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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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1. Searle

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1296 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 717-5200
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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.

2. Barneys New York

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660 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10065
(212) 826-8900
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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.

3. Bloomingdale's

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1000 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10022
(212) 705-2000
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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.

4. Bergdorf Goodman

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754 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10022
(212) 753-7300
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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.

5. Burberry

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9 57th Sreet
New York, Americas 10022
(212) 407-7100
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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.

6. Norma Kamali

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11 W 56th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 957-9797
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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.

7. Uniqlo

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666 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10019
(877) 486-4756
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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.

8. Saks Fifth Avenue

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611 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10017
(212) 753-4000
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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.

9. Rugby by Ralph Lauren

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99 University Place
New York, NY 10003
(212) 677-1895
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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.

10. An Ren

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315 E 9th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 388-9486
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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.

11. Barbour

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123 Wooster St.
New York, NY 10036
(212) 941-7524
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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.

12. A.P.C.

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131 Mercer St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 966-9685
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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.

13. Moncler

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90 Prince St
New York, NY 10012
(646) 350-3620
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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.

14. REI

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303 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 680-1938
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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.

15. Mackage

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123 Mercer Street
New York, NY
(212) 925-1455
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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.

16. G-Star Raw

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270 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012
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.

17. Steven Alan Annex

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103 Franklin St.
New York, NY 10013
(212) 343-0692
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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.

18. Dunderdon

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25 Howard St.
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-4040
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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.

19. Smith & Butler

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225 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 855-4295
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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.

20. French Garment Cleaners

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85 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 797-0011
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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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1. Searle

1296 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10021
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.
1296 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10021

2. Barneys New York

660 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10065
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.
660 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10065

3. Bloomingdale's

1000 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10022
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.
1000 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10022

4. Bergdorf Goodman

754 5th Ave., New York, NY 10022
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.
754 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10022

5. Burberry

9 57th Sreet, New York, Americas 10022
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.
9 57th Sreet
New York, Americas 10022

6. Norma Kamali

11 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019
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.
11 W 56th St
New York, NY 10019

7. Uniqlo

666 5th Ave., New York, NY 10019
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.
666 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10019

8. Saks Fifth Avenue

611 5th Ave., New York, NY 10017
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.
611 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10017

9. Rugby by Ralph Lauren

99 University Place, New York, NY 10003
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.
99 University Place
New York, NY 10003

10. An Ren

315 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003
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.
315 E 9th St
New York, NY 10003

11. Barbour

123 Wooster St., New York, NY 10036
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.
123 Wooster St.
New York, NY 10036

12. A.P.C.

131 Mercer St., New York, NY 10012
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.
131 Mercer St.
New York, NY 10012

13. Moncler

90 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
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.
90 Prince St
New York, NY 10012

14. REI

303 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012
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.
303 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10012

15. Mackage

123 Mercer Street, New York, NY
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.
123 Mercer Street
New York, NY

16. G-Star Raw

270 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012
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.
270 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012

17. Steven Alan Annex

103 Franklin St., New York, NY 10013
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.
103 Franklin St.
New York, NY 10013

18. Dunderdon

25 Howard St., New York, NY 10013
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.
25 Howard St.
New York, NY 10013

19. Smith & Butler

225 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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.
225 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

20. French Garment Cleaners

85 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
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.
85 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217