Good Leather Jackets Are Hard to Find, But I Found 24 of Them for Under $200


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One of my best purchases ever was a genuine leather jacket I bought for $129 at Nordstrom Rack five years ago. It was hiding underneath mounds of picked-through shirts and coats (which is why I meticulously check each item on the rack when I'm shopping!), but once I spotted it and saw the crazy price tag, I knew it was too good to pass up. That jacket has been with me across continents and coasts, during apartment moves, and almost every PR meeting I took in 2018. Sadly, I lost my beloved jacket during the course of one of those apartment moves, but it's taught me that good, cheap leather jackets aren't actually impossible to find—you just need to know where to look.

Fortunately, I've already done the "looking" part for you. I've browsed through the internet to find 24 amazing, cheap leather jackets all for under $200. From classic, black moto styles to colorful numbers, each is bound to be your ride or die for the season. Keep scrolling to check out them all.


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Fashion Market Editor

Indya Brown is a fashion editor, stylist, and writer living in Los Angeles. While going to school at Columbia University in New York City, she got her feet wet in the fashion industry interning at Elle magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and New York magazine's The Cut. After graduating in 2016, she joined The Cut as a fashion assistant, eventually working her way up to fashion editor. There, she worked on a multitude of projects, including styling inbook feature stories for New York magazine's print issue, writing and pitching market stories for The Cut, and serving as fashion lead for The Cut's branded content. While New York has been her home for over 10 years, she moved to Los Angeles in the midst of the pandemic in 2020 for a new chapter. Now she is a fashion market editor for Who What Wear, focusing on emerging designers, rising trends on and off the internet, interior design, and BIPOC creatives and brands. Aside from her duties as a fashion market editor, Brown is also a freelance stylist and writer, working on national print and video commercial campaigns for Sephora, The Independent, and Cadillac. Her bylines also include Harper's Bazaar, Vox, and The New York Times. But once the computer goes down and the emails turn off, she's likely eating her way through Koreatown, hunting down vintage furniture, scoping out new outrageous nail designs to try, or taking a hot cycling class.