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Buying a winter jacket, in Rome or Lausanne?

Hello,

I'll be in Lausanne this winter for 4 months (internship). Given that I live in California I have no big jackets! I need a knee high, puffy women's jacket. I'm in Rome for vacation right now, in your opinion should I try to buy a winter jacket in Rome or Lausanne?

I care about both style and price. I've shopped around for it in Rome, the warm ones (down) are 200 euros and above, the ones I liked are 400e I've never been to Lausanne, I need to know if there are a lot of options for big jackets, and if you think Rome is cheaper than Lausanne or if it's the same...

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Re: Buying a winter jacket, in Rome or Lausanne?

Though I don't knwo what's on offer in Rome, I'd be inclined to say that you'll find a better selectionin Lausanne simply because it's just not that cold in Rome.
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Re: Buying a winter jacket, in Rome or Lausanne?

And unfortunately I would say the opposite - Lausanne prices are very high so imho you would be better off buying in Rome.
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Re: Buying a winter jacket, in Rome or Lausanne?

Eyes closed, buy in Rome. Rome can get quite chilly although not as Lausanne probably. THe selection will be greater and the prices a low lower...Happy Shopping!

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Re: Buying a winter jacket, in Rome or Lausanne?

and I would say, just get it from ebay.com, that's where I buy most of my clothes. Switzerland is a nice place, but not really a counrty for shopping trips. It's not really cold enough here for a big puffy jacket yet, so you can easily wait a few days until the parcel arrives.
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Re: Buying a winter jacket, in Rome or Lausanne?

I agree with evianers. I'm not too familiar with prices in Lausanne but I'd be tempted to say that in Rome winter jackets should be cheaper. And I would not worry about the selection either, we are speaking about Italy after all
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It's not really cold enough here for a big puffy jacket yet, so you can easily wait a few days until the parcel arrives.
I think we are used to different types of weather
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Re: Buying a winter jacket, in Rome or Lausanne?

should be 16-17 degrees here tomorrow
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Re: Buying a winter jacket, in Rome or Lausanne?

I've been in Rome for a week, it has been FREEZING in here!! There was a storm or something, lows of 2-4 C, and I've been walking all over the city at night in my california jacket I caught a cold twice already!

I am very afraid of switzerland winter okay I'll buy here if you think it's cheaper. You guys think 200 euros is normal price for a down jacket? Or too much/too little? The ones I've liked where 400e, not at all possible on a graduate student budget! I guess I'll have to be okay with looking like a refrigerator ....
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I've been in Rome for a week, it has been FREEZING in here!! There was a storm or something, lows of 2-4 C, and I've been walking all over the city at night in my california jacket I caught a cold twice already!

I am very afraid of switzerland winter okay I'll buy here if you think it's cheaper. You guys think 200 euros is normal price for a down jacket? Or too much/too little? The ones I've liked where 400e, not at all possible on a graduate student budget! I guess I'll have to be okay with looking like a refrigerator ....
400 euros is not cheap...but I m guessing they are at least very pretty? ..,Then again amazon sounds like a GREAT IDEA!!!

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Re: Buying a winter jacket, in Rome or Lausanne?

Ebay would have been great, but I always have a hard time buying clothes without wearing them first. I'm a size 40 (xtra small) ... most clothes don't fit me right! especially big winter jackets...
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Re: Buying a winter jacket, in Rome or Lausanne?

maybe amazon... I don't know. Where do you guys stand on down vs polyester question?? Can a polyester jacket be warm?? or down is the only way to go?
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maybe amazon... I don't know. Where do you guys stand on down vs polyester question?? Can a polyester jacket be warm?? or down is the only way to go?
Polyester is just fine, providing you wear some fleece underneath or wooly sweater, and that can get a little bulky. Down is great since you can have just a t-shirt underneath and will not be cold. Polyester with good lining (mocrofiber or fleece, etc.) can do the job, but I'd go for down, if you are petite and get cold easily. Just beware of cheap down, it does not take wear and tear well, the cheap down comes thru the lining after a few weeks of wearing it. You don't want to look like a chicken, dropping feathers here and there
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Re: Buying a winter jacket, in Rome or Lausanne?

I'd buy in Rome (not in the center designer's stores, but in some mall outlets, etc). The chances are what you can buy here in CH it will be Italian anyway and you will have to shell out some amount more for the import tax, etc. The best would be to buy in France actually or Germany, since the clothes are cheaper and seem cuter. Just do not know how it compares with quality here in CH.
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Re: Buying a winter jacket, in Rome or Lausanne?

If you're on the tourist trail in Roma, you'll find tourist/Roma prices. If you go out of the city, you might find different stores and different pricing. If it's only for 4 months then go cheap and cheerful - iPer, for example, sells clothing.

In the case that you're prepared to compromise and not have the jacket that you have in your mind's eye, you'll find lots of options out there. You might want to get one you can ski in too, if you're planning that.

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Layers are also good and are flexible
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Re: Buying a winter jacket, in Rome or Lausanne?

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Though I don't knwo what's on offer in Rome, I'd be inclined to say that you'll find a better selectionin Lausanne simply because it's just not that cold in Rome.
The best winter coat I ever bought was in Doha, Qatar. Go figure.

I've worn it through two Swiss winters and it's been great.

So just because a place doesn't get that cold doesn't mean you won't be able to buy a great coat.

I think you'll get a better selection and better price in Rome. Just shop around as suggested by others.
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Re: Buying a winter jacket, in Rome or Lausanne?

Hey, you are probably with your winter jacket by now, I assume.

But if you are not, I just saw a new line of down jackets in Manor, very reasonably priced (70-100fr). They don't seem cheaply made either, since those crappy ones usually already shed feathers when the staff hangs them..
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Polyester is just fine, providing you wear some fleece underneath or wooly sweater, and that can get a little bulky. Down is great since you can have just a t-shirt underneath and will not be cold. Polyester with good lining (mocrofiber or fleece, etc.) can do the job, but I'd go for down, if you are petite and get cold easily. Just beware of cheap down, it does not take wear and tear well, the cheap down comes thru the lining after a few weeks of wearing it. You don't want to look like a chicken, dropping feathers here and there
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Buy a quetschua tshirt from decathon (the warm thsirts) and then a normal pullover and a nice jacket, much better than a big jacket only!!

layers are better to keep heat than just a big jacket!
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Re: Buying a winter jacket, in Rome or Lausanne?

Emm stupid question

Apparently a dawn jacket is the best. How do you know is a down jacket? What does it say on the label? And is it really worth it? I need something that has the same effect for the upper body as skiing pants have for the legs, Skiing jackets dont work i tried!
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