Transport yourself back in time,
TO WHEN QUALITY MATTERED.
The entire process of buying my coat - Southport XXS in navy blue - was very personal. I was concerned about what size to order since I normally wear petite sizes. Liz felt that in her experience, the XXS would work, and suggested that I could try an XS to see the coat and understand the fit and exchange for an XXS if that was clearly a better option. She was absolutely right. Furthermore, I thought I wanted my coat in burgundy, but liked the navy blue XS so well, I changed my mind.
Liz is very easy to work with because she is not just selling a coat - she is offering a very personal service of choosing the right coat for your style and satisfaction. And I am very satisfied, indeed! I wore the coat the very day I received it!
Liz is not only a talented designer, but a thoughtful and kind business person.
She is the whole package…talented, professional and personable!
And her coats are exquisite!
I love my Southport Overcoat. It’s warm, comfortable, beautifully made, and so classic. I had been researching sustainable, ethical wool coats for a while, but the Checkroom was the only company I found that considered every angle—from material and land use to animal welfare, labor, and artisanship. When I read that the wool is made in a CT town that part of my family comes from, it was like a message from above! This coat is worth the investment in every possible way—my wardrobe, the planet, the economy, and local skilled labor.
From the moment I tried on the Dearborn Overcoat I knew I had purchased something special. This coat automatically elevates anything your wear with it’s luxurious feel and sophisticated cut. This is a high quality, American made coat that should be a staple in a lady’s wardrobe. Lastly I’d like to thank Liz for the $200 giftcard (I never win anything!), and also for being so gracious and creating these beautiful heirlooms!
Wearing my coat is wonderful. So warm but not weighty, and the fabric is so luxurious. I feel elegant and it makes me very happy.
Wow! This coat is gorgeous! Stunning! I love the color, texture, and style. It's so chic! It can be worn in so many ways...with jeans, leggings, skirts, dresses and with sneakers, flats, heels, or boots! The quality is amazing. This classy coat will be worn and loved for many years!
Talk about a lifetime coat, I assumed from the price that it would be a well made coat but it really exceeded my expectations. Also the sizing is perfect, I’m normally a small/4 but I sized up so I could fit sweaters underneath, and its so comfortable! I love how equally stylish it is, since it’s handmade but also really functional and perfect for harsh winters - I’m in love!!
As a personal stylist in Chicago who focuses on locally made and sustainable brands, The Checkroom is ALWAYS my "go-to" coat brand. If a client is looking for a classic, chic, perfectly tailored, modern, fresh and special piece they always choose a coat from The Checkroom. This was my most recently styled piece, perfect for the upcoming weather and such a cool silhouette! I adore the cool hood detail when unzipped and love that it is actually functional when the need arises. I promise the Lasalle Parka (and any other Checkroom coat) is well worth the investment!
I will be forever grateful for the internet search that pointed me toward The Checkroom. This small business checks all my boxes. Responsibly sourced materials...check. High quality products...check. Made in America...check. My first purchase was the Southport Overcoat in caramel.
It is everything I hoped it would be. Looking forward to many more purchases.
I have been on the hunt for a quality wool coat for a number of years, and I was over-the-moon when my husband surprised me with the camel Dearborn this last Christmas. I had emailed with Liz, the designer, earlier in the year. She was happy to tell me more about the fabric, answer some specific questions I had about the belt/construction, etc. I think it's pretty special that Liz communicates directly with her customers in this way!
My husband bought me a medium based on the size chart, but I ultimately decided to exchange it for a large, and Liz made the process super easy. As far as the coat itself: WOW. It met my every expectation (and then some)! The craftsmanship is unparalleled, the fabric equal parts soft and durable, the color and style timeless. I live in Minnesota, and have a high standard when it comes to outerwear. This coat is as functional (and warm) as it is elegant.
Please, do yourself a favor. Skip the cheap polyester coat. Don't feed the fast-fashion machine. I promise the Dearborn is worth every penny. This is fashion the way it was meant to be.
The quilted lining is so cozy and the zipper hood distinguishes this parka from a regular jacket. I love wearing it zipped and hooded or unzipped depending on the weather. The swing style elevates any look. One of my favorite pieces!
This is truly one of the best coats you will ever own. I have the LaSalle parka in navy and I love it--it's an all-purpose coat. The material is elegant but tough with a snazzy swing design. Best of all, the coat has a quilted lining to keep you warm in the nasty cold rain with a giant stylish hood. It also has deep pockets for storing your gloves and keys without losing them. I sized up to be able to layer under the coat when it's really chilly, and the coat works well without adding layers too.
I rarely carry an umbrella anymore because I have this coat. When the wind blows, you simply tighten the hood. It's great for dog-walking and walking to the office.
I plan to take it with me next time I travel--it keeps me warm, dry, and stylish.
This is my first purchase here and I just love my new coat! The fabric and tailoring are beautiful. The color is even better in person than it was online. The service and communication from the beginning to delivery were excellent. I feel fantastic every time I step out in my new coat and already have received so many compliments, I just know I’ll be enjoying it for years to come.
I have owned a lot of great coats and this is by far my favorite. It is beautiful, elegant, and warm. I love the design - smart & practical. The materials used and cut are great! It feels like luxury. I love to look polished at work so this was the perfect coat for me. And it is versatile. I also love to rock this coat with blue jeans when I’m doing errands. Extremely happy.
I got this coat for my wife as an early Christmas present, she absolutely loves it and keeps looking for excuses to wear it. She loves how warm it is and the quality is amazing.