I love Amazon just as much as the next human in this world. The unbelievable amount of things you can buy is astounding. You may be surprised that you can also buy leather jackets on Amazon. But before you do, I’ve laid out a few key things to look out for based on my experience shopping on this behemoth site. Read on to find out more about my leather jacket Amazon buying tips.
5 Benefits of Buying Leather Jackets on Amazon
It’s a no-brainer that anyone can run to the store to pick up a leather jacket, but here is why Amazon will save you both time and effort in the long run:
1. Speed and Efficiency
With a selection as wide as the eye can see (no really, you have to scroll practically for days to get to the end of a topic), you’ll be able to not only find the right fit, color, and style for you, but with Amazon Prime you don’t even have to wait long before the jacket shows up at your door. With deliveries arriving in 1 – 2 days, and sometimes even same day, it’s a marvel how they even get the job done.
2. The Right Fit
One of the thoughts holding most people back (I was there myself) is how on earth you’ll be able to find the right fit without trying on the actual leather jacket first. Today, you’ll be happy to know that most sellers provide a sizing chart with their leather jacket. To assure you further, Amazon has a rating system in place that tells you the percentage of the “expected fit” as told by others. Using these two references makes sure you’re getting the right fit before you even buy the jacket.
3. Buyer Reviews
It’s a known fact that one of the most important parts of buying on Amazon is knowing just good the leather jacket really is. Reading reviews gives you an inside look from others whether the leather jacket you’re looking at is worth your time and money. Many times, you don’t have that benefit when you’re at a store and need to judge a leather jacket for yourself, which becomes troubling if you’re not too familiar with the material, fit, or cut.
4. Easy Returns
I remember buying a leather jacket at AllSaints one time and I only had seven days to exchange it for credit. When you buy a leather jacket on Amazon, you know that it is backed by Amazon’s guarantee of a swift and easy return, making your experience in buying a leather jacket even better.
A remaining worry is just how good the material is. With not only reviews, Amazon also makes sure that whichever seller is posting a leather jacket on its site, it provides quality leather jackets. Otherwise, a large amount of returns will mean the seller gets shut down. Just another part of Amazon’s quality guarantee.
5 Leather Jacket Buying Tips
On to the good stuff. While buying leather jackets on Amazon is now a simple process, it’s still important to look at several things:
1. Number of Reviews
You’ll find many things on Amazon that have thousands upon thousands of reviews, which makes it super easy to make a quick decision to buy. You just won’t get that when you look at a leather jacket. That’s why it’s even more important to read and look through the reviews on why a particular leather jacket rated 4/5 stars while another rated as 3/5 stars. The best way to go about this is to look for a leather jacket that not only suits your style, but also has the most positive reviews.
2. Brands and Off-Brands
There are a TON of off-brand or seemingly less known leather jacket brands on Amazon. DO NOT WORRY! Often times these jackets come at a significantly lower price but offer the same leather jacket quality and material advantages as a brand name leather jacket. Just know that there are a lot of off-brand sellers out there but if you do your homework, you might just score a good deal and others will wonder how you got a great-looking jacket at a price that doesn’t compare to brand name sellers.
That being said, you can find brand name sellers (e.g., Calvin Clein, Andrew Marc, and Dolce & Gabbana) who also provide leather jackets on Amazon. If you’re the kind of person to stick with brand name labels, this is also a place for you.
3. Check the Sizing Charts
When you come across brands you may not have heard of, or want to see whether a new brand name leather jacket will fit you, it’s important to check their size chart, often found in one of their product photos or part of their description. A size medium won’t be the same between two brands at two stores, and the same can be said for buying a size medium online. Checking the sizing for the leather jacket will help you make a better decision on the best fit.
4. Buy and Return
Amazon makes it easy to return a leather jacket with no shipping cost and a full refund, especially when you have Prime. This makes it easy to try on leather jackets just as you would at the store, which is why I encourage you to use Amazon’s service freely to buy, try, and return if you truly felt the leather jacket wasn’t right for you. I used to not be a fan of returning things where I used to live, but now that Amazon makes it so much easier, I find it helpful on my part to try, buy, and return (if needed) even more.
5. Find the Right Material
As soon as you jump on Amazon and type in “leather jacket,” you’ll be shown a large amount of available styles at different price points. Remember to note what you are looking for. If it’s a faux leather jacket, make sure you type that in. If it’s real or genuine leather, you should also type that into the search bar because it does make a difference on not only what type of material you’re buying, but also how much it costs as a result of the quality.
Buying Leather Jackets on Amazon Is Easy
With these benefits and tips in mind, you will be armed with the right knowledge to find the right leather jacket on Amazon, or any other online retailer, for that matter. Amazon makes it super simple to do the right research on a leather jacket’s fit, reviews, and making sure quality is up to par. And when you decide on a jacket, you can buy and return in a great amount of time if you’re not satisfied.
What are you waiting for? Let me know your thoughts on the leather jacket buying experience on Amazon in the comments below!