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The Best Jeans and Denim Stores in Toronto

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / July 24, 2013

Jeans in TorontoThe best jeans and denim stores in Toronto are held in high regard - anybody who can curate a collection filled to the brim with the world's most versatile material (and perpetual blue jeans trend) is a marvel on their own. Many stores on this list have scoured the streets and showrooms to offer everything from the heaviest of raw denim to the most (ironically) perfect pre-distressed numbers, and have even left room for those semi-questionable neon skinnies we all know and (subjectively) love. Needless to say, the variety is unending, much like the renowned, time-honoured fabric.

So let's hand it to nine local boutiques both big and small; their helpful customer service, standards of quality, and - of course - wide selections of built-to-last jeans and denim products have all landed them on this list.

Here are the best jeans and denim stores in Toronto.

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Dutil

Dutil

It's no surprised Dutil is top of mind when it comes to buying jeans in Toronto. Their stock is exclusively denim, making for a large room filled floor-to-ceiling with shirts, overalls, shorts, and jeans in every wash you could think of. Plus, they made it a point to only carry the best of premium brands from across the globe like Nudie, APC, and Fidelity. More »

Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow

What started as a tailor-made denim shop 38 years ago has become a shining beacon for jeans and fashion pieces alike. Over the Rainbow carries an impressive collection of both timeless and novelty designer jeans in every shape and size, including (but not limited to) Levi's 511s and hydrangea-dazzled leggings. More »

Showroom

Showroom

Though it's one of the only independent stores left on the east end of Queen West, Showroom gives its corporate giant neighbours a run for their money with its sought-after Canadian labels and up-and-coming niche denim brands. The massive two-storey space is teeming with trendy jeans and everything that goes with them; unconventionally cut pants and super clean chambray trousers are my picks from current stock. More »

Sydney's

Sydney's

Sydney's is the leading light of well-curated local menswear boutiques. They're known for having steep price points, but their jeans are surprisingly affordable. With quality denim brands like United Stock Dry Goods and THVM on the roster, you'll be getting a pair that'll last a lifetime at as little as $115 a pop. More »

Body Blue

Body Blue

With over two decades and two locations under their belt (199 Danforth Ave and 724 Queen St W), Body Blue has been a long-time staple in the city for helpful customer service and premium denim. Peruse their seemingly endless stock of jeans in both bizarre and timeless washes, by brands such as 7 For All Mankind and Citizens of Humanity. More »

Lavish & Squalor

Lavish & Squalor

I don't know about you, but Lavish & Squalor has been, is, and will likely always be the first stop on a walk west along Queen Street piloted by shopping spree intentions. The ultra hip atmosphere, fancy espressos, and selection of both well-known and obscure denim brands are what keep me coming back. More »

TNT (Hazelton Lanes)

TNT (Hazelton Lanes)

TNT is massive. Like, 18,000 square feet massive. The space is the best backdrop for their high-end denim. Twinkling industrial lights and super shiny furnishings seem to make everything from Levi's to Rag & Bones gleam with perfection. Plus, there's tons of other stuff to gawk at, like Balmain and Jil Sander. More »

Nomad

Nomad

Nomad is easily the fashion-savvy man's go-to for anything clothing-related, jeans of course being one of them. A small but carefully curated denim wall holds hard-to-find pieces like Junya Watanabe Man and house label selvedge threads. More »

Blue Button Shop

Blue Button Shop

Perhaps the most dissimilar boutique on the list, Blue Button Shop carries only the most obscure of obscure denim labels straight out of Japan. Heller's Cafe (a workwear brand boasting durability, that pulls inspiration from vintage jeans) can be counted among their stock. More »

Discussion

24 Comments

MrsPotato / July 24, 2013 at 04:09 pm
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My question - which of these stores has the best service?
Who can fit me properly?
Boris / July 24, 2013 at 04:11 pm
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If you cant justify spending over $50 on a pair of jeans, we've spent the last 6 months in LA finding the best denim for men at affordable prices.

