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Getting dressed in New York City in the winter is very easy. Spoiler: It all comes down to your outerwear. It's the only thing that anyone can pay attention to fashion-wise as you shuffle to and from the train (freezing your butt off, natch). So it should be not only functional — polar vortices are no joke — but also good-looking, a warm purchase that may result in a rant Kanye West would be proud of.

Below, we've mapped out 17 places in New York City to make this crucial purchase (you'll be wearing it for the next six months, remember) from the venerable to edgy, at varying price points.

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Polo Ralph Lauren

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Though the Polo Ralph Lauren store was always supposed to cater to tourists, local shoppers should definitely stop in to check out the extensive selection of outerwear. The cozy fireplaces and the cafè are added touches that'll keep you coming back.
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Uniqlo is a must-shop in colder months not just for Heattech tee shirts, tank tops and turtlenecks, but for the range of outerwear that includes styles for $100 or less. While its thin down jackets get all of the attention, its military jackets and its cashmere collaboration with Lemaire should not be overlooked.
Brian Harkin
Make all of your menswear-inspired dreams come true and sport one of Filson's explorer jacket from the brand's first and (so far) only store on the East Coast. Bonus: All of the jacket are rain-repellent, and we're assuming that includes snow and slush, too.
Filson

Aritzia

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Aritiza’s third store in New York City opened in September in a historic two-story space at buzzy Flatiron district with a “feminine, eclectic, and effortless” vibe. That's also reflected in the Canadian label's ‘70s-inspired outerwear and standout shearling options.
Aritzia
Though the just-opened Fifth Avenue store looks much bigger from the outside than it actually is, that doesn't mean that the outerwear inside is lacking. This season's A-line wool coat, the shawl collared coat, and raw-cut wool capes certainly speak against that.
COS

Barbour

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Barbour's outerwear ranges from biker-inspired glamour to its classic Countrywear brand, offering customers a huge selection within a single store (in case you thought that one quilted jacket you see everywhere, with matching dog versions, is all that Barbour does).
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Woolrich

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The self-branded "original outdoor clothing company" finally made it to New York just in time for winter last year with offerings like a simple Alpine puffer jacket for $149 or the more insulated Patrol down parka for $495 in the two-level store.
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Burberry

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Trench coats and plaid abound at this newly renovated two-story shop, where the pieces noticeably are "more suited for the downtown crowd." This location also carries the British brand's makeup line, so snag a nude nail polish to match your trench while you're there.
Burberry
This outdoor superstore has down parkas, ski jackets, fleeces, and wind shells available for reasonable prices — the store's website currently has a solid selection that's under $200, many of which you'll be able to find in its huge flagship store.
Driely S.

Moncler

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Moncler is a mainstay when it comes to the world of winter coats, and for good reason: The coveted puffers frequently spotted on fancy ski slopes are extremely warm and well-tailored. Just be prepared to cough up at least $1,000 for a piece of the action.
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Mackage

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Every season, Mackage delivers sexy and well-tailored jackets, leathers, and pea coats for both men and women, many with their signature fur-rimmed hood. Prices start at $390 for an ultra lightweight down and cap off at just over $1,000 for the most luxe styles. While the Canadian brand operates a Soho flagship, it just opened this Upper East Side pop-up for the season (or longer).

Trademark

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From Tory Burch's former stepdaughters Pookie and Louisa comes a store filled with the likes of oversized collarless coats, trenches with faux fur collars, and even a patent trench coat (that last one goes for $598, FYI).
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Aether Apparel

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Look to this outdoorsy brand for neutral-colored, city-appropriate coats and jackets that will keep you warm as you dodge slush piles — and that color palette will come handy in case you ever get sprayed by a cab.
Aether Apparel
For the diehard leather lover, Lyndsey Butler presents not only an abundance of moto jackets but also hefty winter coats — with leather accents, of course. The jackets are built to last, making the cost-per-wear worth it on her four-digit range price tags.

