5 of the best places to buy winter coats in Auckland

Coats are the ultimate winter clothing necessity.
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Coats are the ultimate winter clothing necessity.

There is little better for the fashion (and cold) conscious than wrapping up in a giant coat coming into winter. 

Because, let's be honest, being wrapped up in a good coat is the closest thing you can get to being in bed, without actually being in bed. 

Fortunately for us, they come in many shapes and sizes - some feel like sleeping bags, while others are waterproof and the best ones of all bring style and fashion to the wearer.

So, with so many to choose from, we have done the hard work and narrowed down a list of the the best places to buy winter coats - so you can get snuggly sooner. 

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1. Lonely hearts

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Lonely

If it's the designer look you're going for, look no further than the fashion forward Lonely label.

But it might pay to save up for these, because although they will be a life-time piece, they don't come cheap. The patti coat comes in at $499 and the paper coat in camel will see your wallet $650 lighter. 

2. Tatties 

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Tatties

But if vintage designer looks are more your style, Tatties is the place to go. 

These pre-loved garments are just begging for a new how and have the attractive second hand prices to prove it. The C'N'C Costume National coat is on offer for $299 and the Burberry Poncho is $287.

3. Barkers

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Barkers

Barkers have long been at the forefront of men's clothing and their collaboration with Swanndri is no exception. 

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With features like a 100 per cent cotton oilskin outer, a herringbone cotton lining and the flattering slim fit, the cutback oil skin jacket should be at the top of the fashionable man's wish list. 

4. Kathmandu

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Kathmandu

But if it's wild weather, rather than the trendy crowd, you want to be protected against, look no further than outdoor specialists Kathmandu. 

They have got jackets in all shapes and sizes, some rain-proof, wind-proof but if it's cold-proof you're after, it's the impossibly light-weight yet warm puffer jacket you need.

5. Dress-Smart

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So we've covered the fashionable, the vintage, the mens and the outdoor coats - all that's left is the bargain coats. 

Dress-Smart in Onehunga has more than 100 stores, including Rodd & Gunn, Nike, Decjuba, Country Road and Federation - you'll be sure to snag a great coat at any one of those places at outlet store price. 

 - Stuff

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