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 Photo: Blues Jean Bar via Facebook
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Your Guide to Chicago's Best Denim Shops

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Photo: Blues Jean Bar via Facebook

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Though Chicago's seasons are—how do we say this—unpredictable, you can never go wrong with denim. It may be a few months before we can wear the cutoff shorts our Cali counterparts spotted at Coachella, but we're always in the market for more jeans (and—sue us— we'll never stop loving jean jackets.) Below, we've rounded up eight of Chicago's best spots for stocking up on denim.


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E Street Denim Co.

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Open since 1990, the North Shore shop carries classic jeans and jean jackets—and denim styles with a twist. Inventory has included studded Koral denim and '80s-style, patched jean jackets from Mother. There are items for men, as well. [Photo: via Facebook]

The Denim Lounge

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Though the Gold Coast outlet of this jean boutique recently shuttered, the Roscoe Village location is still going strong. Find jeans for men, women, and children from lines like Hudson, DL 1961, and Flying Monkey. [Photo: via Facebook]

Krista K

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A staple of Southport Avenue, this indie boutique caters to women. Its denim styles include looks from Hudson, J. Brand, Paige, and AG, and the store also carries comfy tanks and tees. [Photo: Facebook]

Blue Jeans Bar

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The staffers here are dubbed "jeantenders," and they help you pick your denim poison. Tell them your size and preferred styles, then wait in the fitting room as they pull jeans from brands like 7 For All Mankind and Paige. The store is a popular spot for private events, and caters to both men and women. [Photo: via Facebook]

Mindblend Supply Co.

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With clothing for men and women, this shop specializes in hard-to-find lines such as Momotaro by Japan Blue and Rogue Territory. [Photo: via Facebook]

Sofia Live Lovely

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Although it's high-end, this Gold Coast shop is all about the bohemian lifestyle. This season, staffers are dressing mannequins in music-fest-inspired looks with denim from One Teaspoon, Rag & Bone, and more. [Photo: via Facebook]
From the owner of the defunct (and much-missed) Cityblue Apparel and Denim, Roam carries jeans for both sexes. Represented brands include MiH and Current/Elliot. [Photo: via Facebook]

DNA2050

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On the third floor of the 900 Shops, this all-about-jeans boutique stocks on-trend styles. Brands include Habitual, J. Brand, and Rag & Bone. [Photo: via Facebook]

E Street Denim Co.

Open since 1990, the North Shore shop carries classic jeans and jean jackets—and denim styles with a twist. Inventory has included studded Koral denim and '80s-style, patched jean jackets from Mother. There are items for men, as well. [Photo: via Facebook]

The Denim Lounge

Though the Gold Coast outlet of this jean boutique recently shuttered, the Roscoe Village location is still going strong. Find jeans for men, women, and children from lines like Hudson, DL 1961, and Flying Monkey. [Photo: via Facebook]

Krista K

A staple of Southport Avenue, this indie boutique caters to women. Its denim styles include looks from Hudson, J. Brand, Paige, and AG, and the store also carries comfy tanks and tees. [Photo: Facebook]

Blue Jeans Bar

The staffers here are dubbed "jeantenders," and they help you pick your denim poison. Tell them your size and preferred styles, then wait in the fitting room as they pull jeans from brands like 7 For All Mankind and Paige. The store is a popular spot for private events, and caters to both men and women. [Photo: via Facebook]

Mindblend Supply Co.

With clothing for men and women, this shop specializes in hard-to-find lines such as Momotaro by Japan Blue and Rogue Territory. [Photo: via Facebook]

Sofia Live Lovely

Although it's high-end, this Gold Coast shop is all about the bohemian lifestyle. This season, staffers are dressing mannequins in music-fest-inspired looks with denim from One Teaspoon, Rag & Bone, and more. [Photo: via Facebook]

Roam

From the owner of the defunct (and much-missed) Cityblue Apparel and Denim, Roam carries jeans for both sexes. Represented brands include MiH and Current/Elliot. [Photo: via Facebook]

DNA2050

On the third floor of the 900 Shops, this all-about-jeans boutique stocks on-trend styles. Brands include Habitual, J. Brand, and Rag & Bone. [Photo: via Facebook]