It’s not the 90s, but puffy puffer coats are back: Now you can find puffer coats in velvet, satin and more.
Puffer coats and runways
Balenciaga showed them in bright cerise on the runways—short and cropped in 2016, then in army green for fall 2017. Stella McCartney, Pucci (swoon), Vivienne Westwood (metallic) and Phillip Lim (double swoon) also showed puffers in fabrics that varied from velvet to tweed. They’re here. They’re in all shapes and cuts, and they will keep you warm. They’re as warm as the ones in the 90s’ when you could wear a tee under one and sweat, but much cooler looking this time around.
Puffer coats and celebrities
Let’s be honest, celebrities more than designers (and even “influencers”) really lead fashion trends. One jaw-dropping whoa! over Rihanna’s YSL crystal studded boots, and suddenly there were hommages everywhere. You just had to have it. In person, Forever 21’s version is an “OMG” so close to the orig, and only $88. So, say a celeb like Gigi Hadid or Riri (again….hey, she’s always ahead of the curve), has been wearing puffers since 2016.
Puffer coats and you
Puffer coats or down parkas as they used to be called, made famous by North Face, were fluffily filled with feathers (say that three times fast, I dare you), but the nylon outer was thin and prone to breaking. Now, you can get a velvet covered puffer, corduroy, or any sturdy fabric. Puffer coats are either filled with fiberfill or feathers. Depending upon how much you feel the cold and damp, you might prefer one filling over another.
Puffer coats, including Gigi Hadid’s and Rihanna’s are after the jump.
Here are some cool (not temp-wise) puffer jackets/coats that you might fall in love with and wear this winter. Some links may be affiliate links—if you make a purchase, I get a small commission.
Ted Baker down filled padded jacket, $160, Selfridges. Love the amethyst jewel tone and the belt.
Laundry by Shelli Segal faux fur puffer coat, on sale for $120, Lord & Taylor. Lined in down and has a hood…. screw northern winds, you’ll be fine in this.
Maje hooded grosgrain-trimmed quilted faille jacket, $405. Net-A-Porter.com. The ribbon trim is such a cool touch!
H&M padded jacket with hood, $59.99. Yup, this is Gigi’s and it comes in tons of colors. Lined in poly fiberfill.
MSGM textured puffer jacket, $426, FarFetch. Belted and velvety soft.
Balenciaga down quilted oversized coat, $2850, Barneys New York. Some people are calling it the “It” coat of the season.
Canada Goose Shelbourne parka, $925, ShopBop. Yes, yes, this is the same one that Rihanna owns. Canada Goose jackets are seriously warm; they’re made with down and feathers.
Moncler Lirio quilted metallic puffer coat with shearling trim, $3400, Bergdorf Goodman. Moncler’s known for making exceptionally warm winter jacket.
Forever21 crushed velvet puffer jacket, $39.90. Lined in fiberfill.
Save the Duck fitted puffer jacket, $241, Far Fetch. Shiny! Shiny!
Olivia Von Halle Stella hooded quilted silk-satin jacket, $1120, Net-A-Porter. Silk-satin on the outside, lined in floral. Prefer floral on the outside? It comes in green and floral prints too.