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!
Winnipeg: Margot + Maude
Where: 580 Academy Rd., margotandmaude.com
Atmosphere: This modern, brightly lit boutique is a hot-spot for timeless, yet trendy pieces and local denim—bonus points: they work exclusively with Canadian distributors.
Brands: Cheap Monday, Unpublished and Toronto-born Iris Denim
Fave piece for fall: Iris Denim’s Jet Ski ($210): an uber flattering pair of high-waisted black skinnies that a) don’t fade b) hug every curve and c) go with just about everything in your fall wardrobe.
Average price for a pair: Around $75-$210
Services: Owners April Matheson and Kelsey Steuart take a hands-on approach to styling and have an extensive knowledge of fit and fabric—they try on every single item before it comes in the store.
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