A retro look at a budget price – that’s the classic biker jacket for women at Uniqlo, which comes in at under £50. Read more
Biker jackets for women are a style most often associated with eighties style, but their incorporation into womenswear started with girls way back in the 1950s. Taking inspiration from menswear, more feminine versions were to be found from the sixties onwards.
This Suede Biker Jacket from Miss Selfridge adds a feminine seventies feel to the style, eschewing the usual leather for a deep tan suede fabric. The fitted cut doesn't lose its tough edge, with a side-fastening zip front and wide button down lapels.
You can get yours from Miss Selfridge now for £95.
It's a stunning item, but the Buco 1950s helmet bag will set you back a serious amount of cash.
Originally designed for bike riders from the 1950s to the 1970s to carry helmets (as you might have guessed), it can be used for that today or indeed, double up as a very hip weekend bag. It's been remade for the Japanese market in steer hide, with talon zippers, a nylon lining and inner pockets and in very limited numbers, a smaller number of which have made it to the UK.
Two colourways available, each selling for £345.
Via His Knibs