As a follow up to my boot post here, leather jackets are another item that is pretty much absolutely necessary fall through early spring. As much as I admire other jackets I see on the interwebs, in magazines, or on blogs, I never take my leather one off. And by leather "one", I mean two. I have an incredible navy leather moto jacket that I got from Gap (! - I'm just as shocked as you) last fall, and a cropped black leather moto jacket from H&M circa 2010. Neither of them were bank breakers (the Gap one was $300, the H&M one was $125), and they are both my favorite jackets ever.
I searched the interwebs high and low (false, I just went to Pinterest), and found my top five leather jackets for the season - priced high to low. A girl can dream about the Isabel Marant one, but don't fret, there's always a similar style for less somewhere, especially if you don't have an extra $1,200 laying around to spend on a jacket this season (join the club).