|Wear COLORATURA and be an Instant Celebrity|
A college student was used to getting a lot of attention whenever she wore
her Coloratura jacket. One afternoon there seemed to be more stares and smiles
then usual as she hurried across campus to a class. She discovered why when
she got inside and removed her jacket. A bra had gotten attached to the curly
mohair on the back.
Hello, Alan and everyone at Coloratura ~
On New Year's Eve 2004, my son and I
saw The Lion King at the Opera House in Boston. When it was over and we stepped
into the lobby, a woman behind me said, “I love your coat!" Turns
out she was wearing the same one.... too funny.... Jason used her camera to take
our picture together. I thought you'd like to see it.....she has worn hers for
the last 10 years and has never seen one like it. And neither have I, until now.....
All the best to you,
Dear Alan ~
Thanks for the other coat story. For some reason, it seems your clothing
was meant to create miracles. The way that I came by my Coloratura coat is a
miracle in itself. I have hesitated telling you this story before because I didn't
want to hurt your feelings because of where I bought it.
I had never heard of
your company or gorgeous clothing before. Three years ago, I was in the middle
of a painful divorce, sad, feeling like my self esteem was non-existent. I was
at a local thrift shop, dropping off some outgrown clothes of my son's. The women
behind the desk were unpacking a large bag of donations to the shop and somehow,
this coat was amongst them. I didn't pay much attention and on my way out, an
elderly woman ran up to me with the coat and insisted I try it on. I didn't think
it would fit but she insisted, so I slipped it on. It's as if the coat was made
just for me. The other women in the shop surrounded me, ooohing and ahhing and
telling me how great I looked in it. I almost burst into tears but managed to
buy the coat and leave. I took it to my friend, Susan, to show her. We had no
idea where it may have been made but her computer was on and she did a search
for the name on the necktag. And there was my new (ish)coat !!!At a price I would
never have been able to afford.
So there you have it, the truth and nothing but.
No matter when or where I wear that coat, someone stops to admire it and I feel
beautiful and special in it. I know it's just a coat, but there's something about
it that is more than a coat, if that makes sense! I truly feel that if there
are angels, one of them that really loves me brought me that gift 3 years ago
when I most needed it...
Keep up the good work,
A woman was walking down a Burlington, Vermont street, wearing her Coloratura
coat when another woman appeared wearing the same coat! They stopped and chatted,
enjoying the coincidence. A week later she was in New York and a young woman
came running up to her and said that her mother had the same coat. It was the
same woman she had just met in Vermont!
A woman received a new coat and set
the unopened box on her electric stove. It left an interesting spiral pattern
and was one of the few repair jobs we couldn’t fix.
Because she was
terrified that it would get lost in the mail a customer drove 6 hours from Connecticut
to our studio to hand deliver her 10 year old coat for some restoration work.
She came in cradling her coat in her arms like a baby and said, I can’t
live without this coat, you understand don’t
We used to have a customer whose dog would chew her cape. Every year she
would send it back for some patch work repair. It got to the point that there
was almost more patch than there was original cape.
Shortly after the Coloratura
d’ears earmuffs first appeared in New York
City stores, three of us walked into the cold, deserted, late Sunday night
streets of Greenwich Village after hours of eating and earmuff talk. Three
people suddenly appeared, walking toward us out of the dark, a tall blonde
Scandinavian woman in the center, who miraculously was wearing a bright pink
velvet pair of our earmuffs. We thought we were dreaming. Our first sighting!
We lost control and ran toward the trio shouting “those are our earmuffs,
those are our earmuffs!” Barely understanding our hysterical shrieks,
the threesome recoiled and prepared for a fight or flight, thinking we were
accusing them of stealing our earmuffs. Through all the excitement and laughter
we managed to explain that we made the earmuffs, offering a business card before
they ran off into the night.
One of the first earmuff pushcart sales was
a red velour pair to a European tourist who placed them on her pet bulldog’s
head as they strolled away.
The February, 1999 Playboy centerfold model posed wearing a pair of our
A couple from Scotland was on a ski trip to Aspen, Colorado
and the woman saw a Coloratura coat in a shop. She loved it but didn’t
buy it. Upon returning home to Glasgow she became obsessed thinking about it
but could not recall the name of the store. Her husband made a return trip just
to buy the coat. Happily owning her favorite coat she walked into a Glasgow shop
one day only to find the exact same coat for sale. At the time it was the only
place in the world outside the United States where Coloratura coats could be
An airline pilot left his controls in flight to see one that a passenger
Married or buried:
An 85 year old woman requested to be buried in her coat in
case she died before the coat was finished.
A woman got married in her Coloratura
coat. It was later stolen and we reconstructed the one of a kind coat from wedding
A limousine stopped traffic in midtown Manhattan to inquire about one.
NYC woman receives offers from strangers to buy her coat for cash right on the
Many women have purchased coats after having recurring dreams about them.
sisters, living in different states, without each others knowledge, each bought
the same coat. We have two different reports of this, from two different sets
Several women have inherited coats.
A woman skiing in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
spent all her vacation money on a new coat and then had to read in her room all
week because she could no longer afford lift tickets.
A friendship began when
two strangers stopped to talk because they were wearing Coloratura coats.
husbands actually encourage their wives to buy them. Some husbands secretly buy
coats for their wife.
Several women collect them, owning 6 or more, and never
go out without wearing one.
An interior designer designed a room around a jacket
hung like a kimono in a wall display case.
Many women wear their coat for ten
years or more and return them to us for periodic restoration.
A friend visiting
Vail, Colorado once reported that the streets looked like a Coloratura fashion