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Twenty Places to Shop for Winter Coats in New York City

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Shopping for a winter coat in New York City can be as daunting as shopping for a bathing suit, particularly because both categories rely on one very important thing: a really good fit. Buy the wrong size, or something that doesn't properly cinch at the waist, and the results can be pretty awful.

Department stores like Barneys and Bloomingdale's are always safe bets, since there's usually a plethora of options to choose from—whether you're searching for a puffer for day or wool for night. And then there are the smaller shops, with selections that are a bit easier to navigate, like A.P.C., Steven Alan, and Mackage. We've included those and over a dozen other options in the map after the jump. Did we miss anything great? Leave it in the comments below.

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Searle's been keeping Upper East Side ladies in shearling coats for years. Naturally, they're not exactly cheap, but the selection becomes a lot more accessible once the end-of-year sales kick in.

Barneys New York

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Whether you're looking for a Margiela fur poncho or an A.P.C. cape, Barneys has a slew of outerwear options to choose from in all sorts of price points. Just be prepared to hunt around multiple floors to find them all.

Bloomingdale's

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To give you an idea of how extensive Bloomingdale's outerwear selection is, consider the fact that the category is a full ten pages deep on the store's website. Expect to find classic DKNY trenches, Elie Tahari leathers, ultra-practical Woolrich parkas, and absolutely everything in between.

Bergdorf Goodman

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Coats and jackets at Bergdorf are spread over three very different categories: The designer collections, which will set you back considerably, the offerings on the contemporary 5F floor, and then of course, the famous fur salon on the fourth floor.

Burberry

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No outerwear roundup would be complete without Burberry, and the East 57th Street flagship may as well be considered the Mecca for that. An obvious choice for all types of coats—particularly, the trench.

Norma Kamali

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When it comes to coat silhouettes, Kamali is a mad fashion scientist, so it makes sense that her boutique looks like a laboratory. Her puffy sleeping bag coats are as warm and stylish as they were three decades ago, and now, thanks to this year’s crazy weather, possibly even more relevant.
Whether you want a pea coat or a puffer, there's nowhere in Manhattan where you'll get more bang for your buck. (Except for other Uniqlo locations, of course.) Coming soon: a very intriguing collaboration with the outerwear mavens at Theory.

Saks Fifth Avenue

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Like the rest of the department stores on our list, Saks Fifth Avenue is filled to the brim with outerwear, whether you're looking for wool, down, fur, faux fur, or just about anything else. Designers include Acne, Canada Goose, Michael Kors, Rachel Zoe, and dozens more.

Rugby by Ralph Lauren

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Ralph Lauren recently announced plans to shutter all Rugby stores by the end of 2013, but the University Place store isn't slated to close until February. In the meantime, stock up on the brand's delightfully collegiate outerwear (think coats with large emblems and a lot of plaid) before it's too late.

An Ren

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If you're trying to spare yourself yet another winter bundled up in a boring black puffer coat, head to An Ren on East 9th Street. The designer's statement coats are frequently described as "unique" and even "whimsical," but do keep in mind that they're going to cost you—prices tend to run a bit high for some of the more elaborate pieces.

Barbour

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Barbour starting making waxed outerwear in 1894, back when men were men and coats were coats. The look for both sexes is a little bit country and a little bit biker--just what you’d expect from a British heritage brand that takes Steve McQueen as its fashion icon.
For neutral-colored parkas you can live in all season long, look no further than A.P.C. Prices hover around the $500 mark for simpler options, and climb all the way up to $2,700 for sheepskin.

Moncler

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This is where you shop for outerwear if you ski the Alps regularly, or if you want everyone to think you do. Be warned: Coats here tend to cost an Alp-sized pile of dollars.
This outdoorsy superstore lists ten different kinds of coats on its website—everything from wind shells to snowboard jackets. The selection won't help you win any fashion awards, but it will help you win the battle against the elements.

Mackage

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It's hard to make outerwear sexy, but Mackage regularly pulls it off. Their men's and women's collections both feature stylish cuts, luxe details, and plenty of attitude.

G-Star Raw

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G-Star has basically corned the market of sleek black puffer coats, but the options run deeper than that. For example, a few highlights from this season's collection include several hooded parkas, a gray cape, and even a fitted wool jacket.

Steven Alan Annex

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Sure, there are plenty of mall stores where you can find a navy pea coat, but it won't have quite the same level of preppy perfection that you'll find at Steven Alan. That's true whether you're male or female, though ladies here also get the benefit of also browsing some surprisingly wearable capes.

Dunderdon

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Dunderdon is from Sweden, land of minimalist design and frigid winters, and the coats are accordingly simple and cozy. There's a chic lack of fussiness here that plays equally well in Gothenburg and in Brooklyn.

Smith & Butler

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Filson, Barbour, Lauren Moffatt for the ladies -- this place is full of labels that come with either a long backstory or a vintage aesthetic. The old-fashioned theme carries over into the woodsy store decor, where a fixation on motorcycles complements the moto jackets. If you want a 1981 Yamaha as much as you want a new coat, you’ve come to the right place.

