One of the most frustrating things about the fashion industry, in my opinion, is the timing of retail product releases. I understand why the business is structured this way, but it makes no sense from a consumer perspective.
Right now, for example, it’s a freezing cold January day in NYC (21 degrees Fahrenheit, -6 Celsius) and it’s nearly impossible to find gloves, scarves or winter hats in stores. Sure, there’s a few leftovers in the clearance bin, but the main displays are stocked with colorful bathing suits, polo shirts and other spring items.
Do people really shop this far in advance? I can’t even think about buying a polo shirt when my hands are half frostbitten.
Anyway, there is a good side to this. Sale sections, in store and online, are filled with winter gear that you can wear right now – if you can find your size. As an example, each member of our team selected their favorite warm winter coat currently on major markdown.
Check out our picks below and stay warm!
Dan’s pick: Ben Sherman Plectrum Parka
Alex’s pick: A.P.C. ‘Canadienne’ Jacket
Townsend’s pick: Woolrich ‘Blizzard’ Quilted Jacket
Westley’s pick: Gant Rugger ‘Doubler’ Wool Coat
Yours in style,