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Punk, rock ‘n’ roll, grunge: Whatever you call it, black leather, spikes, and chains are all the rage right now. At the top of my list is the motorcycle jacket. Although a full leather version is pretty pricey, this season’s fresh crop of motos come in a variety of silhouettes and materials. My favorites under $600:
The most wallet-friendly option is a vegan or faux leather version.
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Try: Members Only Quilted Vegan Leather Moto, $99, urbanoutfitters.com
If you prefer to invest in a premium brand, pick up a coated denim jacket.
Try: AG Jeans coated denim jacket (pictured, above), $295, Dragonfly, 3615 W. 32nd Ave., 303-433-6331, facebook.com/dragonflyapparel
On the hunt for a real leather moto?
Try: Oak Rider jacket, $590, Goldyn, 2040 W. 30th Ave., 720-489-0580, shopgoldyn.com
Follow fashion editor Georgia Benjou on Twitter at @gabenjou and on Pinterest at /gabenjou.