The 20 Best Leather Gloves of 2022 for Every Occasion

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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.

Best Overall: FEIQIAOSH Winter Leather Touch Screen Gloves

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FEIQIAOSH Winter Leather Gloves

Amazon

Who else recommends it? Today also picked the FEIQIAOSH Winter Leather Gloves. 

What do buyers say? 84% of 2,500+ Amazon reviewers rated this product 4 stars or above.

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.

Material: 100% leather; 100% fleece lining | Size Range: S-XL | Colors: Black, Red, Blue, Brown, Gray, Khaki +more

Best Budget: Lands' End Women's EZ Touch Screen Leather Gloves

Lands End Women's EZ Touch Screen Leather Gloves

Amazon

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.

Material: 100% leather | Size Range: S-XL | Colors: Black, Red, Gray, Navy, Cognac

Best Value: Coach Sculpted Signature Leather Tech Gloves

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Coach

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.

Material: 100% leather; 100% Merino wool lining | Size Range: 6.5-8 | Colors: Wine, Black, Saddle

Best Designer: Saint Laurent Leather Chain Gloves

Saint Laurent Leather Chain Gloves

Saks Fifth Avenue

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. 

Material: 100% leather | Size Range: 6.5-8 | Colors: Black

Best for Touchscreen: Theory Tech Gloves in Leather

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Theory Leather Tech Gloves

Theory

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).

Material: 100% lamb leather | Size Range: S-L | Colors: Black

Best Cashmere Lined: Nordstrom Cashmere Lined Leather Touchscreen Gloves

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Nordstrom Cashmere Lined Leather Touchscreen Gloves

Nordstrom

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.

Material: 100% leather; 100% cashmere lining | Size Range: 6-9 | Colors: Black, Saddle

Best Suede: UGG Shearling Gloves

UGG Shearling Gloves

Bloomingdales

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.

Material: 100% sheepskin and suede | Size Range: S-L | Colors: Black, Metal

Best Black: Cornelia James Francoise Leather Gloves

Cornelia James Francoise Leather Gloves

Cornelia James

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.

Material: 100% leather | Size Range: 6-8.5 | Colors: Black, Parchment, Red, Chocolate, Dark Navy, Burgundy

Best Green: Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Gloves

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Gloves

Nordstrom

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.

Material: 100% leather | Size Range: 7-9.5 | Colors: Parakeet

Most Unique: Prada Nappa leather gloves with pouch

Prada Nappa leather gloves with pouch

Prada

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.

Material: Leather and cashmere | Size Range: 5.5-10.5 | Colors: Black, Cyclamen, Peacock Blue

Best Vegan Leather: Downholme Vegan Leather Gloves for Women

Downholme Vegan Leather Gloves for Women

Amazon

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.

Material: 100% polyurethane vegan leather | Size Range: S-XL | Colors: Black, Brown, Burgundy, Dark Blue, Gray

Best Drivers: Seymoure Washable Leather Gloves

Seymoure Washable Leather Gloves

Nordstrom

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.

Material: 100% leather | Size Range: XS/S, M/L | Colors: Camel, Black, White

Best Ponyhair: Portolano Dyed Calf Hair Leather Gloves

Portolano Dyed Calf Hair Leather Gloves

Saks off 5th

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.

Material: Genuine calf hair and leather; 100% cashmere lining | Size Range: 6.5-8 | Colors: Black

COS Color Block Leather Gloves

COS Colorblock Leather Gloves

COS

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

Best Vintage-Inspired: Overland Banksia Cashmere-Lined Deerskin Leather Gloves

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Overland

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.

Material: 100% deerskin leather; 100% cashmere lining | Size Range: 6.5-8.5 | Colors: Bark/Saffron, Berry/Beige, Havana/Pine

Best Fur-Trimmed: Overland Bellis Cashmere-Lined Lambskin Leather Gloves With Fox Fur Trim

Overland Bellis Cashmere-Lined Lambskin Leather Gloves With Fox Fur Trim

Overland

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.

Material: 100% lambskin leather; 100% fox fur | Size Range: 6.5-8.5 | Colors: Black/Indigo, Black/Black, Ivory/Blush

Best Quilted: AQUA Quilted Leather Tech Gloves

AQUA Quilted Leather Tech Gloves

Bloomingdales

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.

Material: 100% leather; 100% polyester lining | Size Range: S-L | Colors: Black

Best Red: Anthropologie Classic Red Leather Gloves

Anthropologie Classic Leather Gloves

Anthropologie

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

Best Zippered: Mackage Willis Shearling-Lined Leather Gloves

Mackage Willis Shearling Lined Leather Gloves

Saks Fifth Avenue

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. 

Material: 100% leather | Size Range: S-L | Colors: Black

Best Long: Ines Half Long Elbow Leather Gloves

Ines Half Long Elbow Leather Gloves

Ines

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.

Material: 100% leather | Size Range: S-5XL | Colors: Black, Red, Camel, Brown

What to Look for When Shopping for Leather Gloves

Color 

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.  

Softness

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.” 

Length

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.”

FAQ
  • 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. 

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