8 Places to Score a Winter Jacket for the Best Value in Toronto
Canada is amazing for a lot of reasons; warm summers, poutine and Drake to name a few. What we’re also known for? Freezing cold winters! That’s why owning a winter jacket in Canada almost seems like a God-given right. When the weather is negative degrees for half the year, it doesn’t seem fair to pay an arm and a leg for a winter jacket (or freeze). That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 8 places to score a winter jacket for the best value in Toronto. So be warm this winter and able to afford your rent too!
We usually associate pricier clothes with Aritzia, but when it comes to parkas and down jackets they are relatively affordable. Instead of dropping upwards of $800 (what brands like Canada Goose and Mackage are charging), you’re looking at around $200 to $400 for both a stylish and functional coat.
If you frequent StyleDemocracy often, then you know we are huge fans of Winners and Marshalls. The off-price retailer always boasts a variety of name brands for less; that coat you thought was over budget, isn’t. Check out a list of the best Winners and Marshalls stores here and here.
Urban Outfitters has a number of puffers and parkas to choose from that are perfect for mastering the off-duty model look. Prices average at about $200 to $250 and while they may not be the warmest jackets on the market, a lightweight down vest or layering a cozy sweater underneath will do the trick.
MEC is all about functionality and durability; athleisure at its best. Their sporty, chic jackets are perfect for those wishing to spend a lot of time doing activities outdoors this winter. Prices range from around $225 to $500.
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If you’re willing to put in the time thrifting, Common Sort is a good place to look for an affordable winter jacket. Unlike Value Village, the second-hand store only accepts on-trend items, making it easier for you to sift through the racks and find something you like. You’ll definitely be getting great value here.
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Similar to MEC, Eddie Bauer is all about functionality and style. Ranging from around $250 to $450, these jackets will perform well for the outdoor explorer. Having also been a Canadian company since 1920, they have an unspoken guarantee to hold up against the cold.
Gap has always been known for offering style for an affordable price, so naturally their winter jackets are no exception. We love the current pieces they are carrying, as well as the $200 price tag that comes with.
The Bay seems like an obvious place to shop for a winter jacket. The department store has a variety of mid-priced brands like Ralph Lauren, Espirit, Vero Moda, Topshop, Arctic Expedition, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Calvin Klein and more. Not to mention we totally love these Biannual puffer coats.
Did we miss any affordable spots to score a good winter jacket in Toronto? Let us know in the comments!
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