Mackage: Utilitarian Chic for the Masses

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Authored by: Birdie

I’ve been browsing outerwear as fall flurries into our fair city.

Voom - Eva Coat, on sale at Manhattanites

Voom - Eva Coat, on sale at Manhattanites

While my newest acquisition is this cute swingy, 60′s-esque coat by Voom, I can’t help but drool over Mackage’s prim-but-utilitarian, ultra-tailored, super-luxe coats.  It’s neo-victorian meets urban dwellers and it somehow seems so right for the season – whether the look is ultra ladylike, or military-inspired.

Mackage- Quinn Coat

Mackage- Quinn Coat

Ladylike bell sleeves and the extra length in the back offset the oversized collar and pockets.  The look is militant, but soft.

Mackage - Gia Coat

Mackage - Gia Coat

With a nipped in waist, cowl neck and large buttons, this coat has a futuristic ladies-in-menswear feel.  I see oxfords and slim suit pants; silk and leather gloves.

This next coat is my favorite from the group…

Mackage - Trixie Coat

Mackage - Trixie Coat

Victorian puffed sleeves in a slim cut and a center yoke give this coat a vintage feel in a streamlined modern way.   It says “high-street urban gamin” – ultra tailored, without being overly fussy.

And as fall rolls it’s way into winter, ladies will be wearing these in style.  The looks are modern, but not overly forward – they are looks that will last!

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