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Embracing Winter: Shop Local and Stock Up on Cold-Weather Gear

January 5, 2021

Okay, let's be honest. When winter rolls around, do you tend to stay inside more? Are you likely to hide from the temperature drop in winter weather? Don't worry; that's most of us. It makes sense to stay inside when you're not prepared to embrace winter and make the most of this time of year. 

That said, we spent 2020 rediscovering how much outdoor adventure awaits us in the greater Champaign County area. That doesn't need to stop just because winter comes to town! In fact, Champaign County is a gorgeous place to explore during the winter months, but you can't make the most of the season without the proper gear. From sweaters and layered clothing to coats, hats, and more, make sure to stock up on cold-weather gear by shopping these local retailers! 

Shop Cold-Weather Gear in champaign county

It's easy to find clothes to keep you warm during winter in the greater Champaign County area. 

When it comes to more active attire like coats and jackets meant to keep you moving when temperatures drop, you have local options to explore! Champaign Outdoors is a great option to find everything from coats to the gear needed to layer up for an outdoor adventure when it's cold outside. There are quite a few options for accessories as well, including hats, gloves, and more. Another option to consider if you're looking for gear that keeps you warm and shows some Illini pride, then don't forget about Gameday Spirit! With two locations, you can find things like windbreakers, winter hats, and more to keep you decked out in orange and blue while keeping you from turning blue yourself! Durst Cycling is also a great option to keep you from forgetting your bike all winter. Stock up at Durst on long-sleeve gear and neck, head, and lower body accessories that keep you warm while you ride all winter long. 

Of course, staying warm isn't always just about what you're wearing on your outmost layer. Grabbing things like easy-to-style gloves as well as sweaters and more, you have tons of options in our area! Vintage lovers know to look at Dandelion for the latest finds from another time and place. Tuscola's Sweet Soul Boutique has awesome options like puffer vests and winter accessories that keep you looking great while staying warm. Whether you want something comfy that keeps you warm from head to toe or some scarves and other accessories to battle the winter weather, Bluebird Boutique is worth a visit as well!

Other popular places to grab winter clothing and gear we hear a lot from our residents include a variety of options! Fira Boutique is a must for the fashion-forward, especially when it comes to cute sweaters and must-have winter staples. Market Place Mall is also home to a number of popular retailers that can assist with your winter wardrobe as well. Dick's Sporting Goods, for example, carries name brands in winter attire, accessories, and everything needed to bundle up. 

Do you have a favorite place to grab winter gear from in our area? If so, let us know on social media! You can find us @visitchampaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! 

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