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27 Best Vegan Leather Jackets That Give Your Fall Wardrobe Some Edge

Saanya Ali

Photo: Getty Images/Andriy Onufriyenko
Like peanut butter and jelly, fall and vegan leather jackets go together like not much else. Though far from a crime to wear the punky number year-round (I definitely do), transitional weather calls for a jacket that’s versatile enough to protect you against the evening chill, but is still light enough to tie around your waist when the sun decides to make a fashionably late appearance. That said, genuine leather jackets can be price-y and not particularly sustainable.

Luckily, in the past few years, brands have created vegan leather jackets that look just as classic, stylish, and timeless as their genuine leather counterparts. They're also less expensive, are just as durable, and look exceptionally real. Scroll down to shop the best vegan leather jackets that don’t look or feel plastic-y, are kinder to the planet, and that we will be wearing all season (and year) long.

The best vegan leather jackets

Missguided Cream Faux Leather Fringe Back Biker Jacket — $85.00

This fashion-forward faux leather jacket is not your classic biker option. The fringe adds a western flare, while the cream shade makes it different from the original black versions you see all around town.

Tanming Women's Faux Leather Moto Biker Short Coat Jacket — $40.00

A sucker for the classics? This Moto jacket is an Amazon bestseller that touts over 6,000 reviews of wearers, one of which who says, “I’m raving…but I really must say again, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this jacket!” We’re already sold.

Missguided Chocolate Snake Print Faux Leather Contrast Trench Coat — $124.00

Channel The Matrix, but make it fashion. This long vegan leather jacket features a snake print with solid brown contrasting sleeves, making it a “piece” rather than a “basic.”

NIA Vegan Leather Shirt Jacket — $109.00

If you’re a proud subscriber to the “shacket” trend, this vegan, tan shirt jacket is perfect for transitional fall weather, and so easy to stash in your bag if it gets warm at noon.

Alice and Olivia Renee Vegan Leather Jacket — $395.00

Alice and Olivia knows jackets. This army green number features the perfect combination of shiny and matte fabrics in the perfect fall shade.

Noize Britt Crop Vegan Leather — $125.00

Red is always a good idea. This cropped, vegan leather jacket is a major statement with a chunky belt that makes any leggings and tee fit a look with a capital L.

Glamorous Vegan Leather Jacket — $235.00

As the days start to get shorter and the weather gets colder, this shearling-lined number is more of a coat than a jacket and will keep you oh-so-cozy and warm.

Levi's Faux Leather Moto Jacket — $88.00

To put it simply, Levi’s are never a bad idea. The fit and quality is tried and true, after all. This classic moto jacket is sure to go with every outfit you’re wearing all season.

Guess Olivia Faux Leather Moto Jacket — $158.00

Wanting to add a little spunk to the original? This soft, faux leather moto jacket has dual buttons, a belt, wrist cuffs, and statement zippers that elevate the classic look.

Faux Leather Bomber Jacket with Removable Hood — $98.00

If you’re a true cozy lover, this faux leather bomber features a removable hood for colder days that prep you for unpredictable rain and snow.

BP + Wildfang Patent Faux Leather Jacket — $69.00

If you’re looking for a jacket that is “night out on the town ready,” this patent leather option has got you covered. The matching skirt completes the set, but the jacket on its own will have you standing out in a crowd.

En Saison Vegan Leather Puffer Jacket — $192.00

Winter means it’s finally puffer season. Puffer and (faux) leather jacket in one, you’ll be winning all the fashion shows at lunch. This sleek jacket will keep you warm while still channeling “off-duty model” vibes.

Abercrombie & Fitch Faux Leather Moto Jacket — $120.00

No, Abercrombie isn’t just for tweens anymore. This beige faux leather moto jacket is sleek, stylish, and perfect for year round wear.

BLANKNYC Word of Mouth Jacket — $198.00

Combine the snakeskin trend you see every Fashion Week with the ’70s style fringe that never went out of style, and you’ve got this statement jacket you’ll never want to take off.

