The weather is getting colder and that means it’s time to break out the dreaded winter coat. Here are five stores that can help rev up your wardrobe when it comes to all things outerwear. By Carly Petrone/Corey Whelan
Uniqlo is the place you can really stock up on ultra light down jackets for colder winter months. Not only are these lightweight jackets incredibly thin and versatile, but they come in tons of colors at a great price. Parkas and jackets will cost you less than $70, while hooded options run between $99.90 and $129.90. This store also offers tons of layering pieces with Heattech, a soft, textured and comfortable feature that has heat-retaining properties to keep you warm. Choose between tees, tanks, and long-sleeved crewnecks. Now all you have to do is choose which color you want to stare at for the next four months.
Dave’s New York
581 Ave. of the Americas
New York, NY 10011
A staple of the New York City landscape for over 50 years, family owned and operated Dave’s New York features an unending supply of ready-for-the-tundra outerwear for men, women and kids. A huge selection ensures you’ll look fabulous and stay toasty, even if your snowiest trek is only from your front door to the taxi stand. Hats, gloves, boots and everything thermal can also be found here by the bushel.
If you have the money to invest in a wool coat then make your way to J.Crew. Although the Chateau Parka in Stadium-Cloth is more on the expensive, the price tag is definitely worth it. This A-line shaped coat is made from exclusive stadium-cloth wool, created by Italy’s Nello Gori mill and it also comes with a fun removable faux-fur trim on the hood – so you can stand out from the pack. Plus, it’s lined for extra warmth and comfort. Men can also look sharp in the Dock Peacoat, made with thinsulate lining, anchor buttons, and wind-blocking wool. The Nordic Parka is another smart choice since it’s water-resistant, filled with down, and has an adjustable drawstring at the waist to make the fit easy.
144 Orchard St.
New York, NY 10002
Epaulet is all men, all the time. From accessories to footwear, it is impossible to shop here and not leave impeccably dressed. An extensive selection of sophisticated outerwear, in all-natural and sumptuous fabrics, range from slim coats to uber-warm parkas.
125 Wooster St.
Customers have been trusting Woolrich, the Original Outdoor Clothing Company since 1830. The folks behind the Buffalo Check Shirt and The Pennsylvania Tuxedo have been creating heavy wool jackets for both men and women for more than 185 years. They’ll cost you up to $1,000, but this tried and true brand delivers. Narrow down your choices before you get to the store with their online Woolrich Parka Finder. Users can fill out indicators like length, hood trim, insulation, color, and warmth rating to find the perfect coat.
140 Franklin St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
A credo of easy, wearable and affordable does not diminish the impeccable chic distinguishing the ALTER label, as well as the other curated brands of coats and apparel sold here by proprietors Roy Caires and Tommy Cole.
Zara has got your covered when it comes to looking for stylish outerwear. The mega retailer is bringing a variety of styles to the streets that are both functional and eye-catching. Guys can enjoy winter fashion too – keep it casual in a parka or put a pep in your step with a fun, red and black Checked Duffle Coat. The Camouflage Parka with fleece lining is another solid choice for these upcoming winter months. Learn more here.
If you’re going to be active this winter and you need a jacket that will keep up then you better head to REI. Known for its wide selection of outdoor gear and clothing, this is the place to go when you’re planning your next adventure. Want to keep it casual? They have plenty of brands like The North Face, Patagonia, and Colombia in stock and if you’re hitting the slopes, check out insulated jackets by leaders in the industry like Marmot, Burton, and Under Armour. This place has all the gear you need and then some.