“Where can I find a vegan Winter coat?”. This is the most frequently asked question by vegans on the Internet when the cold creeps in. The Winter coat is indeed the centrepiece of Winter outfits. Personally, and perhaps because I grew up in Africa, I completely dread Winter. From the first frost, I like to wrap up and disappear into a warm coat. So, this week I hit the shops in order to search for coats 100% suitable for vegans. I have good news. There is a huge range of beautiful pieces, especially in non-vegans brands, and it is still the right time to pick up fashion bargains from the major brands.
The only 100% vegan brand offering cute coats is VauteCouture.
I really like the spirit of Mai-ly Hilgart, Vaute’s designer and founder. She makes beautiful, warm coats and wants them to be purchased by everyone, vegans and non-vegans, just because of the quality and the beauty of her jackets.
You can go on VauteCouture‘s website to see the entire collection. It’s a luxurious brand so coats cost around £500.
Shopping outside this brand implies the need to check clothing labels carefully. However, whatever you love and need, there is something for everyone.
First up, Faux-fur coats. They are all over. From high street to luxurious brands, the choice is endless. My favourites are the bobbin and the Glinda coats by Shrimps. Shrimps is an organic brand at the heart of which is faux-fur and outerwear. Here prices are around £350.
If you are looking for an elegant and intemporel coat may I suggest two models by Paul Smith Women, the Sherbet Pink Cotton-Blend Coat, beautiful but a bit expensive at £1295.00 and the Black Textured Cotton-Blend Cocoon coat, more affordable at £425.00.
For a classic parka, the Gabin (a key figure in French cinema) with its faux-fur hood designed by Maje would be perfect. It’s currently sold £289.50.
In the high-street, the military coat of Miss Selfridge (Sold £45.00), the Marcia coat of Monsoon (£99.00) and the Single Breasted Coat of Whistles (£325.00) are some of the multitude of choices you can currently make.
So, no, definitively it is not so difficult to get rid of your old wool coats and jackets. There are plenty stylish and affordable garments to fill your winter wardrobe. Let me know what coat you have picked out!