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Hey, remember last winter—or did you block it out, too? Since most New Yorkers don't have the luxury of cars (or an infinite Uber budget) for shuttling from place to place during the colder months, we spend a good deal of time freezing our butts off outside. So whether or not the city dips into a polar vortex or two this year, warm coats that are meant to withstand the elements (both of nature and of fashion) are a crucial purchase that you should already be thinking about.
To that point, we've mapped out 14 places in New York City to pick up a coat that you won't mind wearing over and over again for the next six months, from iconic British brands that know a thing or two about cold weather to fast fashion picks with wallet-friendly price points. Read on for motivation to get out from under that Snuggie come January.