I'm in the same boat as you, trying to get the fiance fitted with outerwear...
I've been keeping my eye on Steepandcheap.com and whiskeymilitia.com as I noticed they had a couple women's jackets on there but it's luck of the draw as far as when the next deal for a jacket will pop up.
I just bought some shoes off Dogfunk for myself and their prices are great but their return policy sucks IMO (had to return shoes because they were a size too small, ON MY EXPENSE. zappos and shoes.com have free return policies so that kinda pissed me off).
Anyways, back to the point, I'm thinking I'll end up trying the-house or departmentofgoods or just waiting until the Ski/Snowboard convention in November.