The best leather gloves can be the perfect finishing touch to any look, from city slicker to preppy equestrian to après-ski. “A glove is not just for warmth—it is and always will be a statement,” says expert Jeni Elizabeth. In decades past, gloves were an everyday accessory, but these days they are more of a cold-weather staple. Still, we can’t stop swooning over the statement-making trend—luckily, there are enough stylish options to suit every aesthetic.
Meet the Expert
Jeni Elizabeth is a lifestyle reporter, network and celebrity wardrobe stylist, and commerce style expert at E! News.
Since leather gloves can be more of an investment piece (and one that should last you for years to come), finding the best pair can feel a tad daunting. We took a deep dive to find the best leather gloves available now, including budget-friendly options and the best colors, materials, and linings.
Here are this season's best leather gloves.
FEIQIAOSH Winter Leather Touch Screen Gloves
When on the prowl for the best leather gloves overall, we put a lot of things into consideration. What it came down to was finding a pair that was affordable, high-quality, available in a range of colors, touchscreen-friendly, and (of course) warm. We landed on this find that has earned an overall 4.4 stars from over 2,000 customers. With a range of colors to choose from—including classic brown and black, as well as fun colors like blue and red—more exact sizing, and high-quality material, these gloves are the perfect addition to any winter wardrobe. Not to mention the price point is shockingly low given the fact that these are 100 percent genuine leather.
Price at time of publish: $30
Material: 100% leather; 100% fleece lining | Size Range: S-XL | Colors: Black, Red, Blue, Brown, Gray, Khaki +more
Lands' End Women's EZ Touch Screen Leather Gloves
Lands' End is known for offering fashionable and functional accessories, and these gloves are no exception. The cashmere-linked sheepskin leather gloves have touchscreen-compatible thumb and forefinger pads and come in an array of color options. The best part? They look and feel expensive but ring up at just over $40.
Price at time of publish: $80
Material: 100% leather | Size Range: S-XL | Colors: Black, Red, Gray, Navy, Cognac
Coach Sculpted Signature Leather Tech Gloves
When it comes to leather winter accessories, Coach is hard to beat—and the brand’s glove selection is no exception. We love these designer leather gloves for their chic vintage-inspired design, 100 percent leather shell, and cushy merino wool lining, which will not only shield your mitts from the winter frost but keep them warm. On top of that, they are tech-friendly as you can use any standard touchscreen without having to take them off.
Price at time of publish: $95
Material: 100% leather; 100% Merino wool lining | Size Range: 6.5-8 | Colors: Wine, Black, Saddle
Saint Laurent Leather Chain Gloves
Ready to splurge? These bracelet-length gloves with silver chain detail are the epitome of chic. They feature a palm vent that makes slipping them on and off easy, even if you're juggling your work tote, phone, and morning Starbucks.
Price at time of publish: $650
Material: 100% leather | Size Range: 6.5-8 | Colors: Black
Best for Touchscreen
Theory Tech Gloves in Leather
We have no idea how they make touchscreen-friendly leather gloves but we are glad they exist. If you’re looking for a great everyday pair that will go with virtually anything, plus keep your paws warm, our top choice is this pair from Theory. Designed with Nappa leather, the classic leather glove style is sophisticated, comfortable, warm, and functional (especially in the sense that you don’t have to remove them to swipe through social media).
Price at time of publish: $195
Material: 100% lamb leather | Size Range: S-L | Colors: Black
Best Cashmere Lined
Nordstrom Cashmere Lined Leather Touchscreen Gloves
Gloves are all about accessorizing but, if you’re wearing them in the fall or winter, you want them to be warm, too. To ensure maximum warmth (and comfortability), you can’t go wrong with a pair of cashmere-lined leather gloves. These from Nordstrom come highly recommended with over 4 stars from 166 customers. And, they made our list for their simple and timeless design, touchscreen capabilities, cozy cashmere lining, and two color options.
Price at time of publish: $99
Material: 100% leather; 100% cashmere lining | Size Range: 6-9 | Colors: Black, Saddle
UGG Shearling Gloves
For our favorite suede accessories, we always turn to UGG. So, it should come as no surprise that the brand has the best pair of suede and shearling gloves. Available in black and gray, these ultra-cozy winter gloves are a must for anyone looking for a more textured and soft glove. In addition to being ultra-chic, these suede gloves pair perfectly with UGG’s trendy sheepskin bucket hat.
