Jeans, and denim are a staple in almost everyone’s wardrobe, but shopping for the right option can be arduous. Here’s a list of denim stores we think you must check out if you’re in the jeans buying market. List is not in any particular order.
1. Dutil Denim
Located at 704 Queen West Dutil is heaven for jeans lovers. Originally a Vancouver denim mecca, Dutil has implanted itself on Queen West and is quickly becoming THE place to shop for jeans in Toronto. Manager Kaitlin Churcher describes the store as a “one stop destination for denim, we wanted to go with the vibe that we are a cool store, but not pretentious in nature. Denim transcends so many socio-economic levels, so we try to make it comfortable for everyone.” Essentially, you get the cool Queen West brands, the cool Queen West atmosphere, but the sales people won’t be too “cool” to help you snag an awesome pair of jeans.
Talk about fabulous brands, they’ve got them all! Naked & Famous, ACNE, Telleson, Levi’s, Rogue Territory and more can all be found lining the beautifully curated store.
Nestled in the heart of Yorkville lies one of Toronto’s true retail gems. Immense product knowledge, focused customer service, and a complete lack of pretentiousness are just some of the reasons why Over The Rainbow has been one of Toronto’s best retail stores for the last 38 years.
In Toronto, it is either Queen West or Bloor/Yorville as the go-to areas for denim shopping. If you pick the latter, it’s almost inconceivable to pass up Yorkville’s oldest denim mecca. According to locals and hard-core shoppers alike, Yorkville and OTR go hand in hand. We personally couldn’t picture anything else in the location where Over the Rainbow now sits.
For the trend setting fashionista (Also located in Yorkville in the Hazelton Lanes Shopping Centre to be precise) TNT is definitely a stop you need to make if your love denim but your tastes lean more towards high end mainstream brands. From brands like Levi’s to 3.1 Phillip Lim, TNT probably has one of the biggest ranges in denim outside the upscale department stores. If you’re on a budget, TNT’s sister store their OUTLET locate at 388 Eglinton west uptown, carries many of the same brands but form seasons before which means you can get ridiculous discounts.
Located at 12 Trinity Street in the Distillery District, Lileo is an interesting spot. While not the typical destination for denim heads, Lileo is really like no other retail-environment. Part gallery, part emporium, they have a huge jean selection and often do interesting collaborations. Lileo is great for the older shopper who wants to get away from the overly “cool” vibe some jean stores give off.
For the stylish man who knows his brands, Nomad is the place for you. Located at 819 Queen Street West, Nomad has not only established it self as a go to destination in Toronto, but has received world-wide acknowledgement for their knowledgable staff and coveted brands. If you’re looking for Wings + Horns, A.P.C, Comme Des Garcons, or Supreme check out Nomad.
Located at 278 B Queen Street West, ShowRoom is almost exclusively denim and jeans. WIth an immense central sales floor and a knowledgable staff, ShowRoom has been a denim lovers go to spot for years. Located in close proximity to huge retailers like H&M and Guess, ShowRoom holds it own as one of the standout Queen West retailers. Here you can find brands like: Naked and Famous, Nudie, Cheap Monday and many more.
If you’re looking to score jeans on the cheap, we’ve made a list up for you too!
These guy throw samples sales all the time, and you can often get up to 80% off great brands like Nudie, Hugo Boss, True Religion and more!
40+ major retailers have locations here, where you can typically find jeans up to 50% off!
WHen we host an event for a denim brand the deals are up to 80% off! Check our calendar frequently, we have quite a few sales coming up for Fall 2013.