As the weather cools off and we coast into fall, it’s time to pull those jeans out of the closet. Better yet, get some new ones. Colorado is a pretty laid-back and casual state, therefore jeans are appropriate for most occasions. However, not all denim is created equal. Believe it or not, designer denim is usually more flattering, durable and comfortable. Unfortunately, it’s also pricey. If you want a fabulous pair of jeans without breaking the bank, go to one of these stores.
Birds & Belles Boutique
1113 S. Pearl
Denver, CO 80210
This buy, sell and trade shop is new to the South Pearl neighborhood. Carrying denim from many designers, this store is a must for the thrifty yet stylish shopper. Featuring themed clothing depending on the season, Birds & Belles features clothes that are in style and seasonal. You won’t waste your time sifting through racks of acid-washed mom jeans. The store rotates clothing on a consistent basis, so if you find something you like, get it before it’s gone.
1388 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
You may breeze right past this resale shop if you aren’t looking for it, which would be a huge mistake. Well organized with a wide range of high-end designers and sizes, this store is a good place to find a bargain. With various discounts depending on the condition of items and how long they have been in the store, you can find designer brands at up to 40 percent off. The owner is very knowledgeable about fashion and will help you find your perfect pair. The clothes at Mercer Place are stylish and in season, so you can look like a fashion icon without having to shell out the big bucks.
2027 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
This shop has been serving up designer fashions for four years. With jeans from brands such as Diesel, Citizens of Humanity, True Religion and 7 For All Mankind, to name a few, you can count on Perpetual Clothing to find your newest pair. Its denim rack contains a broad selection in a wide range of sizes, and all items are in good condition. If you have some gently-used yet still trendy items in your own closet, bring them down and trade them for your new jeans. It’s a win-win for all.
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Rags Clothing Shop and Consignment
3129 28th St.
Boulder, CO 80301
Founded by Austin native Margaret Miner in 1995, this shop offers jeans from Hudson, J. Brand, Antik Denim, Paper Denim and many more. With over 20,000 consigners, this store has a varied selection of merchandise. It offers a well-organized, bright and fun place to sift through clothing and find the perfect steal. The staff is upbeat, friendly and available to answer any of your questions. This is a great store to stock up on skinnies, boyfriends, boot cut and so much more. With these prices, you may as well pick up two pairs.
1610 E. Girard Place
Englewood, CO 80113
For more than 16 years, this shop in Englewood has been providing high-end, unique clothing. With all of the brands that you know and love like True Religion and Citizens of Humanity, Ali’s Closet helps the frugal fashionista keep her closet looking fierce. Since this store is selective about the items that it accepts, you can be sure to find jeans that are still trendy and in season. Stop by and pick up your new fall jeans and get some boots while you’re at it.
Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.