6 Puffers Under $250 Available at Nordstrom Right Now
Growing up, my mother fought tooth and nail to try to get me in a puffer coat. I thought they were bulky and outfit-ruining. Never, I thought, would a puffer jacket ever be my go-to Winter coat. I opted for pea coats or wool overcoats, both of which left me cold on my walks home from the subway but made me feel, at the very least, stylish and adult. I would by lying, though, if I didn't admit that I'd envy those I passed wearing the pillow-like jackets. Hugs, I always thought. They look like they're all wrapped in hugs.
Thankfully, as I've grown up, I've become more invested in my own personal comfort, and (quite frankly, more importantly) puffers have become trendy. All you have to do is follow a Jenner or a Hadid to know that much. And the best part? You can find amazing, stylish options at affordable price points. See proof ahead.
Marc New York Metallic Puffer Jacket
Think of this Metallic Puffer Jacket ($109) as the "black tie" of puffer coats. The quilted motif is casual enough to wear with sweats as you grab your morning coffee, but the metallic color makes it sparkly enough to wear it on New Year's Eve.
Kendall + Kylie Oversized Plaid Puffer Jacket
Kendall Jenner may be the reigning champion of puffer jacket wearing. Thus, it's no surprise she and Kylie Jenner designed a perfect print for the puffer coat in their eponymous collection. The fit on this Oversized Plaid Puffer Jacket ($200) will make you feel like a model.