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Photo: Aritizia Community Anion Parka, $395
Photo: Aritizia Community Anion Parka, $395

Where to Buy Cute and Warm Coats in Chicago

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Photo: Aritizia Community Anion Parka, $395

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There's been sporadic dips in temperatures over the last few weeks, so winter is definitely coming. Who knows if we're in for a mild winter or another Chiberia, but now is certainly the time to start thinking about coats.

For coat shopping in the city, department stores like Nordstrom, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale's are great destinations, and discount retailers like Burlington Coat Factory, Nordstrom Rack, and TJ Maxx are budget-friendly resources. For those who are looking to shop smaller stores or specialty brands, check out our map of ten stores to visit for awesome winter coats, which are a must in a city where winters are painfully long.


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Leather paneled coats, brightly colored coats, fashion-forward ponchos, Zara is an affordable place to shop runway looks for less.

Topshop

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Looking for a statement piece? At Topshop you'll find bold prints, crazy textures and unique silhouettes.

Aritizia

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Tucked in the corner of Water Tower Place, this Canadian brand doesn't get as much love as it should. They've got incredibly warm and cute coats, many of which like slightly thicker fall parkas.

The North Face

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No winter coat list would be complete without North Face. Their jackets and coats are incredibly warm, and each season, North Face brings more stylish options to the table.

Patagonia

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You'll find a great selection of versatile and functional coats here, some less bulky than the usual down pieces.
Burton has taken out the guess work out of how warm or dry a coat will be by clearly labeling each of their jackets. Here you'll find extremely functional pieces in an assortment of colors and prints.

Madewell

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For chic outwear, check out Madewell. The coats might not be the warmest when compared to other outdoorsy brands, but their pieces can easily be layered.

Moncler

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Looking for an investment piece? Turn to luxury heritage brand Moncler for a coat that will last.

Zadig et Voltaire

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To add a little French style to your winter wardrobe, check out Zadig et Volatire, which opened just earlier this year.

Penelope's

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Penelope's carries more outwear than one would typically expect from an independent boutique. The selection ranges from utilitarian brands like Spiewak to fashionista favorites like APC and Sessun.

Zara

Leather paneled coats, brightly colored coats, fashion-forward ponchos, Zara is an affordable place to shop runway looks for less.

Topshop

Looking for a statement piece? At Topshop you'll find bold prints, crazy textures and unique silhouettes.

Aritizia

Tucked in the corner of Water Tower Place, this Canadian brand doesn't get as much love as it should. They've got incredibly warm and cute coats, many of which like slightly thicker fall parkas.

The North Face

No winter coat list would be complete without North Face. Their jackets and coats are incredibly warm, and each season, North Face brings more stylish options to the table.

Patagonia

You'll find a great selection of versatile and functional coats here, some less bulky than the usual down pieces.

Burton

Burton has taken out the guess work out of how warm or dry a coat will be by clearly labeling each of their jackets. Here you'll find extremely functional pieces in an assortment of colors and prints.

Madewell

For chic outwear, check out Madewell. The coats might not be the warmest when compared to other outdoorsy brands, but their pieces can easily be layered.

Moncler

Looking for an investment piece? Turn to luxury heritage brand Moncler for a coat that will last.

Zadig et Voltaire

To add a little French style to your winter wardrobe, check out Zadig et Volatire, which opened just earlier this year.

Penelope's

Penelope's carries more outwear than one would typically expect from an independent boutique. The selection ranges from utilitarian brands like Spiewak to fashionista favorites like APC and Sessun.