Vegan alternatives to this season's hottest leather jacket.
Spring runways were crammed with leather bomber jackets, and celebrities followed suit - witness Lindsay in her Alexander Wang zip-up, Mary Kate in cropped Gucci, and Kirsten Dunst wearing a red vintage motorcycle coat in LA.
This story was published on April 2, 2009.
But what if you're vegan and don't do the leather thing? That's a problem our two fashion editors, Jared Flint and Michelle Reneau, encounter all the time. But this season, things are a little different, as companies come up with new alternatives to the leather and suede coats once hyped by James Dean.
Below, eight of our favorites - just as cute as the leather bombers from Mike & Chris or D&G, but mostly made of cotton. Bonus: that means you can wear them well into summer, too.