It's that time of year. Stores have started stocking pretty pastels, lacy layers, and all that other unseasonable springtime fashion that Chicagoans can only stare at with longing. These are the kinds of outfits we won't be able to show off for quite awhile. But to boost your spirits, we found something you can, should, and must shop for — right now. Winter coats are hitting the sale racks in a serious way, and we picked our 11 favorites for you, from the endless online stores. If a mid-winter slump (Seasonal Affective Disorder, perhaps?) has you feeling extra sick of your cold-weather topper, snag something new at an unbelievable price you'll still want to brag about next year. Spring won't sprout for awhile. In the meantime, let's go shopping.
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