Puffers: They’re a necessary evil of winter, sort of like snow boots and Chapstick. To be honest, we’d rather have winter, than live in the 45-degree post-apocalyptic non-winter of last year. So, bring on winter. And with it, we guess, the puffer coat, even if 99% of them are engineered to make us look like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow man.
We like this Theory coat so much that we already own it. In vest form, anyway. It’s cut short but it’s surprisingly non-bulky. It’s cheaper than normal Theory because it’s part of their Uniqlo collaboration. Theory jacket, was $129.99, now $99.99
We hate those shoes and don’t understand why the sleeves are pushed up, but we think this is a fairly trim take on the puffer, thanks to that nipped-in waist and pillow collar. Jessica Simpson down puffer coat, was $200, now $84.99
We love this because it’s so unapologetically like wearing a blanket outside and calling it a coat. Vivienne Westwood Anglomania puffer coat, was $475, now $229.99
This is advertised as a puffer coat, even if it’s the total opposite—lovely and sleek and slim and just generally not puffy. Well, it has to go on sale at some point. Helmut Lang puffer coat, $695