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The ultimate guide to buying leather pants

Information verified correct on December 10th, 2016

They're a fashion girls dream come true, here are 12 reasons to invest in leather pants this season.

You can bet that every fashion girl has at least one pair of beloved leather pants. From the more popular styles; the Helmut Lang leather leggings in red and Sass & Bide black leather pants that are forever high on our wishlist, to the hidden gems you can pick up from Zara and ASOS - leather pants are guaranteed to turn heads and last a lifetime.

Dress like an off-duty model in leather pants with a comfy white tee and sneakers or channel your inner Kendall Jenner with a fancy top and bold red lips. Here's your guide to buying leather pants online and 12 of the best pairs you buy right now.


Top fashion sites for faux and genuine leather pants online

Hot tips for buying leather pants online:

  • Double check the fabric of the pants. You will often see "leather pants" advertised in the product name when in fact they're a PU fabric. If they are too cheap to be true, in most cases it will be because they're not genuine leather.
  • Scour the sale section. Your favourite premium retailers and brands are the go-to for hidden gems and last season styles. You might just pick up a cheeky pair of leather pants on discount or with a coupon code. Find coupon codes to use towards your next purchase at the end of this article.
  • Try before you buy. If you're out and about shopping IRL try on different styles of leather pants; genuine leather pants are expensive, so even if there's a flexible returns policy it's a lot of money to fork out at once if you need to return them for a different size . Try different brands on every time you see something you like before committing to buying them online when the time is right. (Hello, payday.)
  • Triple check the returns policy. Especially if you're buying from a promotion or sale section online, you might be subject to a different returns policy.

Leather pants to buy online

Expect to pay top dollar for a pair of genuine, well-made leather pants. If you're looking at designer labels you can be charged a small fortune so it's important to make sure you're 100% happy with the style. These bad boys will be in your closet for a long time to come!

DROME Leather Skinny Trousers $1,031.04
Farfetch
J Brand Maria High Rise Leather Pants $998
ShopBop.com
TY-LR Stretch Leather Pants $445
THE ICONIC - Content
West 14th West Broadway Sleek Leggings $995
THE ICONIC - Content
Helmut Lang Stretch Leather Pants $1,244.02
ShopBop.com
Bless'Ed Are The Meek Bolts Pants $349.98
THE ICONIC - Content

The cheaper alternative

Can't afford the real deal? These days you can find an abundance of PU options that look just as good, for a fraction of the price. Online fashion retailers like Showpo, General Pants and ASOS are all go-to destinations for faux-leather options.

Leather Look Joggers $76
ASOS
Tripp NYC Faux Leather High Waist Skinny Pants $119
ASOS
Faux Leather Cigarette Pants Black $28
Missguided - Content
Black Coated Supersoft Skinny Jeans £22.99
New Look
Lua Zip front Leather Look Skinny Trousers $40
Boohoo - Content
Lip Gloss Jeggings in Black $49
Showpo

Returns policy

Leather pants are an expensive item to add to your wardrobe, so when you're making the purchase double check the return policy. If you haven't tried them on in-store before you'll need to ensure a flexible returns policy. Find our comprehensive guide to return policies here.

Shopping Sites with Strict Policies

The players that do not offer refunds for a change of mind

  • Beginning Boutique
  • Dissh Boutique
  • Princess Polly
  • Showpo
  • Verge Girl


Where can I buy cheap leather pants?

It's always recommended to do your research before buying the pair of leather pants you see. You will often find similar styles across multiple websites or the same pair you've had your eye on, on sale somewhere else. A few of the fashion sites stand out for consistently offering budget-friendly prices on clothing, yet you will find that most of the sites showing cheap prices will have faux suede and leather-look rather than genuine leather.

Brit-brand Boohoo offer most of the range under $60 and you can pick up faux leather for as cheap as $10 when scouring the sale section. Showpo and Missguided also have leather & suede pants for bargain hunters.


Where can I buy genuine leather pants?

Shopbop and Brit-brand Farfetch will be your go-to for genuine, designer leather pants online and brands like Aussie retailer THE ICONIC and ASOS will have a mix of both faux and genuine. These brands host sale sections where you can save up to 70% off with last sizes available on last season stock. It's here you might be able to find a style bargain (read: treasure) and the the wear forever investment pieces.


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Doone Roisin

Doone Roisin is the social media butterfly and Fashion Editor at finder.com.au. She's an online shopping enthusiast ready to show you what to buy and how to wear it, the best sales around town and insider tips to make note of.

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