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10 Places to Buy Coats for a Fickle San Francisco Winter

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If you've spent any number of years in the Bay Area, you know that it's a rare day when you don't need a jacket. But it's also not uncommon to get by with a rather light wrap on those magically warm days that can happen in the middle of January. On other days, you need a down parka. Bottom line is you have to be ready for anything in San Francisco—sartorially and otherwise. We may not be able to help out much with the otherwise, but this map of the best places to buy jackets and coats—listed from north to south—will help out with the outerwear needs in your life. And when you live in a place with such stubbornly fickle weather, that's a pretty good start.


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1. Helpers Boutique

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900 N Point St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 441-0779
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Helpers is SF style maven Joy Biachi's treasure trove of vintage finds. Whether you're looking for a vintage fur or an Hermes overcoat, look here and you might get lucky.

2. Barneys New York, San Francisco

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77 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 268-3500
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As always, Barneys is your go-to for the finer brands in life. Whether it's this 3.1 Philip Lim moto jacket or something from Balenciaga, Rag & Bone, or Carven, you will find something luxe and warm.

3. UNIQLO

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111 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(877) 486-4756
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Uniqlo's iconic puffer jacket could really save you when the weather shifts, which happens often in SF. Keep one of their ultra-light down jackets tucked inside your handbag.

4. Zara

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865 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 817-5020
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If you're on a budget, you know you can't go wrong with Zara. And their coats for winter will not disappoint, including this chic wrap and lots more.

5. Topshop at Nordstrom

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865 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 243-8500
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The Topshop x Nordstrom collaboration is still going strong, and it will provide cute jackets and coats, including this majorly marked down slouchy biker jacket, throughout the winter months.

6. Cotélac

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1930 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 351-0200
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Warm, unique, French, chic—what more could you want in a coat?

7. Acrimony

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333 Hayes St, #100
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 861-1025
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Find this Funktional number plus many other fashion-forward brands at this Hayes Valley gem.

8. Cary Lane

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560 Laguna St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(715) 896-4210
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Every day is a sample sale at Cary Lane. Gems like this cape coat will effectively cut the chill on SF's coldest days. Also check out their location at 3153 16th Street.

9. Sports Basement

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1590 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 575-3000
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If you're looking for something super functional, that will keep you warm on the slopes or during trips back east, Sports Basement is your place. The prices and selection can't be beat.

10. mira mira

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3292 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 648-6513
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Find the perfect slouchy (but somehow still polished) coat to throw over anything in your wardrobe all winter long, from brands hard to find anywhere else in SF, including Shakuhachi and Gat Rimon.

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1. Helpers Boutique

900 N Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Helpers is SF style maven Joy Biachi's treasure trove of vintage finds. Whether you're looking for a vintage fur or an Hermes overcoat, look here and you might get lucky.
900 N Point St
San Francisco, CA 94109

2. Barneys New York, San Francisco

77 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
As always, Barneys is your go-to for the finer brands in life. Whether it's this 3.1 Philip Lim moto jacket or something from Balenciaga, Rag & Bone, or Carven, you will find something luxe and warm.
77 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

3. UNIQLO

111 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Uniqlo's iconic puffer jacket could really save you when the weather shifts, which happens often in SF. Keep one of their ultra-light down jackets tucked inside your handbag.
111 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94102

4. Zara

865 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94103
If you're on a budget, you know you can't go wrong with Zara. And their coats for winter will not disappoint, including this chic wrap and lots more.
865 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

5. Topshop at Nordstrom

865 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103
The Topshop x Nordstrom collaboration is still going strong, and it will provide cute jackets and coats, including this majorly marked down slouchy biker jacket, throughout the winter months.
865 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

6. Cotélac

1930 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Warm, unique, French, chic—what more could you want in a coat?
1930 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115

7. Acrimony

333 Hayes St, #100, San Francisco, CA 94102
Find this Funktional number plus many other fashion-forward brands at this Hayes Valley gem.
333 Hayes St, #100
San Francisco, CA 94102

8. Cary Lane

560 Laguna St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Every day is a sample sale at Cary Lane. Gems like this cape coat will effectively cut the chill on SF's coldest days. Also check out their location at 3153 16th Street.
560 Laguna St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

9. Sports Basement

1590 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94103
If you're looking for something super functional, that will keep you warm on the slopes or during trips back east, Sports Basement is your place. The prices and selection can't be beat.
1590 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94103

10. mira mira

3292 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Find the perfect slouchy (but somehow still polished) coat to throw over anything in your wardrobe all winter long, from brands hard to find anywhere else in SF, including Shakuhachi and Gat Rimon.
3292 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110