Real vs. Steal – Balmain Quilted Leather Jacket

by Irina on November 3, 2012

Update: This post has been updated on November 3, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

Everyone should own a perfectly tailored leather jacket. I think it’s a staple and will never go out of style. So it’s worth making a small investment to make sure it will last you several years, maybe even decades. I’m sure this Balmain quilted leather jacket would be still in style 10 years from now, but oh boy, 13k for a jacket? I know leather always comes at a price, but this is blatant usury.

Balmain Peak-Shouldered Quilted Leather Jacket in black

Balmain Peak-Shouldered Quilted Leather Jacketls
($13.395, Net-A-Porter)

Rihanna Loves Balmain

Rihanna wearing a black Balmain Quilted Leather Jacket

Rare PU Quilted Chain Neck Jacket

Update (11/03/2012): Two years later and I found another Balmain inspired quilted jacket option (in faux leather) at Rare.

Rare PU Quilted Chain Neck Jacket in black (Balmain knockoff)

Rare PU Quilted Chain Neck Jacket
(£69, Rare)

Haute Hippie Quilted Leather Jacket

This quilted leather jacket by Haute Hippie isn’t necessarily a Balmain twin, but the influences are clearly visible, don’t you agree? The jacket is quite pricey at almost $1.000 retail price, but it’s still 13x cheaper than the original.

Haute Hippie Quilted Leather Jacket in black (Balmain knockoff)

Haute Hippie Quilted Leather Jacketls
($995, Shopbop)

bebe Quilted Leather Moto Jacket

Another great alternative, though not quite as close as the HH version, is this quilted leather jacket by bebe. I am so digging this jacket, it’s ridiculous. And $259 for a real leather jacket isn’t a bad price.

bebe Quilted Leather Moto Jacket in black (Balmain knockoff)

bebe Quilted Leather Moto Jacket
($259, bebe)

Posted in: Balmain,Coats & Jackets,Haute Hippie,Out & About,Real vs. Steal,Rihanna

  • tee

    omgg i so love this bebe jacket …i checked the bebe website but its sold out 🙁 …plzz do lemme know if u know where can i find it …

  • great finds, the one from rare is my favorite! unfortunately for me, i still can’t afford it but i just wanted to say thanks for all the work put into this website! i get excited whenever there’s an update or new post. take care

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