Having a leather jacket... or a pleather leather jacket in my case is a wardrobe basic. Adding a chic leather jacket will instantly dress up your look, and can be worn all year around depending on where you live. A leather vest will also create the same look. (confession: I own a pleather leather vest too)
If you were interested in buying the ultimate leather jacket the first place I would go would be All Saints. All Saints is pricey but in this case you pay for what you get. All Saints always has such cool leather jackets, but something you definately need to try on. For less expensive options (AKA pleather leather jackets) I would start at Zara, Free People, and TopShop (which is also sold @ Nordstrom). You will be able to find a sweet leather jacket between$300-600.... and I wouldn't spend any more than $150 for a fake leather jacket.