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Your Guide to Chicago's Best Denim Shops

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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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1. E Street Denim Co.

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1876 1st Street #100
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 433-8338
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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]

2. The Denim Lounge

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2039 W Roscoe St
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 935-2820
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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]

3. Krista K

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3458 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-1967
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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]

4. Blue Jeans Bar

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2210 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-5326
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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]

5. Mindblend Supply Co.

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1342 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-9711
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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]

6. Sofia Live Lovely

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100 East Walton
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 640-0878
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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]

7. Roam

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1419 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
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]

8. DNA2050

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900 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-0040
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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]

1. E Street Denim Co.

1876 1st Street #100, Highland Park, IL 60035
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]
1876 1st Street #100
Highland Park, IL 60035

2. The Denim Lounge

2039 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618
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]
2039 W Roscoe St
Chicago, IL 60618

3. Krista K

3458 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
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]
3458 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

4. Blue Jeans Bar

2210 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
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]
2210 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614

5. Mindblend Supply Co.

1342 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
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]
1342 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

6. Sofia Live Lovely

100 East Walton, Chicago, IL 60611
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]
100 East Walton
Chicago, IL 60611

7. Roam

1419 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
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]
1419 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610

8. DNA2050

900 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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]
900 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611