New York called, summer is cancelled this year.
Last week, as I was in the depths of trolling Instagram, I came across a beautiful coat on the account of my favorite vintage spot in Brooklyn. Installation Brooklyn’s owner, Margot, had the most perfect, ankle length, camel, wrap coat on. After leaving a cat with heart eyes emoji on her gram, she let me know that the coat was in the shop.
I’m very partial to Installation Brooklyn for my own selfish reasons. Margot, is just a little bit shorter than me and has a very similar build. Subsequently, anything in the store the looks good on her translates pretty well for me. This is where I picked up last year’s ankle length, double breasted, red wool coat also.
I stopped through my old hood where the store is located, on Nostrand Ave in Bedstuy, to try on the coat. As I assumed from seeing it on Margot on Instagram, it fit perfectly.
The cashmere wool blend, belted, wrap coat from Les Copians was made in Italy and I LOVE IT. Further at $165 its about $400-800 less than what this season’s Les Copians coats are available for. I’ll prob sleep it in until May, because summer isn’t coming.
Yesterday in New York, people were outside smiling. Whereas Friday evening, every person I know that wasn’t working had completely given up and was staying in with their roommates because for the love of everything good in this world, enough is enough. Although up until about the second week of January, we had a mild winter, the devastating cold that New York maintained had FINALLY caught up with ALL of us.
So, during my last trip to Miami, buying ANOTHER coat did not seem out of the question, because until yesterday I was convinced I would never be warm again. Granted it’s lightweight, but I’ve worn my new camo jacket accompanied with a second jacket every time I’ve stepped out with it on in New York, which is practically daily as you can see below.
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At Red Bull Studios.
At Tribeca Grand Hotel in SoHo.
And in these streets, clearly.
I’ve worn it over my leather and a sweater, under my wool coat and with everything from dresses to mom jeans. It’s been my only jacket (once in Miami) to one of four layers. At only $35 tucked among a vendor full of fur coats at Miami’s Lincoln Road Vintage Market, I couldn’t be more pleased and I plan on wearing until my friends start to question it.