With fall being here in all of its glory, that means it’s officially leather jacket season. Whether it’s sleek and tailored, or oversized and full of moto vibes, there’s something undeniably cool and effortless about a leather jacket and putting one on just feels good. Lucky for you, if you’re on the hunt for a new one, the city has a number of different options, no matter your budget.
Here are 10 of the best stores to shop for a leather jacket in Toronto!
If a luxurious shopping experience is what you’re after, there’s no better place to shop than Holt Renfrew. The iconic luxe Canadian department store is known for it’s top notch customer service, hot off-the-runway brands, and fabulous selection of pretty much anything you’re looking for. Obviously a leather jacket here will cost you a pretty penny (lots of pennies, if we’re being honest), but a classic leather jacket is timeless and will never go out of style.
While you could easily spend into the thousands on a quality leather jacket, why spend your life savings if you don’t have to. Club Monaco is known for its smart, approachable, and trendy selections and that includes leather jackets. The brands long leather jacket comes in brown which, hear us out, looks seriously cool and is a great switch up from basic black.
If you’re going to spring for a top-quality leather jacket, it might be wise to buy from a brand who specializes in them. British-born ALLSAINTS is one of the top places to go as the jacket options there range in different styles, cuts, details, hardwares, and more. Looking for a deal? We got you. Head to Toronto Premium Outlets to shop the brands outlet store, but there are also various ALLSAINTS locations across the city, too.
Ever since British retailer Topshop landed on Canadian soil, it’s been constantly blessing us with trendy staples at a very friendly price. The same goes for the retailers leather jacket selection. The mid-priced leather jackets that the store offers are buttery soft, and look much more expensive than they really are.
Montreal-based brand Rudsak has been around for years and for good reason. Not only are its men and women’s leather jackets stylish, but they also scream quality. Better yet, if you’re planning on investing in a quality piece, like a leather jacket, why not keep it local and support a Canadian company. Prices start at around $600.
Another Montreal-based brand worth checking out for a leather jacket is none other than Mackage. Long time player in past Toronto fashion weeks, you can count on the brands jackets to be stylish and up with the latest trends. While slightly more expensive, starting at around $690, we think it’s totally worth it in the long run.
If you haven’t heard of m0851 yet, the Montreal-based brand has three GTA locations, one at the CF Eaton Centre, and two other locations in Yorkville and Bayview Village. Here you can find a wide range of men and women’s leather goods and clothing including jackets. Although, the store might not carry your “typical” leather jacket, we suggest going to m0851 if you’re looking for something more unconventional.
If you frequent the Queen West neighbourhood then we’re sure you’re familiar with Doc’s Leathers – the grungy looking hole in the wall store with the scary biker mannequin out front. While the storefront may be intimidating to some, you’re definitely getting the real deal at Docs as the store specifically caters to the motorcycle crowd, plus it’s at a fraction of the cost with prices starting at around $350.
If your budget for a new leather jacket isn’t as lucrative, don’t fret! Black Market Vintage has been a go-to destination in Toronto for vintage and alternative clothing for years now. You can definitely count on finding a badass vintage jacket here (maybe not the first time, but keep checking) and not to mention the prices are almost always more than budget-friendly.
Another great place to look for leather jackets is Winners. While you’ll need to set aside some time for a good hunt, any veteran Winners shopper will tell you that it’s most likely worth it. Not only can you find some gems, but you might even score a designer name for cheap.