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Though it's easy to foresee the unpredictability of NYC winters (superstorm and nor'easter, we're looking at you), somehow the winter chill always creeps up on us. We scramble to layer sweaters, plan indoor entertainment, and find a pair of tights without too many holes in them — until this year, that is. This winter, we're starting off early and placing our sights on vegan leather pieces that are as stylish as they are warm.
Whether you have a moral opposition to leather and fur, enjoy the affordability of the alternatives, or have never given faux fashions a second glance, we know you'll love our selection of subs. There was once a time when chic imitation fabrics were few and far between, but these days the fakes are holding their own. From Stella McCartney's high-end booties to the I-can-buy-this-with-my-babysitting-money Forever 21 skirts, there's no excuse not to experiment with these conscientious and thrifty threads.
With jackets, pants, shoes, and accessories, we've rounded up the most amazing vegan leather for the chilly winter to come. Read ahead for our picks and watch faux get real.