As Chicagoans, you know there's one wardrobe staple you simply must get right, because it's the first impression you make, everywhere you go, all winter winter long: your coat. Stay with us now; we know the idea of winter weather excites you about as much as dental work probably does, but cute coats are the one creative, fashion-focused outlet we have to latch on to during our days of frost-fighting. Even better: We're here to prove that warm, comfortable, and totally stunning coats can come with affordable price tags. Shop our 12 finds with confidence, and know that you're about to have that whole need-a-new-coat-on-a-normal-person's-budget issue all zipped up.
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BB Dakota Reba toggle coat, $129, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Tobi Trenchwarmer jacket, $80, available at Piperlime.
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