Our coats were born from a life long need for a windproof dressy winter coat that was warm enough for a Chicago winter. Growing up in Chicago I have commuted 4 hours/day in the bitter cold to and from the city, waiting on subway platforms, and cold to the bone.
After 8 months of fabric R&D, I realized that the key to a VAUTE Coat would be to combine high-tech weatherproof textiles that are slim and flattering with the finishes and structures of a dressy wool coat. This would create a coat that was beautiful, ethical (vegan, eco, and made locally), and protective from the elements.
Our VAUTE Signature Winter Coats with moleskin shells (100% vegan made of tightly woven cotton fibers) are insulated with Primaloft ECO which is a down alternative insulation that is slim but very warm. They are lined in a windproof ripstop made from 100% Recycled Fibers, because I realized from Chicago winters that wind creates a lot of the chill we experience. By cutting out the wind, we cut out a lot of the cold too, without adding bulk. These coats are warm enough for below freezing weather, but please of course wear a hat, gloves, scarf, and boots too!
Our VAUTE Snow Coats are 200 gram Primaloft ECO encased in windproof ripstop made of 100% Recycled fibers. The Lincoln Coat is our most requested, as it was warm enough for me to walk in the winter vortex of 2014 with just a dress underneath. I don't recommend dressing so light in a snow storm, but just know how warm it will keep you!
Our VAUTE Waxed Winter Coats are created for the wettest winters! With a waxed canvas shell that is rain & snow repellant and windproof, plus the Nicole & Mark are insulated with Primaloft ECO, and the Kaitlin is fully lined in fleece or sherpa. These coats are warm, protective, and so cozy.
Our VAUTE Waxed Jackets are meant for lighter weather, fall and spring and some warmer west coast winters in the 40's-60's. They're great for protecting you from rain, snow, and wind too.
- FROM SOME VAUTE COAT OWNERS -
“Now having worn this coat in the hustle and bustle of New York city, the calm cool of the Pennsylvania countryside and a Park City snow storm, I can say with confidence, this coat is the best. I was never cold or wet, even walking in the freezing snow.”
“I was finding it very hard to find a super warm coat for a New England winter that feels great, looks great and causes no harm to animals...that is until I discovered Vaute! I absolutely love my high-tech and cruelty free coats (Emily, Kaitlyn and Chelsea).Thank you, Leanne, for making it so easy to keep not only my body warm but my heart too!”
D.G. , Boston, MA
“Because of this coat I am (now) able to live in Chicago, (as) a recent California transplant. It is all you imagine and more!!!”
Kiersten N., Chicago
“If you live somewhere cold, travel to those places, or you just like pretty things, I highly recommend the coats from Vaute! Even better than how toasty warm they make make you, it feels so good to know that no animals were harmed in the making of them!”
“If I could choose just one coat for the rest of my life it would be VAUTE.” –Elisa B.