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Looking for denim as fresh as springtime air? We've identified ten stores that will gladly take the edge off jean shopping with their denim expertise. As far as cutoffs, skinnies, and boyfriend jeans are concerned, Newbury Street should be nicknamed "Denim Row." But beyond that main downtown drag, we've also highlighted denim destinations in the North End and Chestnut Hill.


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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. Explore styles from most major premium denim lines—Citizens of Humanity, Hudson, Red Engine, and Genetic Denim among them. Jean shopping is longer a chore once you step into the North End boutique. Plus match tops from 525, Bailey 44, and Free People while you're there.

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, Joe's, and more.

3. Rag and Bone

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111 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-6700
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Few lifestyle brands command the level of devotion as rag & bone, so when they opened up shop in Boston a couple years back, its fans rejoiced. Step upstairs into the denim department for acid wash skinnies, slouchy boyfriend cuts, and chambray tops.

4. 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 and international appeal, you want to shop here.

5. 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.

6. Scoop NYC

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177 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 874-4400
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This New York transplant boutique has found an audience in Bostonians looking for something unique—which extends to its denim offerings. Grab on-trend styles from Habitual, AG, and Mother.

7. The Tannery

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711 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-5500
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At the two in-store boutiques Curated by The Tannery and Wilderness Workshop, you'll find raw denim, Japanese denim, prints, patterns from niche brands and big names alike. Standouts include BLK Denim, Naked & Famous, 3Sixteen, Frame Denim, and regulars including AG, Mother, and J. Brand.

8. Diesel

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339 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 424-6555
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A household denim brand, Diesel brings slick Italian style and on-point fits to its men's and women's collections. Distressing, rips and shreds in the right places, and envelope-pushing silhouettes are on display here.

9. 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 opened its doors at the former Rugby space on Newbury last year. The 4000 square ft. store has—you guessed it—plenty of denim for guys and gals alike, head to toe. Its aesthetic is a bit more rough and tumble than its parent brand, with distressed detailing that looks like you just tackled a music festival.

10. Madewell

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199 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 332-3257
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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. This location in particular opened in conjunction with the company's denim relaunch last summer, kindly offering hemming.

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. Explore styles from most major premium denim lines—Citizens of Humanity, Hudson, Red Engine, and Genetic Denim among them. Jean shopping is longer a chore once you step into the North End boutique. Plus match tops from 525, Bailey 44, and Free People while you're there.
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, Joe's, and more.
85 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

3. Rag and Bone

111 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Few lifestyle brands command the level of devotion as rag & bone, so when they opened up shop in Boston a couple years back, its fans rejoiced. Step upstairs into the denim department for acid wash skinnies, slouchy boyfriend cuts, and chambray tops.
111 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

4. 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 and international appeal, you want to shop here.
116 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

5. 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

6. Scoop NYC

177 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
This New York transplant boutique has found an audience in Bostonians looking for something unique—which extends to its denim offerings. Grab on-trend styles from Habitual, AG, and Mother.
177 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

7. The Tannery

711 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
At the two in-store boutiques Curated by The Tannery and Wilderness Workshop, you'll find raw denim, Japanese denim, prints, patterns from niche brands and big names alike. Standouts include BLK Denim, Naked & Famous, 3Sixteen, Frame Denim, and regulars including AG, Mother, and J. Brand.
711 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

8. Diesel

339 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
A household denim brand, Diesel brings slick Italian style and on-point fits to its men's and women's collections. Distressing, rips and shreds in the right places, and envelope-pushing silhouettes are on display here.
339 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

9. Denim & Supply

342 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
This diffusion line of Ralph Lauren opened its doors at the former Rugby space on Newbury last year. The 4000 square ft. store has—you guessed it—plenty of denim for guys and gals alike, head to toe. Its aesthetic is a bit more rough and tumble than its parent brand, with distressed detailing that looks like you just tackled a music festival.
342 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

10. Madewell

199 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
"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. This location in particular opened in conjunction with the company's denim relaunch last summer, kindly offering hemming.
199 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467