Some are even made with vegan leather!

By Monica Mendal
October 17, 2019
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This is the season when packing begins to get complicated as cooler weather means cramming more layers, heavier knits, and outerwear into your carry-ons. The ultimate travel hack – and the ultimate challenge for some – is to pack only one jacket. The perfect fall jacket for travel should be light, comfortable, and easily transitioned from day-to-night.

That’s why a leather jacket is the one staple you’ll need for every trip. It’s lightweight, can be dressed up or down and comes in a variety of styles – fusing both functionality and style. From classic styles like moto jackets, bombers, and trenches, to trendier silhouettes like puffers and fringe, there’s a leather jacket for all of your sartorial needs.

Some brands, like Nanushka and Ganni, even have vegan leather styles to choose from (and they look and feel just like the real thing!) Other brands, like Choiss, are focused on sustainability, using 100% certified leather that follows protocols that require traceability, animal well-being, and strict environmental regulations and inspections.

Below, we’ve rounded up the 10 best leather jackets for every fall trip.

Choiss Classic Lambskin in Blush

Courtesy of Choiss NYC

To buy:, $1,300

Aritzia ‘Bonham’ Trench in Olive Green

Courtesy of Aritzia

To buy:, $598

Nanushka Quilted Vegan Leather Jacket

Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

To buy:, $620

Ganni Canvas-paneled Faux Patent-leather Jacket

Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

To buy:, $415

Maje ‘Lizalia’ Leather Jacket

Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

To buy:, $595

Mango Leather Trench

Courtesy of Mango

To buy:, $400

Topshop Cropped Western Leather Jacket

Courtesy of Topshop

To buy:, $320

The Arrivals ‘Clo’ Mini Suede

Courtesy of The Arrivals

To buy:, $495

H&M Jacket with Tie Belt

Courtesy of Ralph Lauren

To buy:, $60

Polo Ralph Lauren Fringe-trim Suede Jacket


To buy:, $1,498