On the Run – A round-up of leather jackets that are in the sale

It was a long time before I owned a leather jacket but since owning one, I can’t imagine life without it. I wear it over evening dresses, to dress things down, to dress things up, to make them more up to date and most importanly, it’s warm without being bulky.  In fact, due to having worn it quite a lot, it has gone for a trip to the dry cleaners – so it won’t be featuring on the blog for a while.

In its absence, I have taken a look at the leather jackets that are on sale – some of which I have tried on – and here is a selection of  jackets of different styles, and prices, below.  Some of them are showing limited stock so if you like any of them I would advise you to go ahead and order one – remember, it doesn’t count until you decide to keep it!

Chic Leather Biker (Bark)

This is the Chic leather Boden biker jacket in bark reduced from £350 to £210. Although described as brown, it is more grey. I used this jacket for a style event some while ago and it is a very flattering shape.

Leather Biker (Black)

This Leather Biker Jacket in black reduced from £350 to £175, is also from Boden. Obviously a different style to the one and due to its length, less easy to style with little flippy skirts and dresses but it’s a great jacket to wear with jeans, trousers and long skirts.

                                                Sky Leather Jacket

This is the sky leather jacket from French Connection, reduced from £320 to £182.50. I have tried this one on and it’s lovely. Not as harsh as black but slightly more practical than cream, it’s a great fit. Also good for those who tend to wear more navy than black as a base colour.


Reiss Milly Leather

This Milly pale blue leather jacket is from Reiss and it is reduced from £350 to £175.  More distinctive than either black, navy or cream, if you are looking for a coloured leather jacket this is a great option and at a good price too, for Reiss.

The Joseph quilted leather biker jacket is  in a league of its own. Reduced from £945 to £567 it is by no mean inexpensive but this is a fantastic reduction for Joseph.  A true investment piece, it would last for years. 

                                                 Isabella Oliver 365 - The Leather Jacket

This is Isabella Oliver’s “the Leather Jacket” and it is reduced from £299 to £209.30.  Isabella Oliver is known for its style staples and is always a good option for those hard wearing pieces that we all need in our wardrobes.  They do a leather jacket, or two, each season.  The lack of collar on this jacket makes it more flattering for those who either don’t like collars or who don’t have a particularly long neck. The sleek line and lack of breast pockets is also good for those with a curvier bust.


The Zara leather jacket reduced from £149.99 to £99 is a fabulous jacket at a good price. It’s showing as out of stock on line but you may find some stocked in your local store still.


This is an alternative to the jacket above.  The Zara leather jacket is again reduced from £149 to £99.99 The metal work is possibly slightly on the yellow side but it may be a compromise worth making for the price and with time, it will dull.

Finally, this Jigsaw washed leather belted jacket is reduced from £495 to £295 A beautiful practical jacket, nipped in at the waist and with plenty of pockets for those all important pieces we carry, there’s no need for a handbag. If you factored the cost of a bag into the equation, it really is a bargain (OK, it’s not, but we can pretend.)

So, I hope that you have enjoyed the round up of these leather jackets. I also checked out Warehouse, Topshop and Oasis but didn’t think that there was much on offer. If anyone has come across any others, please feel free to share them with us all.


  1. Thea
    July 9, 2012 / 8:56 pm

    I thought this one by Edina Ronay on the TK Maxx website quite interesting: http://tinyurl.com/7m8arov(also in black: http://tinyurl.com/7uqklm3)Great value at £69.99, but I'm not sure about the slightly 'armour-like' shoulder shape.It would be an interesting one to try on.

    • StyleGuile
      July 10, 2012 / 8:47 am

      Hi Thea – I really like that one. The shoulder detail is a little different and a nice alternative to a collar and side zip/flap combination. Are you tempted?!

  2. Kate
    July 9, 2012 / 9:34 pm

    This is a coincidence, I ordered the grey Boden one this morning having spent months hoping it would be in the sale. I really hope it looks nice on, as I've promised myself I'm going to turn over a new leaf and stop wearing tracksuit bottoms on days when I don't go running. As soon as the weather sorts itself out. Thanks so much for your blog, I found it a few months ago and have shamelessly copied loads of your ideas!Kate x

    • StyleGuile
      July 10, 2012 / 8:48 am

      Hi Kate – I must confess that the Boden one is too on its way to me! I have had my eye on it since I worked with it back in March. Good luck with that new leaf turning over business! Shameless copying is part of what it's about – so that's great to hear. Thanks!

    • Kate
      July 12, 2012 / 7:09 pm

      Hi BethIt arrived this morning but I'm afraid it's going back – have tried it on with a few things but I'm struggling to work out what to do with the wide neckline as lots of things don't really work underneath. It's too expensive to keep unless I think I'm going to be throwing it on over everything, all the time. Ah well, good for my bank balance anyway…Looking forward to seeing what you do with yours!Kate

  3. poppys-style.com
    July 9, 2012 / 10:09 pm

    Great choices – I ordered the Boden chic leather jacket myself yesterday – have been watching it all season! Love the Reiss blue jacket too…

    • StyleGuile
      July 10, 2012 / 8:49 am

      Me too, and also Kate (above). Perhaps we should do a post all featuring our Boden leather jackets!

    • poppys-style.com
      July 10, 2012 / 10:36 am

      Definitely!! I hope it fits I went for my usual size but I'm a bit worried the LE items fit a tad more snug…but then again who wants a sloppy looking biker jacket – they're supposed to be snug!:)

    • StyleGuile
      July 11, 2012 / 3:37 pm

      Has yours arrived yet? Mine has – will be opening it later!

  4. Heather
    July 10, 2012 / 12:33 pm

    Hi Beth, I've ordered the French Connection Jacket as am really drawn to the colour & the fact that you recommended it. This is quite Urban for me but am finding my style going a bit too sensible & need a modern edge. Your blog is helping me with this!!Thank you

    • StyleGuile
      July 11, 2012 / 3:36 pm

      Hi Heather – oooh, let me know how you get on. I hope that you like it.

  5. Alannah
    July 11, 2012 / 5:15 am

    I bought a chocolate leather jacket in the High St of Buckinghamshire, London last year while on holiday and I love it. I had a budget of 100 pounds for a coat, but justified the purchase because it was a jacket, not a coat. (BTW I live in Australia, so no pound key on my laptop!) smiles.

  6. StyleGuile
    July 11, 2012 / 3:35 pm

    Hi Alannah – how exciting, someone living in Australia reading Style Guile – thank you! Like your thinking on justifying the expenditure! It sounds lovely.

  7. Jeff Smith
    November 12, 2013 / 5:40 am

    Nice post love reading leather jackets

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