Spring is in the air but despite the days becoming sunny, they remain chilly! We need to be careful not to take our layers off too early. A trench coat is a perfect ticket for the season. And, in England, it is just impossible to purchase it anywhere else than at Burberry.
So with great excitement I went to the flagship store on Regent Street to purchase my first English trench. I can’t resist saying a few words on the two-floor store. It is just amazing with its huge digital screen surrounded by two large staircases. The decoration wonderfully combines art deco and modernity. An airy mezzanine covered by a rounded glass roof forms the upstairs area. You can visit the store just for your viewing pleasure.
Anyway, I was there to purchase a trench coat. To be honest, I really fell hard for the trench coat I bought but I didn’t have so many choices. I think it was the only completely cruelty-free one available in-store. As is often the case with luxury brands, cruelty to animals is all in the details: leather buttons, hanging strips and belt loops. So it is essential to check labels, especially the small one that mentions, “contains non-textile parts of animal origin”. For more read my post “As a vegan, can I rely on textile labels?”
Unfortunately, this means that it is just impossible to shop Burberry on-line. There is no mention on their website of any animal products, even when they are used.
The so-called “stretch cotton skirted trench jacket” I purchased is effectively made in cotton, with a bit of elastane and a lining 100% polyester. All the details are in cotton and the buttons are in plastic. A trench coat 100% cruelty-free!
The stone colour and the black buttons combined with the short length are in keeping with a chic and modern style. It has become my current go-to when I step out.