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Yesterday Montreal-based coat company Mackage opened the doors of its first ever freestanding shop in our very own Meatpacking District. Located at Washington Street between Little West 12th and Gansevoort, the cozy space will offer the ten-year-old line's supple shearling and featherlight leather outerwear for the entire month of September. Just in time for Fashion's Night Out, the shop will host fashion authority Phillip Bloch offering style consultations (7-9pm), a hair stylist from the neighboring John Frieda Salon who will provide free blow-outs (6-9pm), and international model and deejay-for-the-night Irina Lazareanu (9-11pm).
The space is lovely—warm, brick-clad and outfitted with plush leather ottomans and bilious pots of white hydrangea—but the stars of the show are the luxurious coats and jackets. For ladies, there is a sleek morph between a motorcycle jacket and a hip-length belted trench ($450). An ultra-luxurious leather bomber with rabbit fur front panels ($680) is rich and incredibly warm—but seems to weigh as much as a blouse. A cap-sleeve dresscoat in delicious chocolate brown wool and slightly darker brown leather trim might seem irrational for New York winters?until you see the full-length leather zip gloves that complete the look. Other pieces are fashioned from ultra-sleek nylon and superfine wool—but despite how warm and dry they'll keep you, each silhouette remains sharp and none of the pieces seem overly heavy or bulky.
For guys there is the Mackage signature Packable—picture a longer, more sharply-tailored Members Only jacket in a luxurious water- and wrinkle-proof nylon. Why the moniker? The entire jacket ($230) can be folded anorak-style into a pouch sewn into the lining. For a dressier look there are fine wool car coats with removable cable-knit collars ($750) and gradient glen plaid peacoats in traditional black and gray or a decidedly tweedier brown and gray olive ($620). One piece—a full-length wool top coat—has a buttery leather barracuda sewn in so you can leave the scarf at home. And all the jackets are rife with detail—contrasting leather and fur trims, luxurious linings and light-catching buttons.
Purchase a coat at the shop and be entered to win Mackage coats for the upcoming spring and fall seasons. And, if you miss your chance at the pop-up—their first permanent location opens in Paris in November ? Bon Voyage! —Frank Gargione
· Pop-Up Shops: Mackage Meatpacks It For a Month [Racked]
· Mackage [Official Site]
· Fashion's Night Out [Official Site]