Canda Goose has consistently been one of the top-selling winter jackets since it was founded in 1957. When the company went international roughly 60 years ago, they’ve taken their marketing strategy to the stars – Kate Upton famously wore a Goose jacket for the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition, and David Ortiz was gifted a $1,000-Goose jacket while visiting Toronto during the 2016 MLB season.
The company boasts being dedicated to providing only authentic materials for all of their products. The raw materials going into each of their parkas and jackets are easily traceable to guarantee quality and devotion to their customers.
The company started its humble beginnings in 1957 as a manufacturer and distributor of practical outerwear for those living in the harsh weather conditions in the Arctic Circle. As of late, they’ve grown to become one of the more fashionable clothing producers among skiers, mountain climbers, and even in urban settings like in Tokyo and Milan.
Canada Goose has also been quite vocal in the movement supporting the ethical treatment of animals. Even though the company uses high-quality coyote pelts, and duck and goose down when producing their lines of outerwear clothing, a proprietary system is in place to determine when and how each animal was slaughtered to ensure that the creature was treated well, both in life and death.
A common question that arises is how in the world to people afford their goods? This isn’t a surprising question since, looking at their online store, their products range from $400 to a staggering $1,600 in price. Well, the answer is a lot simpler than you could imagine: most of the Canada Goose Clothing jackets and parkas you see on the street are probably counterfeit. The sudden popularity and excellent performance in keeping you warm throughout the winter season have led to an increase in counterfeit jackets.
In this article, we’re going to focus on some of their classic and upcoming jackets, parkas, and hoodies.
These are the top-selling lines of outerwear clothing that Canada Goose has to offer.
The latest crazy coming out of the Canadian clothing manufacturer is their line of reflective raincoats. It works exactly as a reflective coat should work during the dark, rainy season, but it has an amazing birchbark motif that reflects bright lights. Their line of reflective raincoats are made for both men and women, and there are two models for you to choose: Harbour Jacket Black Label ($750) and Riverhead Jacket Black Label ($650).
With spring season in full bloom, now’s a great time to pick yourself up a beautifully made hoody, jacket, bomber, or sweater. These are all either waterproof or water-resistant to help against the light drizzles throughout spring. The most inexpensive items for their spring collection are the Pemberton Sweater, McKinnon Jacket, and Faber Bomber, which all come with a humbling price tag of $395. Accessories of their spring collection include fitted beanies and scarves ($95 and $150, respectively).
Canada Goose’s vests come with versatile layering and can be worn throughout the year. From the Canada Goose Clothing website, there are five vest models available for men. The highest-selling vest is the Benedict Vest that comes in two colors – black and red ($495). The Freestyle Crew Vest ($450) is another top-seller which comes in five colors – black, navy, red, blue-brush camo, and admiral blue. The HyBridge Lite Vest is another popular choice that sells consistently well in several of Canada Goose’s outlets. It comes in four colors – black/red, red, military green/monarch orange, and admiral blue/black.
To keep your mini explorers warm and comfy during the cold and winter seasons, Canada Goose provides outerwear for children of all ages. Their 0 to 24-month-old-children line of clothing is extremely limited but offers extreme coziness during harsh weather conditions. Their Fawn Bunting is a versatile three-in-one car seat cover, stroller layer, and blanket. It costs $550 and comes in two colors – pacific blue and red.
To keep your little ones covered in toasty warmth, you’ll want to get them a perfect-sized parka, down jacket, hoody, and snow pants. Canada Goose Clothing’s Eakin Parka is a great choice for children who are sensitive to the extreme cold of living in Northern US and Canada. The $650-parka comes in three colors – black, graphite, and pacific blue. The Rupert Jacket is a headless jacket that keeps the body nice and warm, though you might need to purchase a hat to go with it. It starts at $395 and comes in black or red. Finally, the Wolverine Pants – though nothing like Marvel’s blue outer-underwear and yellow spandex – lets your child frolic through deep patches of snow with ease. The $395-snow pants come in either black or blue.
Among some of the most expensive items in Canada Goose’s online store, their Skreslet Parka is designed to let the most extreme mountain climbers reach the highest altitudes but remain toasty throughout the journey. This parka starts at $1,050 and comes in red or black.
Unfortunately, if you’re waiting for a discount before heading to the nearest Canada Goose Clothing outlet near you, you’re going to be waiting for a long time. A 2013 interview with Dani Reiss, the company’s president and CEO, told reporters in an interview that his company is notorious for offering discounted prices, even on days like Boxing Day and the first week of January. A sales rep for the company has likened the company to Louis Vuitton, both quality-wise and exclusivity-wise. We can’t deny that Canada Goose Clothing is doing extremely well (roughly C$300 million in 2015), and there simply may be no need to offer reduced prices for their high quality down jackets. Beware – any outlet that’s offering huge discounts for “authentic” Canada Goose Clothing may be selling knock-offs. To guarantee that you’re getting the authentic Canada Goose experience, it’s best to do your shopping through their online store or at one of their trusted retailers.