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From Cheap to Boutique: Where to Buy Denim in LA

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Jeans aren't just a casual Friday option in LA. They're a wear-every-day wardrobe basic. Credit the city's laid-back aesthetic and our status as the denim capital of the US. A ton of ultra-successful jeans brands have been born and nurtured in LA, including J Brand, 7 for All Mankind, Paige, Joe's and Current/Elliott.

Our denim-focused attitude means that there are tons of places to buy jeans in LA, from big department stores and chains to single-brand boutiques to indie shops to by-appointment ateliers that offer made-to-measure, bespoke pairs. After the jump, we've rounded up 15 options from cheap to, well, whatever the going rate is for limited-edition Japanese selvedge these days. As always, let us know if we've missed your favorites in the comments.


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1. American Rag Cie

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150 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 935-3154
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This one-stop shop has an incredible denim bar stocked with the newest men's and women's pairs from James, Nudie, Levi's, Svensson and more. The yummy cafe in the adjacent home goods store is just an added bonus.

2. Paige Premium Denim

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116 N Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 360 9888
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LA resident and denim designer Paige Adams-Geller keeps a close eye on trends. You'll find printed styles as well as coated options at her Robertson boutique, but somehow, her line never feels too slavishly of-the-moment. Geller used to be a fit model, and knows how to make jeans ultra-flattering.

3. J Brand Factory Outlet

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1225 E. Washington
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 748-1408
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The coveted jeans purveyor has an outlet downtown where you'll find all manner of styles for 40 to 85% off retail.

4. rag & bone

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8533 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Rag & Bone's ultra-skinny jeans, available in a variety of colors and washes, rival the brand's footwear in terms of popularity. For spring, they're offering looser boyfriend styles in traditional blue hues.

5. Self Edge

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144 N. La Brea
Los Angeles, CA
Self Edge specializes in premium Japanese brands, and only super-strict denim nerds need apply. They offer completely raw men's denim for about $300 to $400 per pair.

6. Madewell

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189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 938-9317
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Madewell is focused on denim, stocking an array of styles from "rail straight" to skinny to boyfriend that are competitively priced at under or right around $100 apiece.

7. Rising Sun & Co.

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2245 Fair Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 982-9798
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Manufactured at an old-timey HQ in Eagle Rock, Rising Sun ascribes to capture the manly aesthetic and quality level of the "golden age of denim"—the '20s and '30s.

8. Nudie House

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710 North Edinburgh Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 951-0677
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This is the home base for the Swedish brand, and offers men's and women's denim as well as tees and khakis.

9. Urban Outfitters

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1520 North Cahuenga Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 465-1893
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If you're in search of a true bargain, Urban's BDG brand has you covered with skinnies that retail for just $54. Other brands, like Tripp NYC and Silence & Noise, are also represented.

10. den.m  bar

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111 West 7th Street, Suite R3
Los Angeles, CA 90014
An atelier located in DTLA, den.m bar will take your measurements then craft a pair of jeans from raw fabric sourced either stateside or from Japan and Italy.

11. Fred Segal

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8118 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 653-7970
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As the story goes, Fred Segal was the originator of the "denim bar." The shopping complex remains a go-to for its breadth of brands.

12. Saks Fifth Avenue

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9600 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 275-4211
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The department store has just opened D-Bar, a new man cave outfitted with a pool table, cocktails, street art by Karl Clay, a neon light installation and a John Allans hair salon. Denim offerings include styles by AG, Hudson, J Brand, Joe's and Rag & Bone, as well as lots of exclusives.

13. Joe's Jeans

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Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, CA
The celeb-loved, LA-based label built its brand on denim, but its evolved into a lifestyle shop offering everything from coats to bags.

14. Citizens of Humanity Showroom

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Citizens of Humanity opened this pop-up shop/showroom two months ago and it's chock-full of both Citizens apparel and curated products from their favorite brands. The space is by-appointment only; call 310-432-4540 to reserve a time.

