Where to find a parka in Toronto

The winter in Canada is harsh, and it’s even rougher in Toronto, as city dwellers frolic across the city in ankle-high snow. Hats, mitts and scarves are a must, but the best investment you can make is a winter parka. Given the range of retailers out there, the coat options are endless – dressy, day-to-night or everyday casual. Here are the best bets for finding a winter parka in Toronto.

Sentaler

1
404-555 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3B1

Sentaler, Canadian designer Bojana Sentaler’s namesake outerwear brand, is committed to creating quality coats from alpaca, a lightweight fabric that’s both warm and soft. Her collection comes in a range of colours from ash pink to black. My favourite look? The black, hooded coat with fur trim.

Authentic Couture

2
222 Spadina Av, Toronto, ON M5T 3B3

In the heart of Toronto’s Chinatown is Authentic Couture, a shop that offers quality outerwear (and every parka you can imagine) all year round. Their down jacket selections include such noteworthy brands as Mackage, Goldbergh and Michelle Benisti, so you’re sure to find what you need here.

The Future of Frances Watson

3
1390 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L7

The Parkdale neighbourhood is never short of eclectic shops, catering to Toronto-ites who are looking for those special few-of-a-kind pieces for their wardrobe. If you’re biggest fear is walking around the city in the same parka as the person next to you, fear no more.

Gerhard Supply

4
2949 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z2

Sartorialists of the city will delight in Gerhard Supply’s stock of men’s jackets in brands like OSC Cross, Outclass and Reigning Champ. It helps that everything in the store is impeccably displayed and that stylists at are uber helpful. Who says that winter wear can’t be sexy?

Muttonhead

5
337 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M8

Muttonhead’s mandate of selling ethically made clothing from Canada is something I can totally get behind. Their focus on quality and ‘slow design’ versus ‘fast fashion’ is completely unique; given that their parka supply is vast, and overwhelmingly stylish this Roncesvalles haunt is the perfect spot for the Torontonian who values feeling good and looking even better.

Rudsak

6
315 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2A4

Perhaps the most well known parka outfitter in the city, Montreal-based fashion brand Rudsak has been hailed the go-to retailer for those who want both extreme warmth and trend all in one. Don’t get too carried away though, because their selection of boots, bags and other winter accessories are just as tempting.

Lorne's Coats

7
101 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5V 2K2

Now 36 years old, Lorne’s Coats has been making jackets out of the finest Italian fabric before I was even born. They have thousands of coats always in stock in a range of sizes for both men and women. My top pick for women? The three-quarter-length down parka.

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