Chaser Matte Vegan Leather Drape Front Jacket — $99.00

Packing for a trip? This easy-to-fold, versatile, cloak-like jacket is perfect to squish up and store in a handbag, weekender, suitcase, or under your arm as you sprint to your gate.

A.L.C. Amelia Vegan Leather Jacket — $595.00

Talk about high fashion. This flight-inspired, vegan leather jacket has an uber-flattering silhouette that can turn any simple jeans and tee outfit into an effortlessly stylish, cool, constructed look.

Bagatelle Draped Faux Leather Jacket — $99.00

If you’re like me and have a few closet pieces that are set aside purely for “I need a brunch outfit and I need it five minutes ago” wear, this draped faux leather jacket is perfect for you. Chuck it over a romper, pair it with jeans and a tank, wear it under a larger jacket for an extra layer, or roll right out of bed in leggings and use the color to hide the hangover—this jacket is as versatile as it gets.

ASTARS Starry Night Vegan Leather Jacket — $196.00

Spice up your classic leather jacket look with studs. These small, silver embellishments give a starry look to the piece, and make it easier to pick out of a crowd (or pile) of other black leather jackets.

Banana Republic Vegan Suede Moto Jacket — $96.00

Originally $160, now $96

Not to be left out, this vegan suede jacket is still kinder to the environment than its non-imitation alternatives and features the same moto structure as many other leather options, but this time in a new, unique, fall shade.

GAP Faux Leather Moto Jacket — $70.00

Originally $100, now $70

The classics simply never go out of style. No one knows that better than GAP—truly a brand that’s stood the test of time since the ’60s.

ASTR the Label Rubia Faux Leather Moto Jacket — $178.00

If you’re looking for a brand that perfectly bridges the line between fast fashion and price-y designers, ASTR the Label has got you covered. This fall staple is stylish, doesn’t feel plastic-y or cheap, and it’s also versatile, and sustainable.

Express Faux Leather Puffer Jacket — $178.00

As winter peeks around the corner, this puffer is going to be on every holiday wish list—you heard it here first. The leather look makes it chicer than your classic nylon or polyester shell, the cream/white shade is easy to match with anything and everything, and the insulation will be your cold weather knight in padded armor.

Generation Love Millie Vegan Leather Blazer — $365.00

Channel your inner Harry Styles on tour with this statement leather blazer that is sure to garner quite a few (or ton) of compliments as you strut down the street.

AQUA x Scout the City Faux Leather Quilted Jacket — $138.00

This faux leather, quilted set exudes total Blair Waldorf meets Posh Spice vibes. Wear the jacket and skirt mixed and matched with other pieces or as a pair for the perfect fall outfit(s).

Levi's Faux Leather and Faux Shearling Quilted Jacket — $60.00

Stay cozy with this shearling-lined, faux leather quilted jacket that truly hits every fall fashion buzzword, and deserves the acclaim.

BLANK NYC Black Long Moto Jacket — $128.00

When I say this jacket is the “star of the show,” I mean it literally. I mean…it’s covered in them. This long, oversized, patterned moto jacket is perfect for the later fall months when you need to be able to wear a sweater and a few other layers under your jacket, but it’s not yet coat weather.

Jonathan Simkhai Standard Wyatt Vegan Leather Jacket — $445.00

Love the classics but want to mix up the cut and silhouette? This unique take on the white bomber is sure to draw some envious eyes.

While leather or leather-look-alike jackets reign supreme when it comes to cool, versatile, and forever on trend wardrobe staples, when it comes to picking the right faux leather jacket for you, you have to ask yourself the same questions you would with most things that you put on your body. Do you prefer the classic, James Dean style, lapel or something along the lines of Bella Hadid’s famous moto? Do you want something with a bit of padding to keep you warm or a shacket that you can toss in your purse to dress up a daytime look for dinner? Do you like a long, trench-like silhouette or something with less sheen like a suede? Print or plain? Regardless of what style you’re looking for, how much you’re hoping to spend, and what color catches your eye, we’ve scoured the internet to find a hefty collection of the best vegan leather jackets out there.

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