This or That? J.Crew vs. J.Crew Factory Parka

Ok, so I may have spent this past weekend down the shore in Avalon because it’s just so dang gorgeous outside – but let’s talk about winter jackets, shall we?
Yes, its a little crazy and all sorts of awesome the weather we are having this winter. Looking at the 10 day forecast for Philly and it’s going to be in the 60’s & 70’s all week! This is the kind of winter I could get used too!
But, even though the weather is a little crazy for the season, I’ll enjoy it while I can BUT I will also take this time to give you a little PSA on some amazing deals happening at the moment. I’m sure you aren’t surprised that the end of season provides some great prices on seasonal items – like this gorgeous Vail Parka!
I got this Parka from J.Crew Factory 2, maybe even 3 Christmas seasons ago – and I still love it just as much as when I first got it! It has held up really well and looks great after a few seasons of wear.
Not to mention, it’s almost identical to the Chateau Parka at J.Crew, which is almost $150 more {and BOTH are on sale!}
The pictures make the pockets look a little different, but as you can see in my photo of me wearing the J.Crew Factory jacket, they both have two different pocket options, I think the only difference is the leather detail on the zipper pockets!  Another difference to note is the J.Crew version is a Italian Wool/ Nylon blend while the Factory version is a wool/poly blend – but my Factory version feels and looks great!
I always love to do a little comparison shopping myself, so thought it would be fun to share my little This or That with you – incase you are in the market for a cute one! This one comes in some other fun colors and the fur is removable. I think it’s a really cute jacket option for the fall and spring months too, on cooler days! Grey is my go-to favorite, but the mustard yellow and electric red are really fun pops of color too!
What do you think – This or That?
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  • Reply Patty McDermott February 22, 2017 at 7:22 am

    I think you are a smart lady!

  • Reply Melane Reger December 2, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Are they sized the same? I tried the chateau parka yesterday in the store and needed to size down a size or even 2. I’d like to order the factory one, but concerned sizing down 2 sizes in it might not work.

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