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Old 12-29-2011, 03:54 PM
 
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HI! any new yorkers have any tips on cheap-ish stores to buy good cold/snow gear?? Boots? coats? etc! First winter here and I know Ill need a good pair of boots and coat and new york always has all kinds of hole in the wall shops that I wouldnt come across! thanks!
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:14 PM
 
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ill tell you, over 17 years ago when no one even heard of north face and they were a cult company for outdoor enthusiasts and mountain climbers i spent about 1300 bucks on the north face shell, the shell pants, the fleece liner ,the down liner and some fleece pants. i have snow gear, rain gear, spring gear and winter gear in various combinations.

well that turned out to be the cheapest winter clothes i ever owned. i have worn them every year for 17 years now. they still wear like the day i got them and anything that had issues along the way i returned under their lifetime warrany .


sometimes it just doesnt pay to go cheap because the best stuff around may end up being the cheapest stuff in the long run.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:49 PM
 
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I suggest buying stuff at Uniqlo which has heat technology clothing.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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k thanks... any suggestions on boots??
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:42 PM
 
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I have found great discounts on ski jackets and other winter gear at Marshalls/tj maxx.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:46 PM
 
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Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) and REI have locations in Manhattan. That's where you'll find the most selections for outdoor gear including boots.
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:08 AM
 
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I suggest buying stuff at Uniqlo which has heat technology clothing.

Word up
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:20 AM
 
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I have always had good luck at Burlington Coats Factory. And I was so happy to have found one here.
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:41 AM
 
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#1 on Burlington. I was there YEARS ago (Secaucus Outlet store) and bought 3 nice coats that lasted and lasted and lasted...all three less than what I would expect to pay for ONE anywhere else.

I hear SIM'S is having a huge going out of business sale. If they are still in business, give them a try. Friend told me 70% off. I hope I haven't missed it.

Partner went to UNIQGLO (the midtown East store) and said the store and prices were AMAZING.

I'll be hitting all 3 this week, I need a nice Pea Coat, or something in real fabric.
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:01 PM
 
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Why would you want a hole-in-the-wall when you can get better selection, and probably better sales, at a department store? For future reference, you just missed your chance last month with all the places having sample sales on winter coats, mostly in the garment district.

Syms is, sadly, going out of business, but when I went there the stuff was junky - not up to their usual standards.
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