Bundle up in Vancouver’s best winter coats

When it comes to winter, Vancouver has it easy compared to the rest of Canada. But winter still happens here, and as the days shorten and the temperature cools, you need that perfect winter coat that covers all the bases: waterproof, windproof, durable and chic. Here’s where you’ll find a winter coat to bundle up in during the colder months. [Photo credit: iStock.com/ danchooalex]

Mark's

1
8129 Ontario St, Vancouver, BC V5X 0A7

With its roots in industrial work wear, Mark’s has come to be known in recent years for its selection of quality casual and active wear. Their commitment to comfort, style and innovation extends to their reasonably priced jackets and vests, available in everything from fleece to parkas.

Taiga Works Wilderness Equipment

2
3454 Bridgeway, Vancouver, BC V5K 1B6

This is a very special brand of outdoor products for Vancouverites. While German owned and engineered, Taiga’s innovative and reputable gear is all proudly designed and manufactured in Vancouver. In fact the Taiga jacket was an iconic piece of clothing in this city for several decades before the boom of bigger business models. Thankfully, Taiga has weathered the retail storm and is still alive and well — their great outdoor wear speaks to why.

Alpine Start Outfitters

3
68W Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1P2

An “alpine start” means starting your day before sunrise in the vernacular of the outdoors. You’ll want to be the first to check ASO’s selection of insulated jackets before everyone else hears about them. Discover this Vancouver-owned and -operated shop’s rugged outerwear — it looks as good when worn downtown as it does in the mountains.

Roots

4
1001 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 1A9

Roots is so much more than sweatpants and hoodies. In addition to their comfy loungewear, quality leather goods, apparel and accessories, Canada’s leading lifestyle brand has functional and stylish winter jackets, bombers and parkas for men and women. Drawing inspiration from Canadian nature and culture, Roots lives up to our winterwear expectations.

Mountain Equipment Co-Op

5
130 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1P3

Founded by a group of BC mountaineers in 1971, MEC now sets the bar in all things outdoorsy, not only for the quality of their gear, but in their ethical community-based business model as well. Their commitment to outfit people with the best possible gear at the lowest possible markup, while operating under a democratic business model, has somehow stood the test of time. Winter coats are only the tip of the iceberg when you walk into MEC.

Turnabout Luxe

6
3109 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3K1

If you’re looking for winter warmth on a budget but can’t escape your designer tastes, Turnabout is the place for you. As a “luxury consignment store,” they handpick next-to-new and well-loved coats from all the best labels. And if you take the time, you’ll find something hot — in every sense of the word.

Plenty Stores

7
1107 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1B5

Among Plenty’s renowned brands, exclusive lines and in-house labels, you’ll find select pieces of fashionable and functional outerwear. Embody the laidback West Coast vibe with a sleek wrap jacket or a long parka. With six locations throughout Vancouver, Plenty is never too far away from you.

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