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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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1. in-jean-ius

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441 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 523-5326
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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.

2. The Blues Jean Bar

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85 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 350-4683
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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.

3. Riccardi

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116 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-3158
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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.

4. Levi's

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131 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-0135
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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.

5. The Tannery

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711 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-5500
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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.

6. National Jean Company

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218 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 233-4809
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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.

7. Madewell

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329 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 2115
(617) 424-0904
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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.

8. Denim & Supply

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342 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 247-2801
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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.

9. Urban Outfitters

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361 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 236-0088
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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.

10. Mint Julep

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6 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 576-6468
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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.

1. in-jean-ius

441 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113
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.
441 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02113

2. The Blues Jean Bar

85 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
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.
85 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

3. Riccardi

116 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
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.
116 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

4. Levi's

131 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
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.
131 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

5. The Tannery

711 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
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.
711 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

6. National Jean Company

218 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
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.
218 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

7. Madewell

329 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 2115
"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.
329 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 2115

8. Denim & Supply

342 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
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.
342 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

9. Urban Outfitters

361 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
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.
361 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

10. Mint Julep

6 Church Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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.
6 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138