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Good news: you don’t have to break the bank to purchase a great winter jacket for your child. Even if it doesn’t snow where you live, your child still needs a jacket for those colder days. Here are the best places for children's winter jackets - all are stores at which I’ve personally shopped at online before.
Whether you're looking for the best toddler jacket or a stylish tween jacket, I've got you covered!
Carter's has an excellent range of jackets, from lightweight rain-resistant wear through to heavyweight snow jackets. It's definitely worth checking them out. They often run markdowns that let you get a great quality cheap children's jacket at a price similar to those at big-box discount stores.
- Pros: Good range of different types of jackets; all are designed with both practicality and style in mind. Excellent quality
- Cons: Some of the color options (e.g. dinosaur patterns) are best suited to toddlers and young elementary school kids but not older children
2. Old Navy
Not everyone thinks of Old Navy first for outerwear, yet they have a good range of stylish yet inexpensive jackets for kids of all ages, from toddler to high schooler. I’ve had an Old Navy jacket be handed down and worn by my two boys for over a year each, and it's still in good shape.
- Pros: Attention is paid to trends and styles - you can be certain of your child looking great
- Cons: Unlike the other stores mentioned here, this is not the best place for a heavy winter jacket. If it snows where you live, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere
3. Columbia Sportswear
Columbia has an excellent reputation for their stylish yet rugged outdoor wear. Even though their adult's clothing is not always the cheapest, their children's winter jackets are surprisingly affordable, especially if you get it on sale. I love that they stock every type of jacket your child might need, from lightweight fleece to rain jackets to heavy winter jackets. They have sizes for baby, toddler, or school child all the way up to the age of 18.
Ultimately if you are looking for the best children's winter jackets I'd recommend Columbia without a doubt. The other stores I mention on this page will be a little cheaper, but Columbia has the best quality.
Pros: Top-notch quality
Cons: Tends to be more expensive than most of the other stores mentioned here
4. The Children's Place
The Children's Place is worth taking a look at for warm cheap children's jackets, especially if you're buying early in the season before things have sold out. They have different weights and styles of jackets available - but again, you're limited to which items are still in stock. If you're buying later in the season you may not find anything.
Pros: Affordable. Different weights of children's jackets available
Cons: They sell out quickly; stock of jackets tends not to be replenished
You can find a fantastic range of children's jackets at Amazon.com. Whether you’re looking for a children's waterproof jacket to wear at the school bus stop or a serious snow jacket for the coldest of days, you’ll find it at Amazon.
Pros: Best selection of jackets around.
Cons: It can take ages to wade through the many results looking for what you need.
The bottom line on the best places for children's jackets
You have plenty of excellent options for high quality yet inexpensive jackets for children of all ages. These places are: Carter's, Old Navy, Columbia, The Children's Place, and Amazon.com.
If you're getting ready for winter, your child will need other items besides a jacket. Here I show you how to outfit your child for winter at a cheap price point.