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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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Helpers Boutique

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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.

Barneys New York, San Francisco

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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.
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.
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.

Topshop at Nordstrom

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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.

Cotélac

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Warm, unique, French, chic—what more could you want in a coat?

Acrimony

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Find this Funktional number plus many other fashion-forward brands at this Hayes Valley gem.

Cary Lane

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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.

Sports Basement

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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.

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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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Helpers Boutique

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.

Barneys New York, San Francisco

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.

UNIQLO

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.

Zara

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.

Topshop at Nordstrom

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.

Cotélac

Warm, unique, French, chic—what more could you want in a coat?

Acrimony

Find this Funktional number plus many other fashion-forward brands at this Hayes Valley gem.

Cary Lane

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.

Sports Basement

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.

mira mira

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.