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No Puffy Zone
Warm, waterproof and wickedly cute.
Sorel

Look, we?re not even going to discuss the current temperature.

We are, however, going to encourage you to do your winter-gear shopping early. Not only will you secure the essentials (remember when the city ran out of snow boots?), but you?ll also have a better selection of actually chic pieces, like these.

Snow boots sans fur This is not Park City; this is New York City. Save the animal trim for Sundance. Stop by Sorel?s new Meatpacking store for these waterproof wedge boots ($240). We personally own them and can attest to how fabulous they make you feel, even in 20 degrees. 345 W. 14th St. (at Ninth Ave.)

A down coat with hidden quilting There?s no denying that sometimes you need to wear a sleeping bag. It?s just all in how you mask it. Hit up Barneys for a reversible puffer from Jil Sander ($1,670) or Bloomingdale?s to save a grand on a sneaky parka from The North Face ($470).

Terry-lined leggings Layer like a pro in terry-lined leggings from Eddie Bauer ($28). Although these guys are online only, you can also stop by the outfitter?s new Manhattan store (the first in seven years) for ski gear to take to the mountains. 100 Fifth Ave. (at 15th St.)

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