Trendy coats are all fun and games until you live in a fiercely cold winter climate (ahem, I’m looking at you, Chicago). Enter: Canada Goose. The Canadian brand is well known and loved for its coats that offer intense warmth, thanks to down insulation and detailed craftsmanship.
When I moved to the Windy City (from Texas, by the way), I was well aware of Chicago’s reputation for having bitter cold and snowy winters. After seeing locals decked out in Canada Goose logos come November, I knew my husband and I needed to invest in the brand for the winter. I wasn’t wrong: My Mystique Parka ($1,725) is my new best friend, and my husband loves his Langford Parka ($1,650). The long silhouette keeps my legs warm even if I have just my PJs on and the hood stays snug on my head despite harsh winds.
At $1,725, it's certainly a pretty sizable splurge, but as mom always said, you get what you pay for. Canada Goose jackets are handcrafted in Canada and go through a meticulous process to ensure that they’re fit for extreme cold. (If you’re in the market for a more affordable alternative, this North Face parka is a great option—for almost $900 less.)