Have you ever heard of a vegan coat that will keep you just as warm if not warmer than a down coat? That's what VAUTE creates. The founder Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart started VAUTE Couture in NYC to make clothes that are animal-friendly and still stylish. I love what she stands for and the design of her clothes, especially the dress coats.
I purchased a black Belden coat from VauteCouture.com during their pre-sale orders, which allowed me to get a discount. I wore the Belden in Chicago and Victoria, BC during this past winter and it was very cozy in the cold winter weather. The only drawback for me was that the material shows any dog fur, and as a Saint Bernard owner, I have a lot! It's easy to clean (machine washable) though, so that helps.
On a recent trip to New York, I got a chance to visit the VAUTE Couture flagship store and meet Leanne. She's so sweet and inspiring as a business owner! While at the store, I was drawn to the light pink Belden, which was part of their Sample Sale, so again, I got a discount. I LOVE this coat! It pairs beautifully with black and white outfits in winter and in spring. BONUS: My Saint Bernard fur doesn't show!
Vaute Couture also sells clothing, sweaters, jewelry, swimwear, and recently started selling bridesmaid dresses! I'd highly recommend checking them out.