This post originally appeared last week on my column Vegan Vogue I write for I Eat Grass. If you haven't stopped by I Eat Grass yet, be sure to do so!
Vegan winter coats have come a long way. It used to be the only warm options out there were synthetic filled puffer coats. While warm, it's sometimes hard to feel chic and sexy when you're all puffed up like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Now with advances in fabric technology, vegans have many more options when it comes to selecting a coat to keep them warm all winter long.
While selecting new coats for myself, I had been on the lookout for a while for a vegan dress coat, as well as a warm, casual parka. For my dress coat, I've fallen head over heels for my Vaute Couture Belden coat (shown on me above, $430.00). The parka I eventually found and purchased is the Topshop Faux Fur Trimmed Parka below. Mine is all black (from last season) and absolutely adore it. The faux fur interior keeps me super toasty.
During the Fall 2012 runway shows this past February it was all about big, boxy coat silhouettes. Just because you're vegan doesn't mean you can't participate in this trend, there are tons of options! Here are some of my favorite vegan friendly coat picks currently in stores.
Topshop Faux Fur Trim Parka $196.00
Topshop Neoprene Oversize Boyfriend Coat $230.00
ASOS Neoprene Coat $86.23 (currently on sale)
Topshop Petite Check Cocoon Coat $180.00
Topshop Faux Leather Trim Baja Coat $110.00
Old Navy Women's Long Belted Frost Free Coat $95.00*
*Edit: When I first put this round-up together, the Old Navy coat was listed as being 100% polyester and had no mention of down in the product description at all, which landed it a spot on this list. Looks like after this post was written, an upset vegan customer posted a negative review on the coat on Old Navy's website stating they received the coat and were very upset that on it's label it listed goose down as a material. This was is extremely misleading based on the website description. Old Navy since has updated their website and it's safe to say this coat is not vegan. Sorry for any confusion!What vegan coat are you wearing this winter?
Vegan Vogue is a lifestyle and style column focusing on all things in vogue and vegan. More tips from Corrie Feld can be found at her website Brooklyn Bliss. Follow her on Twitter @CorrieFeld