The Ten Best Leather (& Faux Leather) Jackets At Every Price Point

Everything You Need To Know For Choosing The Best Leather Jacket
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The best leather jackets at all price points, @waitingonmartha

A good leather jacket is what I consider one of those “Forever Pieces” in any wardrobe.  I’ve gushed about my all-time favorite black moto jacket (pictured above) here on the blog before, and nothing has changed. I throw it on with my current favorite boyfriend jeans any day of the week, and I also love to pair it with a dress to add a little edge. 

And as you know, I’ve added a navy leather jacket to the rotation, which is just as good (if not better) than I had dreamed it up to be.  I have a feeling my leather collection will only continue to grow (I’m basically obsessed).  But since I turn to these pieces time and time again when getting dressed, so I know it’s worth it. 

Maybe the most pleasant surprise of all this fall, though, is that the faux, vegan leather jacket options seem to be just as good.  Anyone else notice that too?  I picked up a killer faux one at Zara recently, and Kat loves hers from Abercrombie & Fitch (!). It’s great news for all of us who don’t want to break the bank and feel guilty about adding to our growing stash, whether it’s the first or fifth in the collection.  Find our top picks for leather jackets at any price point in the list below, and tell us: have you found your go-to leather jacket?!  Truly, MKR


Cargo Leather Biker Jacket

AllSaints, $540

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I’ve had this lamb skin leather jacket for years, and I know I’ll have it for a years to come.  The tanned leather gives it an incredibly comfortable fit, relaxed enough for both everyday wear and nights out on the town. I especially love the quilted moto detailing that gives this jacket its edge.  I sized up for a looser fit, so I suggest considering what size will ensure it’s a “Forever Piece” for you too. 

Zip Front Leather Biker Jacket

Bernardo, $259.90

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With long sleeves, a cinched waist and stand collar, this camel leather biker jacket is ready-to-wear cool.  It’s a steal, too, for genuine leather at an affordable price.  When the price tag goes down, typically the comfort (read: movability) does too.  But that’s not the case with this jacket; it has knit under-sleeve panels that really let you move. The camel color is classic, and it’s one you’ll be pairing with all your favorite #OOTDs this season and the next. 

Faux Leather Biker Jacket

Abercrombie & Fitch, $140

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I know what you’re thinking, Abercrombie & Fitch hasn’t been cool since junior high.  But this faux leather jacket makes a strong case for you to reconsider.  Kat recently snagged this find on crazy discount ($70) and has received dozens of compliments on it after only two wears.  The jacket’s faux leather is great imitation quality, and it feels soft and comfortable to wear (most faux leathers can feel a bit waxy and stiff, so be sure to try on before settling on your purchase). A&F FTW, friends. 

Atkinson Leather Biker Jacket

AllSaints, $540

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Another classic style from AllSaints, this soft lambskin jacket is made for a fitted look. Zip cuffs and buckle detailing add interest, while the stand collar gives it a sharp, sporty feel.  It’s available in “Battle Brown” and “Slate Blue”, two unique colors that will be sure to set you apart from the rest.  And again, you know you’re buying a “Forever Piece” when it’s coming from AllSaints.  

Biker Jacket

H&M, $49.99

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This fitted biker jacket from H&M has soft faux leather with the same quilted details you’ll find on jackets triple and quadruple its price.  Though, emphasis on faux; the thing can be machine washed (crazy, I know)!  This jacket is a great option for someone looking to nail the moto look without breaking the bank, or someone simply wanting to add another piece to their growing collection of jackets.  Keep in mind that the material will wear a bit stiffer than real leather. 

Washed Leather Motocycle Jacket

Madewell, $495

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This washed leather jacket is the perfect “throw-on-and-go style”, making it one of our top picks of the bunch; it reminds me a lot of the AllSaints options with a smaller price tag. The jacket is super soft, as it’s been crafted from “rose-petal-soft and gently textured leather” and cut to perfection. It gives the feeling of being perfectly worn-in…which is priceless in my book. 

'Breck' Faux Leather Moto Jacket

Cupcakes & Cashmere, $86.98

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This faux leather jacket in “Bone” is a steal for the price (marked down from $145).  The soft color paired with the moto detailing and sharp shoulders creates the perfect juxtaposition between feminine and edgy.  Keep in mind, however, that this style is boxy – so try it on in-store if you can. The sleeves fit long, while the torso is a bit shorter than pictured.  The jacket is also available in a matted black. 

Quilted Leather Moto Jacket


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This beautiful quilted moto jacket nails the leather look.  Soft, luxurious real leather, cool details with a timeless finish and pretty affordable price (for a “Forever Piece”).  This jacket from Nordstrom was our top pick for a middle-of-the-line option that doesn’t sacrifice style or quality. The looser fit allows for you to move throughout your day and night, all while looking effortlessly cool. 

Collection Leather Motorcycle Jacket

J.Crew, $550

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I finally called this navy leather jacket mine this year, as I shared in this post on the blog. I am absolutely obsessed with the rich, buttery leather in cool navy, and I love the oversized lapel detail.  The fit is great too; a classic cut that’s not too tight and not too loose.  I sized up a size to ensure that it can be worn on top of sweaters and thick shirts. The jacket is also available in “Moroccan Sand” and Black.

P.S. It’s on sale right now (and if not, it will be again!) so be sure to snag it at 30% off while you can. 

'Easy Rider' Faux Leather Moto Jacket


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We found it: a pebbled faux leather jacket that looks good with just about everything. This slim-cut jacket comes in four on-trend colors (good luck trying to decide on one). The lapels snap down, helping the jacket drape effortlessly as you rock it all day long. This is an ideal option for someone looking to add a unique color to their leather and faux leather collection. And under $100, the price cannot be beat! 


Featured image, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha 

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