Skinny, boot or straight – jeans are a staple in any fashionista’s closet. And you can never have too many pairs, especially when you find the perfect fit. But if spending next month’s rent on those long-coveted designer denims is not an option, we’ve got the hush-hush scoop on LA’s deep discount jeans shops.
That Jean Shop
5658 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
That Jean Shop
All over the Internet, Israeli-born Neta Tov is showered with her clients’ praises. Opened for only three years, Tov’s That Jean Shop has a wide selection of high-end and exclusive jean brands at low prices, with some that haven’t even hit most stores yet. A mathematician at heart, Tov can take one look at you and calculate which designer jeans will fit best, sending you out of the shop’s doors looking fabulous. Featured brands include American Rags, Fred Segal, RRL Selvage Denim by Ralph Lauren, J Brand, Hudson Denim, Bleu Lab Reversible Denim, Black Orchid, SIWY Jeans, Paige Premium Denim, Ksubi Jeans and Prvcy jeans. The denim boutique also carries designers on your man’s coveted list such as 12 oz. Denim, Dylan George, Agave and Rich & Skinny. Tov predicts denim fall trends to debut a mellow color palette accentuating caramels, olives, golden browns, grays, dark washes, straight and slim cuts. She says skinny is not completely out, but we will see less of it this year. Tov is putting herself through school while running That Jean Shop and will give a 10 percent student discount to anyone with proper identification.
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134 E. Valley Blvd.
Maria’s Fashions has catered to the chic, designer jean-aholics crowd in Los Angeles for more than 40 years. The family-owned denim boutique outfits you in trendy brands including Blue Cult, Joe’s Jeans, J Brand, Genetic Jeans, Hudson Jeans and Chip & Pepper. Maria’s Fashions will not only blow you away with its rock-bottom prices on jeans, but when you catch a glimpse of the accessories and handbags, you will definitely leave the shop with a completed ensemble. In addition, the store has an expert tailoring department where you can get alterations on what you buy or bring in your favorite jeans from home.
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Shopaholic Sample Sales
>8032 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Sample sales are known for a last-minute invite and a scramble to get there, but Shopaholic Sample Sales is an everyday occurrence where you are welcome to come shop and then return the next day. This rare find will treat your eyes and your wallet to designer denims including Tag Jeans, Mulholland Hi-Rise Skinny, Welland Slim and Smooter Straight with slashed price tags. To be updated regularly on the new goods coming in, make sure to get on the Shopaholic Sample Sales’ mailing list (via the website). Looking for your fall theme? Shopaholic Sample Sales’ racks are categorized by color – you’ll want to take a snap shot on your phone so your fall wardrobe can be just as organized.
J Brand Factory Outlet
1225 E. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
An exclusive, under-the-radar outlet, the J Brand Factory Outlet is really an insider’s favorite. And if you get the invite, you too will discover what a find this one is. To begin the process of being in-the-know, email firstname.lastname@example.org
and the outlet’s fairy godmothers will get you started on celeb-inspired styles. Fans include Debby Ryan, Katie Holmes, Jessica Alba and Charlize Theron. For the fall season, J Brand is all about velvety soft corduroy and buttery leathers in skinny, straight and boot cuts. Definitely check out the Love Story boot cut in dark vintage. When paired with a washed denim vest and biker boots, you will be looking your best this fall.
411 Rose Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
DNA is our genetic fingerprint and a pair of perfect-fitting, designer jeans is the fingerprint of each shopper’s personalized fashion statement. Venice’s DNA Clothing, one of the first jean shops to make designer digs accessible at extremely low prices, has been a shopping hot spot for the last 20 years. Back in the 1990s, a pair of Levi’s 501 blue jeans was dirt cheap and at DNA Clothing, it won’t cost you much more than back in the day. The shop also features Level 99 Jeans and the fall collection includes the Janice Ultra Skinny in colors and mixed metals and the Sasha Slim Boot Super Navy Corduroy. Other brands spotted at the denim boutique include Rock n’ Republic, 7 For All Mankind and Blue Cult.
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Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.