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Beat The Winter Chill In These Chic Parkas

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Each and every winter, fashion lovers are faced with the same dilemma. When it comes to cold weather dressing, is it better to sacrifice style for warmth or warmth for style? A thin wool coat always looks fashionable but doesn’t do much to combat the winter chill. When it comes to parkas and puffer jackets designated for winter, more often than not you can end up looking more like a snowman than the fashionista that you are. Lucky for us, this season there are a number of coats that hit that in-between sweet spot: warm and practical, yet with a chic silhouette and trendy details. We’ve rounded up our favourite parkas that prove that you can put comfort first, without sacrificing your personal style.

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BCBGeneration Faux-Fur-Trim Cinched-Waist Puffer Coat, $211: This puffer jacket is proof that parkas can be sleek and sophisticated. The deep wine colour contrasts the black trim and plush faux-fur collar. With a down/feather fill and black storm cuffs with thumb-holes, this parka is all about cool contrasting accents. 

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MICHAEL Michael Kors Belted Down & Feather Fill Long Coat with Faux Fur Trim Hood, $281: Keep warm from head to toe in this navy coat that extends past the knees. Gold, shiny hardware beautifully contrasts against the rich blue colour, while the removable belt cinches the waist. The detachable fur hood and collar offer layering options, so you can bundle up or shed a layer if it happens to be a pleasant day. 

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Soia & Kyo Katlin Down Jacket, $560: Minimalist dressers will embrace this simple, no-fuss down jacket. Though the grey coat has a slim fit, it still packs a warm punch with a power duck down fill and a plush sherpa hood. Black leather trim adds a subtle trendy touch to the otherwise conservative style.

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Mackage Down Puffer with Coyote Fur Trim, $1,115: This trendy army green puffer is lined with down fill and features a inner vest layer, ensuring maximum warmth. Face-framing coyote fur trim in a tear drop shape adds a glamorous touch to the otherwise masculine shape, as does the leather trimmed belt at the back of the coat.

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Duvetica Ociroe Parka with Asiatic Raccoon Fur, $1,387: With a shiny shell, this coat offers a flashy alternative to traditionally sparse parkas. Featuring a detachable raccoon fur trim and pure goose down, this glam parka is a luxe approach to drab winter dressing.



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