15. General Quarters

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153 S. La Brea
Los Angeles, CA 90036
One of the few retailers in the area that carries LA brand Rogue Territory. The selection here is sparse, but extremely well-edited.

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1. American Rag Cie

150 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
This one-stop shop has an incredible denim bar stocked with the newest men's and women's pairs from James, Nudie, Levi's, Svensson and more. The yummy cafe in the adjacent home goods store is just an added bonus.
150 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

2. Paige Premium Denim

116 N Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
LA resident and denim designer Paige Adams-Geller keeps a close eye on trends. You'll find printed styles as well as coated options at her Robertson boutique, but somehow, her line never feels too slavishly of-the-moment. Geller used to be a fit model, and knows how to make jeans ultra-flattering.
116 N Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

3. J Brand Factory Outlet

1225 E. Washington, Los Angeles, CA 90021
The coveted jeans purveyor has an outlet downtown where you'll find all manner of styles for 40 to 85% off retail.
1225 E. Washington
Los Angeles, CA 90021

4. rag & bone

8533 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Rag & Bone's ultra-skinny jeans, available in a variety of colors and washes, rival the brand's footwear in terms of popularity. For spring, they're offering looser boyfriend styles in traditional blue hues.
8533 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

5. Self Edge

144 N. La Brea, Los Angeles, CA
Self Edge specializes in premium Japanese brands, and only super-strict denim nerds need apply. They offer completely raw men's denim for about $300 to $400 per pair.
144 N. La Brea
Los Angeles, CA

6. Madewell

189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Madewell is focused on denim, stocking an array of styles from "rail straight" to skinny to boyfriend that are competitively priced at under or right around $100 apiece.
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

7. Rising Sun & Co.

2245 Fair Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Manufactured at an old-timey HQ in Eagle Rock, Rising Sun ascribes to capture the manly aesthetic and quality level of the "golden age of denim"—the '20s and '30s.
2245 Fair Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

8. Nudie House

710 North Edinburgh Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90048
This is the home base for the Swedish brand, and offers men's and women's denim as well as tees and khakis.
710 North Edinburgh Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90048

9. Urban Outfitters

1520 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
If you're in search of a true bargain, Urban's BDG brand has you covered with skinnies that retail for just $54. Other brands, like Tripp NYC and Silence & Noise, are also represented.
1520 North Cahuenga Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

10. den.m  bar

111 West 7th Street, Suite R3, Los Angeles, CA 90014
An atelier located in DTLA, den.m bar will take your measurements then craft a pair of jeans from raw fabric sourced either stateside or from Japan and Italy.
111 West 7th Street, Suite R3
Los Angeles, CA 90014

11. Fred Segal

8118 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048
As the story goes, Fred Segal was the originator of the "denim bar." The shopping complex remains a go-to for its breadth of brands.
8118 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90048

12. Saks Fifth Avenue

9600 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
The department store has just opened D-Bar, a new man cave outfitted with a pool table, cocktails, street art by Karl Clay, a neon light installation and a John Allans hair salon. Denim offerings include styles by AG, Hudson, J Brand, Joe's and Rag & Bone, as well as lots of exclusives.
9600 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

13. Joe's Jeans

Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA
The celeb-loved, LA-based label built its brand on denim, but its evolved into a lifestyle shop offering everything from coats to bags.
Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, CA

14. Citizens of Humanity Showroom

Los Angeles, CA 90048
Citizens of Humanity opened this pop-up shop/showroom two months ago and it's chock-full of both Citizens apparel and curated products from their favorite brands. The space is by-appointment only; call 310-432-4540 to reserve a time.

15. General Quarters

153 S. La Brea, Los Angeles, CA 90036
One of the few retailers in the area that carries LA brand Rogue Territory. The selection here is sparse, but extremely well-edited.
153 S. La Brea
Los Angeles, CA 90036