Review: Arc’teryx Patera Insulated Parka

For anyone who’s reading the news and wondering: What does one wear in a state of deep freeze? Ski-wear (+ all the Heattech) or maybe a spacesuit, that’s what. Though, when the low is minus 50, why risk frostbites when there’s shelter? But for those, like me, who are battling merely average winter temperatures in a humid continental climate, here’s an outerwear review for you:…
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——————————  Abercrombie & Fitch  —————————— Retailer: Abercrombie & FitchPromotion: End-of-Season clearance event now up to 70% offTerms: Free shipping over $75; free return to stores ——————————  ASOS  —————————— Retailer: ASOSPromotion: Final clearance: up to 70% offTerms: Free standard shipping on orders over $40 or free 2-day shipping on orders over $150 with code EXPRESSUSA; free returns on all orders by mail with…
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Review: Free People Kate Faux Fur Coat

Panic-buying outerwear when the 10-day forecast shows below-freezing highs for the foreseeable future is inevitable during the coldest weeks of the year. But I am (more or less) holding myself accountable to the outerwear resolution I set last fall, though, of buying coats that are different in at least two respects from those in my possession. As I own only…
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Weekend Link Roundup

♥ I Spent $925 on a Fake Canada Goose Coat (The Atlantic): “Amazon is rarely an authorized retailer of any specific brand. Instead, the platform allows individuals and companies to sell whatever brands they carry … A glaring downside to this arrangement is that it has inadvertently provided cover, in plain sight, for bad actors worldwide to create multiple digital…
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Casual Lace

Just what is going on at J.Crew?! After my last rant, I became convinced that Mickey Drexler was setting up the pieces to retake the reins. Then news broke a few days ago that the man has suddenly decided to “retire.” Couldn’t he have retired a few months earlier? Before he (purportedly) drove Jim Brett out, with such ferocity that…
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