In Canada, buying a warm winter coat is an absolute must. And as temperatures sink to well below zero, it can be easy to throw your fashion sense out the window all in the name of staying warm. Yet that needn’t be the case. Many Canadian designers have launched stunning new sets of warm weather wear. Here are five of our favourite all-Canadian winter coats options for winter 2011.
For almost half a century, this Canadian clothing company has been manufacturing the warmest down-filled ware on the market [they’ve been tried and tested in places like the South Pole]. After the Vancouver 2010 winter games, it’s become almost impossible to find their jackets on store shelves [they’re too darn popular]! Luckily, we tracked down a few sexy options at Sporting Life.
Canada Goose Solaris Parka, $615. Available at www.sportinglife.ca.
This Montreal-based design house is known for their leather jackets [which keep the damp spring and fall air away from your bones], but they also make exquisitely tailored wool winter coats. Always ahead of the trends, their designs are streamlined and the little details [including the buttons and zippers] make their jackets perfect for fashionable frigid-day wearing.
Mackage Diana, $595. Available at www.mackage.com.