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This week: I will be spending some time in Seattle in the next month and I hear it rains a lot. Can you help me find a parka that is somewhat stylish? –Kelly
Hi Kelly. Lucky you! Seattle is a great city! Another reason you are lucky: there are tons of chic parkas on the market right now. Our favorite is definitely Burberry’s Drawcord Fur Trim Parka ($995). It has that iconic British-chic appeal but is definitely sturdy enough to make it in Seattle. If the price is a little steep for you, Textile Elizabeth & James’ Kelsey Parka ($295) is a lower-priced alternative that is just as chic. If you want to move away from green, you should also check out OBEY’s Blackbird Parka Coat ($160), French Connection’s Rhumba Parka ($288), and Vero Moda’s Fur Trim Hood Parka Coat ($74). Happy shopping!