From figuring out your size to contending with all manner of changing room horror (bad lighting, trick mirrors, etc.), buying jeans can be a hellish task. But nothing beats the feeling of finding The One—or ones—that make you feel fresh to death (and your butt look bangin‘), so we enlisted the help of our Localist correspondents to create the essential cool girls’ guide to the best places to buy jeans in Canada. Now all that’s left to do is shop!
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Calgary: Leo Boutique
Where: 810 16 Ave. SW, leoboutique.com
Atmosphere: This trendy Mount Royal Village boutique has all the brands you see on your favourite models off duty plus a unique selection of brands you won’t find anywhere else in the city including Opening Ceremony, Tiger of Sweden and Maison Kitsune.
Brands: Frame, Mother Denim, Nudie Jeans, Fidelity, Ksubi, Citizens of Humanity and New Denim.
Fave piece for fall: Liya High Rise Classic Fit in Fade Out ($388) for when you want a more classic silhouette, or the Gia ($418) with a premium vintage high-waisted fit from Citizens of Humanity for a more fashion forward jean
Average price for a pair: Around $300
Services: Leo offers off-site hemming and alterations and in-store personal styling.
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