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Old 11-19-2014, 11:17 AM
 
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This may sound a bit silly so bear with me. I am a college student and I am looking for a lightweight, easy to move in, yet warm winter coat. Last year I made it by on a fleece and a hoodie, but it is only November and we've had weather significantly below freezing so, I will be doing something I haven't done in years... I need to buy a coat.

If anyone has any suggestions for coats that are not crazy expensive (remember poor college kid lol) I would really appreciate it.

Thank you!
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Do you have access to a thrift store?
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Old 11-19-2014, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Washington
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Ross has a large selection of reasonably priced jackets. Target is another possibility; they often have online clothing sales with free shipping plus an extra 20% off.
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Old 11-19-2014, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Old Navy, Gap and hit the clearance at Sears/Lands End.

I grabbed a long wool coat from Gap around a decade ago for $40! I had to repair the lining 2 or 3 years ago, but it has held up well!
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:57 AM
 
Location: UK & Pakistan
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If you want a coat made in leather than I can help. Though I am in Pakistan but I can provide you leather coat or gloves as well. Because this is our family business, gloves and jackets.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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What area does the OP live in and go to college?

Kalamazoo winter coats will differ from Nashville, for instance
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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South pole fur lined coat is what I usually wore in NJ. I'm often called the "big red riding hood" in winter, and for a reason :

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Down here, its usually just a sweater, but 2 days ago I made good use of this coat to protect from the cold.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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The key question is the OP's location. Living in Vermont I would suggest LL Bean, EMS, or something of that nature. Of course, it gets really cold here and we need warm coats. When my son moved from Vermont way down south to Albany, New York, he found that it was so warm he never needed his real winter coat.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:39 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Burlington Coat Factory, a national chain, is the best. Everything is reduced from standard retail, but they have several zones or categories in the store, ranging from moderate reduction to 70% off of full retail or more. If there's one anywhere near you, OP, even if you have to drive a ways to get there, it will be worth it.

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Old 11-20-2014, 11:26 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Salvation Army, Goodwill. Look for the good brands.

LMAO Jack McC ''all the way south to Albany' the big city!
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