La Garçonne

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A serene, "loftlike" shopping experience that was brought to life in Tribeca from the internet is only topped by the cutting-edge designers like Marni, APC, Jil Sander, and more that are offering outerwear this season.
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Brooklyn Industries

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Brooklyn Industries offers the latest in unique designs with a good selection of jackets and coats — the most expensive style represents a standing sleeping bag and is just $228 — created in right here in New York (well, Brooklyn, to be specific).
Brooklyn Industries
The indie Brooklyn boutique offers a coat at several price points, starting at $490 for an Ulla Johnson Angelica Berber plaid cape and going all the way to a Marni double angora cashmere jacket for $2,295. Shopping with a guy? Head to the Williamsburg branch for the men's selection.

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Polo Ralph Lauren

via
Though the Polo Ralph Lauren store was always supposed to cater to tourists, local shoppers should definitely stop in to check out the extensive selection of outerwear. The cozy fireplaces and the cafè are added touches that'll keep you coming back.
via

Uniqlo

Brian Harkin
Uniqlo is a must-shop in colder months not just for Heattech tee shirts, tank tops and turtlenecks, but for the range of outerwear that includes styles for $100 or less. While its thin down jackets get all of the attention, its military jackets and its cashmere collaboration with Lemaire should not be overlooked.
Brian Harkin

Filson

Filson
Make all of your menswear-inspired dreams come true and sport one of Filson's explorer jacket from the brand's first and (so far) only store on the East Coast. Bonus: All of the jacket are rain-repellent, and we're assuming that includes snow and slush, too.
Filson

Aritzia

Aritzia
Aritiza’s third store in New York City opened in September in a historic two-story space at buzzy Flatiron district with a “feminine, eclectic, and effortless” vibe. That's also reflected in the Canadian label's ‘70s-inspired outerwear and standout shearling options.
Aritzia

COS

COS
Though the just-opened Fifth Avenue store looks much bigger from the outside than it actually is, that doesn't mean that the outerwear inside is lacking. This season's A-line wool coat, the shawl collared coat, and raw-cut wool capes certainly speak against that.
COS

Barbour

via
Barbour's outerwear ranges from biker-inspired glamour to its classic Countrywear brand, offering customers a huge selection within a single store (in case you thought that one quilted jacket you see everywhere, with matching dog versions, is all that Barbour does).
via

Woolrich

via
The self-branded "original outdoor clothing company" finally made it to New York just in time for winter last year with offerings like a simple Alpine puffer jacket for $149 or the more insulated Patrol down parka for $495 in the two-level store.
via

Burberry

Burberry
Trench coats and plaid abound at this newly renovated two-story shop, where the pieces noticeably are "more suited for the downtown crowd." This location also carries the British brand's makeup line, so snag a nude nail polish to match your trench while you're there.
Burberry

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Driely S.
This outdoor superstore has down parkas, ski jackets, fleeces, and wind shells available for reasonable prices — the store's website currently has a solid selection that's under $200, many of which you'll be able to find in its huge flagship store.
Driely S.

Moncler

[via
Moncler is a mainstay when it comes to the world of winter coats, and for good reason: The coveted puffers frequently spotted on fancy ski slopes are extremely warm and well-tailored. Just be prepared to cough up at least $1,000 for a piece of the action.
[via

Mackage

Every season, Mackage delivers sexy and well-tailored jackets, leathers, and pea coats for both men and women, many with their signature fur-rimmed hood. Prices start at $390 for an ultra lightweight down and cap off at just over $1,000 for the most luxe styles. While the Canadian brand operates a Soho flagship, it just opened this Upper East Side pop-up for the season (or longer).

Trademark

Trademark
From Tory Burch's former stepdaughters Pookie and Louisa comes a store filled with the likes of oversized collarless coats, trenches with faux fur collars, and even a patent trench coat (that last one goes for $598, FYI).
Trademark

Aether Apparel

Aether Apparel
Look to this outdoorsy brand for neutral-colored, city-appropriate coats and jackets that will keep you warm as you dodge slush piles — and that color palette will come handy in case you ever get sprayed by a cab.
Aether Apparel

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