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9 Chicago Stores For Winter-Coat Shopping

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Winter is on the horizon. Get psyched! It's time for egg-nog-lattes, lazily drifting snowflakes, and... not buying it? Ok, we'll cut to the chase: It's about to get really. freakin'. cold. To give you a fighting chance of enjoying Chicago's colder months—and doing it in style, no less—we've rounded up nine spots that sling warm, cuddly coats.

As always, our map is organized from north to south, which makes it easy to follow. So, bundle up and get shopping!


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Plato's Closet

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With on-trend, gently-used pieces, this chain store stocks goods for all seasons—including the frosty ones. A reader let us know that she found her favorite-ever winter coat here, and we're betting she didn't freeze out her entire savings account to procure it. Photo: via Plato's Closet

Edith Hart

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This cute Bucktown shop stocks everything from a leather biker jacket with a removable jersey hood to patterned, faux-fur coats. There are also cuddly styles from Racked-favorite line Helena Quinn. Photo: via Edith Hart
This is it: your source for all outdoor gear. REI has warmest-of-warm coats that will keep you toasty while skiing, camping, hiking, or—that most challenging of sports—leaving your home during a Chicago winter. Waterproof and wind-resistant, these coats are the real deal. Photo: via REI

Penelope's

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From wool pea coats for men to woven-textile styles for women, this indie boutique has a surprisingly vast array of cute outerwear. Bonus: it's in the not-too-staggering price range. Photo: via Penelope's

Sofia Live Lovely Chicago

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Sofia just got in its selection of winter coats, and (duh) they're drool-worthy. There are moto jackets from Timo Weiland, a snuggly pink coat from Heartloom, and an abstract little number with jagged edges from Doma. Photo: Courtesy of Sofia

Independence

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A stylish male reader told us that this is favorite spot for outerwear. With a kind of rugged-hipster vibe, the boutique carries quilted parkas, warmup fleeces, and packable anoraks. Photo: via Independence

Barbour

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The Gold Coast shop—sorry, more Gold Coast, we know—is best known for its classic waxed-cotton jackets. The British countryside brand offers cozy outerwear for men, women, and children. And if it's British, you know its tailoring is going to be jolly good. Photo: via Barbour

Burberry

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And the award for spot-we'd-hit-up-if-we-had-an-endless-coat-bugdet goes to... Burberry! As you probably know, this venerable brand has pretty much mastered the trench. There are also duffle coats with fur trim, cashmere-blanket wrap coats, and more. Photo: Racked Chicago

The Lofts at Roosevelt Collection

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LOFT, the affordable women's store, just landed at The Roosevelt Collection. Along with plenty of other cold-weather gear (think scarves, hats, and sparkly holiday-party frocks), the store stocks coats. There are wool pea coats, twill double-breasted coats, and more clean, preppy styles. But if you like a little more pizazz, there's also a look with a leopard-print collar. Photo: via LOFT

Plato's Closet

With on-trend, gently-used pieces, this chain store stocks goods for all seasons—including the frosty ones. A reader let us know that she found her favorite-ever winter coat here, and we're betting she didn't freeze out her entire savings account to procure it. Photo: via Plato's Closet

Edith Hart

This cute Bucktown shop stocks everything from a leather biker jacket with a removable jersey hood to patterned, faux-fur coats. There are also cuddly styles from Racked-favorite line Helena Quinn. Photo: via Edith Hart

REI

This is it: your source for all outdoor gear. REI has warmest-of-warm coats that will keep you toasty while skiing, camping, hiking, or—that most challenging of sports—leaving your home during a Chicago winter. Waterproof and wind-resistant, these coats are the real deal. Photo: via REI

Penelope's

From wool pea coats for men to woven-textile styles for women, this indie boutique has a surprisingly vast array of cute outerwear. Bonus: it's in the not-too-staggering price range. Photo: via Penelope's

Sofia Live Lovely Chicago

Sofia just got in its selection of winter coats, and (duh) they're drool-worthy. There are moto jackets from Timo Weiland, a snuggly pink coat from Heartloom, and an abstract little number with jagged edges from Doma. Photo: Courtesy of Sofia

Independence

A stylish male reader told us that this is favorite spot for outerwear. With a kind of rugged-hipster vibe, the boutique carries quilted parkas, warmup fleeces, and packable anoraks. Photo: via Independence

Barbour

The Gold Coast shop—sorry, more Gold Coast, we know—is best known for its classic waxed-cotton jackets. The British countryside brand offers cozy outerwear for men, women, and children. And if it's British, you know its tailoring is going to be jolly good. Photo: via Barbour

Burberry

And the award for spot-we'd-hit-up-if-we-had-an-endless-coat-bugdet goes to... Burberry! As you probably know, this venerable brand has pretty much mastered the trench. There are also duffle coats with fur trim, cashmere-blanket wrap coats, and more. Photo: Racked Chicago

The Lofts at Roosevelt Collection

LOFT, the affordable women's store, just landed at The Roosevelt Collection. Along with plenty of other cold-weather gear (think scarves, hats, and sparkly holiday-party frocks), the store stocks coats. There are wool pea coats, twill double-breasted coats, and more clean, preppy styles. But if you like a little more pizazz, there's also a look with a leopard-print collar. Photo: via LOFT