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Every winter, we Chicagoans love to beat our chest and brag about living inside a freezer. But, let's be honest: it’s really fucking cold in this city for four months each year. There’s no need to be dramatic about it—just accept that that’s a side effect of living in one of the greatest cities on the planet and bulk up with some deep dish pizza. That said, folks who have been here for a long time have picked up some must-have garments and tools for not just surviving, but thriving during these icy months. If this is your first winter in Chicago—or if you’ve been totally miserable during past winters—we recommend picking up these absolutely essential survival items.
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