Jeans Toronto; Shopping for your Denim

Are you a jeans and T-shirt kinda girl? If you are looking for Jeans Toronto, look no further.

This guide will help you find the best place to shop for jeans in Toronto.  If you want to know more about fit has a guide for that too. 

While still not widely accepted as more than casual wear, most people own a pair of jeans.

Some live in their jeans (if this is you tell us about it!) and with jeans going designer you can find them at every price point from cheap to ultra upscale.

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Who invented the jean is usually attributed to Levi Strauss, the jean actually dates back much further to France and India during the Renaissance.

Levi Strauss could be credited with developing the modern jean as he and his partner developed the riveting process which is found on jeans today.

Canadians can be proud of the contribution to jean history, stone-washing was developed by the Great Western Garment company of Edmonton. Check out this Wiki for a more detailed history on jeans.

While most boutiques will carry a line or two of denim, this guide is dedicated to the jean specialty shop or denim department, where you can find a variety of washes, styles and cuts of your jeans Toronto.

Premium Jeans Toronto

For a few years now denim lines have become as famous as Karl Lagerfeld and Versace. People crave wearing their sevens, citizens and Joe's. Even James and Earnest are coveted.

If you are looking for serious denim and don't mind shelling out $200 - $300 for a pair of jeans Toronto here's where to shop.

Body Blue Denim Lab

With jeans stacked almost to the ceiling, this store is your typical jean bar.

Specializing in premium denim with brands like James, Seven, Citizens of Humanity jeans and so many more, this two location shop is said to have knowledgeable staff that can fit you in your perfect blues.

You can find Body Blue Denim Lab along West Queen West and the Danforth.

Over the Rainbow

This Yorkville institution is likely the best known specialty jean shop in the city. Though this shop comes off as a bit young and trendy, there is a wide selection of jeans for serious denim fanatics.

Holt Renfrew

Found on the contemporary floor, Holt Renfrew has its very own Denim bar to rival the specialty shops.

This is a great place to find similar brands to the boutiques, but have someone other than a teenager help you find your best fit.

If you are looking for a deal on premium denim try Holt Renfrew Last Call.


The Diesel flagship store opened in Yorkvile earlier in 2009 and is the best place to go if you only want Diesel Denim. If you want variety, stop by Over the Rainbow (just down the street) as well to supplement your jeans shopping.

Dutil Denim

Selling harder to find premium denim brands like Acne and Ernest Sewn, Dutil has two Canadian locations; one in Toronto on West Queen West and one in Vancouver.

The Showroom

Catering to the young Much Music crowd of Queen West, Showroom knows that you can never have too many jeans. There is a mix of very well known labels and lesser known; everything from True Religion and JBrand to Tavernity and G Star.

Looking for Discount Designer Denim? Check out these shops.

Mid priced Jeans Toronto

Willing to sacrifice your fit and cut for lower priced jeans Toronto, but still want something that makes you butt look great? Try these alternatives to the jean-o-holic denim bars.

Keep in mind that most chain stores from Club Monaco to Esprit carry some quantity of denim and it will cost around $100 as opposed to premium denim which will cost at least double.

The Gap

While the Gap might have become a household name during the casual Friday's craze of the 90's and the swing khakis ads, the Gap started out as a jean specialty store.

Having eliminated my favourite Essential jean, Gap re-launched its denim for fall 2009.

The 1969 denim line is said to be the best fitting premium denim line out there. Check it out - you might agree!

Liv by Au Lit

This shop carries Dish jeans, a Canadian brand that is on the higher end of mid priced, but not astronomical.

Jean Machine

This mall store is like a jean bar without the price tag. What is really great about this store, the Canadian lines that are household names; Parisuco & Silver jeans. Also available, Guess and Mavi.

Max's Wholesale

The name is a bit deceiving as it isn't exactly bargain basement prices, but you can get mid range denim lines for less than what others are selling them for - usually a $10 - $30 price differential. Max's Wholesale is found in Leslieville.

Cheap Jeans Toronto

Aside from your typical discount retailer there aren't too many places that sell cheap jeans. And cheap is relative to where you usually shop. Here are some places, other than Walmart and Zellers that sell cheap jeans Toronto! 

Also consider consignment shops and vintage. Some people send their jeans for resale before they have even worn them once!

Joe Fresh

The Loblaw clothing brand is a great place to find jeans for around $30. Granted the fit and fabrics of Joe Fresh clothes aren't always that luxurious, but you can find some cheap steals.

My advice is to try them on, because you might just find the latest styles for alot less that you were thinking you would have to pay.

Branded Boutique

Recently reopened, this downtown shop specializes in discount designer jeans. Find Rock & Republic jeans, Seven for all Mankind jeans & discount True Religion jeans at 40 - 85% off retail. Branded Boutique is in Toronto's fashion district. 

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