If you've ever found yourself wondering what the difference is between an anorak and a parka, firstly — congratulations — you are a fashion nerd, and secondly, not much, actually. Parkas and anoraks are both heavy-duty jackets with a hood — more sporty and practical than urbane, anoraks have been the go-to coat for women who care more about preventing frostbite than looking fashionable in sub-zero temperatures. The only difference between the two is that anoraks are typically shorter than knee-length parkas.
Feeling a chill? Warm up with our 12 favorite picks. And, if you're getting sticker shock from the slideshow? Unfortunately, a warm winter coat comes with a much higher price tag than usual — but we've scoured the shops to bring you quality anoraks that come in a range of styles and prices. Enjoy!
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Cole Haan Hooded Anorak, $395, available at Lord + Taylor.
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Roksanda Ilincic Oversized Wool Parka, $2,950, available at Net-a-Porter.
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Sessun Sandison Cotton Jacket, $325, available at Madewell.