Best Jeans in Boston




It’s rare to find a designer denim shop that serves both men and women. It’s rarer still to find a designer denim shop where the staff isn’t terminally snooty or…Read More

2015 Best Jeans



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2013 Best Jeans

National Jean Company


This suburban denim depot was long overdue for a city location, and its sophisticated Newbury Street storefront was well worth the wait. Browse five pockets from J Brand and DL1961;…Read More

2009 Best Jeans, Men's

The Tannery


No more standing before a certain unnamed ‘denim bar,’ wondering where on earth to begin. No more searching specialty stores’ stacks of wash-du-jour denim, wondering where they put all the…Read More

2009 Best Jeans, Women's



Buying within a clothing genre whose designers seem to delight in tweaking our dysmorphic tendencies has left us feeling broke, fat, and alone on more than one occasion. But at…Read More

2009 Best Jeans, Affordable

Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th


Remember when trend-watchers said premium denim would go the way of last decade’s fitted tees? Uh-huh. Jeans fiends are still beelining it to Off 5th, where pairs of Seven, Joe’s,…Read More

2008 Best Jeans, Men's

Jean Therapy


Its stock of denim is unrivaled: 7 for All Mankind, Kasil, 1921, we could go on—and on—but we don’t want to turn the rest of this write-up into a laundry…Read More

2008 Best Jeans, Women's

Barneys New York


While these days any clothing boutique worth its counter-side Hanky Panky display boasts a ‘denim wall,’ none can touch the selection at the downtown Barneys. The racks and tables and…Read More

2008 Best Jeans, Women's, South



If it’s true the average American owns 8.3 pairs of jeans, that means the average American woman owns 7.3 pairs that don’t fit. Nicole Vaphiades thinks we can do better….Read More

2007 Best Jeans, Men's



Boston’s original denim source—and the pride of Evisu jeans-clad owner Riccardo Dallai—stocks more than 40 “it” lines, among them Prps, Ksubi, and Nudie…Read More

2007 Best Jeans, Women's



There’s the selection: 70-plus styles from labels both trusted (Rock & Republic, Citizens of Humanity) and up-and-coming (Goldsign, Fidelity). But it’s owner Alison Barnard’s uncanny gift for knowing precisely which…Read More

2006 Best Jeans

Jean Therapy


Always looking for the Next Big Jean, owner Leah Eckelberger offered hot brands like Oligo Tissew, Those Are Mine, Farmer, and Drifter (as well as frank opinions on your derriere)…Read More

1997 Best Jeans

The Garment District


The best selection of the good old classics (read: second-hand clothes) can be found on the second floor of the Garment District. Leave the dollar-fifty-a-pound first-floor stuff to the true…Read More

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