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 girl must-have. Arguably it was last year when the puffer coat's sartorial status really reached its peak, with the likes of Bottega Veneta creating a very special leather puffer coat, which swiftly made its way to the top of many an editor and influencer's wish list.
But then in 2020, as we're all spending a lot more time outside, the duvet coat has become a must-have for everyone, and not just those with budgets for the designer versions. It's not surprising then that according to global fashion search platform Lyst, that searches for "duvet coat" are "rising quickly and are currently up 34% since the start of the month". People are also searching for "maxi down coat", "duvet jacket" as well as "quilted duvet coat".
If you're hunting down a puffer coat right now, then we've got good news: we've spent all weekend finding the best and most affordable versions on the high street. Keep scrolling for more.
From classic black to more daring leopard motifs, the shops (both digital and real life) are practically bursting with puffer coats, with the most frugal coming in at a mere £60. 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 (and shop) the best high street puffer coats out there.