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best puffer coats
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Now that hot girl summer is officially over, it's time to embrace fluffy lady fall. As the temperatures drop and the winds get chilly, it's time to get serious about our outerwear and prepare to go into survival mode—in style, of course. Puffer coats are winter's obvious go-to garments for the season, and for good reason. A) They keep you super snug and B) they're cute as hell!

Brands have rolled out a wide array of designs to fit every style. From trendy metallics and bright colors to muted neutrals and autumnal patterns, there's something to fit every aesthetic. Plus, many companies have jumped on the sustainable bandwagon, using recycled materials, ethical down fillings, and planet-friendly ways of manufacturing their puffer coats—rejoice!

Below, eleven of our favorite puffer coats that we'll be wearing all winter long.

1. Gap Upcycled Cropped Midweight Puffer Jacket

Gap Upcycled Cropped Midweight Puffer Jacket

Gap put 40 discarded plastic bottles to good use by creating this puffer coat, made from 100% recycled poly-fill lining and shell. The coat comes in blue, black, fuchsia, green, red, yellow and violet, and each has a smooth, water-resistant exterior and fleece-lined pockets for extra warmth.

2. Sam Edelman Hooded Packable Puffer Coat

Sam Edelman Hooded Packable Puffer Coat
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Layer this puffer on top of your favorite seasonal sweater and call it day. This coat comes in this off-white color, as well as baby blue, and has a quilted design that create an hourglass shape.

3. Everlane Re:Down Sleeping Bag Puffer

Everlane Re:Down Sleeping Bag Puffer
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Keep your whole body warm this winter with a full-length puffer coat. This one from Everlane is made from 100% recycled polyester and 100% recycled down and feathers, and it comes in black, ochre, and bone. It's like wearing a very chic sleeping bag, in case you were wondering.

4. Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Compact Coat

Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Compact Coat
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Available in black, wine, olive, brown, and navy, this compact coat is the perfect layering piece for when you want to wear your non-puffer outerwear but feel the warmth of a puffer. The round collar can also be worn in a V-neck, making it even more versatile.

5. Tna Botanie Long Puffer

Tna Botanie Long Puffer
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This long puffer coat style uses 100% responsibly sourced goose down, is made of water-repellent and wind-resistant fabric, and comes in 12 colors. It has a front zipper, side pockets, and a hood to keep your body, hands, head, and ears warm from chilly winter winds. If you're committed to shopping vegan, the same style is also available in a completely vegan-friendly version—happy tails!

6. American Eagle Quilted Puffer Jacket

AE Cropped Quilted Puffer Jacket
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We've said it once and we'll say it again: Quilt is the go-to texture for winter and fall. Don't keep it contained to your blankets though, move it to your outerwear collection as well! This cute piece has side pockets and is machine washable—you know, just in case your sledding expedition doesn't go exactly as planned.

7. Ava & Viv Hooded Puffer Jacket

Ava &; Viv Hooded Puffer Jacket
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Another hot trend that's sure to stay around for seasons to come is happy brights—it's a way to stand out from the crowds of blacks and grays in a fun and eye-catching way that still feels cool. This hooded puffer comes in sizes X-4X, and it has snap pockets and a high neckline to further protect you from the cold.

8. Madewell Chevron Colorblock Packable Puffer Jacket

Madewell Chevron Colorblock Packable Puffer Jacket
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This vintage-inspired puffer uses recycled material like polyester in an effort to be more eco-friendly. The neutral-toned color-block style also makes it easy to wear with everything in your wardrobe.

9. Universal Standard Kanda Puffer

Universal Standard Kanda Puffer
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Universal Standard

Take the sophistication of a shawl silhouette and combine it with the warmth of a puffer, and you have our new winter staple. This coat is water-resistant, has a mock neck, cocoon shape, and comes in sizes 00-4XL. It's available in this versatile dark olive shade, black, and a muted blue—three colors you can wear with most of your winter wardrobe.

10. Lululemon Wunder Puff Jacket

Lululemon Wunder Puff Jacket
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Working out in the winter can sometimes feel like a drag, which is why it's so important to have temperature-appropriate workout clothes that will keep you warm and won't hinder your performance. This puffer coat uses a breathable fabric that is lightweight, water-repellent, and wind-resistant, and uses responsible goose down (certified by the Responsible Down Standard). It also has a hidden phone sleeve, and a cinch-able waist, hem, and hood.

11. ASOS DESIGN Belted Puffer Jacket

ASOS DESIGN Belted Puffer Jacket
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This slouchy coat is perfect for model-off-duty winter style. The extra-long length of this puffer coat is perfect for those who get chilly all over, and the fleece collar will help keep your neck snug.