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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Toronto: IRIS Denim
Atmosphere: A clean and simple website that’s straight to the point and lets you easily shop their Canadian-made, high-cut skinny jeans that are made for “actual woman bodies!”
Brands: Their own label, IRIS Denim, that’s designed in Toronto and made in Quebec. Yes to girls making jeans in Canada!
Fave pieces for fall: The Edge of Seventeen jean in black ($208) that combines the trendy cut of a wide-leg crop with the classic look of a high-waisted fit, perf for casual Friday or the Voulez-Vous jean in black ($215), a retro high-waisted fit-and-flare for major throwback vibes (both styles launch in September).
Average price for a pair: Around $197
Services: Aside from providing awesome Canadian-made denim for women, by women, the “extra services” offered through their site are limited at this time, but are sure to grow as the company does.
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