Found: The Down Jacket | Bleader

Found: The Down Jacket



Let me be clear: I did not need another winter coat. I already had three that I wear regularly—black, white, and red—in addition to two more black coats waiting for me to get it together to donate them to charity or bring them to a clothing swap, a traditional Scandinavian jacket from Norway that was my mother's, and a vintage lambswool swing coat with a fur collar that must weigh about ten pounds. Obviously I had enough options to ensure that I would not freeze to death looking nondescript. Yet I'd always wanted a down jacket.

Specifically, I coveted the version a friend wore, black with a wide collar and a narrow cut that hugged her small frame. Utilitarian, but uber-stylish. Unfortunately, she'd gotten it at Blake several years ago, so not only was it not available any more, it would have been out of my price range anyway.

Well, yesterday I wandered into Old Town's Handle With Care after a dentist appointment (you always deserve a treat after dental work) and found my jacket. Only it was even better than I'd envisioned: it was a gorgeous purple, my favorite hue. And a doable $220.


It's by Soia & Kyo.