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Old 02-09-2011, 03:53 PM
 
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I'm moving to Chicago from San Diego and have no clothes for this kind of climate (except for snowboarding clothes). Which shops are the best for warm coats, snow boots, etc?
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:00 PM
 
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:14 PM
 
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I was at a couple of stores looking for decent winter boots (I have some, but they aren't that great in super cold weather) and it seems like a lot of stores either only carry cutesy heeled boots that are dang near worthless at the current moment, or the stores are already making room for the spring collection and have moved the boots aside for strappy sandals. online may be your best bet for a lot of items. or maybe a store like REI which has a lot of gear for skiers and hikers
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:23 PM
 
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When are you coming cause come march things should warm up a tad. March for men is heavy jacket weather for the most part. The sub zero, single digit stuff is usually over(or perhaps one last gasp of it the first week of march). It is more 10-60 degree weather for the most part. Can stil. be snow and cold but not the same as Jan/Feb. March isn't warm however.

Burlington Coat Factory is a store that is a good choice for lower cost coats. However the selction of winter ware anywhere you go now is going to be limited.
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:33 PM
 
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Thanks so much for everyone's help.

We arrive on February 24 so the worst of it will hopefully be over. HOWEVER, I have been living in San Diego for a while and I am originally from Cape Town, South Africa so I'm not used to cold conditions. So I struggle with any temperature below 65 in WINTER!

I am quite scared and very unprepared!
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:44 PM
 
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Thanks so much for everyone's help.

We arrive on February 24 so the worst of it will hopefully be over. HOWEVER, I have been living in San Diego for a while and I am originally from Cape Town, South Africa so I'm not used to cold conditions. So I struggle with any temperature below 65 in WINTER!

I am quite scared and very unprepared!
Oh boy! We might see 65 in March but we won’t see the 60ies regularly till April.

Most important items: Coat(however that late in Feb I might risk a heavy jacket depending on what it is like outside). Gloves, Hat(or other protection for head and ears).

If you get a coat buy one with a hood and one that goes down to your theighs atleast. Even with a heavy jacket hat and gloves may still be needed.

Least important: Boots(if you are a guy).Strudy shoes can do esp. if you are not doing a lot of walking outside(not on public transit).
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:51 PM
 
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OK, thanks. i need to buy all of the above!

I am a woman so boots are important! Especially for going out and to wear to work. But I might struggle with the heels in the snow!

Oh dear.

By the way, what do you think of Oak Park as a place to live? And Ukrainian Village?
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:54 PM
 
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Best to ask where to live questions elsewhere. Both are ok. Oak Park is rather nice. It really depends on what you need out of an area.
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:55 PM
 
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I have tried but no-one is replying. Will keep trying.

Thanks again
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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I have tried but no-one is replying. Will keep trying.

Thanks again
Well they are differnt areas Oak Park is a dense urban burb to the west. UK village is in the near north west part of town. It is hard comparing them as they are kinda different. You would need to ask more spefic questions.
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