Price at time of publish: $158
Material: 100% sheepskin and suede | Size Range: S-L | Colors: Black, Metal
Cornelia James Francoise Leather Gloves
Everyone needs a pair of black gloves, but they don't have to be basic. This stunning pair by British glovemaker Cornelia James—whose handiwork has been worn by everyone from Princess Diana to Lady Gaga—are impeccably designed, with brass button "cufflinks" and a luxurious silk lining.
Price at time of publish: $237
Material: 100% leather | Size Range: 6-8.5 | Colors: Black, Parchment, Red, Chocolate, Dark Navy, Burgundy
Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Gloves
Italian label Bottega Veneta is in its Parakeet era. Lined in cashmere, the striking shade of these gloves is embellished with the brand's signature intrecciato weave design. They're sure to elicit tons of compliments—and more than a few green-with-envy looks.
Price at time of publish: $900
Material: 100% leather | Size Range: 7-9.5 | Colors: Parakeet
Prada Nappa leather gloves with pouch
What if your gloves doubled as a purse? That’s basically what you get with these ultra-chic and unique leather gloves from Prada. We swoon over the classic Nappa leather style but, perhaps what we love more is the fact that we can always have our lip balm on hand—literally—to prevent a chapped winter pout. In addition to its to-die-for mini pouch, the leather gloves also have a cashmere lining to keep your mitts cozy all season long.
Price at time of publish: $1,350
Material: Leather and cashmere | Size Range: 5.5-10.5 | Colors: Black, Cyclamen, Peacock Blue
Best Vegan Leather
Downholme Vegan Leather Gloves for Women
If you like the look of leather gloves but only shop for vegan-friendly products, these Downholme gloves are just as soft and pliable as the real thing. They're touchscreen-compatible for all your winter texting needs. Plus, the synthetic material keeps hands toasty and is wear and weather-resistant.
Price at time of publish: $35
Material: 100% polyurethane vegan leather | Size Range: S-XL | Colors: Black, Brown, Burgundy, Dark Blue, Gray
Seymoure Washable Leather Gloves
Driver gloves aren’t exactly the warmest winter option but they are still so cute so we wanted to add them to our list. We chose these from Seymoure for a few reasons. One, they have that classic driver silhouette but are still simple in style. Two, they come in classic colors like brown, black, and white. And, three, they are washable—yes, we said washable. These are perfect for anyone concerned about keeping their gloves clean.
Price at time of publish: $265
Material: 100% leather | Size Range: XS/S, M/L | Colors: Camel, Black, White
Portolano Dyed Calf Hair Leather Gloves
If you’re looking for a glove with more texture, we love a good pony hair set. These leather gloves from Portolano feature calf hair upper paneling with cashmere lining and a comfortable elastic cuff. One reason we loved these so much is that, despite the different materials, they are one solid color, making them discreet enough for everyday wear.
Price at time of publish: $350
Material: Genuine calf hair and leather; 100% cashmere lining | Size Range: 6.5-8 | Colors: Black
COS Color Block Leather Gloves
If you like to stand out from the crowd, we suggest the COS color block gloves, a cashmere-lined pair with leather panels available in two eye-catching colorways—brown/green and burgundy/bright blue. The combination of leather, wool, and cotton provides warmth and breathability.
Material: 100% leather, 60% wool, 40% cotton | Size Range: XS/S-M/L | Colors: Brown/Green, Burgundy/Bright Blue
Overland Banksia Cashmere-Lined Deerskin Leather Gloves
For a vintage-inspired glove, we wanted something more unisex that felt reminiscent of the '90s—and we found our perfect pair. These Scottish cashmere-lined gloves are made with the softest (and most durable) North American deerskin leather and feature a natural texture. The brand claims they offer “everyday grace,” and we couldn’t agree more.
Price at time of publish: $299
Material: 100% deerskin leather; 100% cashmere lining | Size Range: 6.5-8.5 | Colors: Bark/Saffron, Berry/Beige, Havana/Pine
Overland Bellis Cashmere-Lined Lambskin Leather Gloves With Fox Fur Trim
If you’re going to go for a fur-trimmed leather glove, we say the furrier the better. These gloves from Overland feature some major fluff, making them a great cold-weather staple. On top of that, they’re available in a range of color pairings, including black on black, white and blush, and a fun black and indigo combination.
