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Trends come and go, but our wardrobes are built on denim. Though Boston residents are not always the most adventurous bunch when it comes to outspoken fashion, we've never seen so many textured, vibrantly colored, and leather-touched jeans on our streets as we have in the last couple of seasons. From basics to risque finishes, here are ten local shops that are experts on skinnies, bootcut, and cutoffs.


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Alison Barnard is looking out for your bottom half with a store dedicated to denim. With styles from most major premium denim lines—Joe's, Citizens of Humanity, J Brand, Hudson, Paige, Denimocracy—the chore of trying on pair after pair transforms into an adventure for the best derriere.

The Blues Jean Bar

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Modeled after a bar, with all the cheeky catchphrases you can imagine, The Blue Jeans bar serves up over 20 brands of men's and women's denim. Like the bartender at your local watering hole, the staff listens to your needs for premium denim from DL1961, Paige, Siwy, and more.

Riccardi

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As with the rest of Riccardi's stock, denim here is the creme de la creme: Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, R13. If you want runway-worthy, you want to shop here.
Arguably the all-American king of denim, Levi's home on Newbury Street offers all the classics from straight leg to skinny jeans, buttoned up shirts to cutoff shorts. The staff will walk you through sizing and the price is right.

The Tannery

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People come to The Tannery for men's and women's premium denim for brands like Naked & Famous, J. Brand, Joe's, and Current/Elliot. You'll find raw denim, Japanese denim, prints, patterns—you can build the rest of the outfit all in one store.

National Jean Company

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The Back Bay outpost of this local suburban stalwart is welcoming and familiar, displaying a curated selection of premium favorites from Hudson, Paige, and DL1961.

Madewell

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"Denim for the people" should be the slogan at Madewell, where shirts, skirts, shorts, skinnies, and slouchy boyfriend jeans hover below $200. The latest color and pattern trends are easy to adopt with undaunting price points and a variety of fits.

Denim & Supply

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This diffusion line of Ralph Lauren just opened its doors at the former Rugby space on Newbury. The 4000 square ft. store has—you guessed it—plenty of denim for guys and gals alike, head to toe. Boston is the first brick and mortar outpost of the brand in advance of a NY location.

Urban Outfitters

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Our feelings on Urban are summed up simply: fast fashion jeans done right. High waist, low rise, pastel, patched up—play the trend game each season with the in-house BDG brand for about $58 a pair. These babies dip to $39 in seasonal sales.

Mint Julep

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Want the department store brands but the intimate boutique setting? Big sellers here include Citizens of Humanity, Joe's, and Free People. Complete your outfit with some topper denim, like a J Brand jacket for the transition between seasons.

in-jean-ius

Alison Barnard is looking out for your bottom half with a store dedicated to denim. With styles from most major premium denim lines—Joe's, Citizens of Humanity, J Brand, Hudson, Paige, Denimocracy—the chore of trying on pair after pair transforms into an adventure for the best derriere.

The Blues Jean Bar

Modeled after a bar, with all the cheeky catchphrases you can imagine, The Blue Jeans bar serves up over 20 brands of men's and women's denim. Like the bartender at your local watering hole, the staff listens to your needs for premium denim from DL1961, Paige, Siwy, and more.

Riccardi

As with the rest of Riccardi's stock, denim here is the creme de la creme: Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, R13. If you want runway-worthy, you want to shop here.

Levi's

Arguably the all-American king of denim, Levi's home on Newbury Street offers all the classics from straight leg to skinny jeans, buttoned up shirts to cutoff shorts. The staff will walk you through sizing and the price is right.

The Tannery

People come to The Tannery for men's and women's premium denim for brands like Naked & Famous, J. Brand, Joe's, and Current/Elliot. You'll find raw denim, Japanese denim, prints, patterns—you can build the rest of the outfit all in one store.

National Jean Company

The Back Bay outpost of this local suburban stalwart is welcoming and familiar, displaying a curated selection of premium favorites from Hudson, Paige, and DL1961.

Madewell

"Denim for the people" should be the slogan at Madewell, where shirts, skirts, shorts, skinnies, and slouchy boyfriend jeans hover below $200. The latest color and pattern trends are easy to adopt with undaunting price points and a variety of fits.

Denim & Supply

This diffusion line of Ralph Lauren just opened its doors at the former Rugby space on Newbury. The 4000 square ft. store has—you guessed it—plenty of denim for guys and gals alike, head to toe. Boston is the first brick and mortar outpost of the brand in advance of a NY location.

Urban Outfitters

Our feelings on Urban are summed up simply: fast fashion jeans done right. High waist, low rise, pastel, patched up—play the trend game each season with the in-house BDG brand for about $58 a pair. These babies dip to $39 in seasonal sales.

Mint Julep

Want the department store brands but the intimate boutique setting? Big sellers here include Citizens of Humanity, Joe's, and Free People. Complete your outfit with some topper denim, like a J Brand jacket for the transition between seasons.