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Your Ultimate Guide to Shopping for Jeans in Philly

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One fact became clear while we compiled this handy map of Philly's best shops for denim: The guys have it just as good as the girls.

A smattering of shops cater exclusively to men, while local denim makers make the process of jeans shopping seem a whole lot cooler than simply doing a spin in front of the dressing room mirror at the Gap (we're looking at you, Norman Porter).


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Arcadia Boutique

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Under-the-radar denim labels—think James Jeans, Articles of Society, and Blank NYC—occupy the racks at Arcadia.

Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

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Durable denim from USA-made brands like Raleigh and Tellason stock the shelves at this Old City shop. Better still, jeans from Philly's own Norman Porter are carried here; AITA is one of the brand's few area stockists. [Image credit: Norman Porter]

Barneys New York

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Newly reborn as simply Barneys, this multi-level Walnut Street store offers up men's and women's jeans from the likes of Rag & Bone, J Brand, Marni, D&G, and Saint Laurent. [Image credit: Barneys]

Bleu Denim

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A relative newcomer to Manayunk's shopping scene, Bleu Denim specializes in American-made jeans and apparel, all of which is easy on the wallet. [Image credit: Bleu Denim]

Charlie's Jeans

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Not only does Charlie’s Jeans house over thirty brands of men’s and women’s designer denim, the store’s owner, Sebastian McCall, has his own, eponymous line of American-made jeans.

Denim Habit

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As its name implies, Denim Habit is for style junkies who can’t get enough of the versatile, cotton-weaved basic. Female shoppers of all ages satiate an addiction to denim by perusing the latest styles from Seven for All Mankind, Paige Premium Denim, DL 1961, True Religion, Elizabeth and James, and more.
This global denim brand, a leader in the designer denim trend, can outfit you head to toe, but it’s Diesel’s jeans that are the main attraction. Philly’s Walnut Street store offers two floors of men’s and women’s denim, in every silhouette and wash imaginable.

Ellie Boutique

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The must-have trends in denim are well represented at Ellie Boutique. From super-skinny and flared styles from Citizens of Humanity to colored denim by Joe’s Jeans, you’ll find it at this Main Line shop.

The Geisha House

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Cortney Cohen's Old City boutique is where you'll find distressed denim from One Teaspoon.

Knit Wit

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Knit Wit is the only store in the Philly area to carry Levi's Made & Crafted for women.

Metro Men's Clothing

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This men's-only shop houses denim from labels like Scotch & Soda, Fred Perry, and Penguin.

Ps & Qs

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Guys can shop this South Street store for denim by Baldwin, Gant Rugger, Warriors of Radness, and Naked and Famous. (The latter brand offering includes a pair of jeans coated with a scratch-and-sniff mint treatment.) [Image credit: Ps & Qs]

South Moon Under

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Contemporary labels take center stage at South Moon Under, which offers denim from labels like Citizens of Humanity, Joe’s Jeans, and Hudson. Guys can expect jeans from the likes of Element, RVCA, and Levi's.

Sugarcube®

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Sugarcube boasts men's denim by Williamsburg Garment Company. [Image credit: Sugarcube]

Third Street Habit

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Old City’s Third Street Habit is home to women’s denim from well-known and emerging labels, like Mother, Current/Elliot, J Brand, and Isabel Marant’s Etoile collection. The boutique refreshes its inventory each season to keep up with the trends.

Totem Brand

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Another South Street men's shop on our list, Totem Brand burst on the scene in 2013 with denim from Norman Porter, Left Field, Imogene+Willie, Rogue Territory, and Taylor Stitch, to name a few. [Image credit: Totem Brand]

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Arcadia Boutique

Under-the-radar denim labels—think James Jeans, Articles of Society, and Blank NYC—occupy the racks at Arcadia.

Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Durable denim from USA-made brands like Raleigh and Tellason stock the shelves at this Old City shop. Better still, jeans from Philly's own Norman Porter are carried here; AITA is one of the brand's few area stockists. [Image credit: Norman Porter]

Barneys New York

Newly reborn as simply Barneys, this multi-level Walnut Street store offers up men's and women's jeans from the likes of Rag & Bone, J Brand, Marni, D&G, and Saint Laurent. [Image credit: Barneys]

Bleu Denim

A relative newcomer to Manayunk's shopping scene, Bleu Denim specializes in American-made jeans and apparel, all of which is easy on the wallet. [Image credit: Bleu Denim]

Charlie's Jeans

Not only does Charlie’s Jeans house over thirty brands of men’s and women’s designer denim, the store’s owner, Sebastian McCall, has his own, eponymous line of American-made jeans.

Denim Habit

As its name implies, Denim Habit is for style junkies who can’t get enough of the versatile, cotton-weaved basic. Female shoppers of all ages satiate an addiction to denim by perusing the latest styles from Seven for All Mankind, Paige Premium Denim, DL 1961, True Religion, Elizabeth and James, and more.

Diesel

This global denim brand, a leader in the designer denim trend, can outfit you head to toe, but it’s Diesel’s jeans that are the main attraction. Philly’s Walnut Street store offers two floors of men’s and women’s denim, in every silhouette and wash imaginable.

Ellie Boutique

The must-have trends in denim are well represented at Ellie Boutique. From super-skinny and flared styles from Citizens of Humanity to colored denim by Joe’s Jeans, you’ll find it at this Main Line shop.

The Geisha House

Cortney Cohen's Old City boutique is where you'll find distressed denim from One Teaspoon.

Knit Wit

Knit Wit is the only store in the Philly area to carry Levi's Made & Crafted for women.

Metro Men's Clothing

This men's-only shop houses denim from labels like Scotch & Soda, Fred Perry, and Penguin.

Ps & Qs

Guys can shop this South Street store for denim by Baldwin, Gant Rugger, Warriors of Radness, and Naked and Famous. (The latter brand offering includes a pair of jeans coated with a scratch-and-sniff mint treatment.) [Image credit: Ps & Qs]

South Moon Under

Contemporary labels take center stage at South Moon Under, which offers denim from labels like Citizens of Humanity, Joe’s Jeans, and Hudson. Guys can expect jeans from the likes of Element, RVCA, and Levi's.

Sugarcube®

Sugarcube boasts men's denim by Williamsburg Garment Company. [Image credit: Sugarcube]

Third Street Habit

Old City’s Third Street Habit is home to women’s denim from well-known and emerging labels, like Mother, Current/Elliot, J Brand, and Isabel Marant’s Etoile collection. The boutique refreshes its inventory each season to keep up with the trends.

Totem Brand

Another South Street men's shop on our list, Totem Brand burst on the scene in 2013 with denim from Norman Porter, Left Field, Imogene+Willie, Rogue Territory, and Taylor Stitch, to name a few. [Image credit: Totem Brand]