The 4 best high-quality faux leather notebooks 2020

Leather-covered notebooks are a classic. They look great and feel fancy. They also give off a signal to others that the owner is someone who appreciates good things and quality in life.

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It’s a great experience and a worthy investment to buy high-quality leather notebooks.

So, I made this list of 4 high-quality, faux leather notebooks.

I myself also try to only buy faux leather nowadays, especially if the faux leather ones have about the same quality and look just as good.

What are high-quality faux leather notebooks?

What makes a leather notebook high-quality and high-end is based on the paper quality, the leather cover, and the bookbinding techniques.

The high-quality leather notebook recommendations are based on

  1. The look and feel of the leather cover
  2. Quality of bookbinding
  3. Quality of paper and ink tolerance
  4. Overall appearance

List of 4 High-Quality Faux Leather Notebooks

1. Moleskine Classic Notebook, Soft Cover

The moleskin classic leather notebook is made with a cover that looks very professional and classic. The cover is also a softcover, which means that it’s bendable and flexible.

It is also made with reliable bookbinding. This is important to make sure that none of the pages will fall off.

It’s also quite affordable at only $17.95.

However, the only minus is that it may not always take fountain pen ink well. But if you don’t use watery fountain pen inks, then this notebook is perfect.

Buy it here:

Moleskine Classic Notebook

2. Travelers Notebook Refillable Leather Journal (Vegan Leather Notebook)

This notebook looks absolutely stunning and features a unique antique look.

The cover is made of PU leather, which is an artificial leather (faux leather), which is considered vegan.

So, if you’re into avoiding animal-products then this can be a great choice for you.

The notebook also is a refillable leather notebook so that you can keep using it for many years. It’s also more environmentally friendly.

Buy it here:

Travelers Notebook

3. Leuchtturm1917 Softcover A5 Notebook

Leuchtturm1917 is my absolute favorite notebook brand, especially for fountain pens. Their notebooks have no problem dealing with fountain pen inks or brush pens.

The leather-look-alike cover is a softcover which means that it’s flexible and that it’s easy to lay the notebook flat when writing. But they are available in hardcover as well.

It also comes with a creative content/index first page (see the second image). I find this page really useful when I’m using the notebook for work or study to assign chapters/lectures/meetings to page numbers.

Buy it here:

Leuchtturm Notebook

4. Rhodia Hard Cover Notebook

The paper on the Rhodia Notebooks is what makes them special. I have used fountain pen ink, brush pens, and even watercolor on these pages and they take everything well.

The cover is made to imitate leather, and does it feels and looks great.

I also think that these Rhodia Hardcover notebooks are really sturdy and I’m not afraid of throwing it in the bag and bring it on-the-go.

Buy it here:

Rhodia Notebook

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Wendy Zhou

UX/UI designer from Sweden. I write about design, tech, side projects, personal finance and cyberpunk. Contact: wendyzhou.design@gmail.com

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