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.
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H&M Skinny Low Jeans, $39.95, available at H&M, 588 Broadway (between Prince and Spring streets); 855-466-7467.
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Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Skirt, $22.80, available at Forever 21, 50 West 34th Street (between 5th and 6th avenues); 212-564-2346.
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RD Style Vegan Leather Jacket, $79, available at Piperlime.
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Topshop Faux Pony Leather Collar, $45, available at Topshop, 478 Broadway (between Grand and Broome streets); 212-966-9555.
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Mango Faux Leather Panel Miniskirt, $59.99, available at Mango, 561 Broadway (between Prince and Spring streets); 212-343-7012.
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Three Floor Embroidered Quilted Bomber Jacket, $265, available at Pixie Market, 109 Stanton Street (between Orchard and Ludlow streets); 212-253-0953.
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Stella McCartney Croco Embossed Faux Leather Platform Ankle Boots, $917, available at My Theresa.
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BlankNYC Ankle Skinny with Vegan Leather Tuxedo Stripe, $88, available at Dolce Vita, 255 Elizabeth Street (between Houston and Prince streets); 212-529-3167.
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Free People White Jeans with Vegan Leather Panel, $98, available at Bloomingdale's, 504 Broadway (between Broome and Spring streets); 212-729-5900.