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supermarket: coated denim

the essential you didn’t know you needed.

Until you see a girl wearing leather pants—á la Uncle Jesse in his '90s rock band phase—you probably haven't consciously been craving a good pair of coated denim jeans. Treated to look like form-fitting leather, coated denim is a more affordable and, oftentimes, more comfortable option. And just like a good leather legging, they look good with everything—and come in a variety of colors and washes. Click through the gallery to see and shop our top 10 picks.

Giambattista Valli x 7 For All Mankind, high waist skinny in rose, $350, available at 7 For All Mankind.

Citizens of Humanity, race low rise skinny leatherette in black, $228, available at Citizens of Humanity.

True Religion, halle skinny metallic coated, $228, available at True Religion.

AG, the harlow - black slick, $245, available at AG Jeans.

Forever 21, coated skinny jeans, $22.99, available at Forever 21.

Paige Denim, jimmy jimmy crop - black silk coating, $199, available at Paige Denim.

J Brand, 815 mid-rise super skinny, $65, available at J Brand.

Articles of Society, may - ox blood, $79, available at Articles of Society.

[BlankNYC], spray on, $68.60, available at [BlankNYC].

Levi's, the ringer line 8, $128, available at Levi's.