Coat Check Chicago – Vintage Meets Modern Statement Coats

A Chicago original, ethically made in the USA

Coat Check Chicago

Coat Check Chicago from designer Liz Williams creates and manufactures statement coats for women with a purpose. All the coats are designed in house, made in the USA and feature a vintage flair for today’s modern woman. Coat Check Chicago has a jacket for every woman’s body shape, offering designs in fitted, semi-fitted, boxy and a-line.

We are thrilled to welcome Liz Williams and Coat Check Chicago to the Chicago Artisan Market on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Morgan MFG, where she will be joined by 100+ top artisans in food, fashion, home goods + art.

Coat Check ChicagoThe Quilted Jacket: This zip front jacket has three-quarter length sleeves and side pickets.

The Swing Coat: A classic wool swing coat with three-quarter length sleeves features deep pockets.

The Car Coat: Their best selling coat, the wool velour car coat with ribbed knit collar and sleeves has deep seam pockets and magnetic closures and offers excellent mobility.

The Trench Coat: An updated, modern twist on an classic wardrobe staple, this water-resistant cotton                                                           nylon fabric coat has a waterfall style neckline.

Coat Check ChicagoThree Piece Overcoat: This coat is made to order and can be worn in multiple ways. The straight, classic overcoat can be combined with a double-breasted vest and/or a detachable cheetah collar. All pieces have magnetic attachments, are included with the coat and can be worn as together or as separates.

How it all started:
In 2014, while attending a holiday party at Chicago’s Fulton Market Kitchen, designer Liz Williams checked her chic, hand-made, winter coat. The attendant remarked that she loved the coat and had been looking for something just like it. Liz graciously thanked her and mentioned that she made the coat by hand. The next day, Liz discovered a note in her coat pocket saying, “Interested buyer,” placed there by the attendant. That further encouraged Liz to launch her women’s outerwear line, Coat Check Chicago.

Named a “Power Player” in 2017 by Michigan Avenue Magazine, Designer Liz Williams hopes to re-build Chicago’s manufacturing roots through her outerwear line, Coat Check Chicago. Liz is an Instructor of Fashion Design at Columbia College in Chicago. She graduated from Parson’s School of Design with a degree in Fashion Design and earned her Bachelor’s degree at The University of Colorado where she studied Costume Design. Liz cites her most formative years as those spent behind the sewing machine studying vintage garments and constructing costumes for some of Chicago’s most iconic theatres, including The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

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Chicago Artisan Market at Morgan Manufacturing