In my never-ending search for a decent parka, nothing has earned my affections as much as United Bamboo's Fishtail Parka. It's a stylish alternative to those god-awful sleeping bag coats I always threaten to buy when the temperatures drop well below freezing. But, at $865, it is sadly (way) out of my price range. I have my fingers crossed that this United Bamboo for Madewell parka (priced at $350) will be a good substitute. It looks promising, right? I don't like the dark grey as much as the olive taupe color, but that price difference is hard to beat.