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Michelle Waugh is an NYC based designer. Her brand (also called ‘Michelle Waugh’) specializes in elevated coats and jackets that are menswear-inspired, well-tailored, and made from the finest Italian fabrics.
I dropped into her sample sale located in her Nomad space. Her blazers, coats (trenches, cashmere) and jackets (leather, puffers) are beautiful. The inventory was primarily from the Spring/Summer 2019 collection, at 70% off which has jackets in the $400 and up range, while coats were $600 and up. The designs are minimalist, yet chic and contemporary. I truly liked everything I saw because all of the items are true investment pieces. They will last a lifetime and exhibit a lot of versatility to be worn many different ways (especially the blazers).
I didn’t walk away with anything, but I’m certainly going to follow the brand and may make a purchase soon. The reason I say “may” is because I have long arms and – based on the few pieces I tried on – the arm length was a bit short. This is common for me when buying coats, along with anything with sleeves. So I
Bonus — I not only met Michelle but also Dixie who works at Michelle Waugh. They were both down-to-earth, warm, friendly…and fun! I enjoyed chatting with them and look forward to meeting them again at brand events. Be on the lookout for those soon!
In the meantime, there’s a roundup below of a few Michelle Waugh coats. Click through to shop or see more. They’re lovely pieces, don’t you think? I’m a fan of all of them, especially the puffer jacket. Let me know your thoughts on the brand in the comments.