- Mid-thigh length
- Removable coyote fur ruff surrounding a 1-way adjustable tunnel hood (vertically)
- Heavy-duty, centre front YKK? 2-way locking zipper
- Storm flap over centre front zipper secured with Velcro?
- Insulated windguard for greater warmth and protection from the cold
- Four fleece-lined, zippered handwarmer pockets hidden behind chest and lower pockets
- Utility pen pocket on left sleeve
- Two lower pockets secured with Velcro? flaps
- Two interior pockets; top left security pocket with zipper closure, lower drop-in pocket
- Adjustable waist draw cord provides added warmth
- Recessed, heavy-duty, rib-knit cuff s keep out the cold and snow
- Centre back length: 36” / 91.44cm
With extreme cold temperatures overwhelming even the toughest people in the province, many in Saskatchewan are looking to upgrade to a better winter jacket this month.
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One of the most popular and warm choices is the Canada Goose parka. The company’s jackets are top quality, made with genuine goose down and trimmed with coyote fur.
James Briens, co-owner of Eb’s Source for Adventure in Saskatoon, said the demand is very strong even with a retail price of approximately $800-900.
“Currently, if a store doesn’t have it, we are taking orders for next year,” Briens said. “People are giving us the colours and styles and we are adding it to our order, which has already been placed for next season.”Briens said he expects current orders to arrive in about May.
However, cheap knockoffs are becoming far more common, costing the company money and confusing some customers. Briens said he’s already encountered counterfeit Canada Goose jackets this winter.canada goose jackets on sale.
“We’re actually assisting a customer right now , hoping for them to get that resolved with their credit card company,” Briens said.
Finding a fake
Briens said it’s important for consumers to check a few things when buying a Canada Goose jacket. He said the first place to start is the fur on the hood.Canada Goose”With a fake, you’ll notice that the fur isn’t as full. It looks almost mangy,” Briens said. “Its not as full.”The Canada Goose jacket also features their signature badge.
“(The counterfeit) badge looks like it’s bleeding around the outside,” he said. “It’s not as distinctive on the flags itself and even just the outline of the island.”
Briens said there are also a number of things to look for when trying to determine a fake from the real thing. Counterfeit jackets will be a lot thinner, the colours aren’t as rich, and stitching isn’t as detailed.
The most important indicator, Briens said, is a hologram tag the company implemented a couple of years ago.
“The tags make the parka look identical, but it’s the hologram that will tell you you have an authentic Canada Goose,” he said. “If you don’t have this hologram, then unfortunately you have a counterfeit.”
While people can still wear a counterfeit jacket, Briens said providing enough warmth is one major issue. He said there are also some potential health concerns.
“The problem with the fake (jackets) is you’re not really sure what kind of feathers are inside,” he said. “It’s been known that the fill that has come from overseas is very, very poor quality. So the sanitation of the down is very poor. You don’t know what is mixed into it.”canada goose winter jacket sale.
Canada Goose does not sell direct to customers. So for people buying online, Briens suggests they put the online store’s name into the Canada Goose website to authenticate whether it is an online retailer.
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.”