Canada Goose products aren't bad. They're actually quite good. For Arctic-rated parkas, in fact, they're hard to beat. I even get Canada Goose coats as an aesthetic piece - they've got elegant lines, celebrities like them, and the company has an excellent marketing team. Especially considering Bain Capital invested $250m in 2013 to help grow the brand. Yes, Mitt Romney Bain. The people who own Domino's.
That's why I'm not particularly opposed to Canada Goose: it's a good product and personally, I champion people buying what they like. I'm more frustrated that most Geese are afraid to own that they paid close to $1000 (delta $500 over mid-range) for the coat because they like it. Perhaps it's because the price is common knowledge, and you don't want to come off snobby in mixed company. But unless you're routinely exposed to temperatures below -10F, you overpaid for overkill because it helped rationalize your fashion purchase. Yes, you're warm on your walk to class - but are you $400 more than the Yupik warm? In an extreme, once-in-a-generation snow storm, the answer to that question is an objective "yes." For light flurries, though, it's a little more hazy.
That's the weirdness of modern mass luxury in a nutshell: you bought a winter coat to stay warm, but you paid through the roof for a Weblen good because it made you feel warm and fuzzy. It's borderline tautology. After all, Canada Goose is crazy expensive, right? No one could compete with their warm coats because they're the best. They're the most expensive because they're the best... right?
$$$$ - This Coat Costs The Same As a Local Election