and that's waaaay out
of my budget.

Definitely looking for the sleeping bag type coat like misschickie
described, although I find a lot of them are way too long for me. Go

Esprit on Jan 08, 2010 @ 09:41 am

If any of you are still looking for winter coats, Esprit has a great selection. Several of their models have sold out at this point, but you can still find a warm coat at a fantastic price there.

Miss K
It's been found! on Jan 10, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

Thanks ladies for all your suggestions...I ended up going with the TNA parka, a holiday present from my parents. It's warm and cozy and long enough to withstand waiting for transit outdoors. The downside is that every other girl on the street has it, but since mine is brown and most people opt for black, it makes it a little bit less like everyone else.

Ali de Bold
Those are so nice on Jan 10, 2010 @ 02:43 pm

A friend of mine was wearing one this morning and it looks so cozy. Glad you got one. Enjoy it!

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