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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

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Missguided White Fringe Detail Cropped Faux Leather Jacket — $47.00

This fashion-forward faux leather jacket is not your classic biker option. The fringe adds a western flare, while the white 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 Black Faux Leather Trench coat
Missguided Black Faux Leather 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.”

UO Tessa Faux Leather Jacket
UO Tessa Faux Leather Jacket — $139.00

This soft, vegan, tan jacket is perfect for transitional weather, and its slim silhouette will go with any outfit.

Alice and Olivia Jax Faux Leather Bomber Jacket
Alice and Olivia Renee Vegan Leather Jacket — $440.00

Alice and Olivia knows jackets. This black bomber jacket features the perfect combination of casual and cool you can wear day in and day out.

Noize Britt Crop Vegan Leather Jacket
Noize Britt Crop Vegan Leather — $105.00

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.

SAM. Vegan Leather Isabel Jacket
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SAM. Vegan Leather Isabel Jacket — $495.00

For those days where you want a heavier layer, this puffer jacket 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 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 — $78.00

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 Faux Leather Jacket
BP Faux Leather Jacket — $28.00

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 Relaxed Vegan Leather Blazer
Abercrombie & Fitch Relaxed Vegan Leather Blazer — $120.00

No, Abercrombie isn’t just for tweens anymore. This light yellow vegan leather blazer jacket 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.

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.

Maje Baneta Quilted Faux Leather Jacket
Maje Baneta Quilted Faux Leather Jacket — $263.00

Talk about high fashion. This quilted, vegan leather shacket has a slim fit and check flap 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 — $98.00

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.

Blank NYC Faux Suede Bomber Jacket
Blank NYC Faux Suede Bomber Jacket — $90.00

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 — $119.00

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.

ASTR the Label Peoria Vegan Leather Jacket
ASTR the Label Peoria Vegan Leather Jacket — $132.00

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 staple is stylish, doesn’t feel plastic-y or cheap, and it’s also versatile, and sustainable.

Express Faux Leather Puffer Jacket
Express Faux Leather Puffer Jacket — $178.00

This puffer is going to be on every wish list—you heard it here first. The leather look makes it chicer than your classic nylon or polyester shell, the black shade is easy to match with anything and everything, and the insulation will be your cold weather knight in padded armor.

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 — $299.00

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.

Levis Women's Faux Leather Dad Bomber Jacket
Levis Women's Faux Leather Dad Bomber Jacket — $99.00

Stay cozy with this roomy, faux leather jacket that truly hits every fashion buzzword, and deserves the acclaim.

Sanctuary Faux Leather Denim Jacket
Sanctuary Faux Leather Denim Jacket — $144.00

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.

Topshop Oversize Faux Leather Moto Jacket
Topshop Oversize Faux Leather Moto Jacket — $104.00

Love the classics but want to mix up the cut and silhouette? This unique take on the moto jacket has a chunky belt and is in light pink color 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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