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The busiest shopping day in Canada, by far, is Boxing Day. Indeed, the sales frenzy has gotten so intense, and the stories of shoppers lining up in the cold on Christmas night so common, that the deep discounting has morphed into a week-long extravaganza, stretching into January.

In recent years, the price chopping has gotten so pervasive that even notoriously sales-averse Apple, has joined the party, trimming the margins on its iPods and laptops (even if it’s mostly just the refurbished models on offer).
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However, amid all of the sales-a-palooza, one cold hard truth remains: Those trendy Canada Goose jacket you see everywhere once temperature plummets are never, ever going on sale. You can wait until Boxing Day, the first week of January or the last week of July, the price is the price and isn’t going down. “We’ve become known for never going on sale,” says CEO Dani Reiss. “It’s not a strict policy,” he insists, “we’ve just never needed to do it.”

Reiss is careful to explain that he doesn’t prohibit retailers from discounting his jackets, acknowledging they certainly could if there was a surplus left over in the spring. However, he’s equally clear that Canada Goose is very strategic about picking retailers who share the values of his brand.canada goose parkas sale online.

If this all sounds like a tightrope walk, it’s for good reason. In the U.S., the issue of manufacturers dictating the sale price has been long steeped in controversy and is now illegal. That’s why the term “suggested” retail price exists.

Canada Goose not alone

But as with every rule, there’s a way to get around it. Louis Vuitton, for instance, prides itself on never having gone on sale. The Parisian company’s aversion to ever seeing its handbags or wallets discounted led it to withdraw all its products from department stores and sell strictly through LV-owned and operated boutiques. That’s one approach. The other is to impress upon retailers that if they ever dared sully the brand, by say, tossing it in the bargain bin, or dumping it on a discount chain, that they’d never receive another shipment.

Reiss insists he’s never needed to have such conversations, explaining that his jackets either always sell out or are simply re-stocked the following winter, with demand unhindered. There’s no challenging that claim. After all, if a retailer was consistently left with a stale load of parkas every season, they would discount them, regardless of what Canada Goose wanted. Yet, it’s hard not to wonder how persuasive the company must be when a high-end clothing chain like Toronto’s Sporting Life issues $35 gift certificates, as it did recently for participants of the store’s 10km race, which cover all merchandise … except for Canada Goose.canada goose jackets sale online.

This means, of course, that not only can the parkas not go on sale, but that no store discounts, even very limited, one-time only offers can be applied towards them. “We’re in a unique situation,” says Reiss. “Demand for our jackets has always outstripped supply.”

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Here comes the cold, and as a result, coat season, too. No doubt, you’ve already scouted the ‘net for a down jacket or two. They’re high priced, puffy, and oh-so-comfy, but I really wanted to know: Are down jackets really warmer? Are they worth your money or are you better off staying warm with a budget-friendly wool coat? I got down to the bottom of the issue and investigated.
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I live in Colorado, so coats aren’t just a fashion statement here — they’re a means of survival. If you live in the north or east, you know that a winter coat or jacket has to withstand freezing (and below freezing) temps, whether you’re shoveling the driveway or headed to date night. But are down jackets really the way to go?

In short, absolutely. Down jackets made of goose down (the smaller, fluffier feathers underneath the harder exterior feathers) are pound for pound the best insulation against cold temperatures, according to NY Daily News.canada goose womens parkas on sale.

It comes down to how much distance you put between yourself and the cold,” said Pat Slavin, a textile tester for Consumer Reports, according to NY Daily News. canada goose womens parkas online. “You could also use sawdust or steel wool, but goose down is the lightest and a whole lot more flexible than anything else.”

When searching for a down jacket, Slavin suggests looking for those tire tube-like panels of down for the warmest, coziest coat possible. If you’re still confused, REI has made a handy chart of pros and cons for different types of insulated outerwear, including down and synthetic fibers. They ranked down as the fabric with most warmth per weight, whereas fleece is the least warm of the four choices.

Yes, there is a downside — down jackets are expensive as can be. According to ABC News, your average down jacket can cost anywhere from $150 to more than $1,000 — so, pretty pricey. But you should know that not all down jackets are created equal. There’s a reason the best down jackets (see: Canada Goose) are really expensive — they not only will last you forever, but they also come with a lifetime guarantee, says ABC News. canada goose womens parkas online. Even though they might make you feel like you’re sporting a Michelin Man costume, it’ll keep you super warm (forever!). It’s all in the design!

While down coats are an investment, they’ll last for decades. Here are few of my top picks for down coats this season.