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Vermont instructor sells out of Bernie Sanders’ inauguration mittens


Smitten for mittens! Flattered Vermont teacher sells out of the cozy mittens Bernie Sanders wore during the inauguration having been inundated with requests from people wanting a pair

  • Woman behind Bernie Sanders’ mittens that have gone viral said she has sold out of them 
  • ‘Sadly, I have no more mittens for sale,’ she said, adding she was ‘flattered’ Sanders had worn them for the inauguration  
  • Vermont school teacher Jen Ellis gifted  Saunders the unique mittens in 2016

The woman behind the mittens worn by Bernie Sanders during US President Joe Biden‘s inauguration has sold out of the hand-warmers. 

The 79-year-old Vermont senator became an overnight meme sensation after he was pictured wearing a light-brown jacket and the over-sized mittens to Biden’s inauguration ceremony on Wednesday. 

Vermont school teacher Jen Ellis gifted Saunders the unique mittens on the campaign trail in 2016. 

She claims the gloves have proved so popular that she has been inundated with hundreds of requests, but no longer has any for sale. 

Jen Ellis, the woman behind the mittens worn by Bernie Sanders during US President Joe Biden’s inauguration, has sold out of the hand-warmers

Vermont school teacher Jen Ellis gifted Saunders the mittens on the campaign trail in 2016

Vermont school teacher Jen Ellis gifted Saunders the mittens on the campaign trail in 2016

The 79-year-old's wool mitten and signature brown coat stood in stark contrast to the long flowing overcoats and leather gloves at the Capitol

The 79-year-old’s wool mitten and signature brown coat stood in stark contrast to the long flowing overcoats and leather gloves at the Capitol

The second grade teacher took to Twitter to announce: ‘Thanks for all the interest in Bernie’s mittens! It truly has been an amazing and historic day! 

‘I’m so flattered that Bernie wore them to the inauguration. Sadly, I have no more mittens for sale.’

However, she added: ‘There are a lot of great crafters on ETSY who make them.’

Speaking to the Jewish Insider, she said that every time she checks her email, another several hundred people have emailed her asking about the special mittens. 

‘I hate to disappoint people, but the mittens, they’re one of a kind and they’re unique and, sometimes in this world, you just can’t get everything you want,’ she said. 

The second grade teacher took to Twitter to announce: 'Thanks for all the interest in Bernie's mittens! It truly has been an amazing and historic day!'

The second grade teacher took to Twitter to announce: ‘Thanks for all the interest in Bernie’s mittens! It truly has been an amazing and historic day!’

Speaking to Gayle King following the ceremonies, and after people flocked to Twitter to share their admiration for his mittens and signature brown coat, the 79-year-old said that people in Vermont weren't as concerned about their fashion

Speaking to Gayle King following the ceremonies, and after people flocked to Twitter to share their admiration for his mittens and signature brown coat, the 79-year-old said that people in Vermont weren’t as concerned about their fashion

'I hate to disappoint people, but the mittens, they're one of a kind and they're unique and, sometimes in this world, you just can't get everything you want,' she said

‘I hate to disappoint people, but the mittens, they’re one of a kind and they’re unique and, sometimes in this world, you just can’t get everything you want,’ she said

Meanwhile, Sanders has laughed off his status as a viral meme, telling a CNN reporter on Thursday that it ‘makes people aware there are good mittens in Vermont.’

‘We have some good coats as well,’ he added. 

Speaking to Gayle King following the ceremonies, and after people flocked to Twitter to share their photoshopped creations featuring for his mittens and signature brown coat, the 79-year-old said that people in Vermont weren’t as concerned about their fashion. 

‘In Vermont, we know something about the cold,’ Sanders said, ‘and we’re not so concerned about good fashion. 

‘We want to keep warm. And that’s what I did today.’

King quickly replied with a laugh: ‘Mission accomplished.’

While the women at the inauguration were lauded for their impeccable style choices, Senator Bernie Sander’s (VT-D) mittens became the talk of the town as the best sensible fashion at the Capitol.   

Sanders’ wool mitten and signature brown coat stood in stark contrast to the long flowing overcoats and leather gloves sported by many in Washington on Wednesday, but social media quickly deemed his look just as trendsetting. 

Even Rashida Tlaib (MI-D) shared that she wanted a pair of the mittens. 

Twitter users also fell in love with Sanders’ outfit with many joking that he looked like he was heading to the post office as he clutched a manila envelope.

Others photoshopped Sanders into movie scenes and on everything from the New York Subway to manning a hotdog stand.  

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