Price at time of publish: $129
Material: 100% lambskin leather; 100% fox fur | Size Range: 6.5-8.5 | Colors: Black/Indigo, Black/Black, Ivory/Blush
AQUA Quilted Leather Tech Gloves
Quilted accessories are some of our favorite ways to add a touch of charm to our wardrobe. So, of course, we wanted to include our top choice for the best quilted leather gloves. These from AQUA made our cut for their fun quilting pattern on the top panel and touchscreen compatibility since taking our gloves off to send a text or scroll is the last thing we want to do in the winter.
Price at time of publish: $98
Material: 100% leather; 100% polyester lining | Size Range: S-L | Colors: Black
Anthropologie Classic Red Leather Gloves
Va-va-voom! These fire engine red gloves will punctuate any outfit. The mid-forearm length fits nicely under a blazer or winter coat for an added layer of warmth, and the polyester lining will keep your hands from overheating.
Material: 100% leather | Size Range: S-L | Colors: Red
Mackage Willis Shearling-Lined Leather Gloves
Sliding into a pair of leather gloves can be a struggle. The convertible shearling-lined cuffs on these gloves are fashionable and functional, with a side zipper that can be worn open, folded over, or closed to keep them fitted to your wrists.
Price at time of publish: $220
Material: 100% leather | Size Range: S-L | Colors: Black
Ines Half Long Elbow Leather Gloves
For a dressier look, a long glove is always a good idea. And, there’s something about a long leather glove that makes us swoon. These Half Long Elbow Gloves from Ines come in a selection of fun colors—including more traditional black and brown, as well as cherry red—and can be worn at full length or scrunched up for some added flair.
Price at time of publish: $400
Material: 100% leather | Size Range: S-5XL | Colors: Black, Red, Camel, Brown
What to Look for When Shopping for Leather Gloves
When shopping for a pair of leather gloves, Elizabeth says to keep color top of mind as it is “such an awesome statement with gloves.” She adds that for everyday use “you might want to go darker” or more neutral but encourages some fun and flair, too. “For me, black gloves are a bit boring,” she explains.
Leather can be a bit on the stiff side and, because of that, Elizabeth recommends buying “a soft leather [glove] that is comfortable but also thin enough to be able to use your fingers.”
Another thing to keep in mind is the length. Sure, you want your glove to fit well but the fit isn’t just about the fingertips and palms. “I always want to make sure I have a couple of inches in length up the wrist,” Elizabeth explains. “Nothing is worse than a gap that can’t be covered between the jacket and the end of the glove.”
How do you clean leather gloves?
“There are two important things to remember when cleaning leather gloves,” says Elizabeth. “The first is everything [should be] gentle—from the amount of water to the brand and amount of soap,” she explains. “I always use a soft small rag or even a cotton ball and a small amount of organic soap,” Elizabeth says it is vital that you avoid ruining the color or stripping the glove, especially when spot cleaning. “If you're just spot-cleaning, just a dab of [water and soap] depending on how dirty the glove is will do the trick,” she explains, adding that “less is always more” when cleaning gloves. “If you need more of a deep clean, white vinegar is sometimes stronger than soap and more water is needed [for this method]. However, never completely soak the glove and always let them air dry, making sure to put them on a couple of times through the drying process.”
How do you break in leather gloves?
Leather is always better with a little bit of wear, so breaking in leather gloves is key. “Rubbing alcohol is a great way to soften all leathers,” says Elizabeth. “You can use a cotton ball or soft cloth to cover the glove entirely [in the alcohol],” she adds, noting that it’s important to “put the glove on a couple of times as it is drying and bend your wrist and fingers around to work in the leather.” If you try this trick, Elizabeth says to always air dry and never “put your leather gloves in the dryer or the sun.” Another trick is to “boil the gloves,” says Elizabeth, warning that it can, however, be a "scary” method. “Again, make sure to pay dry with a towel and stretch out with your hands [while wet],” she adds.
How We Researched
To compile this list, our team of editors and contributors spent hours researching the best products on the market in this category, evaluating their key features—like ingredients, shade range, or design—in addition to reviews from customers and other trusted sources. We then used this research to assign a star rating from one to five (five being the best; one being the worst) to certain products on the list.
Why Trust Byrdie
Contributing writer Jessie Quinn has a bachelor's degree in fashion journalism. From working in the fashion closet and interviewing designers at NYLON Magazine to now writing about the best style trends for various publications—including, Byrdie, Brides, The Zoe Report, Bustle, and more—Jessie researches and sources the best fashion finds for readers. When researching the best leather gloves, Jessie went on a mission to find a variety of designs, styles, and materials that were fashionable yet functional. After all, gloves might be a statement piece but they are also a necessity in winter weather.