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Avoid looking like everyone else this winter

We the North aren’t known for a forgiving winter season, and this usually translates to seasonal affective disorder and more than a few Netflix binges. However, your outerwear options don’t have to be as lackluster as your post-holiday social calendar. We’ve rounded up our favourite Canadian parka offerings because really, who else knows the cold better?

The Davy parka by SOIA & KYO may look pretty standard as far as parkas go, but it’s made from a water repellent parachute material and sherpa that’s sure to keep you dry and warm through the Canadian winter. Plus, bold silver zippers on the front give it a little bit of a biker feel, easing the pain of leaving our beloved leather weather behind. $690

Utilitarian vibes meet urban cool with Nobis’ Shelby parka. Conveniently pragmatic with its multiple pockets and durable material, it’s a stylish update on the classic item for the urban explorer. $995

If practicality is your go-to aesthetic, might we suggest SOREL’s Ankeny jacket? With a waxed cotton body, coyote fur hood and goose down fill, this coat’s durable enough for the most extreme explorer and remains stylishly-cool for a modern Steve McQueen on a high-speed alpine chase. $1000

We can only see so many black and army green jackets with brown fur hoods roaming the city streets through the long, bitter winter. Why not change it up and pack a punch in bright red? Mackage’s offerings are known for their fashion forward takes on tried and true favorites, and this parka does exactly that. $950

Quartz Co.’s Taiga parka doesn’t just have a fur-trimmed hood, but fur-trimmed sleeves, as well. Sacrificing warmth for style with exposed wrists and ankles is a battle hard fought, but you’ll be able to eliminate at least one of those issues with this one. $730

The problem with many parkas out there is that more often than not, you end up looking like a shapeless poof. The Gloria puffer from Rudsak features a thick belt to cinch in your waist so you can maintain some semblance of form and promises to keep you cozy against harsh winds. $475