Want the leather look without breaking the bank -- or being unkind to animals? Check out pleather. Leather items tend to swallow up entire paychecks, but you can reach for an attractive pleather piece instead to save some money.
Scour your favorite discount stores or look for online deals in order to spare your wallet. With a little legwork, you can have great pleather additions to your wardrobe in no time, from skirts to coats to blazers.
If you find discounted items with minor damage, don't simply pass them by -- spare them a second look. Some repairs to leather are possible (such as the removal of small stains or improvements in the texture) and taking the time to restore slightly damaged pieces is another great way to save money.
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