My mother took me there to buy winter coats the year we moved from Southern California to New York City... in November. 1949. Beautiful year, in memory - all the lights, the snow, the tall buildings, the big ships. I still remember the coats, so wooly and warm, with tie belts, some company named Strook.
Here's one from a 1949 ad (ours were gray for my mother and I think cocoa color for me). Coat similar but not exact.