Here in Vancouver it is rumored that this winter will be a cold and snowy one. To clear things up for people who might not know, the west coast of Canada has very mild winters. It rarely snows- we are more likely to have a bit of rain.
So after hearing all these forecasts, and struggling through the European deep-freeze last winter unprepared, I'm after a warm parka and some boots this year. I thought I would do a round-up of parka options.
Maje Alaska Parka
Zadig + Voltaire Kenny Parka
Rag & Bone Waterloo Parka in wool
Rag & Bone Waterloo Parka in cotton
Etoile Isabel Marant cotton Parka with fleece lining
Rachel Comey Snorkel Parka
Etoile Isabel Marant Celso Parka
I love all these parkas, but none are in my budget. I'm going to hunt my local military surplus stores for a parka, which many of these coats' designs are based off: the N3B. I will report back if I find anything good! There are always some on ebay if you don't have a surplus store near you.