by Whitney Ricketts - 22 Reviews - 51 List
Hey, where'd you get those jeans? Great denim can make or break an outfit. From dressed up to dressed down to rockstarred out, jeans take your wardrobe from drab to transcendental. Here are our picks for where to stock up on some true blue.
Updated: October 20, 2009
This posh boutique is smack-dab in the middle of outdoor shopping haven University Village. Peruse the racks of color-coordinated garments from lines like Juicy Couture, Diane von Furstenberg and ample denim collections by True Religion, Hudson, Citizens of Humanity and more.
Barneys' recent move and expansion to Pacific Place has given Seattle its own fashion stronghold, on the same couture-ified block as Mario's and Nordstrom. Making a name for itself nationally as an advocate of smaller, edgier brands, Barneys Seattle offers a fresh look at every wardrobe staple.
The eponymous jean machine has a large and booming outpost on 6th Avenue, shilling pair after pair of their classic denim line. From dark trouser jeans to sleek black cigarette styles, Levi's has its finger on the pulse of denim fashion--from classic to trendy and back.
This stylish Ballard spot is chock-full of inventive interpretations of wardrobe basics, and jeans are the highlight of the store. With lines like A.P.C., Band of Outsiders, Filippa K, Skull Jeans and Nom de Guerre, it's just as easy to spend $200 on jeans as it is to spend $50 at this boutique.
Find denim from Habitual, Oligo Tisseu and Satellite at this underground Fremont boutique. Quirky finds abound at this adored Seattle fashion spot--guaranteeing you won't walk out and see your brand-new jeans on everyone else on the street.
Picture your older brother's best friend in high school, when you were five, and how cool he seemed. He probably gets all his clothes at Ian. The rock star lifestyle is outfitted by this downtown fashion mecca. Offering styles for all price ranges, and style for all aspects of your wardrobe, Ian is an essential pit stop.
Seattle's own homegrown department store offers a variety of denim options, from departments like T.B.D. (youngish, hip and professional), Savvy (flashy, slinky ready-to-wear) and Point of View (classic lines with modern updates). Find all types of jeans-- from classic brands like Calvin Klein to trendy scenester names like J Brand and Yanuk.
Don't fight it: You may have to endure the garish prints and the loud music, but Old Navy has some of the best cut bargain jeans around. The "Diva" skinny jean sets you back only $29.50 and fits every body type in a fashion-forward, dark-tinted, sleek kinda way.
This Broadway-based consignment warehouse shills previously loved designer duds from labels like Diesel, French Connection, Dolce & Gabbana and Anna Sui. Stock up on a pile of jeans for the price of one new pair of Sevens--and push your denim boundaries with rare finds and obscure cuts.