Not (not) Your
SANOË is the eponymous love child of Sabrina Burda and Noelle Pallais, life-long friends and dynamic duo behind RAC Lifestyle. Inspired by a shared passion for rummaging through their grandmothers’ closets in pursuit of vintage treasures, each SANOË jacket is itself a timeless heirloom, designed to be passed down and cherished for generations to come.
Born of Alpine Tradition,
Bred for City Livin’
As NYC-based creatives with deep roots in their native cultures of Bavaria and Peru, respectively, Sabrina and Noelle have taken the ‘trachten jacken’––a traditional jacket originally worn by alpine peasants to symbolize a connection to the earth and land––and reimagined it for the modern, urban-dwelling set.
For the Hopeless Romantic in Us All
Made of equal parts versatile wit and ageless charm, the SANOË jacket is just as befitting of the lady who lunches as it is of the downtown rocker with a hippie heart. Each jacket is meant to pair flawlessly with all manner of looks, from floor-length frocks to your favorite baggy jeans.
Quality over Quantity
SANOË jackets are built to stand the test of time and are produced in small batches by a family-owned factory in Portugal using natural, ethically sourced fabrics from renowned European mills. Through this quality over quantity approach to production, we hope to reduce sheer waste by transcending fast fashion and trend-driven consumption. As an ode to mother earth––and to our mountain-dwelling ancestors before us––we plant a tree for every one of our special jackets purchased.
Behind the Name
sa • noë \ sə -’noi \ • noun origin: Hawaiian, from noe, meaning “mist”: the mist that drifts over the mountains