Puffer coats have long been considered practical. But stylish? Thanks to a host of designer interpretations of the cosy, borderline-ugly outerwear, they've become something of a fashion-insider must-have. Arguably, it was a few years ago when the puffer coat's style status really reached its peak. Socialising outdoors was considered the norm, and the likes of Bottega Veneta and Totême created very special puffer coats, the majority of which swiftly made their way to the top of many an editor's and influencer's wish list.
Since then, the duvet coat became essential for many of us—and not just those with budgets for the designer versions. Our favourite high street stores have stepped up to fill the gap in our wardrobe that calls for the cosiest outerwear, especially in this current cold snap. So, if you're hunting down a puffer coat right now, then we've got good news. We've spent all week finding the best and most affordable versions on the high street, just for you.
Yatri wears a green midi puffer coat from Marks & Spencer.
The shops (both digital and real-life) are practically bursting with puffer coats, from classic black to bolder hues, with the most frugal coming in at £40. That's not to say they don't look premium. Design details such as statement labels and built-in belts as well as interesting silhouettes come together to create an expensive-looking edit. But don't take our word for it. Keep scrolling to see them. They’re so good every bone in your body will tell you they’re designer. Spoiler: They’re not.
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This piece was published at an earlier date and has been updated.