About Boho Coats

BOHO Coats is a Los Angeles-based, woman-owned and operated company that designs and crafts unique, custom faux fur coats. Each coat is reversible, offering two distinct looks in one!

Founder Story

We empower our customers to express their creativity through our one-of-a-kind coats. All our coats and vests are made from the highest quality faux fur in Los Angeles.

By shopping at BOHO Coats, you support a cruelty-free and animal-friendly faux fur industry. Join the BOHO tribe and express yourself in ways you never have before!

Do you like wearable Art?

We partner with Android Jones and have limited editions of Coats and Ponchos with his artworks.

Do you like wearable tech?

We developed unique technology of making Fiber Optic light-up fur coats. These coats were featured at Silicon Valley Fashion Week in 2016, Maker Faire Bay Area in 2017, and Fashion Tech Asia in Hong Kong, and are now available to you.

Boho Coats was founded by designer and dreamer Katrina Ponina, who got inspired by Burning Man and started her “radical self-expression” through clothes creation.

Every company has a story, which becomes a history...

Hello! My name is Katrina.

In 2011 my friends decided to gift me a ticket to Burning Man as a birthday present. I didn’t know much about it, and it was just around the corner, so I went there “a little” underprepared.

Katrina Ponina

At one of the wonderful nights, I went to the deep Playa asking the Universe “What should I do in life?”. I was trying to understand whether all people are getting bored and tired at work or it’s just me. Maybe there is an activity that can make me happy, and I still have to find it?…

Pretty soon, concerns about life got combined with feeling of unbearable cold! Luckily, I jumped on a huge ship passing by and decided to take a rest. By then, I couldn’t feel my fingers and nose. With knocking teeth and thoughts about my career, I fell asleep… and saw a dream…

I was standing alone, looking at the night sky, and suddenly a big colorful fireball appeared and started approaching me! Here she came – a beautiful, bright, colorful Firebird looked at me and said: “Honey, you need a fur coat for such night, and such life.” She smiled, turned into fire, and disappeared…

I woke up and felt as if something had changed… First of all, I was warm because someone had covered me with a big colorful fur coat! And second, I couldn’t completely understand.

I went back to my camp, but the words of the Firebird were still in my head. I felt so much better for some reason.

A few months after that Burning Man, I was deciding on a Christmas gift for my boyfriend, and for some reason, I thought I should make him a fur vest! I rushed to the store, got all the materials, and went to my friend who had a sewing machine. That was an amazing process, and when we finished, I realized that I wanted to make another one – for myself. And then another one – for a friend’s birthday, and another one, and another one!

I fell in love with this process of creation and decided to take orders from people – as a hobby. Bringing warmth, comfort, and colorful paradise to other people’s lives is an incredible feeling! In 2016, I quit my job (B2B marketing in a tech company – ah, San Francisco – tech-tech-tech). I went back to school to study fashion design and am now working hard to grow my small fur coat business. Life has become so much nicer and happier!

Firebird was right – all I needed was a fur coat… for such night, and such life.

Documentary Film About Katrina and Boho Coats

Happy Pride from all of us at Boho Coats! 🫶🌟🏳️‍🌈