Last winter saw a surge in sales of puffer coats, and we won’t be surprised if we see the same again this year. And now that winter is finally here and our days are sandwiched between cold morning and even colder nights, a good coat won’t go amiss. Puffers are not only a key trend that’s been returning for years, but also a functional style you’ll always be able to return to.
In recent years I went on my own hunt to find the perfect puffer coat, searching everywhere from Prada to Primark. And after months of trawling, last winter I settled on Arket’s down coat, a style that already came with a history of being extra popular. Back in February 2020, the shopping search engine Lyst revealed that amongst the biggest-selling trophy pieces of the season (many of which were expensive and designer), Arket’s perfect puffer made it onto the top 10. With its simple cut, elegant and neutral colourways, handy hood, slits with popper fastenings on each side to adjust for more movement and roomy pockets, it ticked all of the boxes for what one needs from a practical coat—and at £229, the cost per wear over a series of cold winters speaks for itself.
Since then, Arket’s puffer has become somewhat of an icon amongst fashion people, and countless editors and influencers (and just about everyone on the streets of London) have tried, with only some managing, to get their hands on the cosy style before it whizzed out of stock yet again. Luckily, though, I’m here to tell you it’s back for winter 2023 (a true sign of a classic), and this time there’s numerous iterations in different colours, lengths and even a version with a nipped in waist. And honestly, after wearing mine on repeat between September and May last year, I can confirm it makes a pretty smart investment.
What’s more, I was so impressed to discover that this trending Arket puffer is made using sustainable materials. The coat is manufactured using Re:Down—100% recycled down and feathers and with a shell of recycled nylon and recycled-polyester yarn made from used plastic bottles. And did we mention it’s very warm?
Convinced? Keep scrolling to shop the popular puffer and more down coats from Arket.
The classic black version is such a classic.
I love this new chocolate brown iteration.
Want more of a silhouette? Opt for this waisted version.
This silver grey is a nice trend-forward style.
I love this new cropped number!
The best-selling style is back for another year.
A cropped style is great if you’re petite and worried about the full-length version being too long.
Another new colour for 2023.
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.