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There’s no denying it – winter is here! In Boston that means that for the next few months, your most worn clothing item will be your winter coat. Some go for the latest trend. Some go for the warmest possible option. But everyone is coat shopping. There are plenty of places in Boston to buy a coat but you can save yourself time and trouble by going to the right shop for your needs. Check out these great places in Boston to find a winter coat.
Wilderness Workshop
711 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 859-7693

Wilderness Workshop is, as the name implies, a great place to start shopping for your outdoor adventure. That doesn’t just mean this spot is only good if you’re ready to do an overnight hike through the great outdoors in the dead of winter. If you are in the market for a serious winter coat that will keep you toasty no matter what the conditions, Wilderness Workshop has you covered.

116 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-3158

Riccardi is not for every budget. Even so, this shop has thrived for more than 30 years becoming a landmark on a street known for its fashionable boutiques. And the reason why is the incredible selection and the taste level. Riccardi is the place in Boston to buy men or women’s clothing and coats from leading domestic and international designers. In fact, it is the only place in the entire city where you can find some select designers. If brand and quality are what you look for in a coat, and you have the money to splurge, Riccardi should be your first stop.

The Garment District
200 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 876-5230

If you are short on funds but also have time to do a little digging, The Garment District is for you. Chances are good that you might find a winter coat, gently used, for under $15. Chances are also good that before you find that amazing deal, you will paw through many, many coats you wouldn’t dream of wearing for the same or less cost. But really, that’s part of the The Garment District’s charm. Some people live for the thrill of the hunt, and saving money, others can’t be bothered. But it’s always fun to spend some time looking through the treasures that have found their way to The Garment District.

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Sterlingwear of Boston
175 William F McClellan Hwy
Boston, MA 02128
(617) 567-0702

Boston and peacoats go together like Boston and sports. Sterlingwear can boast that it is the original maker of authentic peacoats. For over 40 years, this family-owned New England-based business has been the official manufacturer of the U.S. military’s coats. And it offers that same great construction quality and classic look to non-military consumers as well. If you care about quality materials and manufacturing, want a classic style that is always in fashion and want to support a truly local business, you can’t go wrong with Sterlingwear.

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49 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-4441

Wish is a trendy little Charles Street boutique. In the summer it is one of the best spots in the city for getting adorable little dresses. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a great place to shop the rest of the year. In fact, once the adorable little summer dresses have sold down because of the coming of the cold weather, you’ll find equally amazing little winter coats filling the shelves to take their place. Don’t think that trendy has to mean foolishly lightweight either. You will find plenty of warm and still stylish looks at Wish.

Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.