6 NYC Denim Shops for Finding That Perfect Pair of Jeans
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The Internet is a wonderful place sometimes: You can load up your cart at Revolve and have ten pairs of jeans on your doorstep in two days flat. But only good old-fashioned try-ons will let you know which pair makes your butt look good. Here are six great spots for buying jeans when only a dressing-room session will do.
We're a big fans of everything this brand makes, and its buttery-soft denim is no exception. Head to the appointment-only showroom to try on vintage-inspired crops and skinnies in every wash imaginable. (You can even book a styling party, complete with drinks, for you and your pals.)
648 Broadway (at Bleecker St.); 917-675-7472 or ayr.com
Brooklyn Denim Co.
With super-friendly staff and unique offerings (including lesser-known brands like Ström), this Williamsburg boutique has everything we could want in a neighborhood denim shop. Plus, free hemming and super-affordable rates for other alterations ensure you don’t settle for an almost perfect fit.
85 N. Third St. (at Wythe Ave.), Brooklyn; 718-782-2600 or brooklyndenimco.com
If you’ve ever wanted to buy your jeans in an actual denim factory, head to this Soho space ASAP. You’ll find edgy split flares and classic straight-legs, and if you’re willing to splurge, you can even customize a pair of jeans from scratch. #Dreams.
15 Mercer St. (between Grand and Howard sts.); 212-391-6969 or 3x1.us
Yes, it's easy to nab the ubiquitous brand's denim online, but with so many options, it's worth an in-person visit. (Though we'd avoid the Soho location on a weekend.) They’re currently nailing the two-tone trend, and if you've ever flirted with the idea of overalls, this would be the place to take the plunge.
Multiple locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn; madewell.com
The NYC-based brand’s sleek cuts and substantial, suck-everything-in denim have earned a devoted following (Taylor Swift is a fan). Look for the signature high-waist skinny along with minimalist dresses and rompers.
218 Bedford Ave. (at N. Fifth St.), Brooklyn; 718-388-5880 or courtshop.com
Yes, we realize this is a bit of a Captain Obvious moment. But hear us out: There’s no better place to find a range of fits for all body types, with most options clocking in under $100. The Meatpacking and Williamsburg locations also offer on-site tailoring. What better place to find out whether those Wedgie jeans are worth the hype?
Multiple locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn; levi.com