Vintage Meets Modern Statement Coats
Made in Chicago
We believe that first impressions matter.
We don't see the need to sacrifice style for the elements.
We make quality coats using quality materials right here in Chicago where the weather challenges us on a daily basis.
We pay fair wages because it's the right thing to do.
We want to be in your closet for years to come.
Style Isn't Just for the Indoors
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 herself. The next day, Liz discovered a note from the attendant in her coat pocket, "Interested Buyer," further encouraging 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 fine-tailoring roots. With a strong understanding of vintage garments from her time as a Costume Designer and an appreciation for quality passed down from her grandmother, Liz approaches each design with a nod to timeless style and quality construction. All of her jackets and coats are ethically-made in the City of Chicago using mostly limited-run pure Italian wools and small batch production methods.