When it comes to real fur, not every 'leopard print' coat is made from leopard, which tends to be rather scratchy and hard - the hides I've encountered would have been better suited as rugs, they were like goatskin, if you've ever felt that type of hide. If you want to check it out before you spend your money on it, go to any museum which has a natural history collection and there should be some taxidermy where you can see the nature of the skin, and how coarse it is over most of the animal, with softer sections on the underside, but certainly not dense enough to quality as plush. If you see someone wearing a soft and supple-looking fur with a leopard print, chances are that it's lynx, and given the price of those, anyone wanting to emulate that look would be better off getting a coat made from a different type of fur (like rabbit) which has been artfully patterned as leopard print. The legality of buying and selling real leopard will vary from country to country, but generally, it's not a great idea. Because it's such a rare skin, there is a sense of the forbidden about it - but the reality is bristles and stiffness. You're far better off with faux, on every count, from your bank account to your conscience.