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RIP ‘Amazon coat’: Why I’m giving mine away

Friends, we are gathered here today to mourn a beloved piece of outerwear. My love affair with the “Amazon coat” began when I spotted a stylish, 30-something woman wearing one in the winter of 2017. I liked it so much that I creepily followed her, her two dogs and two toddlers down Madison Avenue for many blocks, before mustering the courage to stop her and ask where she got her incredible jacket. “Amazon!” she proclaimed, grinning as if she had just shared the best secret in town. “Google the ‘Orolay’ coat,” she added, which I did right there on the sidewalk. I bought it for $99, which seemed like a steal for an item with reviews like “So warm! So stylish! I am in love with this coat!” But little did I know, the ...