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!
Where: 601 17 Ave. SW, purrclothing.ca
Atmosphere: Purr has evolved over the years and while they haven’t carried vintage duds in more than a decade, the vintage aesthetic has become synonymous with the store. This is a great spot to find date outfits and festival looks with a West Coast-meets-hipster vibe.
Brands: Mavi Jeans, Levi’s, Flying Monkey, Just Black, Rollas Jeans, Unpublished, Minimum and more.
Fave piece for fall: Levi’s Wedgie fit ($98-$108) is a perfect everyday jean with its chic high rise, optional distressing and slim leg (not to mention budget-friendly price!).
Average price for a pair: Around $100
Services: Finding a one-of-a-kind pair of jeans with maj throwback vibes is easy thanks to the friendly staff who are passionate about all things vintage (obvi).
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