Bundle up, we’re in for a cold one this year! If you haven’t already purchased your pillowy shield of comfort, we’ve rounded up the top places to shop for your winter parka in Toronto this year.
There’s no denying that a chill is in the air. We’ve already seen a light dusting of snow and Christmas lights are being strung as I type. In other words, it’s time to say hello to your companion for the next several months: your winter coat. If you’re groaning at the thought of it, let me assure you: you don’t have to be trapped in a puffy, shapeless parka from now until spring. There are plenty of flattering options that will keep you toasty warm while making a stylish statement. If you’re in Toronto, these are the best stores to start your hunt.
Lorne’s Coats is a mecca for winter outerwear because that’s pretty much all they sell, along with a few warm weather accessories to go with them. This family-owned business has been a Fashion District institution for more than 30 years. With a focus on traditional, tailored designs for both men and women, you’ll find plenty of selection at Lorne’s.
Holt Renfrew carries a stylish selection of modern designs for both men and women. If you’re having trouble finding something that’s just your style, try making an appointment with one of the store’s personal shopping assistants and have them pull out a few options for you to choose from.
Hudson’s Bay offers winter jacket solutions for the whole family. Stop by their flagship store at Queen and Yonge for the best selection. Upstairs in The Room, you’ll find designer options like Cinzia Rocca and Pink Tartan. But if these are a bit out of your budget, brands like Guess, Calvin Klein, and Topshop offer fashionable options at more affordable prices.
Mackage specializes in outerwear for stylish urbanites. Their designs are made in Canada and luckily for Torontonians, they now have store locations in CF Eaton Centre and Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The brand is known for functional designs that keep out the cold, but with edgy elements like leather accents, bold patterns, and pops of colour.
Nordstrom at the CF Eaton Centre is the perfect place to find a winter coat if you don’t have your heart set on a particular brand. They carry a wide array of Canadian labels like Mackage, Canada Goose, Soia & Kyo, Pajar and more. Not to mention they have a free personal stylist service to help you narrow down your search.
Canada Goose needs no introduction. Being a heritage made-in-Canada brand, you can be assured one of their coats is going to keep you warm and toasty, even in the coldest winter weather. If you know you specifically want a Canada Goose, head to their first freestanding store in Yorkdale to shop the widest selection of styles.
MEC is the place to shop if you’re looking for something functional to fit your active lifestyle. Their goal is to keep you comfortable in the outdoors so you can expect to find winter coats with the latest fabric innovations from their in-house brand, North Face, Patagonia and more.
Simons at Square One is a good place to start, whatever your price range. They have an assortment of both expensive or cheap, as well as functional or fashionable. Think Moose Knuckles, Canada Goose, and Mackage, or options like Point Zero and Noize.
Nobis is another great North American brand if you’re looking for cold-weather streetwear that is stylish, yet functional. Visit the flagship on 360 Queen St. West for globally renowned, premium down jackets for both men and women.
Rudsak is most known for their leather goods, but they also have a selection of fashionable wool coats and edgy down jackets. Designed in Montreal, we suggest heading to Rudsak if you’re looking to make more of a statement, while still keeping warm.
Where will you be buying your winter coat this season? Comment below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe!
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