Popular purveyor of extreme cold weather jackets, heritage brand Canada Goose has just stepped foot into Hong Kong with a flagship shop at IFC Mall, marking the brand’s official debut into the Chinese market. This may seem odd for many people, considering the city’s weather hardly ever reaches below zero. Yet with so many style-conscious and globe-trotting customers who buy their pieces overseas, whether for travel or winter wear — it’s not hard to see why the brand has decided to tap into the massive China and Hong Kong market.
Canada Goose, known for its utilitarian aesthetic, is famous for its extremely warm jackets, all of which are adorned with the company’s signature red, blue and white patch. Yet what appeals to so many people is really the brand’s history. Long before it became fashionable, the company was a staple for scientists and explorers alike, including Laurie Skreslet, the first Canadian to ever reach the summit of Mt. Everest. The brand is also a favourite amongst Hollywood film crew, and has been used on various sets including Game of Thrones and X-Men 2. It’s this association that has seen the brand favoured by celebrities such as David Beckham and Daniel Craig.
Each of the brand’s products is proudly made in Canada (the same way it has been ever since the brand’s birth in 1957), and popular styles often see a long wait list. Moreover, each of their signature jackets passes through 13 production stages, ensuring quality control and a truly luxurious end product. Brand popularity aside, they are some of the warmest jackets you can find, thanks to their ample use of down — a fine layer of feathers known for their superlative insulating abilities while being incredibly light.
So for those planning to while away their winter in a cosy Swiss chalet or a ski trip to Japan’s wintry north — here are five of our favourite items you can pick up now from Canada Goose in Hong Kong.
1. Mystique Parka
Originally made as a custom piece, this garment was designed to save a certain blue-skinned actress from getting hypothermia on X-Men 2, since her costume involved walking around with only a layer of body paint on set. The garment’s elaborate quilted construction allows for even heat distribution, whilst staying incredibly lightweight. The Mystique Parka also features interior backpack straps, meaning the garment can be carried over the shoulders when the weather warms up.
2. Cortina Cardigan
Featuring ultra-fine Merino wool, this voluminous number has a snug design that can be worn indoors, or layered on top with a jacket. Its slouchy and relaxed silhouette is proof that both comfort and style can come seamlessly together. Made in Italy, the knitwear piece features ribbed detailing along the sleeve cuffs, collar and hemline.
3. Lorette Parka
This water and wind-resistant jacket features a flattering slim fit, proving that staying warm and showing off one’s figure need not be mutually exclusive. Moreover, the Lorette Parka features a number of very handy and functional features. For example, the garment possesses a down-filled hood with a fur trim that — whilst stylish — also minimises impact from harsh wind conditions.
4. Limited Edition Hong Kong Toque
Adapted from the brand’s original Pom Toque hat, this limited edition piece commemorates the brand’s entry into Hong Kong. Made of 100% Merino wool, this accessory comes in a cheery magnolia yellow topped with a pom pom for some festive cheer.
5. Hybridge Knit Jacket
Finally, we’re loving this knit jacket which is suitable for milder and chillier weather when worn with layers. It features both down and ultra-fine merino wool for both breathability and warmth, all of which is constructed to have even heat distribution. The jacket can also be worn underneath a heavier outer garment, ensuring that it is a versatile player in anyone’s wardrobe.
All products are now available at Canada Goose, Shop 2088, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2342 8121