The Ultimate Denim Sourcebook

Our exhaustive guide to the best and easiest places to shop online for the coolest, most flattering jeans.

Plus! The best-looking trends in jeans—from soft pastel to sexily studded.

7 For All Mankind

Seven for All Mankind



You can filter the wide variety of choices here with a brilliant Fit Guide, which breaks down the minute differences between, for example, the Sophie, which has a higher rise and a full-length skinny leg, and the Flynt, whose unique contoured waist helps to prevent gapping. Every single cut this company makes is available, going beyond jeans to skirts, jackets, dresses, and handbags.

7forallmankind.com

Shopbop.com

Shopbop.com



Cleverly broken down by wash, cut, Shopbop exclusives, and even maternity, this winning mega-site does an impressive job of making its immense variety easy to navigate. On top of the essential details like fabric percentages, inseam, and washing instructions, they photograph every pair on a model from every possible angle, including the most crucial—the rear.

shopbop.com

Detour

Detour



In addition to stocking off-the-radar names like Good Society and the Swedish import Nudie Jeans Co., this spot really dissects each brand with a great introduction outlining who's behind it and what's so singular about it. A little blog also keeps you up-to-date on the latest inventory.

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Sway & Cake

Sway & Cake



If you're hunting for that skintight pair from Kova & T or low-slung trousers from Raven Denim, the e-commerce arm of this standout Seattle boutique is the place to find them. The cheery denim bar highlights lesser-known lines alongside mainstays like True Religion Brand Jeans and tried-and-true Wrangler and throws in items from some of our favorite non-denim designers, like CYN by Cynthia Vincent.

swayandcake.com

Tobi.com

Tobi



This street-style-inspired site mixes charming designer interviews with picks from in-demand lines including Proportion of Blu and Kasil. The Eco-Tobi section amasses one of the most comprehensive selections of earth-friendly denim on the Web, from Loomstate and Good Society to Del Forte. Plus, we love how serious the site is about measurements, taking care to include each model's dimensions and what size she's wearing.

tobi.com

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters



On top of its runway-inspired selection of clothing and accessories, this hipster chain adds a staggering variety of amazing denim looks, many of which are priced under $100. Look for great pairs from revived retro line Jordache, as well as certain styles that are only available here, like the straight-leg Al jean from Cheap Monday.

urbanoutfitters.com

Zane

Zane



We love how straightforwardly Zane presents its wide variety of denim (unique labels include William Rast and People's Liberation). Well-lit, true-to-life photos of models give a realistic perspective on each fit, and an easy-to-follow guide lists helpful details like fabric percentages, inseams, and washing instructions.

shopzane.com

Acne Jeans

Acne Jeans



Acne Jeans does silhouettes few other brands even attempt—'70s shapes, ultra-slim stovepipes, and mechanic jumpsuits—in interesting colors like beige, black, and even peach. A standout element here is the fantastic descriptions of each pair's exact fit and fabric. Plus, the site sells by the inseam and offers incredibly tight detail shots for a closer look at the wash and stitching.

acnejeans.com

Barneys New York

Barneys New York



Barneys New York's crisply curated website focuses on sought-after international favorites like the London-based Made in Heaven and Stella McCartney's organic options, plus a complete range of tried-and-true staples like Seven for All Mankind and Citizens of Humanity.

barneys.com

Chickdowntown

Chickdowntown



Clicking through this bright, well-organized online store, you feel like you're being steered by the famously friendly staff at this Pittsburgh-based boutique. The denim section cheerfully asserts "The trend is your friend," and a useful index offers tips for short, curvy, and flat-bottomed figures to help find which label—Goldsign, Superfine, James Jeans, and dozens more—will suit you best.

chickdowntown.com
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