well hooray! a couple of you have asked, and a couple of you have helped, and i finally (duh) figured out where to contact north face for customer service, and it is now my pleasure to confirm yesterday’s good news… i just got an email from north face that sounds very much like the one laura received:
Dear [over-exuberant vegan customer],
Thank you for contacting The North Face. The fur on all of our jackets is
Consumer Response Specialist
The North Face
so, hooray!! that cutie-spendy coat is indeed safe (i have NO idea why they’re not labeling their fur as faux all over the place, though. weird). thanks to lisa for bringing the coat to my attention in the first place, and thanks to laura for chiming in yesterday–you gave me a final burst of hope. hee!
my next step is to decide what to do about it. i ordered the merrell coat last night (finally) because i was SO sick of hemming and hawing over it when there’s no way to know if i’ll like it unless i see it in person and try it on. this north face coat is much more similar to the style i was hoping for, but it’s also $100 more than the merrell. but… so many pretty colors (i’m currently waffling between bluestone and asphalt grey), and so much cuteness! sigh.