Thursday, August 28, 2008

Must Shop: The Leather Jacket

I've been wanting a leather jacket for FOREVER now, but simply cannot find the "one." I was actually willing a year or so ago (when I wasn't trying to be so darn responsible) to spend a couple or few hundred on an "investment" piece, but just never found anything I liked.

I actually really like this one I found at Urban Outfitters:

Silence & Noise Motorcycle Jacket - $128

The price isn't bad either. I'll have to check it out in person. I'm sure real-leather would be better, but my wallet would appreciate this deal more.

I haven't found any good middle-ground options, but if you're wanting to go "all-out", here's a gorge leather jacket by who else by D&G:

D&G Dolce & Gabbana - Fitted Leather Jacket - $1495 (ouch)

Have you found any good leather jacket options this season?

NOTE: images by urbanoutfitters.com and neimanmarcus.com, respectively

19 comments:

kokostiletto said...

hi! i really want a leather jacket now too! haha i guess i am growing up! all the leather stores were on sale in the summer- i really regret not buying one then!

clevahgrrl said...

Just found this great leather jacket at Martin + Osa. This photo doesn't do it justice. My girlfriends and I all tried it on - totally flattering on all of our different body types. Oh and it's soooo soft.

http://www.martinandosa.com/web/browse/product.jsp?catId=cat40020&productId=1880_0167

WendyB said...

SWORD always has beautiful jackets. They're carried by blaec.com.

Marie / Amethyst said...

Personally I prefer the one from Urban Outfitters because I like the collar better. I guess I was never fond of "nehru / band " collar type designs. You WILL get a lot of use out of it though. Many years ago I had a motorcycle type jacket like this and I wore it to death until the lining was ripped and the sleeves were worn away. I'd vote for the Urban Outfitters one plus its more budget friendly - hee hee

strikeapose said...

The dolce one is fab. Mike & Chris make some good ones..and Juicy has one that's pretty reasonably priced on shopbop.com!

Lindsay said...

i've also been wanting one forever too..i found a perfect one at forever 21 yesterday, but unfortunately it didn't feel right on me..too biker chick..love that urban jacket though, great deal!

mallika said...

the gap has a really sweet grey leather jacket for $298 this season. they also have another style of leather jacket: http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?searchCID=25781&pid=419016&scid=419016002&vid=-1

I didn't see the grey leather jacket on the site, but I saw it in store. good luck!

Anonymous said...

Love the purple and orange dress in that second photograph! I saw something very similar on vente-privee.com a few weeks ago though I let it go...Very sexy! Feel free to use me clairewestbridge@googlemail.com if you need a referrer. Claire XX

Anonymous said...

Have you checked out Harley Davidson ?They have some cute stuff...little pricey but well worth it.Take it from a biker chick!
Joyce

Shopaholic D said...

hey guys!

glad you liked this post! thanks for all the suggestions - I'll have to do some more research on some of those great options!

:) D

Dani said...

BEAUTIFUL.
you'll where it forever!!!

InêsAlmeida said...

Hi! I'm portuguese and i also love leather jackets. I bought one this season at la redoute. Do you know this brand? It has excelent sales, really. My jacket cost 63 euros and it is made of real leather. XOXO

Shopaholic D said...

that's what I'm thinking, Dani!

I have heard of la Redoute, but I don't know where to get it. I don't think it's available in my area. :( Too bad, too, b/c it sounds like you found an amazing deal!

:) D

Amanda said...

Hi!! I just love your blog...full of great information and tips. I, myself have been looking everywhere for a nice leather jacket and i think i found the "one." Its a motorcycle jacket from Ann Taylor and looks very nice and casual and best of all...its only $148 and if you get the People Style Watch magazine September 2008 issue, there is a 20% off coupon in there. I will be going there tomorrow to try it on and see how it looks. Hopefully it looks good cause i've been dying to get one. Hope you find something that you like!!

-h of candid cool said...

what about ebay. lots of leather moto & bomber jackets pop up on there

Shopaholic D said...

Amanda, first of all, thanks so much for your sweet comment - sorry it took so long to post. As for the jacket, you are a genius! Thanks for the tip...I'm loving that jacket!

-h - that's a good idea...I could find something vintage there!

:) D

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Yasmin said...

I found an amazing leather jacket on Ebay (everybodylovesvintage). It's black with a heavy collar and zigzag zipper. Very rocker chic. I'll cherish it forever. All for $15 INCLUDING SHIPPING! :)

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Regards,
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