Even though the weather here in Toronto currently feels like summer has returned, it is in fact the first day of Fall 2017. As Canadians, we know from experience that a cold snap isn’t too far off and can strike at anytime, like, possibly even by tomorrow. It really doesn’t matter if we’re facing crazy blizzards or snow storms, our mission is simple: we want to stay as warm as possible, while still looking as stylish as possible. Thankfully, these 17 great Canadian winter coat brands won’t have you sacrificing fashion for warmth!
See below for our list of some of the most stylish Canadian coat brands to know:
With the belief that outerwear is an integral part of fashion, it’s no wonder that the coats and jackets designed by Mackage are super chic. This Montreal based brand has continued to be a celeb fave season after season and has grown to worldwide recognition. Our pick is their Cecily-J Jacquard Down Coat which retails for $790, click HERE to shop!
SØSKEN Studios is focused on reinventing women’s outerwear and we love their timeless designs that incorporate an edge of androgyny. With their seasonal staples and outfit completers, SØSKEN is perfect for anyone who feels inspired to leave their mark amid constant evolution and busy lifestyles. Our fave is their Beda Copper Puffer which retails for $595, click HERE to shop!
Known for their expertly designed blazers and jackets, Smythe isn’t exactly blizzard proof but their jackets are way too major not to include in this list! Co-designers Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe continue to impress with their relevant, versatile and timeless collections. Our top pick is their Midi Louche Coat which retails for $995, click HERE to shop!
We love YYZ-based Wully because everything they make is 100% animal free PLUS they also donate $10 from each jacket sold to the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals. Their jackets are the perfect blend of practicality, warmth and style! Our pick is their Lynx Versa jacket which retails for $499, click HERE to shop!
FREED & FREED
Providing customers with luxurious coats and jackets is what Freed and Freed lives for. This 93-year-old heritage brand from Winnipeg is one of the few remaining Canadian, 4th generation, and family-run businesses in the garment industry. Our pick is their Rondeau jacket which retails for $1,395, click HERE to shop!
Another MTL gem, Rudsak is the epitome of edginess mixed with elegance and we love the underlying rebellious vibe and effortless coolness that the brand offers. From leather jackets to down coats, there is something for everyone and any weather forecast. Our pick is their Roya Puffer Parka which retails for $895, click HERE to shop!
Luxe outerwear brand, Nicole Benisti makes winter fun again with vibrant colours on her fur jackets and parkas. Dedicated to trend focused styling, expert craftsmanship, feminine silhouettes, and weather functionality, each piece is designed in her home of Montreal. Our fave is their Belleville Military Dust as seen on Hailey Baldwin which retails for $2,400, click HERE to shop!
With amazing attention to detail, luxury materials and hardware, it’s obvious why Moose Knuckles is so popular. We love their parkas for their durability and stylish take on traditional puffer jackets that are perfect for the chilly Canadian winter. Our pick is their Saskatchewan Parka which retails for $1,095, click HERE to shop!
Specializing in luxury Canadian outerwear is HiSO and they believe that first impressions are everything. Since your coat is the first thing people see as you arrive and the last thing as you go so they strive to provide timeless garments that’ll make you memorable. Our fave is their Double Breasted Wool Coat which retails for $995, click HERE to shop!
Inspired by all things Canadian, Arctic Bay believes that looking good in harsh weather conditions is possible — AMEN to that! Inspired by the Inuit who used special techniques to stay warm, their coats will keep you toasty in even -45°C weather. Our pick is their Laval Parka which retails for $850, click HERE to shop!
Created for the discerning individual who appreciates fine tailoring and a Canadian-made focus, OSC Cross is known for their classic modern cuts, quality design and a commitment to their valued customer base. Our pick is their Aurora coat which retails for $595, click HERE to shop!
Did you know that the Sorel brand was introduced in 1962 in the little town of Kitchener, Ontario? You probably know them best for their ever popular winter boots, but they make winter coats too! Our pick is their Women’s Conquest Carly Parka which is ON SALE for $699, click HERE to shop!
Known for their use of high-end raw materials sourced from around the world, m0851 emanates simplicity, vitality and contemporary science. All of their products are designed in Montreal and they are committed to maintaining an eco-conscious mentality. Our fave is their Asymmetrical Swing Coat with Shawl Hood which retails for $545, click HERE to shop!
SOIA & KYO
Founded on the belief that simplistic and luxurious outerwear will in turn speak for itself, SOIA & KYO offers timeless pieces that are minimalistic and contemporary. Constantly striving to push the envelope with a modern and trendy aesthetic, our fave is their Tatyana R- Versatile Parka which retails for $625, click HERE to shop!
Known for their luxe materials and showcasing feminine silhouettes is Sentaler. With a commitment to timeless design and superior quality, each coat is precisely crafted with hand finishes using the world’s finest and rare fabric, alpaca. We love their Long Coat With Fur Collar in Blush which retails for $1,995, click HERE to shop!
Founded in a small warehouse in Toronto almost 60 years ago, Canada Goose has grown into into one of the world’s leading makers of luxury apparel. Known for their uber warm and cozy winter coats, this is a Canadian brand you can trust! Our fave is their Crawford Hoody which retails for $595, click HERE to shop!
Designed for Canada’s frigid temps, CMFR offers customers warmth, style and durability. Their pieces are a blend of the ruggedness from extreme weather and the elegance and sophistication of high fashion! Our fave is their Uber Avenue Parka which retails for $1,250, click HERE to shop!
(Story by Assistant Editor, Blair Stutz)