There's a little nip in the air; that means it's time to dig into the back of your closet and see what emerges from the dark confines as cold weather gear. The coats you have may be just fine, but if not, check out these very nice parkas. From Eddie Bauer, his Paradise Down Parka ($199). Ideally suited for cold weather comfort and protection, the zero degree coat has a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish that fends off rain and snow, making it ideal for walks in the city, out in the woods, or for an adventuresome travel or ski vacation trip. Other features of the coat -- 550 premium goose down fill, snorkel hood with a faux fur (detachable) collar, and waist and hood draw cords to snug the coat to your frame and prevent cold air infiltration. Add to that multiple storage pockets and a pocket, on the sleeve, for your sunglasses or media player. This down parka is perfect for shopping excursions or ski trips, and with Eddie Bauer on the name tag you know the quality is first-rate.
Perhaps you live in a part of the country that doesn't get snow or ice, so you don't have a need for a parka that will keep you toasty in 10 degree temps. No worries, mate. For a warmer weather, eye-catching parka that will do the job, this Canada Goose Montebello Coat ($575), in bright red. Two way zip, so you can allow airflow into the coat on a warmish day, storm flap over the zipper for the opposite kind of weather day, 100% goose down fill for lightweight comfort, and fully lined with rib knit cuffs. Other cool features of this woman's parka -- upper arm organizer pocket for your car keys or media player, roomy storage flap pockets at the waist, and a durable poly/cotton shell. Where to wear it? Movies, shopping, walks in the park. If you've an outdoor picnic to attend, on a cool Fall day, this coat should be at the front of the selection line. You'll get envious glances, in any case, when you appear in public wearing this classy coverup.