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Kanuk: 50 Years of Iconic Winter Coats

6 Oct 2020

For five decades now, Kanuk has made a name for itself on the winter fashion scene with its coats that are synonymous with quality and durability. This year, it marks its 50th anniversary by getting back to its roots in style with new, limited edition models. Celebrate this local brand and its exceptional craftsmanship with us. 

A Winter’s Tale

Kanuk’s story began in 1970 with the snow-covered landscape of Montreal as a backdrop. Louis Grenier, a young man whose family worked in the textile industry, was looking to develop technology that could brave the harshest winter conditions. Quickly, his coats gained popularity and became local legend. Kanuk’s strength at that time remains the guarantee of its success today: great attention to detail and a deep understanding of the Canadian climate. 

Artisans of Warmth

The Montreal-based company has been located on Rachel Street since the very beginning. It’s at this location in the heart of the Plateau-Mont-Royal where all Kanuk coats are crafted using a meticulous artisanal manufacturing process. Directly inspired by the climate in which they live, the artisans work with care to create warm, heavy-duty coats. Each model is designed to perform a specific function while still staying fashionable. No detail is left to chance! With a lifetime guarantee, Kanuk creations come with the promise of braving many winters, even the most difficult ones.


Retro Functionality


This year, the Montreal company is partnering with Simons to release the Heritage collection, limited edition coats inspired by its iconic models. These robust parkas with vintage charm demonstrate a unique mix of yesterday's cult style with today's textile technology.  

Heritage coats are designed for temperatures of up to -30°C. Their Thermo+ synthetic insulation is known for its exceptional thermal properties and its performance in wet conditions. They are equipped with a breathable and waterproof membrane that’s resistant to weather and wind. The men’s Toundra model stands out for its four pockets in the front and elastic cuffs. The Typha style for women offers a loose-fitting silhouette that cinches at the waist. In the both cases, we absolutely love the cozy, sherpa-lined collar with a hidden hood, a detail that’s practical and trendy. 

Toundra and Typha coats are sold exclusively in Canada at Simons. You can find them in store and online for a limited time.

Shop these new arrivals now as well as the brand’s other key styles. 
 

Kanuk coats for women


Kanuk coats for men

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