There’s a proverb that goes, “There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing”. And if you’re headed to cooler (or freezing) climates for a family vacation this holiday season, then you’ll certainly want to stock up on appropriate clothing. Whether it’s a cool breeze or snowy regions with bone-chilling gusts of wind, these winter wear shops have all the essentials to keep you warm and toasty throughout your trip.
1. Cold Wear
The Singapore-based company started in 1999, with a focus on winter apparel and travel accessories, with a comprehensive array for anything from cool weather to sub-zero temperatures. Think thermal wear, fleece jackets, wool sweaters, padded and down jackets and more. And unless you’re always on the go, we all know our winter wear will be delegated to the back of our closets for the rest of the year. Which is why Cold Wear will soon roll out rental for its jackets. Visit its website for updates.
2. The North Face
Made for outdoor adventures, The North Face offers winter wear with a sporty athleisure appeal for everyone in the family. Think water-resistant and waterproof winter jackets, layered sherpa fleece jackets, pullovers for when the weather’s less harsh, and raincoats and anoraks. When you need to break out the heavy-duty gear, reach for a down coat or puffer coat that can keep you cosy when temperatures plummet.
The North Face has multiple locations including #02-171-175 Marina Square, #B4-27 Ion Orchard,and #02-05 IMM (Outlet store). Visit its Facebook page for more information.
Uniqlo’s Heattech series is at the foremost of its cold weather line-up with lightweight innerwear pieces that keep you warm through tech that helps generate and retain heat. For outerwear, there’s the Ultra Light Down series with comfy padded jackets that are also super lightweight while retaining heat insulation.
You can count on ever-stylish pieces from the high street fashion retailer, from tailored wool jackets to faux shearling jackets, cool puffers, edgy leather jackets and cosy knits. There’s a new Ski Collection for kids too (one to 14 years old), if you’re planning to hit the slopes with your kiddos.
5. Marks & Spencer
The British label has a range of stylish fits for colder days, from longline wool coats to fuzzy teddy jackets, parkas and even faux fur numbers to turn up the glamour. Its Thermowarmth line-up, for instance, uses a Thermowarmth insulation technology to lock in the heat, along with a water-repellent Stormwear finishing to keep you dry.
With its roots in designing attire for extreme weather, Moncler has become somewhat of a status symbol in winter wear and earned a reputation for the effective insulation of its down jackets. If you’re going down the luxury route, the French brand stocks its puffer coats and jackets, windbreakers, raincoats and vests as well as boots and other accessories for those frosty days.
Decathlon isn’t just a go-to for affordable sporting and camping essentials, it’s also got a sizeable range of cold-weather gear, too. Think thermal jackets, tops and leggings for skiing, to waterproof jackets and winter parkas, which Decathlon says are suitable for low temperatures down to -18°C.