Canadian winter 'nuff said.
Mid season is prime for retail therapy because a) a new coat can get you out of hibernation mode and b) they are likely on sale.
Two factors to keep in mind: statement and quality. A statement piece is something to get excited about. The idea is to feel rejuvenated in the dead of winter, and a black peacoat is no fix. Quality is key; a fast fashion piece is basically just that, fast. It may be easier on your bank account but will never stand the test of time.
Here are my top 5 Canadian coats to get you feeling the rest of winter: