YES! Preorders are UP! And ohmygosh are you guys the BEST! I can hardly handle how wonderful you all are. The support for the new line makes me so so happy!!! Your preorders literally fund our production so it's a little scary sometimes but days like this are extra special- they remind me of the incredible support of people all over the world who care as much as I do about the rights of others, and about creating positive change through business. After an intense final stretch of preparing for the launch, I only got 5 hours of sleep last (last) night, but I woke up with the biggest smile on my face- thanks to all of your tweets, posts, and pics!
Please Note: PRICING IS LOCKED IN FOR YOU! EVEN IF WE ARE SLOW TO RESPOND <3
Sorry for the delay on this official FAQ! I'm feeling a little under the weather from the lack of sleep this week, making me a wee bit slower than normal. Also Kristina is trapped under a pile of emails! So, we're doing our best to get back to you asap! Please know that if we didn't answer your Q before the 50% coat pricing was closed, you will still get that pricing, if you emailed firstname.lastname@example.org during that price window. Same goes for the next few weeks- whenever you first email about ordering your piece, that pricing will stand even if we can't get back to you or resolve your Q in time. Okay? SO no worries, no rush, it's all good!
That being said! Many fabric styles and colors ARE super limited run- we're only making a handful of some- so if you love a favorite fabric, be sure to order now! We already soldout of some styles within the first few hours (you guys are FAST!) After 9am EST tomorrow, prices will move through the schedule here
, which means 45% off coats and 30% off RTW, until next Friday am.
DAY 1: 50% off Coats, 35% off RTW (extended until Friday 9/6 9am EST)
WEEK 1: 45% off Coats, 30% off RTW for the next week, Friday 9/6-Friday am 9/13
WEEK 2: 35% off Coats, 25% off RTW, Friday 9/13- Friday am 9/20
WEEK 3: 30% off Coats, 20% off RTW, Friday 9/20- Friday am 9/27
WEEK 4 until preorders ship: 25% off Coats, 15% off RTW, Friday 9/27-- until preorders ship
::VAUTE PREORDER AW13 FAQ::
1. What is the difference between fabrics? How do they compare to the Luxe and V Wool from season 3?
A. I'm continuing to innovate new cold weather dress coat constructions and am really excited about the new Primaloft ECO insulated styles that we're introducing this season, as well as the V/Velveteen- softest coats ever.
The Insulated Styles are broken down into Shell, and Liner. The Shell is super luxurious gorgeous classic moleskin and velvet. This is what beautiful vintage coats look like. I am so in love with the finish on these. The moleskin (vegan, of course), is a matte finish version of the velvet. The liner is quilted with Primaloft ECO, a down alternative made of recycled fibers. It's designed as very thin insulation for the coldest of climates, so it's flattering yet very warm, and will fit into your dress coat without bulk. The liner fabric itself is windproof- so you end up with a windproof, insulated high tech coat that looks like a beautiful chic flattering dress coat.
The V/Velveteen is in the same tradition as our previous seasons' dress coat shell fabrics- it's made of 100% recycled fibers, and is heat retaining, snow resistant, and windproof. It's incredibly soft, has a softer drape than the Luxe, and is about as warm as the V-Wool was last season- perfect for cold weather, and getting around in wintery cities, and our longest ones- the Audrey and Emily- are extra warm of the styles in this fabric. But, if you want the warmest coat possible from us- go with the Lincoln, or a longer insulated moleskin or organic velvet coat. That being said, I started VAUTE to design warm beautiful dress coats, so either way you are getting a warm beautiful dress coat. It's just that some are warmer than others!
2. What if I need to switch my order, now that I've deliberated/learned more?
A. We want to get you the perfect coat! And yes, I'm so sorry for not getting this up sooner! But you can definitely switch your order if need be. Just forward your receipt to email@example.com with "Change of Order Request" in the subject- this is a request, so please keep in mind Kristina will get back to you as soon as she can! And then you can switch to another style we have in stock! Let her know which ones you like best and we'll figure out what's the best option for you!!
3. Fit and Style Notes: Where is your size chart and what styles are best for different body types?
We'll be getting up some measurements on the website soon per product page to help but in general, I try to design so that a style can be great, while it may look different, on different body types- I do design so that a skirt will look great whether it hits you above, at, or below knee, if you need to roll up the cuffs because you have shorter arms or if you have long ones. First- our size chart is here
Generally- petites look extra great in the Wings, the Book (roll up the sleeves), the Traveler (roll up the sleeves), and the Vaute of any season. The graduated skirt is super flattering to make your legs look miles long.
Generally- tall friends (well, firstly- our models are generally pretty tall so you can see how they'd look on you!), the Wings, Pegasus, Book and Traveller have sleeves that are extra long. (For shorter arms, they can roll up.) As does the James (since it's a borrowed mens coat). The Audrey's sleeves are a tad longer too- but check the product page for exact numbers.
Generally- busty friends, the book and Traveler have plenty of room, as does the borrowed James, the Emily is pretty sexy if you want to zip it up and leave the top open and make the rest of us jealous! ;) The Audrey seems to work well too for curvier women and the Belden we've had adjusted- you can have the buttons moved over to make room in the bust.
Please keep in mind that these are just suggestions, but really any style can look amazing on any body type if it's right for you! I always recommend taking your coat to the tailor to make some tiny adjustments (sleeve length, makes a HUGE difference, as does taking the waist in a tiny bit) so that your coat fits you like a glove. Also, I really did try to design the styles to work great on different body types! If you get your coat and it isn't perfect for you, let us know, and we'll figure out what style will be! Or come to our Brooklyn store
, or a pop up shop stop when I'm on tour
, to try them on in person. I hope that helps!
More FAQ coming this weekend. Stay tuned! thanks SO much for your patience! xoxo Leanne