image courtesy of Vaute Couture
Vaute Couture, Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart’s all vegan, all locally made coat line, will open its first store at 234 Grand Street in Williamsburg on Sunday, March 4 (that’s just ten days away — February is short!) with a sample sale and a preview of the spring collection. This is exciting because those coats are expensive. (And so is making them!) So coats from previous collections are up to 70 percent off for six hours starting at noon on Sunday, during which we will wreck each other while we grab for coats like there’s a sale at Kleinfeld’s and it’s all our weddings.
And! Leanne told me in an email that VC is “also launching a spring collection of printed dresses, overalls, and jumpers, out soon made of organic cotton, recycled materials, and hemp denim.” I LOVE OVERALLS. This is my secret shame, actually. I hope no one who respects me is reading this. Also, dresses. Leanne’s coats are so gorgeous, form-fitting, and well-made. I’m absolutely thrilled to know she’s bringing her sensibility to clothing.
As for the store: “Nearly everything in the store is created of salvaged materials, like our photobooth made from decades-old doors from BuildItGreen, a mantle from Lady Gaga’s Barney’s Exhibit that became our cash wrap, a hand-etched Starry Lightbox for a dressing room, and all our mannequins from Abercrombie & Fitch,” Leanne said. “Even the paint is leftover, used gallons.” Beautiful clothing and an eco-conscious store to boot!
If you can’t make it Sunday (there will be free sweets! and hugs, Leanne says!), visit later; the store will obviously be open forever because it’s going to be fantastic. LEANNE CAN DO NO WRONG. What? I’m serious.
Vaute Couture Grand Opening
Sunday, March 4, 12 p.m.
234 Grand Street, Williamsburg (L to Bedford, G to Lorimer)