As a Canadian, surviving winter is something I’ve become an expert at. Obviously, in order to do so, you need a coat that will be warm enough for you not to die as soon as you go out of your house. Sadly, the warmest coats are rarely fashionable and if you manage to find a stylish one that can keep you warm enough, it will most-likely cost you all of your earnings.

Since I like to be warm and stylish simultaneously, while still being on a budget, I thrift my coats at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop. You would be surprised to see what wonders you can find in their stores in the coat section! If you are looking at the proper material and fabrics, you can easily find a great pressed-wool coat for 15$ tops. The styles also vary from the latest 2017 trends all the way back to the late 80s neon-colored ski suits.

Plus, if you make sure to look at the labels inside the garment, you can find old discontinued Canadian brands (hence “made in Canada” pieces) which were actually made for the real Canadian weather.

If you’re like me and like to have more than one or two coats, to mix and match your “outdoor” outfit with your indoor one, thrift shopping for coats is the best solution for you… and for your wallet!

Photos by: Elizabeth Viatkin

 

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THIS POST WAS SPONSORED BY THE SALVATION ARMY. HOWEVER, ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN AND ARE BASED ON MY AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE.