YAY! The Berlin vintage coat collection has arrived. If you have no clue what the heck I'm talking about, keep scrolling for a little backstory:
For anyone who found this blog post randomly on the internet, I am Erika and I was born and raised in Germany (my dad is American, my mom is German, so I have both citizenships).
Sometime in September 2021 my best friend Jen who is an amazing stylist in Berlin, somehow got in contact with a girl who was running the estate sale for a man named Oleg, who had recently passed away.
She told Jen that Mr. Oleg had collected a bunch of vintage coats and Jen knowing that I have a brand selling vintage, immediately called me and asked if I wanted her to go check them out for me.
DUH! Hell's yeah (I love you Jen!)
We face-timed while she checked out the coats and I almost passed out - he had about 6 racks FILLED with vintage coats. I just couldn’t say no.
So she grabbed a few for me and later the girl texted Jen and told her I could have the coats for a steal. Considering I live in the states I was like; "omg what do I do? I NEED THEM!"
Jen was busy styling a TV show. But thankfully my amazing mom and sister, who live 6 hours away drove up to Berlin a few days later and stuffed their whole car full of coats. I know, they are amazing! Shout out to both of them 💘
They shipped the coats over to the US and here we are, giving purpose and new homes to these amazing vintage coats that had long been forgotten in an old apartment in Berlin for decades. I feel like Oleg is looking down super stoked!
Most coats are in perfect condition (thanks Oleg) and have been thoroughly cleaned, pocket checked and treated, so they're guaranteed not to smell like mothballs or moldy/musky. Plus, each coat has the Union Made tag which certifies it as OG vintage. Amazeballs!
Here are 10 of the Berlin coats to feed your eyes (Trigger warning: you might fall in love with all of them).
Vintage Navy Blue Wool BERLIN Coat #18 (S/M)
Made with gorgeous blue wool, this Berlin coat screams I've got my shit together. Definitely an instant outfit booster from meh to high street like that!
Vintage Camel BERLIN Coat #2 (XS/S)
Cut to perfection, this camel coat is the right dose of chic we prescribe. (PS: not your doctor).
Vintage Wool + Persian Lamb BERLIN Coat #5
Vintage wool + Persian lamb = A novelty inspired vintage coat. This oversized 50s dark gray coat is everything you need to stay warm and seriously stylish.
Vintage Wool + Mink BERLIN Coat #9 (S)
This banger will make anyone feel like the heir of a Russian oligarch. Made with a blend of 100% pure wool and a mink fur collar, you'll be weary of compliments.
Vintage Camel Wool BERLIN Coat #16 (XS/S + S/M)
Oh my wool! So cozy. This 100% pure wool camel coat is the only reason your series of bad dates don't affect you - at least you looked cute even if the guys were all giving off Tinder Swindler vibes.
Vintage Boucle Wool BERLIN Coat #1 (S)
100% pure wool + bouclé texture = this stunning chocolate Berlin coat. Classy AF!
Vintage Green Camelhair BERLIN Coat #13 (S/M)
Camel hair coats in vibrant colors are what cozy dreams are made of.
Vintage Boucle Wool BERLIN Coat #7 (XS/S + S/M)
The texture on this bouclé coat is giving rich bossbabe vibes.
Vintage Tan Wool BERLIN Coat #11 (S/M)
When it comes to layering, this tan wool coat is the perfect little number.
Vintage Oversized Grey Wool BERLIN Coat #10 (S/M)
When in doubt, this wool coat with a large houndstooth collar will save any bad date.
We would love to hear your thoughts.
👇 Comment below with your favorite coat from the list!