About us

Higgs Leathers was established over 130 years ago in 1888 by the late James William Higgs and his wife Rose. The shop was originally opened in Forest Gate, London and has remained a family business ever since. The children Dennis, Hildred and Babs carried on trading in Forest Gate, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex and Regent Street, London. In 1969 we opened a retail shop in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Today, the business is exclusively online and is still run by two grandsons, Jim and Jack and Jack's wife Rosamund, together with a small group of helpful staff.

We believe in offering top quality leather jackets and shearling coats at highly competitive prices, backed up with a proper after sales service. We actually offer a five year "Extended Guarantee" with all of our products as, unlike many of our competitors, we actually design and make exclusive original styles in our own workroom.
We stock a wide variety of Leather Jackets and Shearling Coats and have one of the widest selections, not just in the UK, but world wide! Many customers come back to us time and time again. Just have a look at the hundreds of wonderful comments shown on our "Testimonials" page over the last ten years!

Our most popular leather jackets and coats are made from Lamb Nappa skins and are extremely soft, supple and hard wearing.
For the warmer summer months we offer a wide range of Suede Jackets that are mainly made from either Lamb or Kid suede skins and are both light in weight and ultra soft.
We have a truly massive selection of superb shearling coats and sheepskin flying jackets, made from a variety of top quality skins including ultra light weight Merino Lambskin, luxurious long haired Toscana Lambskin or heavier Sheepskin, all offering wonderful warmth and hard wear. And don't forget, all the above are backed up by our "Extended Guarantee" at no extra cost!

We stock a huge range of accessories including leather trousers and skirts, leather and sheepskin waistcoats, gilets and body warmers, leather and sheepskin hats and gloves, leather belts and leather bags! The list goes on and on! Just take a few moments or a few hours to browse through our wonderful collection!
If you need any further information, please e-mail sales@higgsleathers.co.uk or phone our free help line 0800 8250118.

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