Puffer jackets have emerged as the hottest outerwear trend this year. The oversized and expanded silhouette has been popping up on runways foretelling its inevitable return. Brands like The North Face and Moncler have been producing this item for years, but now our streetwear favorites have created their own interpretations.
Signs of a jacket that’ll last you through the winter weather include: water resistance, knitted cuffs and of course a hood that you can adjust for those extra windy days. We’ve rounded up ten of our favorite puffer styles to get you started on your quest to create the perfect outerwear rotation.
Aritzia’s “Super Puff” Jacket
Aritzia has created a budget-friendly alternative to Moncler’s popular puffer jackets. This piece has just the right amount of bulk, protecting the body from the cold but not overwhelming it. Both the black and “Oyster” colorways are finished with a water-repelling material that will last the fiercest of snow storms. You can’t beat this everyday cover priced at $250 USD — shop here.
Balenciaga’s Swing Puffer Jacket
Under Demna Gvasalia’s leadership, Balenciaga has taken the lead on creating garments that are extra yet wearable. Its Swing Puffer Jacket is a 3-in-1 coat, scarf and shawl for the cozy girls who value convenience. From the plush neckline descends a padded scarf that can be wrapped around or draped for effect. Style aside, the quilted finish and fluffy feather down is sure to keep the wearer protected at all times. This jacket retails for $2,850 USD at Farfetch — a worthy investment.
Fenty PUMA by Rihanna’s Quilted Bomber
Leave it to Rihanna to expertly weave our favorite trends into one jacket. This maroon piece merges a cropped bomber silhouette, puffer construction and a shearling collar to top it off. The sleeves are puffed to perfection and create an edgy shape for those who like to take risks. Pick up this option from HBX now for $575 USD.
FILA’s Puffer Jacket
FILA hit the nail on the head with this sporty interpretation of the puffer jacket. Its hip-length cover arrives in a bright orange for a quick color mood boost during the cold days. On both the sleeve and reverse, we see the classic FILA text logo stamped in red and navy. The drawstring hood and elastic cuffs complete this piece which retails for $130 USD at Urban Outfitters.
Heron Preston’s Forest Puffer Jacket
Heron Preston’s khaki camouflage jacket is for the lowkey ladies. Its entire facade is printed with a graphic pattern that blends hues of tan, green and orange for a neutral profile. It is also stuffed with down feathers that give the jacket an ultra-soft feel. SSENSE stocks this piece for $1,225 USD.
Hyein Seo’s Printed Down Bomber Jacket
Streetwear newcomer Hyein Seo has crafted a blue parka that’ll have the seas and skies envious. The anime-inspired outerwear is filled with goose down feathers that create a jacket with a fluffy profile. Both the sleeves and neckline are extended for extra coverage. Finally, one of London Fashion Week’s most hyped pieces is available for purchase at HBX for $650 USD.
Off-White™’s Patent Puffer
Off-White™ never fails to deliver forward-thinking pieces that’ll last a lifetime. Its brown cropped jacket combines leather with the bomber silhouette to create a lush statement piece. With the purchase of this $2,500 USD item, customers will also receive the ever-popular brown industrial strap. For some styling ideas, be sure to watch the brand’s “HOW-TO” video.
Supreme x Stone Island’s Flower Puffer Jacket
Outerwear is Stone Island’s strong suit so it’s no surprise that the recent Supreme collaboration was a hit. The Fall 2017 collection includes a black and cream puffer that is infused with floral patterns that remind us of spring. Both brands copy their logos onto the reverse and sleeves in a solid black. Try your luck at Supreme and reselling forums like Heroine to pick up your own.
The Arrivals’ Aer Puffer Jacket
The Arrivals has debuted an all-new outerwear style for the Winter 2017 season. The Aer silhouette is a waist-length jacket that holds a longline zipper and reflective cover. The high quality and simplicity of its design is sure to attract the eye of a true minimalist. This piece is available now for $400 USD at The Arrivals.
Vetements’ Vagabond Sleeping Bag Puffer Coat
Count on Vetements to go over-the-top with this item that is part-jacket and part-sleeping bag. The vagabond puffer is a calf-length coat that is colorblocked in green and black for that city appeal. The two-way zipper allows wearers to style this coat in multitude of ways, including fully cocooning oneself in the quilted satin material. At $4,000 USD, this jacket is sure to add many levels of fun and intrigue to your winter.