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: Coco and Violet
Where: 2500 4 St. SW #17, cocoandviolet.com
Atmosphere: Coco and Violet’s bright space filled with amazing pieces and great denim selection is a favourite stop for chic West Coast girls. The boutique’s owner Helen curates an awesome selection, making it easy to find everything you want—and more.
Brands: Paige, Current/Elliot, Citizens of Humanity, Frame, Mother Denim and many more
Fave piece for fall: Mother Denim’s Super Stunner Ankle Fray in Baa Baa Black Sheep ($320), an upgrade on the classic black skinny with holes in the knees, reinforced with lace and a raw hem
Average price for a pair: Around $250-300
Services: Coco and Violet offers ultra-personalized shopping options, like house calls, closet clean-ups and private shopping events.
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