Winter Style Guide: Canadian-Made


If there’s one thing that Canadians know to be true, it’s that skimping on a good winter coat is not a good idea. But fear not, you don’t have to sacrifice style for warmth. At Dress to Kill’s Le Magasin Général, we have plenty of stylish options for you that will keep you warm in even the worst Canadian weather, all made locally by incredible Quebec designers. For a bold, fashionable look, consider getting this season’s hottest trend – the puffer jacket. Whether you want to rock a casual streetwear look or a chic, edgy look, a good puffer jacket is a must-have statement piece. 

By Luisa Tarantino


Nicole Benisti

If you love statement pieces, Nicole Benisti’s coats are sure to make you the centre of attention. By combining streetwear and luxury, Benisti’s designs are incredible contemporary and fashionable, with options that are edgier, and others that are sophisticated and elegant. No matter what you’re looking for, her designs are incredibly versatile and can be styled in a myriad of ways. Designed in her hometown of Montreal,  Benisti takes pride in the fact that her designs are both stylish and functional, bringing fresh new designs to the Canadian outerwear market. But Benisti’s designs have made it out of Montreal, worn by internationally known celebrities like Hailey Bieber and Miguel.

The Montaigne Shearling Puffer in Brunette Cream and Silver White

For a unique, streetwear inspired look that is sure to turn heads everywhere you go, try some of Benisti’s signature coats, like the Montaigne Shearling Puffer Jacket in Brunette Cream or in Silver White. Not only is it a stunning coat, but it’s made with genuine shearling and insulated with duck down, so you know you’ll be warm. Dress it up or down however you like – these puffer coats can suit anyone’s style and any occasion.

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The Fordham Jacket in Black

If you want a more classic winter look, the Fordham jacket is a more form-fitting bomber style puffer jacket that is a super casual, yet super trendy addition to any outfit. If you love to keep things casual yet put together, the Fordham Jacket will you make sure you’re warm and toasty, all while looking stylish.



As soon as you hear Kanuk, the first thing that should come to mind is quality. Investing in a Kanuk means investing in a high-quality jacket that will get you through winter for years to come. An iconic Canadian brand that has also become popular worldwide, Kanuk started out in the heart of Montreal 50 years ago, and continues in its mission to make locally produced products born of its environment, with each garment being handcrafted by local Quebec artisans. Not only are Kanuk’s incredibly well-made, but there are also a variety of options to suit any style, whether you want a long puffer coat or a shorter, more minimalist option. Although Kanuk jackets are all insulated with premium down, they’re also incredibly light weight so you don’t feel weighed down, making them the perfect winter jacket,

The Stud Puffer Coat in Black

If you want to perfect a city streetwear, consider the Stud Coat in Black, which will not only keep you warm, but is guaranteed to make any outfit trendy. Pair this with a pair of sneakers on lighter winter days, or your favourite pair of winter boots. A good short puffer is the key to any winter streetwear look.


The Lund Puffer Jacket in Black

For a bolder look that’ll add some colour to dreary winter days, the Lund jacket in Plum is chic, yet daring, and is sure to make you stand out in a sea of boring black winter coats. With a looser fit and a snug hood, you’re guaranteed to feel toasty and stylish all at once.

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The Nora Puffer Jacket in Teal

If you’re seeking a longer puffer jacket that’s not as long as the Lund, this is the one for you. Coming in a striking warm shade of teal, the Nora is the perfect straight-fit, stylish jacket. Coming with an adjustable hood, you can dress the Nora jacket up or down, depending on your look for the day.

kanuk puffer


Planning to make a visit to Le Magasin Général? Make sure to learn more and check out our curated selection of Canadian designs here. Visit us at 9415 Boulevard Leduc, Suite 5 at Le Blok in Quartier Dix30.


Written on: December 9, 2019