It’s been dubbed the coat of moms on the Upper East Side of New York City, and for only $120 (affordable by warm winter coat standards), it took New York by storm. Add to cart with Amazon Prime, and it’s hanging on your coat rack by tomorrow evening. With such brutal force did the Orolay thickened down jacket hit us that you can refer to it simply as “the Amazon coat,” and everyone will know what you’re talking about.
And now as we encroach upon the dark and biting days of November, I must confess: I, too, purchased the illustrious Amazon coat, and it is at once one of my favorite purchases of all time…but also a conduit of great shame.
Let me explain.
In 2019, I found myself unhappy with my winter coat. When zipped, it clung tightly to my body giving me an exaggerated Betty Boop silhouette. Fed up with outwear that sexualized an out-of-shape body wearing layers upon layers—with front pockets (uncomfortable!) and a hood that barely stretched over my large head no less (I have a very large head)—the buzz around this Amazon jacket with an appetizing price point had me at hello. I selected navy, size medium and clicked “Buy Now.”