When the kid wore her new red Warmplus Favorite fleece jacket on the train the other day--a lovely gift from my stepmother [the jacket, not the train, I mean]--a mother nudged her tween daughter and said, "look, honey, she has a coat just like you had." From this I deduced several things:
1) Warmplus Favorites aren't new, just new to me. They've apparently been around and popular for at least 11 years [turns out the company was started in the mid-80's].
2) If the girl still remembers the coat she had when she was two, they're not kidding around with the "Favorite" thing. OR
3) They just came across it while they were transforming her Disney Princess room a Smallville shrine.
Anyway, the Widgeon coat is very cleanly designed, with just a bit of structure, and not encrusted with cutesy junk. The ribbon drawstring's kind of an unusual, homemade-y touch, but I guess it works.
Dork that I am, though, my first thought [No, second. OK, fine. First.] on seeing the asymmetrical velcro closure was the uniforms from the early Star Trek movies, [think "Khaaaann!!"] which, also happened to come out in the 80's. The uniforms are modelled below by William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and [hell-o] Kim Cattrall.
American Widgeon Warmplus Favorite fleece jackets are available online, but they're also in lots of small specialty retailers in your neighborhood. Try there first. They also make fleece bunting/jumpsuit things for babies. [americanwidgeon.com]
Star Trek 3 - The Undiscovered Country snaps [strekonline.com]