9 Coats to Buy for All the SF Winter Weather

While we (thankfully) don’t need a sub-zero insulated coat, we do need a little help keeping warm and dry once the temp drops below 55 degrees and there are downpours for seven days straight. Plus, with puffer coats and thrift-store-inspired looks making a major comeback, layering is going to be lots of fun. Rock these nine types of toppers—no matter what Mother Nature has in store—all season long.

A Timeless Wool Classic

With a hoodie underneath, it’s the perfect San Francisco uniform for especially cold days.

A Tried-and-True Puffer

Hey, they call it “Patagucci” for a reason—this puffer’s not cheap. But its metallic hue will set you apart, and it translates seamlessly from city streets to ski slopes.

A Boucle Coat

You’re basically wearing a blanket. (And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.)

Leather Moto

This wardrobe staple remains a must-have—all year, every year. It’s well worth the splurge for buttery Italian lambskin. Plus, it’s made right here in the Bay.

A Trusty Raincoat

Whether you’re snowboarding in Tahoe or holiday shopping in Union Square, if the goal is to stay dry, then this waterproof jacket is for you.

Bomber Jacket

Because most of the time it’s all the extra warmth we need. Also, boyfriend fit = so comfortable and so in style.


Oversize boxy coats that look as if they were bought for $5 from a local thrift store are having their moment this season. They somehow make any outfit look laid-back and polished…at the same time. Oh, and they’ll certainly keep you warm.

Trendy Velvet Blazer

We resisted the trend for a while, but we’ve come around—especially for this Paris-chic number.

Buffalo-Plaid Coat

News flash: Lumberjacks are hot. Even hotter when they’re on sale for this cheap.

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