There is a coat trend that is stalking me on Instagram. The more I think about the coat, the more it remarkably emerges onto my Instagram explore page—seducing me with its unique modern-vintage-grandma-vibes. I picture myself cocooned into it living my happiest winter life. Yeh, ok so I may be a little obsessed but it’s hard not to be. The toppers I talk of are quilted coats but not just any old quilted coats. These are special handmade or re-worked jackets pieced together from old quilts or from some sort of patchwork of fabrics—creating a masterful smorgasbord of sartorial beauty.
I first spotted the style on fashion maven @prosenkilde and ever since I keep spotting the trend on cool fashion girls everywhere—making the case for some maximalist fun this fall. Any type of bedding you can actually wear outside the bedroom is a winner in my book.
After a few (ok, copious hours) of research, I’ve learned that these coats are not exactly easy to come by. There are some amazing independent upcycling brands such as Psychic Outlaw and Upcycled Gypsy that create custom made-to-order quilted coats, while designer brands like Bode and Sea make epic wear-forever quilted jackets (albeit with a slightly higher price tag). Etsy and Ebay can also be a treasure trove of quilted gems. If you find yourself seriously obsessed like I am then scroll below to shop some of my favorite finds.