zone coats

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Ladies, I know it's cold—but that doesn't mean you need to look like Frosty the Snow Woman. I'm blown away by these Preta Lobue jackets, which come in three temperature-specific "zones" (and several colors per zone): Zone 1 for mid-50s to high 60s, Zone 2 for low 40s to mid-50s, and Zone 3 for 30s and below. Their sleek, down-alternative insulation, nipped-in waists, and architectural collars offset the puff factor. And yes, they're an investment, but quality construction ensures they'll look great for many winters to come. (Zone 1 jacket, $295; Zone 2 jacket, $550; Zone 3 jacket, $595; all Preta Lobue,;