Although the mild winter weather is sure to disappear within minutes of this roundup publishing, thus far, the warm season has resulted in weak sales for companies that produce winter coats and apparel. This usually results in retailers taking stronger discounts to move backlogs of inventory before the season is over. Get ready then for any impending cold spells, or stock up for next year, by taking advantage of these winter coat deals. And if you haven't got a clue as to what kind of winter coat you may need this year, read up on how to pick the perfect parka.
Ann Taylor LOFT Women's Boiled Wool Blend Peacoat
Price: $60 with $8.95 s&h
Lowest By: $128
Is It Worth It? Save puffy jackets for snow days and bulky sweaters for an ironic holiday photo with this Editors' Choice winter coat. This stylish and warm coat normally sells for $149.99 but is now $128 off and a very low price for a women's pea coat from Ann Taylor. Available in sizes 6 to 16, this double-breasted coat in Black has a fitted silhouette.
Columbia Women's Reach the Peak Omni-Heat Down Jacket
Store: Sierra Trading Post
Price: $61.97 with $9.95 s&h
Lowest By: $27
Is It Worth It?: Although more fitted than the typical down jacket, this pullover's design is more for utility than to complement a fashionable outfit. Available for the lowest total price we could find, its 700 fill power down is coupled with technology that reflects the wearer's body heat and sheds water. Featuring stretch panels for mobility as well as zippered pockets and a high collar, this jacket is great for outdoor activities. It's available in sizes from S to XL.
Merona Men's Topcoat
Price: $27.98 with $4.99 s&h
Lowest By: $17
Is It Worth It?: This Editors' Choice men's coat is priced $17 under our November mention. It's a heavy topcoat made of wind-resistant fabric and boasts a full lining. It's perfect for wearing over suits, too! It's available Gazelle Brown (pictured) or Ebony in sizes S to XXL.
Kenneth Cole Reaction Women's Shawl Collar Belted Long Down Coat
Store: Dr. Jays
Price: $44.99 with about $9 s&h
Lowest By: $43
Is It Worth It?: A warm coat that makes a statement, this purple down coat is belted and has a knit collar that can be zipped up to protect the wearer's face or folded down to cover the shoulders. It practically makes wearing a scarf unnecessary! It's available in sizes S to XL.
Altamont Men's Convoy Jacket
Price: $30.99 with $5 s&h
Lowest By: $31
Is It Worth It?: This Nav y cotton canvas jacket features a quilted polyester lining and a medium spread collar with a faux fur lining. This jacket is perfect for a mild winter and will keep you warm if you layer underneath for the colder days that are approaching. It's available in sizes S to L.