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I Found Leather Trousers Secondhand for $50! How I Styled Them

 

I found leather trousers secondhand and paid only $50!

 

Leather Trousers

I’ve been on the hunt for some real leather trousers ever since some of my faux leather pieces have crackled. after a few years. I think it was from dryness. What I bought straightaway, was a leather conditioner, as to keep these trousers moisturized. I bought this conditioner.

So, you know Poshmark and I are great friends! I came across this brand, Margaret Godfrey on Ebay, and decided to search for leather pants under this brand on Poshmark. I came across these trousers that were hardly worn and loved the flat front style. You could certainly wear these more casually with a cute pair of fashion sneakers, but I chose to dress them up today on the blog.

Who Is the designer, Margaret Godfrey?

Margaret Godfrey is vintage clothing designer, who was the head of the design department at Bagatelle.  The company, Bagatelle, hired her to be the head designer in 1967. While the company was located in Montreal, Canada, Godfrey was inspired by the London Boutique looks of the 1980s. So, while these trousers can be considered vintage, they were hardly worn.

I bought these trousers for $50 shipped from a seller and made sure to ask for measurements before buying. This is key! Whether it is Ebay or Poshmark, get the measurements. If I am buying pants, I always ask for waist measurement, hip, inseam and rise. These are a higher rise and a longer inseam, so that is what I was looking for. They are lined and really in primo shape! If you buy something vintage, ask the condition, but measurements are even more important, as sizes may have been cut smaller in the past.  There are no returns for Poshmark, and not many sellers have returns on Ebay, so this is the one con.

Styling the pants with a cowl neck taupe sweater, I added a signature touch of the burgundy brooch, and took out my leopard print booties. I am still not quite able to wear trousers but have them as another incentive to get better.

The Bruno Magli leather bag is one I wear frequently.

Do you have leather pants in your wardrobe? Have you tried looking secondhand?

Outfit

Margaret Godfrey Leather pants- Poshmark (Here are some on Ebay)

H&M sweater ( old) similar

leopard boots- Zara Similiar option

Bruno Magli bag

Have a great day!
Jess xx

10 Comments
  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 22:27h, 17 January Reply

    Those were a score! They look like they were made for you and you got such a great deal on them!

  • Leslie Susan Clingan
    Posted at 17:45h, 17 January Reply

    Oh, I wish I had these instead of my faux-vegan-pleather leggings. These are much classier. And more versatile I think. You can make them edgy with something boho on top or dress them down with a graphic tee. But the way you have styled them here is superb. And your photos are especially lovely, too. How are you feeling in this shiny new year?

  • cheryl tucker
    Posted at 09:23h, 17 January Reply

    Yes to the fabulous find! I was just showing Jodie yesterday my leather jacket find from a consignment store. It is amazing what you can find out there. Beautiful look Jess! Peace! Cheryl

  • mireille
    Posted at 08:36h, 17 January Reply

    I love all of the details you added like the rings, the fun printed booties and the brooch. I do love the style of these leather pants. They look amazing on you!
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

  • Kellyann Rohr
    Posted at 06:53h, 17 January Reply

    Great find, Jess! Real leather is something you’ll have forever!
    xo,
    Kellyann

  • jodie
    Posted at 20:30h, 16 January Reply

    Those leather pants are amazing Jess and I just LOVE the brooch too.
    XOXO
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  • Neti
    Posted at 17:28h, 16 January Reply

    A steal for sure and they fit Fantastic. I will have to get that conditioner ’cause I lost a few good handbags like that.
    XO
    http://www.mtoomuch.com

  • Maureen
    Posted at 10:47h, 16 January Reply

    What a steal! I know “leather” pieces can cost so much more. Postmark really does have a ton of gems for less. I don’t own leather pants but I have been seeing them more lately. Perhaps, I should give them a try? I hope you had a great weekend and your week is off to a great start! It’s raining over here in my neck of the woods so I am enjoying just watching it come down.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • Suzy Turner
    Posted at 06:51h, 16 January Reply

    I LOVE this look on you, Jess! The trousers are an absolute knockout…and for just $50?! That’s amazing! I used to have a fabulous pair of leather jeans, about twenty years ago and I adored them. I can’t remember what happened to them, but maybe I just grew tired of them. Such a shame though, because they were not only comfy but looked cool too!
    Big hugs
    Suzy xx

  • Jacqui Berry
    Posted at 02:31h, 16 January Reply

    Yep love these Jess. You’ve styled them so well too. I’ve only ever had faux and yes they crack don’t they. Maybe I should look for leather ones! Jacqui x

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