In my quest for an inexpensive, vegan winter coat, I stumbled upon Alternative Outfitters. Since it is mid-season, they’re currently having a sale on outerwear!
AO is the brainchild of Jackie Horrick who says that, at her shop, “We try to show people you can still be really fashionable and not wear animals.” (LA Times, 08/23/2009)
While I saw a winter coat by JACK that I really liked, they didn’t have my size left; which I don’t blame them for (I blame the girls; we have a love/hate relationship). I ended up snatching up a really cute faux leather jacket. Can’t wait for breezy spring weather; toughen up some pretty dresses.
About a week after receiving my coat in the mail, I’d finally got hip to the Our Hen House podcast. In episode 81, I believe, Jasmin and Mariann interview Jackie. There’s a mention of Jasmin picking up a vegan leather jacket by BB Dakota. Hmmm…makes me wonder.
AO offers both men’s and women’s shoes, accessories, and outerwear. For all my boys out there, I do wish they had more men’s beauty products; shave creams, after shaves, and such to round/even out their offerings. They do have a great number of products so if you’re a man or shopping for one, start with their Vegan Gifts for Him section.
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- Free $10 Gift Certificate when you upload a picture of yourself with your AO products
Click to read more on Jackie and Alternative Outfitters from Women’s Health Magazine Online.