Style Files: Outerwear fashion trends

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Suzanna Kopulas



Trend 1: Soft Sherpa details from Burlington (Women’s Coat $79.99 and Boys’ Coats $34.99 at Burlington 1 North State Street)


Perk: At Burlington, you can get up to 65% off department store prices and right now the store is having its annual coat drive to benefit Fashion Delivers, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing apparel to charities across the U.S.  You can head over to 1 North State street location to donate your gently worn coats to help families in need. You’ll receive 10% off any purchase as a thank you.


Trend 2: Michael Kors Faux Fur Suede Vest from Tradesy ($81 at


Perk: On Tradesy you can buy pre-owned designer labels for up to 90% off and easily sell your underutilized coats and more on the site to make quick holiday spending money”


Trend 3: PrimaLoft Packable Jacket from Lands’ End, ($89 at


Perk: For an extra $6, you can monogram this jacket with initials or name to add a touch of personalization. Great add-on if it’s a gift.


Trend 4: Brooks Running Women’s Adapt Jacket, ($180 at

Perk: This running jacket has a stowable balaclava so you continue to run on even the coldest days in Chicago. For an added bonus, this jacket has thumb holes on the sleeves, an internal media pocket and also reflective highlights on the front and back to stay safe when running when it’s dark.


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