My vegan trench coat by Burberry

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.

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