This fall, tough leather looks are given the grown-up treatment with ladylike cuts and polished silhouettes. Here we introduce you to the new season's perfect leather essentials—a slim pencil skirt from Thomas Wylde, a heart-shaped shoulder bag from Marc by Marc Jacobs, and the ubiquitous leather bomber turned into a sleek blazer and cropped jacket from Balmain and Alice by Alice Temperley, respectively.
Alice Temperley's newly launched little sister line, Alice, has become the go-to label for fans of the British designer who are looking for more affordable, edgier looks. As some of those girls, we're happy to report that Alice by Alice Temperley launched an online shop yesterday, selling the fall 2010 collection (before it hits stores) of rock-inspired leather separates and one must-buy Aztec printed cardigan. To celebrate the launch, Vogue.com UK is giving one reader the chance to win a wardrobe worth more than $2,000 and anyone who shops at the online store 20 percent off a single purchase with a special discount code.
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