The 14 Best Winter Jackets and Coats, According to Customers

With winter just around the corner, finding a durable winter coat that will actually keep you warm and dry is probably at the top of your shopping list – and if it’s not, it should be. Wearing layers and light jackets may get you through the fall, but once the temperatures start to drop and severe winter weather begins, you don’t want to be without a heavy-duty piece of outerwear. When choosing a winter coat it’s important to look for an option that is not only cute, comfortable, and warm, but you should also consider your personal cold-weather preferences. Fans of ski trips should find insulated options that are weatherproof, while travelers who enjoy leisurely walking tours through Europe might prefer a sleek wool peacoat.  While there are thousands of winter jackets in stores, you’ve probably learned the hard way that most are not as warm or weatherproof as they claim to be. So instead of wasting time and money on sub-par products, we turned to real reviews from shoppers to see which winter coats they love the most.  These top-rated jackets, outlined below, not only have near-perfect ratings, but they also have an overwhelming number of glowing five-star reviews between them....

Victoria’s Secret men lay out a turnaround plan centered on women

Victoria’s Secret, founded with the idea that men should feel more comfortable shopping for the women in their lives, is trying to reframe itself as a brand that’s actually made with female customers in mind. But that’s a tough message to deliver when most of your management is male. “There’s a big belief in the company that we need to evolve,” Victoria’s Secret Lingerie Chief Executive Officer John Mehas said during a question-and-answer period at the annual investor day in Columbus, Ohio. “We need to be led by her, for her.” Parent L Brands Inc. laid out a multipart — if still vague — plan Tuesday for turning around Victoria’s Secret: an updated brand strategy that’s more inclusive, a refreshed in-store experience and a still-in-development marketing overhaul that won’t alienate core shoppers. The irony of the male-dominated presentation wasn’t lost on shareholders who raised the issue with Bloomberg News during a break. Of the 11 speakers during the L Brands event, excluding an introduction from Amie Preston from investor relations, just three were women. And only one gave a presentation: Amy Hauk, CEO of Victoria’s Secret’s Pink line. One investor, who asked not ...