Last Updated on 20th October 2013

This season it’s all about the shearling aviator jacket, and with so many to choose from, we’re simply spoilt for choice. From sheepskin lapels to leather sleeve detailing, this must-have outerwear item is guaranteed to whet everyone’s fashion hunger. So get your thinking caps on and credit cards at the ready, as now is the perfect time to invest in a timeless winter warmer.

We simply love Helmut Lang’s shearling biker jacket, recently seen gracing the shoulders of singer Ciara in West Hollywood – its sheepskin lining and black leather lambskin sleeves simply ooze designer chic. But here’s the crunch ladies… the price tag! At a hefty £840 this jacket is certainly a once in a lifetime investment piece for most, but hey, if you have the cash to splash then we certainly wouldn’t blame you for grabbing this luxurious slice of Helmut Lang. After all, is there a better way to keep you stylishly snug this winter?

Well, if you’re a lover of all things Topshop, then yes, there is a cheaper alternative. At £150 this comparative high street bargain, featuring a black leather design with faux shearling contrast collar, won’t break the bank, saving you some of those all-important pennies. A rather stylish alternative, if we do say so ourselves.

Get Topshop’s borg leather biker, £150, here – or, if you simply can’t resist a designer label, you can purchase Helmut Lang’s shearling jacket from, for £840.

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