If you’re not shopping for vintage or secondhand leather jackets, you’re missing out. On a recent quest to find a new fall jacket, I stumbled upon so many insanely good vintage and pre-loved finds that I just had to dedicate a whole story to it. The best part is that these jackets lean into some of this season’s biggest trends—think ’90s minimalist leather blazers, retro aviator jackets, and shearling toppers that, in addition to being environmentally friendly, are unique one-offs so you can be sure that no one else will own the same piece. Moreover, who doesn’t love that special thrill that comes from giving an old garment new life?
Over the past decade, I’ve honed my skills as a vintage buyer—unearthing one-of-a-kind secondhand gems at vintage markets, thrift stores, Etsy, and rental/pre-loved sites and apps—that I’ve graduated from a novice to a seasoned professional!
So with the cooler weather upon us, below, I’m sharing the biggest jacket trends that you will be so excited to score vintage. And the best part? They’re all under $100.