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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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1. Zara

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700 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 255-8123
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Leather paneled coats, brightly colored coats, fashion-forward ponchos, Zara is an affordable place to shop runway looks for less.

2. Topshop

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830 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 280-6834
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Looking for a statement piece? At Topshop you'll find bold prints, crazy textures and unique silhouettes.

3. Aritizia

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(312) 867-9230
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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.

4. The North Face

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875 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 337-7200
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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.

5. Patagonia

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48 E Walton St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 640-5934
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You'll find a great selection of versatile and functional coats here, some less bulky than the usual down pieces.

6. Burton

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56 E Walton St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 202-7900
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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.

7. Madewell

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932 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 337-3815
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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.

8. Moncler

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33 East Oak Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 361-8573
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Looking for an investment piece? Turn to luxury heritage brand Moncler for a coat that will last.

9. Zadig et Voltaire

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114 E Oak
Chicago, IL
(312) 643-1240
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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.

10. Penelope's

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1913 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 395-2351
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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.

1. Zara

700 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Leather paneled coats, brightly colored coats, fashion-forward ponchos, Zara is an affordable place to shop runway looks for less.
700 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

2. Topshop

830 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Looking for a statement piece? At Topshop you'll find bold prints, crazy textures and unique silhouettes.
830 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

3. Aritizia

Chicago, IL
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.

4. The North Face

875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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.
875 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

5. Patagonia

48 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611
You'll find a great selection of versatile and functional coats here, some less bulky than the usual down pieces.
48 E Walton St
Chicago, IL 60611

6. Burton

56 E Walton St, Chicago, IL 60611
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.
56 E Walton St
Chicago, IL 60611

7. Madewell

932 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611
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.
932 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611

8. Moncler

33 East Oak Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Looking for an investment piece? Turn to luxury heritage brand Moncler for a coat that will last.
33 East Oak Street
Chicago, IL 60611

9. Zadig et Voltaire

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

10. Penelope's

1913 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
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.
1913 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622