Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Our Top 7 Picks From Canada Goose

Let’s face it – winter is just around the corner. It’s almost time to bust out the leggings and long undies. Luckily, bundling up doesn’t mean looking frumpy. 

The Hip + Urban Girl’s Guide attended an exclusive preview of Canada Goose’s 2012 Fall & Winter Collection, and we were impressed by this season’s line of luxurious and innovative designs. Canada Goose has created an exquisite collection of stylish outerwear suitable for either urban or Arctic settings. Here are our top picks:

1. Georgian Vest
Brand new to the collection, this Georgian vest is super lightweight and handy for travel. I loved how it could be converted into a pocket-sized pouch. The waterproof laminated finish and removable down hood will keep you warm and dry.

2. Courtenay Coat
This calf-length Courtenay coat will cover your butt in more ways than one. It provides the most protection from the cold in the travel collection, with a tinge of feminine styling. Also, no more lugging around a bulky jacket in the mall, thanks to the interior shoulder straps! Just hang the coat off your back and be completely hands free. Best. Invention. Ever.

3. Hybridge Lite Skirt
The Hybridge Lite Skirt fuses cute with ingenious. Slip this down-filled mini over your outfit and stay toasty warm on your wintery commute. Bonus: it’s ultra lightweight and can be scrunched into a ball when you get to the office.

4. Livigno Parka
Be Arctic and runway ready in the Livigno Parka. The outer shell is made with luxurious Italian wool in black, navy, or berry hues. The coyote fur hood, leather detailing, and trendy metal belt also add a little something special to the look. 

5. Baby Goose
Awww, Baby Goose! I’m not ready to make this purchase yet...

6. Trillium Parka
Okay, now we’re getting serious about combating winter. With a subtly cinched waist, sleek design and mid-thigh length, the Trillium Parka offers extreme weather protection while still flattering a female figure. This parka is perfect for casual days in the city or outdoor adventures in the tundra.

7. Menswear
It’s raining snowing men, hallelujah! Well, not quite. But don’t miss these men’s designs that are sure shots for gifts.

Not sure what you need? Canada Goose has developed the Thermal Experience Index (TEI) – a five-point system for measuring the warmth required for the experience you seek in each of the products. Whether you need a lightweight vest for hiking or a field-tested parka for scaling the coldest places on earth, the TEI will help you make the right selection from the collection.

PS – 100% of the products are made in Canada.

-- Lisa Jackson

Photo credits: Canada Goose & Lisa Jackson

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