French Garment Cleaners

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The Fort Greene boutique formerly known as Stuart & Wright has Brooklyn-chic coats from Fenwick, APC, Pendelton, and best of all, Isabel Marant. Their redesigned website invites endless scrolling, so don’t be surprised if you wind up getting booties to complete the look.

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Searle

Searle's been keeping Upper East Side ladies in shearling coats for years. Naturally, they're not exactly cheap, but the selection becomes a lot more accessible once the end-of-year sales kick in.

Barneys New York

Whether you're looking for a Margiela fur poncho or an A.P.C. cape, Barneys has a slew of outerwear options to choose from in all sorts of price points. Just be prepared to hunt around multiple floors to find them all.

Bloomingdale's

To give you an idea of how extensive Bloomingdale's outerwear selection is, consider the fact that the category is a full ten pages deep on the store's website. Expect to find classic DKNY trenches, Elie Tahari leathers, ultra-practical Woolrich parkas, and absolutely everything in between.

Bergdorf Goodman

Coats and jackets at Bergdorf are spread over three very different categories: The designer collections, which will set you back considerably, the offerings on the contemporary 5F floor, and then of course, the famous fur salon on the fourth floor.

Burberry

No outerwear roundup would be complete without Burberry, and the East 57th Street flagship may as well be considered the Mecca for that. An obvious choice for all types of coats—particularly, the trench.

Norma Kamali

When it comes to coat silhouettes, Kamali is a mad fashion scientist, so it makes sense that her boutique looks like a laboratory. Her puffy sleeping bag coats are as warm and stylish as they were three decades ago, and now, thanks to this year’s crazy weather, possibly even more relevant.

Uniqlo

Whether you want a pea coat or a puffer, there's nowhere in Manhattan where you'll get more bang for your buck. (Except for other Uniqlo locations, of course.) Coming soon: a very intriguing collaboration with the outerwear mavens at Theory.

Saks Fifth Avenue

Like the rest of the department stores on our list, Saks Fifth Avenue is filled to the brim with outerwear, whether you're looking for wool, down, fur, faux fur, or just about anything else. Designers include Acne, Canada Goose, Michael Kors, Rachel Zoe, and dozens more.

Rugby by Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren recently announced plans to shutter all Rugby stores by the end of 2013, but the University Place store isn't slated to close until February. In the meantime, stock up on the brand's delightfully collegiate outerwear (think coats with large emblems and a lot of plaid) before it's too late.

An Ren

If you're trying to spare yourself yet another winter bundled up in a boring black puffer coat, head to An Ren on East 9th Street. The designer's statement coats are frequently described as "unique" and even "whimsical," but do keep in mind that they're going to cost you—prices tend to run a bit high for some of the more elaborate pieces.

Barbour

Barbour starting making waxed outerwear in 1894, back when men were men and coats were coats. The look for both sexes is a little bit country and a little bit biker--just what you’d expect from a British heritage brand that takes Steve McQueen as its fashion icon.

A.P.C.

For neutral-colored parkas you can live in all season long, look no further than A.P.C. Prices hover around the $500 mark for simpler options, and climb all the way up to $2,700 for sheepskin.

Moncler

This is where you shop for outerwear if you ski the Alps regularly, or if you want everyone to think you do. Be warned: Coats here tend to cost an Alp-sized pile of dollars.

REI

This outdoorsy superstore lists ten different kinds of coats on its website—everything from wind shells to snowboard jackets. The selection won't help you win any fashion awards, but it will help you win the battle against the elements.

Mackage

It's hard to make outerwear sexy, but Mackage regularly pulls it off. Their men's and women's collections both feature stylish cuts, luxe details, and plenty of attitude.

G-Star Raw

G-Star has basically corned the market of sleek black puffer coats, but the options run deeper than that. For example, a few highlights from this season's collection include several hooded parkas, a gray cape, and even a fitted wool jacket.

Steven Alan Annex

Sure, there are plenty of mall stores where you can find a navy pea coat, but it won't have quite the same level of preppy perfection that you'll find at Steven Alan. That's true whether you're male or female, though ladies here also get the benefit of also browsing some surprisingly wearable capes.

Dunderdon

Dunderdon is from Sweden, land of minimalist design and frigid winters, and the coats are accordingly simple and cozy. There's a chic lack of fussiness here that plays equally well in Gothenburg and in Brooklyn.

Smith & Butler

Filson, Barbour, Lauren Moffatt for the ladies -- this place is full of labels that come with either a long backstory or a vintage aesthetic. The old-fashioned theme carries over into the woodsy store decor, where a fixation on motorcycles complements the moto jackets. If you want a 1981 Yamaha as much as you want a new coat, you’ve come to the right place.

French Garment Cleaners

The Fort Greene boutique formerly known as Stuart & Wright has Brooklyn-chic coats from Fenwick, APC, Pendelton, and best of all, Isabel Marant. Their redesigned website invites endless scrolling, so don’t be surprised if you wind up getting booties to complete the look.