Women Coats, Jackets and Vests

Women’s coat, vest and parka. You said parka? Parka or anorak is a type of coat with a hood, often lined with fur or faux fur. Did you know that the Caribou Inuit invented this kind of garment, originally made from caribou or seal skin, for hunting and kayaking in the frigid Arctic? Some Inuit anoraks require regular coating with fish oil to retain their water resistance. (You won’t find real anorak or parka in My Small Store as we sell cruelty FREE products only)

The words anorak and parka have been used interchangeably, but they are somewhat different garments. Strictly speaking, an anorak is a waterproof, hooded, pull-over jacket without a front opening, and sometimes drawstrings at the waist and cuffs, and a parka is a hip-length cold-weather coat, typically stuffed with down or very warm synthetic fiber, and with a fur-lined hood.