soylentvert (soylentvert) wrote in damnportlanders,

It's wet, I'm cold--shopping tips?

Hi all! I've recently moved into an apartment and no longer have a car, and I'm being slapped in the face with the reality of winter in Portland :) I didn't realize how spoiled I was until I had to spend much of yesterday walking around town in a pair of boots I'd formerly thought of as "water-proof" and a coat I'd considered "warm," only to wind up soaked, freezing, and grumpy after a very short time! So, in the spirit of becoming a true Portlander, I need to acquire some good cold-weather/rain gear for as cheap as possible. Before I start making my merry, wet-footed way around to the various thrift stores and such in town, does anyone have any recommendations on where the best place(s) would be to find good, cheap, warm clothes (specifically some hoodies, a rain jacket, hats, gloves, scarves, and possibly some thermal undergarments)? Thank you in advance!

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