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We love cashmere sweaters and we certainly know better than to get them wet -- until now. Allegri Milano has a collection of rainproof cashmere coats made of Rain Cashmere. Believe it or not, you can wear soft, luscious cashmere as outerwear. Allegri is the only company in North America making garments like this.
This textile innovation from the "Architects of Cashmere" (Allegri) is earning kudos and applause from the entire industry. Rain Cashmere is a 100% cashmere material; the waterproofing treatment is done at the thread level, allowing the cashmere knit to still feel like cashmere when it's woven together. We felt it ourselves, and can verify that the texture is soft and wispy, just as a tightly-knit cashmere should be.
Allegri's Rain Cashmere collection includes a five-pocket blazer, single-breasted coat with double lacing and a sporty blazer with a removable hood. The prices range from $995 to $1,595. "Affordable modern luxury is very important for the Allegri consumer in today's market, which explains our steady market position," says General Manager Gian Maria Argentini.
Allegri has created over 2,000 fabrics since the 1960s, including Gabardine and Neomax. You can find Allegri products in Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Gallery: Allegri Rain Cashmere Coats