Visit CrispandFamous.com to view our collection of 30+ Colors and Free shipping on 2+ pairs to Canada. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at boris@crispandfamous.com

Boris.
Nick / July 24, 2013 at 04:29 pm
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I can't believe that you didn't even try the denim wall at the Coop up near Yonge and Lawrence. Great start to a list, I guess.
MrsPotato replying to a comment from Boris / July 24, 2013 at 04:36 pm
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Sure they're cheap but where are they manufactured?
CHINA?
bob loblaw / July 24, 2013 at 04:44 pm
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It all starts and stops with WINNERS.
Lee Vi / July 24, 2013 at 07:26 pm
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What makes a good pair of jeans?
cathie / July 24, 2013 at 07:35 pm
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I can't believe Over the Rainbow is still around. That was the place for jeans when I was in high school, 35 years ago. Congrats to them for so many years of doing something right.
pardillyo / July 24, 2013 at 08:11 pm
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i picked up the $115 United Stock Dry Goods at Sydney's can't recommend them enough. great way to get into high-end jeans.
clothingman / July 24, 2013 at 11:12 pm
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Does anyone offer made to measure jeans and trousers? Tired of all companies selling the same products. Their idea of "fashion" or their attempt at something different is adding a purple in the seasonal collection. Brutal!
P replying to a comment from Boris / July 24, 2013 at 11:34 pm
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Hey Boris, why is there absolutely nothing about Crisp and Famous online? Reviews from Customers etc. Nothing posted on your FB wall, no tweets and no Google results other than things you've posted. Just wondering
Boris replying to a comment from P / July 24, 2013 at 11:39 pm
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Hey P, we've just launched publicly last week. If you live in the city, I'd be more than happy to show off the jeans.
trickydisco / July 25, 2013 at 11:06 am
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Lileo in Distillery are probably the best in the city bar none - although alot of it is more than i'd like to spend on jeans.
Somebody should've done their homework, they should be 100% on this list.
sw replying to a comment from MrsPotato / July 25, 2013 at 02:37 pm
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In my experience, the people at Over the Rainbow actually know what they're talking about and don't mind spending a bit of time to help find the right cut of jeans to fit your body type. They've got an amazing selection, particularly for women.
Ali / July 25, 2013 at 05:30 pm
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I think they forgot the best denim store in the GTA, just a wee bit north. Denim Industries, with 2 locations and the BEST service i have ever had in a retail environment...Jane & Major Mackenzie in the Longo's plaza, and Bathurst & Rutherford(Longo's Plaza)...
Mikey / July 25, 2013 at 08:27 pm
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What about Klaxon Howl??
Really? replying to a comment from Boris / July 31, 2013 at 12:38 pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sN49nNdE58
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http://www.richandskinnyjeans.com/
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Skinny
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Crisp & Famous
Denim Store / August 1, 2013 at 01:58 am
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Thanks for sharing your blog. Keep up the amazing work.
Joshua Weizmann / August 28, 2013 at 10:05 pm
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is there a place for fat people? im like really fukkin fat. hard to find skinny jeans which wont make me look like a dick.
Rosemarie / September 30, 2013 at 12:43 am
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DENIM located at Bathurst and Rutherford, have a wide selection of all types of jeans and brands, the staff is very helpful to and don't mind taking the time to work one on one with u, making sure u leave happy and satisfied. Great store! They also have a second location at Jane and major Mackenzie. Very pleased with them always do my shopping there.... Have a denim day! :)
Andrew / December 18, 2013 at 01:17 am
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This is all kind of crazy. I was looking for Adam Lambert’s Ex In Spray-On Jeans, following twitter feed and one of the websites that popped-up is this one.
Zoe / December 21, 2013 at 05:09 pm
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You guys should check this new company out they're doing some incredible stuff with denim but there main purpose is to help the homeless and people in shelters get back to work !!! like them on Facebook ....www.facebook.com/denimnationny .


Thanks!
Michelle replying to a comment from Rosemarie / February 7, 2014 at 06:06 pm
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I agree great store!! :) and even better service.. Both locations one in thornhill and one in maple. If you live north of the city check these guys out. I believe this is the website www.denimindustries.ca
sonia komah / March 24, 2014 at 02:17 pm
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I will like to know if you can ship to Côte d’ Ivoire ? I am very interested in your product. Kindly Email via soniaincimport@gmail.com your cataloge and the wholesales pricing list for me to reviw before I proceed with my order or do I forward you my order list for your review to offer me your best price at wholesales price ?

Thanks I look forward to hearing from you and doing business together.

Yours Sincerely.

Sonia Komah
Atli / April 11, 2014 at 05:46 pm
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I'm trying to find Lee jeans in Toronto. Not the regular oldguy fit but slim tapered fit. Kind find it with the help of google. Any one know a shop that sells them?

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