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  1. Ali
    January 24, 2018 @ 8:27 am

    Aritzia parkas are hands down the best investment winter coats IMO!! You can get a vegan parka (for real!!) or a responsibly sourced goose down parka for a fraction of the cost of Moncler or Canada Goose. I absolutely hate all the terrible things I’ve read about the way those companies source their down so I love that Aritzia has great options you can feel good about!

    • Lauren
      January 24, 2018 @ 9:44 am

      Ali, SO glad you commented here! I always forget about Aritizia coats because I don’t own one – but I looooove yours! Such a good point about responsibly sourced, too. Thanks for the tip!!

  2. Lauren
    January 24, 2018 @ 11:06 am

    I never feel bad about spending money on outerwear because I know here in Chicago there will inevitably be an occasion to wear ALL kinds of coats! I bought a new parka by Helly Hansen in November, which was awesome for those bitter cold days. But then I got uncomfortably hot on my commute, or while running errands – so I just purchased the Patagonia Radalie Parka (~$200) which is great for the 25-40 degree temps. Both coats are green, which I love because it’s pretty neutral but not black. And that Madewell coat you picked out is super nifty!

    • Lauren
      January 24, 2018 @ 11:10 am

      Oh I don’t know Helly Hansen coats! Patagonia is an awesome brand though – love that you have 2 for different temps!