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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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1. Arcadia Boutique

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819 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 667-8099
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Under-the-radar denim labels—think James Jeans, Articles of Society, and Blank NYC—occupy the racks at Arcadia.

2. Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

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116 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 922-2600
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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]

3. Barneys New York

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1811 Walnut Street Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-5333
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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]

4. Bleu Denim

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4329 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
(267) 297-6294
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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]

5. Charlie's Jeans

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1735 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 564-2495
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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.

6. Denim Habit

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47 Saint Georges Road, Suburban Square
Ardmore, PA 19003
(610) 649-3419
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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.

7. Diesel

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1507 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 561-1050
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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.

8. Ellie Boutique

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503 West Lancaster Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 293-6822
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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.

9. The Geisha House

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149 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(267) 886-8110
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Cortney Cohen's Old City boutique is where you'll find distressed denim from One Teaspoon.

10. Knit Wit

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1729 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 564-4760
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Knit Wit is the only store in the Philly area to carry Levi's Made & Crafted for women.

11. Metro Men's Clothing

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1600 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(267) 324-5172
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This men's-only shop houses denim from labels like Scotch & Soda, Fred Perry, and Penguin.

12. Ps & Qs

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820 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 592-0888
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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]

13. South Moon Under

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1731 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-2298
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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.

14. Sugarcube®

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124 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 238-0825
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Sugarcube boasts men's denim by Williamsburg Garment Company. [Image credit: Sugarcube]

15. Third Street Habit

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153 N. 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-5455
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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.

16. Totem Brand

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529 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 440-9922
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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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1. Arcadia Boutique

819 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Under-the-radar denim labels—think James Jeans, Articles of Society, and Blank NYC—occupy the racks at Arcadia.
819 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

2. Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

116 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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]
116 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

3. Barneys New York

1811 Walnut Street Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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]
1811 Walnut Street Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19103

4. Bleu Denim

4329 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127
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]
4329 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127

5. Charlie's Jeans

1735 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
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.
1735 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

6. Denim Habit

47 Saint Georges Road, Suburban Square, Ardmore, PA 19003
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.
47 Saint Georges Road, Suburban Square
Ardmore, PA 19003

7. Diesel

1507 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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.
1507 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

8. Ellie Boutique

503 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
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.
503 West Lancaster Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087

9. The Geisha House

149 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Cortney Cohen's Old City boutique is where you'll find distressed denim from One Teaspoon.
149 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

10. Knit Wit

1729 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Knit Wit is the only store in the Philly area to carry Levi's Made & Crafted for women.
1729 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

11. Metro Men's Clothing

1600 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148
This men's-only shop houses denim from labels like Scotch & Soda, Fred Perry, and Penguin.
1600 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148

12. Ps & Qs

820 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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]
820 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

13. South Moon Under

1731 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
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.
1731 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

14. Sugarcube®

124 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Sugarcube boasts men's denim by Williamsburg Garment Company. [Image credit: Sugarcube]
124 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

15. Third Street Habit

153 N. 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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.
153 N. 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

16. Totem Brand

529 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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]
529 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147