okay, my old posts (mostly from last year, but also the year before) about vegan winter coats are suddenly getting a bazillion hits again, so it must be that time of year… new and old vegans alike, searching for the perfect vegan winter coat. as i've said before: vegan coats are all over the place, but vegan coats that: (a) can stand up to a tough winter, AND (b) are fashionable, are a lot tougher to find. i about went crazy the past few years, until i finally found two–two!–last winter. hooray! i ended up with a long primaloft-filled casual-ish coat by merrell, which appears to be no longer in their line… and i also bought a really nice peacoat-styled primaloft-lined coat from the north face, who are selling it again this year. neither of them was exactly what i was looking for, but both were cute enough in my book, and also extremely warm. i was really happy with them last winter, and i'm excited to wear them again once the weather starts bumming me out.
but wait! what's this? apparently some company i'd never heard of before today is trying to turn the vegan tide of winter coats toward the chic and fabulous. they're sponsoring some sort of designer contest where people get to vote on three different categories of winter coats, and the winner(s?) will evidently be sewn and sold. i know next to nothing about this, except that it's kind of awesome, and who doesn't like voting on stuff? if you're like me and you're dying for a selection of purty vegan winter coats to choose from, go here and click on each category to vote for your favorite vaute coat, el coat, and awe coat. let's see what happens next!