It’s a dead ringer for the pricier puffy coats out there.
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Amazon Essentials Hooded Puffer Coat
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Out of all the staple wardrobe pieces that we keep locked away until a bout of winter finally comes along—our favorite booties, faux leather leggings, and the beanie you’re obsessed with but will only wear maybe once a season—nothing compares the beloved long puffer coat. Cute, casual, and light enough to layer up or down depending on the weather, it is the most basic essential to have on hand for anyone who does literally anything outside during the cooler months. 

However, just one look online and you’re hit with the high prices of most long puffer coats on the market—a hundred bucks minimum and usually upwards of $200. Our dreams of strolling around the park and enjoying a hot chocolate are miffed. That is, until we came across the best designer dupe for an expensive puffer coat on Amazon and saw that it rings in at just $50. Now, where’d that hot chocolate cart go? 

A quick look at the over 2,000 Amazon reviews seems to conclude that the Amazon Essentials Hooded Puffer Coat has all the benefits of its pricier counterparts. It’s water-resistant, lightweight, easily packable (our favorite puffy jacket perk), machine-washable, and comes in 11 different color options—including classic black, trendy olive green, and even bright cherry red. It comes with a packing bag to ensure easy traveling, sans any zipper knicks into the interior filling. 

Shoppers note that the puffy coat cinches in just slightly so at your waist to create a flattering fit. ("I am 110% obsessed with this coat!" one says.) All in all, reviewers also hail it as a versatile everyday jacket that can be worn enough to justify the cheap price of fifty bucks. So if you’re looking for a new winter wardrobe staple that looks way more expensive than it is, this one's a keeper. (Shop the Amazon Essentials Hooded Puffer Coat: $49.99; amazon.com)

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Just think of all the outdoor hot chocolate-drinking potential. We’ll bring the marshmallows.