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27 Best Vegan Leather Jackets That Give Your Wardrobe Some Edge

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Like peanut butter and jelly, cooler temps 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

Free People Harriett Vegan Leather Jacket
Free People Harriett Vegan Leather Jacket — $198.00

This fashion-forward faux leather jacket is not your classic biker option. It has a moto style, an oversized fit, a contrast hood, and gold details for an effortlessly chic style that you can wear day in and day out.

Tanming Women's Faux Leather Moto Biker Short Coat Jacket — $28.00

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.

Avec Les Filles Faux Leather Trench Coat
Avec Les Filles Faux Leather Trench Coat — $179.00

Channel The Matrix, but make it fashion. This long vegan leather jacket features a double-breasted front, making it a “piece” rather than a “basic.” Plus, it comes in black and a gorgeous brown.

Deadwood River Cactus Faux Leather Biker Jacket
Deadwood River Cactus Faux Leather Biker Jacket — $84.00

This soft, vegan is perfect for transitional weather, and its slim silhouette will go with any outfit. The deep green color will add a pop of color to your closet, and you can brag about how your jacket is made from organically grown cactus, too.

Alice and Olivia Denny Vegan Leather Blazer
Alice and Olivia Denny Vegan Leather Blazer — $465.00

Alice and Olivia knows jackets. This black boyfriend blazer features the perfect combination of casual and cool you can wear day or night. It has a single button closure and a slightly oversized fit that looks great over jeans or a skirt.

Noize Viveca Cropped Shearling Vegan Leather Jacket
Noize Viveca Cropped Shearling Vegan Leather Jacket — $160.00

This cropped, vegan leather jacket is a major statement, combining a cool cognac color (it also comes in black) and shearling accents and lining. Not only will it complete your look but it will also keep you stylishly warm when those temperatures drop.

SAM. Vegan Leather Isabel Jacket
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SAM. Vegan Leather Isabel Jacket — $575.00

For those days where you want a heavier layer, this puffer jacket days start to get shorter and the weather gets colder, this quilted number has a 80% goose down/20% feathers fill and will keep you oh-so-cozy and warm.

Levi's Asymmetrical Moto Chunky Zip
Levi's Asymmetrical Moto Chunky Zip — $67.00

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, and the asymmetrical zipper will make you stand out from the crowd.

Guess Eco Monica Jacket
Guess Eco Monica Jacket — $158.00

Wanting to add a little spunk to the original? This jacket is made of a faux suede that contains recycled plastic, and has epaulettes, an asymmetric zip front, and zip pockets that elevate the classic look.

Faux Leather Bomber Jacket with Removable Hood
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.

Topshop Faux Leather Biker Jacket
Topshop Faux Leather Biker Jacket — $93.00

If you’re looking for a jacket that is “night out on the town ready,” this sleek faux leather option has got you covered. It has a relaxed fit that will have you standing out in a crowd.

Topshop '90s Faux Leather Zip Jacket
Topshop '90s Faux Leather Zip Jacket — $93.00

Throw it back with this ’90s-style blazer. It has a smooth look and just the right moto edge to keep you warm while still channeling “off-duty model” vibes.

Abercrombie & Fitch Vegan Leather Blazer
Abercrombie & Fitch Vegan Leather Blazer — $140.00

No, Abercrombie isn’t just for tweens anymore. This tan vegan leather blazer jacket (it also comes in brown and black) is sleek, stylish, and perfect for year round wear.

BLANKNYC Word of Mouth Jacket — $139.00

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.

Central Park West Nico Vegan Leather Blazer
Central Park West Nico Vegan Leather Blazer — $238.00

This black vegan jacket has an asymmetrical hem, button cuffs, and a button front, making it easy to bring with you on an evening out, a weekend getaway, and more. And it has two front flat pockets, because you always need a good pocket.

Maje Baneta Quilted Faux Leather Jacket
Milly Hollie Quilted Vegan Leather Jacket — $495.00

Talk about high fashion. This quilted, vegan leather jacket has a relaxed, cropped fit, bracelet sleeves, puffed shoulders, and front patch pockets that can turn any simple jeans and tee outfit into an effortlessly stylish, cool, constructed look.

Bagatelle Draped Faux Leather Jacket
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 — $205.00

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.

Blank NYC Faux Suede Bomber Jacket
Blank NYC Faux Suede Bomber Jacket — $80.00

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 warm, rust brown shade.

Sam Edelman Vegan Leather Hooded Short Bomber
Sam Edelman Vegan Leather Hooded Short Bomber — $140.00

This white vegan leather jacket has a classic bomber style but with a few additional details, like a drawstring waist and hood so you can mix up your look.

Paige Belize Vegan Leather Shacket
Paige Belize Vegan Leather Shacket — $229.00

Why choose between a shirt and a jacket when you can have both? This shacket is stylish, has a tie waist so you can wear it multiple ways, and best of all, it’s machine washable.

Levi's Water Resistant Faux Leather Puffer Jacket
Levis Water Resistant Faux Leather Puffer Jacket — $180.00

This faux leather puffer is a cool blue color, and has just the right amount of sheen to keep you shining bright. It will keep you comfy and warm on cold days, and it’s water-resistance will make sure you stay dry during the rain.

Blank NYC Faux Leather Long Double Breasted Blazer
Blank NYC Faux Leather Long Double Breasted Blazer — $118.00

Dress up your OOTD with this statement faux leather blazer that is sure to garner quite a few (or ton) of compliments as you strut down the street.

Blanc Noir Leather & Mesh Moto Jacket
Blanc Noir Leather & Mesh Moto Jacket — $224.00

This faux leather, moto jacket exudes total Blair Waldorf meets Posh Spice vibes. With quilted panels all over, and mesh shoulder panels, and grommeted lace-up details on the back, this jacket is sure to turn heads.

Splendid Vegan Leather Puffer
Splendid Vegan Leather Puffer — $228.00

On days where you want to bundle up but still be fashionable, grab this vegan leather puffer. It has a curved hemline, rubbed cuffs, and a funnel neck to fit you snugly through and through.

Sanctuary Faux Leather Denim Jacket
Sanctuary Faux Leather Denim Jacket — $108.00

This long jacket is perfect for when you need to be able to wear a sweater and a few other layers under your jacket. It has a button closure, belted waist, and hand pockets.

Halogen Croc Embossed Faux Leather Blazer
Halogen Croc Embossed Faux Leather Blazer — $129.00

Love the classics but want to mix it up just a bit? This black faux leather blazer has notched labels and is embossed with a fun crocodile print that’s 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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